Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne.
Geelong is close to the start of the Great Ocean Road and situated on the bay.
The Barwon River flows through the city making numerous parks spring up on each side.
Some of the popular tourist attractions here are the National Wool Museum, the Old Geelong Gaol, the Ford Discovery Center, botanic gardens, galleries, historical buildings, and beachfront areas with swimming.
The elegant architecture and colorful gardens make this a lovely city to visit.
Geelong Accommodation Option #1: Abbottswood Motor Inn
The Abbotswood Motor Inn is located in the heart of the town making attractions conveniently close. An indoor, heated swimming pool, tennis court, children’s play area, conference room, and laundry facilities are all located on the premises. Internet access is also available to all guests. You can book a room at a very affordable price by visiting their website.
Geelong Accommodation Option #2: Adara House
The Adara House is an Edwardian bed and breakfast with lots of old world charm. Centrally located, it is merely a short walk from the waterfront. Amenities include TV, DVD, internet access, continental breakfast served daily, laundry facilities, and a shared lounge and library with a cozy fireplace.
Adara House is a family run business so you can expect top-of-the-line service. To learn more about all that Adara House has to offer, visit their website.
Geelong Accommodation Option #3: About Town Geelong City Apartment
The About Town Geelong City Apartment is a two-bedroom, self-contained apartment that is available for short- or long-term stays. It is serviced weekly and within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and the waterfront. Features include two bathrooms, a comfortable living area, covered parking, AC, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, TV, DVD, linens, and towels.
To get information on how to book the apartment for your next vacation, contact them.
The very name “Geelong” refers to the beauty of the city by the bay.
The Aboriginal word means “a place of the sea bird over the white cliffs”.
The city takes advantage of this asset with many waterfront eateries, landscaped gardens, and walking paths for your enjoyment.
Imagine taking in a meal and a walk with the lovely bay as a backdrop!
There are so many other things to do as well, with all the museums, shops, art galleries, and water recreation.
And that’s without mentioning the wineries in the area, the cute little towns like Queenscliff, Torquay etc. which are all within convenient driving distance.
All of this makes Geelong a great city to stay at for your next long weekend or (short) holiday!
Great Ocean Road
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Events: Port Fairy Folk Festival | Apollo Bay Music Festival | Warrnambool May Racing Carnival | Australian International Airshow | Rip Curl Pro | Toast to the Coast (Geelong)