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Geelong

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Geelong is a city located 70 km south west of Melbourne, Australia, on Corio Bay, part of Port Phillip Bay. With over 150,000 population it is the second-largest city in the state of Victoria.

Understand

  • Geelong & Great Ocean Rd Visitor Information Centre, Stead Park, Princes Highway, Corio, 7km north of Geelong town center, toll free 1800 620 888, 5275 5797 (fax 5223 2069). Every day 9am-5pm. There is another information office in the Market Square shopping center. http://www.greatoceanrd.org.au/
  • Geelong - National Wool Museum Visitor Information Centre, 26 Moorabool St (cnr Brougham St), Geelong, toll free 1800 620 888, 5222 2900 (fax 5223 2069). Every day 9am-5pm.

Get in

Frequent V/Line trains run from Spencer St Station in Melbourne to Geelong and take about an hour.

Car/passenger ferries cross the mouth of Port Phillip Bay between Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula and Sorrento on Mornington Peninsula. They depart each terminal on the hour every hour 7am-6pm every day. From 26 Dec. until end of daylight saving there are also 7pm sailings. Foot passengers adult $8, 5-15 years $6, under 5 years $1, foot passenger’s bicycle $2, tandem $3; passengers with vehicle adult $4, 5-15 years $2, under 5 years $1; vehicle rates vary with season – car up to 5.5m between $38 and $45. http://www.searoad.com.au/

McHarry’s Buslines run to Geelong from Queenscliff (30 km) and other Bellarine Peninsula towns.

See

  • National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St (cnr Brougham St), Geelong. Every day 9:30am-5pm except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Allow 90 minutes. Includes a tourist information office. $7:30 adult, $5.90 concession, $3.65 child.

Sleep

Budget

  • National Hotel Backpackers, 191 Moorabool St, Central Geelong, 5229 1211, 0410 529 935 (nationalhotel@primus.com.au, fax 5229 0373). From $19. http://www.nationalhotel.com.au/

Get out

Visit the Bellarine Peninsula or the Great Ocean Road.

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