Residents and visitors to Greater Geelong are encouraged to ‘Embrace the Space’ and to discover some of the hidden gems of our region this long weekend.
With 133 kilometres of coastline and 90 square kilometres of open space, including 334 parks, there is plenty of stunning locations and activities available.
COVID-19 gathering restrictions have forced the cancellation of a string of traditional Australia Day events.
This includes the iconic Festival of Sails, including the festival’s on-land entertainment precinct and fireworks display.
However, there will still be some action on the water, with the 178th staging of the historic Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race to be held on Sunday January 24.
Acting Mayor Trent Sullivan said there were many great ways to enjoy the best of what Greater Geelong had to offer and to stay COVID-safe.
“The cancellation of larger events will change how we socialise this long weekend,” Cr Sullivan said.
“Visitors can instead get together at one of our great local hospitality venues or embrace the space and check out one of our unique natural areas.”