One for the kids and kids at heart is the meticulously restored steam-driven Carousel centrally located on Geelong’s waterfront. Originally built in 1892, this hand-crafted wooden carousel is a rare sight. More than 40 layers of paint was scraped off each horse to reveal the original color scheme, and it’s said that more than 300 hours of work went into restoring every horse. Large glass windows offer a spectacular sea view whilst riding one of the well-loved steeds to the sound of carnival music. With free entry to the Carousel building (tickets to ride are $3.50), it’s an opportunity to relax and reminisce.
Address: 1 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong