The swimming enclosure is one of Geelong’s most well-known icons. This large double platform wooden structure complete with shark gate sweeps in a half circle around 8 1/2 acres of sea water. Built in the 1930's, the enclosure has a diving board, floating islands and slides and can hold thousands of swimmers, with a delightful sandy beach backing onto the children’s pool.
The children’s pool is a shallow cement pool which includes a magnificent fountain in the centre. The pool has been a significant learn to swim centre of the city for decades and is extremely busy on warm days.
Rising to the Eastern Beach road above the parkland is one of Geelong’s most striking architectural features, a white Spanish staircase. The stairs are quite spectacular and offer breathtaking views of the Eastern Beach promenade and Corio Bay. The stairs are one of Geelong’s most popular locations for wedding photographs.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.