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 (www.avalonairport.com.au) 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 (www.nationalhotel.com.au) 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 (www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au) service from Avalon Airport to Geelong and Great Ocean Road provides a regular service.

V-Line buses and trains (www.vline.com.au ) 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.