Geelong Holidays & Travel Guide

Located an hour southwest of Melbourne, Geelong is the gateway to the famous Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula. Situated on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, Geelong is the second-largest city in Victoria and is home to a beautiful waterfront promenade. Home to 100 buildings listed on the National Trust, Geelong is a city steeped in history, culture and leisure activities and features the famous Baywalk Bollards and a range of public artworks. Renowned for its nearby wine regions, a visit to Geelong is a wondrously gourmet experience of vineyards, cellar doors, fresh local seafood, delicatessens and more.


Located just an hour outside of Melbourne, Geelong is easy accessible for a day trip however as the beginning of the Great Ocean Road and gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula, many visitors choose to extend their stay in this diverse bayside town. Geelong accommodation is situated throughout the town center and offers a variety of options to suit all guests and budgets. Ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars, Geelong accommodation offers everything from comfortable hotel rooms to spacious apartments, luxury resorts, self-catering holiday homes and much more.

Geelong Holiday Packages

Geelong holiday packages are the ideal way to experience Geelong, Port Phillip Bay, the Bellarine Peninsula and the iconic Great Ocean Road. Saving you both time and money, these Geelong holiday packages offer excellent value for money and are the easiest and most affordable way to plan and book your visit. Allowing you to make the most of your time in the region, these holiday packages combine everything from accommodation to car hire or flights, transfers, tours, meals and travel insurance and enjoy significant savings. Securing a heavily discounted rate, these packages also offer access to benefits such as free nights, complimentary room upgrades, breakfast daily and more.


Geelong is famous for many reasons. It’s the start of the Great Ocean Road, the second largest city in Victoria, the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the home of the iconic Baywalk Bollards. Situated on the shores or Port Phillip Bay, there are many reasons why a visit to Geelong is so popular. The stunning waterfront and Eastern Beach pavilion is the perfect spot to enjoy the promenade complex, eateries and art deco-style pool. From here to Cunningham Pier, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants as well as Parkington Street where wine merchants and delicatessens offer gourmet produce. However, with the wide range of vineyards and cellar doors across Geelong’s wine region it’s worth a day trip to sample a few varieties. The historic city is also home to 100 buildings listed on the National Trust and these historic buildings are worth a visit, including the National Wool Museums wooden carousel, one of only 200 remaining in operation in the entire world. More about Geelong Attractions

Getting to Geelong

Located just an hour southwest of Melbourne, getting to Geelong is easy thanks to a range of well-maintained and clearly sign-posted roads and highways. Marking the beginning of the Great Ocean Road, Geelong is easily accessed from the city via the Princes Highway, crossing the West Gate Bridge into the bayside city. The Surf Coast Highway and Great Ocean Road are both popular touring routes that connect at Geelong. If you’re travelling from interstate, Avalon Airport is the closest airport to Geelong. Public transport is also available with regular rail and bus services operating from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Geelong.