Explore a wonderland of cultural treasures and the stories of who we are. Download the free Geelong Arts and Culture Trails App to your mobile device, and away you go.
Unearth art studios and galleries, striking public artworks, street art, heritage buildings and learn about our First Nations stories.
To find a trail near your present location, simply open any trail of interest and click on 'View trail map' to see all sites (numbered dots) around you.
Several of the central Geelong Trails are curated to be completed in a walk of between one to three hours.
The remaining trails are located around the Greater Geelong region and require independent transport.
Please note: to protect the privacy of private homes, some trails are viewable only during specific event times like Open Studio Trails.
Download the app
(If searching on App Store on an iPad, select "iPhone only" version)
Some heritage locations are private residences or businesses and are not open to the public. Please respect people’s privacy by only viewing the exteriors of these locations.
If you're interested in discovering more about other historic locations you find along the route, please visit the Geelong Heritage Centre.
If you will be walking a trail or two, remember to wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a hat, sunscreen and bottled water. If you are doing the trails on bike, please note that not all trails are accessible through bike paths and you may need to drive on the street or get off your bike to walk. If you are parking your car, make sure you lock it before you set off.
Where to start?
Some Trails, such as central Geelong Trails, are circular, so you can join them at any point, simply follow the numbers.
Others, like the Bayside Bollards Trail, are best started at either end.
You can also use the app to identify public art wherever you are in Geelong. Open the Public Art trail and touch the location button (arrow icon) to search the sites around you. Many of the laneways and large building surfaces in Geelong hold impressive street art. Many of these can also be explored using the Street Art trail.
The Trails have been designed to include the safest walking paths, but please take care, especially where the trail crosses a thoroughfare or where the path is uneven (for example: where the central Geelong Trail crosses Garden Street to the Geelong Botanic Gardens, and to the entrance to Cunningham Pier).
If you choose to diverge from the trail, please use appropriate crossing points.
Toilet facilities are depicted on the map.
There are many cafés, restaurants and pubs along the trails. The following websites have more information on dining, entertainment and shopping options in Geelong and the Bellarine: