Towns and Activities - Geelong

Geelong is Victoria's second largest city located 75kms west of Melbourne & 20 minutes to Great Ocean Road. With Melbourne's newest airport Avalon ( just 15minutes from Geelong (45minutes to Melbourne) makes Geelong the ideal place to start your holiday exploring the Great Ocean Road & Grampians Trail.

Geelong has a wide range of Accommodation with backpackers such as the National Hotel ( located in the city centre and caravan/camping parks a short drive to city centre . 

Geelong's compact city centre is great for shoppers and only a short walk to the Historic Eastern Beach and waterfront area. The old Sea Baths, spacious parkland and wide choice of places to eat make this a great place to relax and only a few minutes from the city centre.
Transport options include car hire from both Avalon Airport or the City area.
A shuttlebus ( service from Avalon Airport to Geelong and Great Ocean Road provides a regular service.

V-Line buses and trains ( ) operate services to and from Melbourne ( train service ) and the Great Ocean Road to Warrnambool then onto Grampians and Melbourne or return to Geelong .

The nearby Belleraine Peninsula has many attractions including surf beaches and historic towns such as Queenscliff. The You Yangs National park near Avalon airport is worth a visit the view from Flinders Peak takes in Geelong, Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and inland views as far as the eye can see.