Where to stay and what to do for the Creative Coast runway show in Geelong

Our next fabulous fashion event Creative Coast is being held in Geelong – the first time Revival Runway has organised a show outside of Melbourne. There are so many talented artists and designers based in Geelong and around the Surf Coast which made it an easy choice to pick the place for our 25 February event.

Since it is a big event for us, we will be heading up to the city for the weekend and are partnering with the brand new Quest Geelong Central for our stay. Why don’t you do that too? Make our event a weekend getaway – you deserve it. 


Located right in the centre of Geelong, the brand new Quest Geelong Central is the perfect spot for a fab staycation, just an hour or so from Melbourne and right by the seaside.

Quest Geelong Central offers a unique combination of hotel service with the convenience and function of a fully furnished apartment, making a stay there an easy and comfortable option. 


There are 87 room types offering a choice of studio style; and one, two and three bedroom apartments – including accessible and pet-friendly versions, so your fur-family is fully sorted. All of the rooms have fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, separate living and sleeping areas, smart TVs and high-speed unlimited internet.

Other facilities available at Quest Geelong Central include a fabulous rooftop gymnasium and BBQ area, conference facilities, business centre, undercover secure car parking and a courtesy bus for travel around Geelong.

Quest Geelong Central

71-77 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

BOOK NOW for 20% off with Promo Code REVRUNWAY


Once you’re in Geelong, you can take advantage of that courtesy bus to discover some of the best things to see, do and eat while on the coast. 


Obviously it goes without saying that you will be in Geelong for Revival Runway’s first fashion show outside of Melbourne, Creative Coast. 



2PM – 4PM


$70 includes Complimentary Drink on Arrival & Nibbles

Signature 2 mini shows with VIP Seating

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Pavilion Geelong


Located in a former historic beach pavilion, The Beach House is worth the visit just for the view, but the food, service and drinks are all reasons to stay. Part of the famous Mulberry Group, this is one of Geelong’s hottest brunch spots so make sure you book in advance.

For more information, go to paviliongeelong.com.au 

The Arborist

Fabulous food with a Middle Eastern twist that comes in a choice of small, medium or large plates enjoyed in a beautifully designed space inspired by the stunning ash tree that grows right in the middle of the restaurant. Located in Little Malop Street – the newest F&B hotspot in Geelong – this is another place where it is recommended to book in advance.

For more information, go to www.thearboristgeelong.com.au 

Pakington Pantry

With a house-blend coffee called Dark Horse roasted by Five Senses, with beans from Colombia and Nicaragua, and a seasonally rotating menu, Pakington Pantry is consistently voted the best cafe in the Geelong area.

For more information, go to www.pakingtonpantry.com.au 


Located in the Federal Mills precinct, the 1915 restaurant and bar offers fantastic local product and handcrafted beers created on the premises. There’s a range of tasty treats and an outdoor beer garden.

For more information, go to 1915.com.au 


Piano Bar Geelong

the piano bar geelong

Experience the colourful side of Geelong at the Piano Bar where you will be entertained every night by some of Australia’s premier musicians, vocalists and drag queens. You can also request a Piano performance, just grab a request slip from the bar, write down your chosen song, and make sure you’re ready to dance.

For more information, go to www.pianobargeelong.com.au 

Geelong Arts Centre

The brand new, stunningly creative new Geelong Arts Centre offers a number of musical events over the weekend of February 24-25. Choose from the Geelong Symphony Orchestra – Titans performing Sibelius and Brahms on February 24; Ian Moss – Rivers Run Dry Tour 2024 on February 24; or get down to Hottest Hot August Night – Neil Diamond & Olivia Newton John – The Ultimate Tribute also on February 24.

Antiques & Collectibles 

Check out some of Geelong’s coolest vintage and antique stores and markets while you’re on the Coast. There are a couple of spots not to miss like Pegasus Antiques which is set in a quirky English Tudor style Village, and the Moorabool Antique Galleries which is like a market with the convenience of a mall. 

For more ideas, go to www.whatsoningeelong.com.au/antiques-collectibles/ 

The Ferris Wheel


Right on the Geelong Waterfront is the largest Ferris Wheel ride in the Southern Hemisphere and if the day or night is clear you can see for up to 20kms. Each gondola fits six people so grab your friends and family for a fun trip.

For more information, go to hilite.com.au 

Join us for our first event outside of Melbourne and discover the creative world of Geelong and the Coast, and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Quest Geelong Central is offering a 20% discount to all RR Creative Coast guests. BOOK NOW for 20% off with Promo Code REVRUNWAY

Read about all the amazing Geelong designers and brands that will be on the runway for our Creative Coast fashion event on Sunday 25 February.

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