If you’re looking for a destination this upcoming summer, it would be a perfect chance to rediscover Geelong.
The timing could not have been better as Greater Geelong is going through such a significant change to its traditional manufacturing economy. Now tourism along with education and health services are the shining lights of the new service sector economy. Geelong and The Bellarine have stepped onto the centre stage and into the
tourism spotlight, and rightly so, when you consider the significant tourism related investment that has taken place in recent times.
The renewal of Geelong and The Bellarine as highly desirable destinations is obvious when you look at the latest list of statistics that record over 1.1 million domestic overnight visitors to Greater Geelong (about the same visitation as Tasmania), 3 million day trips, and over 40,000 international visitors. And again, it is not surprising when you look at what these visitors are up to when they visit the region. On top of the list is dining and wining at the regions top restaurants, wineries, cideries and hand crafted boutique beer breweries.
Visitors to Geelong and The Bellarine contribute over $460 million to the local economy each year and this expenditure directly employs over 4,000 jobs. Tourism is big business in the region and with more boat owners looking to discover their own big blue backyard the future is promising indeed.
You can take our Bowrider as Geelong has a few great boat ramps location. Corio and the Royal yacht club marina for bigger vessels that requires deep water mooring.
You can now step off your vessel in Geelong, Queenscliff and soon to be completed Portarlington Safe Harbour and walk no more than a 100 metres or less to be presented with restaurants and outlets selling a variety of fresh local seafood, including local mussels, local indigenous oysters and fresh bay and ocean fish.
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Sep 26th, 20180 comments