Thursday, June 20, 2024

Historic new home for Geelong visitor centre

Geelong’s new Visitor Information Centre has opened at City Hall on Gheringhap Street following upgrades to the historic building.

The Visitor Information Centre’s new home comes after 30 years spent at the National Wool Museum.

Visitors will be able to access visitor information from volunteers at City Hall and at the Geelong Carousel, as well as at unstaffed visitor booths in the Market Square Shopping Centre and Avalon Airport.

“The new Geelong Visitor Information Centre will inspire visitors to do and see more while travelling around the region,” said City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Trent Sullivan.

“Our Visitor Information Centre is a great place for visitors to take a breather in their journey and explore ideas to make their trip that bit more unique.

“Visitors can grab a map, brochures or inspiration from our fantastic volunteers with local knowledge on the many things to see and do.

“Our volunteers really know our region inside and out and are dedicated to helping visitors have the best experience possible – we even have five volunteers celebrating 30 years with us!”

The refit was funded via the Tourism Greater Geelong Visitor Services strategy and delivered by local businesses and suppliers.

“After months of dedication and hard work, we’re thrilled to throw open the doors to our brand new Visitor Information Centre at City Hall,” said Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine executive director, Tracy Carter.

“The foyer has received a fresh lick of paint, our colourful branding is splashed brightly on the walls, and the brochure racks are up and ready.

“We can’t wait to greet and welcome visitors in our space in the heart of the cultural and dining precinct,” she said.

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