Geelong Bollard Trail Walk 

 

The Geelong Bollard Trail Walk is a circular path which meanders through the inner city, connecting major locations, parks, walkways, bike paths and reserves. The walk takes about 3.5 hours and can be enjoyed at a slow pace.

This walk takes approximately 1.5 hours, finishing at Gheringhap Road Park. It winds along the bank of the Yarra River and along the former railway line, with a suspension bridge, tunnels and bridges.

The colourful bollards are the work of artist Jan Mitchell. Jan was commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong to transform old timbers and piles from a city pier, demolished in the 1980s, into remarkable works of art that stop young and old in their tracks.

Each bollard tells a story about the incredible people who played a part in Geelong’s history, from the original indigenous inhabitants to explorers, opera singers, and lifesavers. They are a visual history of the city and add a playful cheekiness to the Waterfront precinct that visitors love. Over 100 of these colorful characters line a 3-kilometre walk along Corio Bay from Limeburners Point all the way to Rippleside Park. Known as the Geelong Baywalk Bollards Trail, the walk features 48 different sites and 103 bollards.

Geelong Bollard Trail Walk is a great way to see the city and get some exercise. The trail is about 2.5 kilometers long and takes you past some of the most famous bollards in the city. You can start the walk at any point, but we recommend starting at the Geelong Visitor Information Centre.

Walk Australia’s mission is “To connect Australians to their nature”. And what better way to do that than by walking the Geelong Bollard Trail? This 8km trail winds its way through the suburbs of Bell Park, Highton, Corio and Whittington. The various walks are suitable for all levels from nature inclined families to fitness buffs.

Some people encounter a lot of barriers in walking the paths at Bollard Trail. The walking path itself is uneven and in poor condition. Some people encounter parts of Geelong Bollard Trail, especially near the back, that are dead-ends or covered with tall grass. People here have also reported encountering dead animals, such as birds and possums, along the path.

This Bollard Trail Walk is ideal for all ages, especially families. The walk is an easy stroll around the park, and is easily accessible by bus from major towns in Geelong. The walk includes sculptures, interpretative panels, exercise stations, and other fun stuff for kids and families.

One of the best free things to do in Geelong is to pop on your walking shoes and explore the bollard trail. It takes around 2 hours one-way and there are heaps of Geelong tourist attractions to see en route.
The trail is perfect if you’re looking for Geelong things to do that suit the whole family. Geelong kids love hunting for the painted figures and parents appreciate the history and the artist’s quirky sense of humour.