Geelong & the Bellarine
About Geelong & the Bellarine…
Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city, located along Corio Bay, and just a short drive from popular beach-front Bellarine Peninsula.
Known as the ‘Gateway City’, Geelong is conveniently located in close proximity to a number of other regional towns and cities including Ballarat in the north west, the Great Ocean Road in the southwest and Melbourne in the north east.
The Geelong and Bellarine region has something to do and see for everyone from historical and cultural attractions such as the National Wool Museum, the Old Geelong Gaol, the Botanic Gardens at Eastern Park. Or natural attractions such as at Barwon River that flows through Geelong, nature reserves and parks.
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Top 3 Must Do’s
- Go to an AFL game and cheer on the Geelong Cats (it’s a religion in Victoria).
- Take a scenic ride on the Bellarine railway.
- Sample some of the best regional wine, cider, cheese and more!
Drive By CarGeelong is just one hour from the Melbourne CBD via the Westgate and Princes Freeways and the Bellarine towns are within half an hour of Geelong. It's a compact region, easy to explore by car!
By Train/ RailRegular rail services operate between Melbourne's Southern Cross Station and Geelong, and buses connect central Geelong with the suburbs and villages of The Bellarine.
By AirAvalon Airport is 20 minutes from Geelong and the trip from Melbourne Airport takes an hour. Hire a rental car or take the shuttle bus from either airport to central Geelong or the villages of the Bellarine.
Climate of Geelong & the Bellarine
- Visit the local producers of wine, beer, cider, cheese, olives and olive oil, seafood, chocolate, vegetables and fruit.
- Play an AFL game, or be a spectator at a professional game.
- Bush walking in the national parks
- Adventure golf
- Scenic train rides.
- Animal encounters
- Fishing charters and scenic tours
- Beach activities
- Adrenaline junkies – skydive or take an aerobatic flight in an old war plane.