Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city, located on Corio Bay, and within a short drive from popular beachfront communities on the Bellarine Peninsula as well as being the gateway to the famous Great Ocean Road, which begins just south of Geelong at Torquay. The city offers visitors the chance to explore popular beach-front attractions such as Eastern Beach with its swimming enclosure, the Steampacket Gardens, dining options available on Cunningham Pier, and several coastal walks, dotted with collections of bollards depicting historic characters. Elegant architecture, colourful gardens and parks, and the backdrop of Corio Bay are all symbolic of what locals refer to as the “city by the bay”. Locations of interest for visitors include the National Wool Museum, the Old Geelong Gaol, the Botanic Gardens at Eastern Park, Geelong Museum of Motoring and Industry, and a number of other museums, galleries and historical buildings.

Geelong Canoe Club

The event will be held at the Geelong Canoe Club, Marnock Rd, Newtown VIC 3220, which is situated on the banks of the beautiful Barwon River and is approximately:

  • 93 km from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport
  • 84 km from Southern Cross Railway Station in Melbourne
  • 34 km from Avalon Airport
  • 3 km from South Geelong Railway Station

Parking is available to the north of the canoe club in the Marnockvale Reserve or in the nearby streets. Boat drop-off and trailer parking is to the south of the canoe club. There is NO parking for athletes or spectators in this area.


There is a large range of accommodation options in the Geelong area including caravan parks and motels.

Boat Storage

Secure overnight boat storage will be provided from 6 to 10 April by prior arrangement with the organising committee through your State team leader. Please note capacity is limited.