Geelong travel guide

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You're Going to Love Geelong

With a population of 226,034, Geelong is a must-see destination in Victoria, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Geelong has to offer.

Where to Eat in Geelong

If you’re looking for affordable options, Parkers Steakhouse - Geelong (2 Shorts Place) and The Dunes Ocean Grove (30 Surf Beach road, Ocean Grove) are great picks.

When to visit Geelong

Geelong in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Geelong in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Geelong in January, when the average temperature is 66.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 77 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 41 °F, with an average temperature of 48.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 2″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Geelong, with an average rainfall of 1.2″.

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How to Get to Geelong


When flying to Geelong, you’ll arrive at Melbourne Avalon (AVV), which is located 9 miles from the city center.


AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Geelong. Located 0.8 miles from the city center, South Geelong is the busiest station in Geelong. Another popular train station is Geelong, located 0.3 miles from the center.


Another option to get to Geelong is to pick up a car rental from Melbourne, which is about 40 miles from Geelong. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Bargain Car Rentals, among others, in Melbourne.


Greyhound Australia operates bus routes to Geelong. From Canberra, the bus ride to Geelong takes 480 miles and will cost you around $169. From Sydney, the ticket costs about $178 for a journey of 720 miles.

Airports near Geelong

Airlines serving Geelong

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
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British Airways
Good (1,410 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (1,398 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (278 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (307 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
Good (773 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (2,598 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (438 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
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Where to stay in Geelong

Average rates range from around $148 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $159 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Geelong

Most booked hotels in Geelong

323 on Jetty
Excellent (9.2, 827 reviews)
Admiralty Inn
Excellent (8.4, 1529 reviews)
Riverside Ocean Grove
Excellent (8.3, 236 reviews)
Parkside Motel Geelong
Excellent (8, 2114 reviews)
Novotel Geelong
Excellent (8, 1556 reviews)
Rydges Geelong
Good (7.4, 3001 reviews)
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Renting a car in Geelong

Renting a car in Geelong costs $54 per day, on average, or $162 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 22% cheaper than airport locations in Geelong.

Expect to pay $4.50 per gallon in Geelong (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $54.06 and $72.07. The most frequently booked car type in Geelong is Mini (MG 3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Volkswagen Passat or similar) are, on average, 64% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.