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Challambra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Heights Heritage House and Garden

The Heights Heritage House and Garden dates back to the 1850s. The house was built in 1855 and is remarkable for being the largest (14 rooms) German, prefabricated house in Victoria.

During the 1930s, the building was extensively altered to reflect contemporary taste although the extensive gardens, stables, outbuildings and water tower survive intact from the 19th century.

The Heights retains a small collection of fine Georgian furniture collected by the last owners, Louis and Marnie Whyte.

Early 1860s plantings still dominate this beautiful Geelong garden today and the aged oaks and conifers provide great delight to visitors.

140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown, VIC, 3351

Located 1.5K from Challambra

The Old Paper Mills at Fyansford

The Old Paper Mills at Fyansford are a hidden treasure. Here, you'll be able to enjoy a rich history that dates back to the early beginnings of Geelong's industrial era.

Now emerging as an arts and cultural precinct, these magnificent heritage buildings are becoming the setting for art and music enthusiasts, food and wine lovers and families looking for a unique destination to relax and unwind.

An art gallery and studios, mosaic workshop and cafe have kicked off the first wave of revival. Plans for an on-site winery and wedding and function centre will begin the shift into bigger things for the site.

The Old Paper Mills is situated on the Barwon River. A series of walking and cycling tracks allow visitors easy access to stunning views of Buckley Falls and the surrounding river areas.

This must-visit destination with its delightful village-like atmosphere is located on the outskirts of Geelong. The Old Paper Mills have plenty of parking and are just minutes from the city centre and the waterfront.

100 Upper Paper Mills Road
Fyansford, VIC, 3221

Located 2.0K from Challambra

Mabel and Me, On The Road

Mabel and Me, On The Road offers unique regionally designed graphic products.

Inspired by the owners lives, as well as abroad with a touch of vintage caravan charm - there are key chains, pillows and poster prints just to name a few.

Pop down to the Happy Shoe shop in Newtown to have a look at all the wonderful products.

19C Rutland Street
Newtown, VIC, 3220

Located 2.1K from Challambra

The Rock Adventure Centre

The Rock Adventure Centre is a state of the art indoor rock climbing facility located in Geelong, Victoria.

The Rock features 1000 square metres of Climbing terrain, walls up to 12 metres high, huge variety of routes, for beginners to experts, two abseiling towers, massive bouldering area and bouldering cave, stretching area and training walls, cafe and specialist climbing equipment shop.

The professional in indoor and outdoor rock climbing, established in 2001.

403 Pakington Street,
Geelong, VIC, 3220

Located 2.2K from Challambra

Boom Gallery

Boom is a vibrant and active contemporary art and design gallery. They present the work of emerging and established artists.

Launched by Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby in 2011, Boom has become a multi faceted centre for a range of creative activity and events. Situated in a historic woollen mill Boom houses art and design galleries, an extensive stockroom, education and workshop area, cafe and event space and a dynamic studio complex.

11 Rutland Street
Geelong, VIC, 3220

Located 2.2K from Challambra

Barwon Grange

Barwon Grange is an elegant intact brick home dating from Geelong's earliest residential settlement.

It was built in 1855 and reflects the aspirations of middle class businessman Jonathan Porter O'Brien and his family who had emigrated from Liverpool.

The picturesque Gothic style architecture includes steep gables, unusual decorative timber bargeboards and veranda parapet.

The interior contains a fine collection of early Victorian furniture and fittings faithfully accumulated according to an inventory compiled when the house was auctioned in 1856.

The garden complements the house with a Victorian fountain. Lawns sloping down to the Barwon River are planted with species from a mid-19th century plant catalogue.

25 Fernleigh Street,
4 Tasma Terrace
Newtown, VIC, 3220

Located 2.6K from Challambra

Woolsy Trading Post

Woolsy Trading Post sell top quality sheepskin products hand-made in Geelong from genuine Australian Sheepskin. Their products include sheepskin uggs, moccasins, slippers, scuffs and baby booties in a variety of sizes, styles and colours.

They also sell fully tailored car seat covers in luxuriously thick Australian sheepskin; measured, cut, sewn and fitted at their store in Geelong West.

Included in their range are imported sheepskin products made from Australian sheepskin, mainly coats, jackets and vests, long fleece sheepskin rugs, kangaroo skins and moccasins, domestic, infant and medical care underlays.

Woolsy Trading Post also stock a range of supplies for knitting, crochet, needlework, spinning, weaving, felting and craft. As well as this, they stock yarns in a variety of fibres, pure or in blends, of Australian Merino and extra fine Merino wool, cotton, cashmere, silk, angora, mohair, bamboo, rayon, acrylic, polyester, nylon and viscose. Machine-washable yarns and felting yarns.

Spinning, weaving, felting supplies, including spinning wheels, carders, looms, wool tops, bumps and kits from Ashford.

Stocking a range of ready-made gifts including native Australian animal plush toys including wombats, betongs, galahs, platypus, koalas, kangaroos, joeys, kookaburras, ABC television Play School cuddly toys and Sesame Street characters.

140-142 Shannon Avenue
Geelong West, VIC, 3218

Located 2.9K from Challambra

endota spa Geelong

Endota spa Geelong offers remedial massage, spa treatments and beauty therapy. They are Geelong?s massage, waxing and beauty experts.

This brilliant Geelong day spa is a sight to sigh for. The best Geelong beauty therapy, spa treatments and exceptional Geelong massage are all on offer at Endota spa on Pakington Street, Geelong.

Spa facilities include five treatment rooms; with a large room perfect for double treatments or groups.

The endota spa Geelong massage menu offers a choice of relaxation and remedial massage. Geelong's endota spa is renowned for its friendly and super professional therapists - experts in delivering remedial massage, waxing, plus spa treatments and beauty therapy.

Experience more than just a facial: Geelong beauty salon therapies mixed with spa body treatments, footbaths and massage make for a memorable and magic Geelong spa day.

218 Pakington Street
Geelong West, VIC, 3218

Located 3.2K from Challambra

Challambra: Events

Geelong Half Marathon

The Geelong Half Marathon is held annually on the first Sunday after Easter. It begins at Belmont Park (Melway Ref 451 K8) and follows the bike path to Breakwater on to Fyansford and returns to Belmont Park.

It is a scenic course alongside the Barwon River. Each year part of the proceeds are donated to the Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong. There is also a 7.6 kilometre event for the less experienced runners.

At the conclusion of the race, fruit and a free sausage is provided. There is ample nearby accommodation and on site parking. Visit the website for race entry.

Event Dates
      23rd Apr

Barrabool Road
Belmont, VIC, 3216

Located 2.0K from Challambra

Pako Festa A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

Pako Festa is Geelong's much loved, award-winning, free annual community cultural festival and the biggest of its kind in Australia!

Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong West, the multicultural heart of Geelong. Pako Festa incorporates an extravagant street parade featuring around ninety floats and hundreds of performers representing forty-five affiliated ethnic communities and around sixty other community groups and organisations.

The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts, and nine separate stages in the precinct offer performances of music and dance as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions. Pako Festa has become one of Victoria's premier multicultural event, attended by well over 100,000 people in each of the last three years

Visit the website for full program and to download the Pako Festa Mobile App.

Event Dates
      25th Feb

153 Pakington Street
Geelong West, VIC, 3218

Located 3.3K from Challambra

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