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10 Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC 3220

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Geelong Bollard Walk

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As far as Geelong family attractions go this has to be one of our highlights! It ticks all the boxes being historically and culturally significant with a touch of quirkiness thrown in. Its perfect for the whole family and gets everyone out and about in our beautiful city for FREE!

The Geelong Bollard walk features 48 sites with an estimated walking time of 2 hours one way. Over 100 bollards are installed right around the Waterfront from Limeburner’s Point to Rippleside Park. Artist Jan Mitchell was commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong in 1995 to transform reclaimed timber pier pylons into these remarkable works of art.

Following the Bollard Trail, you will meet some of the unique characters who played a part in Geelong's history, from the original Indigenous inhabitants to more contemporary characters. Each is made out of old timber pylons from the demolished Yarra Street pier.

The bollard project was finished in 1999 and took 5 years to complete and and for more than 20 years they’ve been one of the most popular things to see in Geelong.

You will pass by some delicious local, Geelong cafes and restaurants to quench your thirst and hunger along the way.

Keen for a more interactive Bollard experience??

The augmented reality app brings the bollards to life and allows visitors to learn more about their stories. There are six activation sites where you can watch the bollards singing, dancing, and moving. The app also allows you to take photos and videos that you can keep or share with friends. A perfect souvenir of your time in bay city Geelong. There’s also a handy easy-to-follow map within the app so there’s no need to worry about missing any of them.

Just download the free Activate Geelong App either in the App Store or Google Play 

Checking out these bollards over a few days is made even easier when you stay with us at The R Hotel Geelong, perfectly positioned in the heart of town.

Our spacious and functional apartment accommodation is perfect for the whole family, including fur babies who will love checking out the bollards as much as you!

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We acknowledge the Wadawurrung people as the traditional owners and caretakers of the Wadawurrung Country on which we have the privilege to accommodate and welcome visitors to the region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.