If you’re looking for some retail therapy, Geelong and the Bellarine have you sorted. There are multiple shopping precincts across the region where you can shop for local treasures or international brands, grab a bite to eat and even explore some art and historic sites.


Geelong is spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping. If you make your way to Malop Street in Geelong Central, you’ll find two of the most prominent shopping centres in Geelong, Westfield and Market Square. But don’t stop your journey there, wander down any street in Geelong and you’ll find tonnes of hidden gems.

Just outside of Geelong Central, spanning the nearby suburbs of Newtown and Geelong West, you’ll find one of the most popular shopping districts in Geelong: Pakington Street (or Pako as the locals call it). There are two parts to Pako: River End and the main strip. Both offer a unique shopping experience, so don’t skip either!

Other shopping precincts include:

Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre

Belmont High Street

Garden Street in East Geelong




Each town on The Bellarine has its own main drag of shops. Here you’ll find loads of goodies with local flair.

Portarlington: Newcombe Street

Queenscliff: Hesse Street

Point Lonsdale: Point Lonsdale Road

Barwon Heads: Hitchcock Ave

Ocean Grove: The Terrace

These itineraries were prepared by Study Geelong to help international students become tour guides when their friends and family visit. We recommend checking opening hours and booking ahead as times can vary.



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