Geelong Hotel Accommodation

Waterfront city worth a visit

Located just 70km southwest of Melbourne and nestled on the picturesque waterfront of Corio Bay, sits Geelong. What was once a country town, Geelong is now a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city worth visiting. There is a vibrant restaurant scene, ample shopping outlets, a growing art’s precinct and enough history to tick the culture box. Geelong hosts some of the State’s major events including Avalon Airshow and the Festival of Sails

It's all about the kids

Geelong is a city to be enjoyed all year round, however spring is the best season to soak up the outdoor sites, nearby wineries and parklands. School holidays in particular are jammed packed with activities to keep the family entertained.

There are plenty of family-friendly activities the kids will approve of in Geelong. Popular events for small people include the Royal Geelong Show and the annual Children’s Week, both in October. Indoor trampoline parks and Adventure Park, Victoria's largest theme park, are great energy-draining activities. There are also sporting activities such as horse riding tours and bike tours along the city’s designated tracks. Or for tourists who simply want to relax, Geelong has some wonderful parks, the waterfront, Eastern beach, Jerringot Wetlands, and Eastern beach - great spots for picnics or afternoon icecream breaks.

Nearby Geelong there's Werribee Open Range Zoo, Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary, Queenscliff Marine Sanctuary, Fairy Park, Searoad Ferries and the beachside town of Torquay. During school holidays you'll find local guides that will keep your itinerary packed to the brim.

Top 5 things to do in Geelong

1. Head straight to Geelong Waterfront for restaurants, regular events, markets and walking paths to enjoy the view.
2. Do a spot of shopping in Central Geelong, Bay City Plaza or Market Square. Snap up a sale item or two during the city’s largest annual sale on Melbourne Cup Day
3. Take a picnic down to the Geelong Botanic Gardens for a restful afternoon on the lawn
4. Sit amongst the Cat fans at Geelong’s local institution, Simonds Stadium to watch a game of AFL
5. Visit the Old Geelong Gaol and enjoy a spooky evening on the ‘Dare to be Scared’ Ghost Tour, held the first Saturday of each month

3 Popular Events in Geelong

1. Pack a hat on and use some spare change to put a bet on at The Geelong Cup in October
2. Meet the local creators and farmers at the regular Geelong Waterfront Makers & Growers’ Market
3. Sample local wines at Toast to the Coast during November

4 star
312 Moorabool Street, Geelong Geelong 3220 Australia
Featuring free WiFi, Devlin Apartments is located in Geelong, just 2 minutes' walk from Kardinia Park and Simmonds Stadium. Free parking is provided. An airport shuttle service, for an additional char...more
4 star
13 The Esplanade Geelong 3220 Australia
A stay at Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong places you in the heart of Geelong, convenient to Deakin University and Geelong Performing Arts Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Geelong...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 240
4.5 self rated
6 Bellerine St Geelong 3220 Australia
Centrally located in Geelong, Vue Apartments Geelong is minutes from Deakin University and Geelong Performing Arts Center. This 4.5-star apartment is within close proximity of Simonds Stadium and Kar...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 374
4 self rated
99 Barrabool Road Geelong 3216 Australia
Only a 5-minute drive from Geelong city, Barwon Valley Lodge is set on 8 acres of relaxing parkland alongside the Barwon River. The city centre is about a short 5-minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi is avai...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 106
4 self rated
14-16 Settlement Road Geelong 3216 Australia
Set in a quiet residential area, Rose Garden Motel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, just 10 minutes' drive from central Geelong and Eastern Beach. Facilities include a swimming pool and free on-site park...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 121
4.5 star
312 Moorabool St Geelong 3220 Australia
andlt;pandgt;andlt;bandgt;Property Locationandlt;/bandgt; andlt;br /andgt;Located in Geelong, Devlin Apartments is minutes from Simonds Stadium and Kardinia Park. This apartment is within close proximity of Geelong...more
4 self rated
59 Barrabool Road Geelong Belmont 3216 Australia
With a stay at Geelong Riverview Tourist Park in Belmont, you'll be convenient to Kardinia Park and Simonds Stadium. This 4-star cabin is within close proximity of Geelong Performing Arts Center and G...more

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 111
4 star
6 Bellerine Street Geelong 3220 Australia
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Eastern Beach, Vue Apartments and Day Spa offer luxurious self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and ocean or city views. Guests can enjoy massages and facials at the day...more
153 Barrabool Road Geelong 3216 Australia
Offering an outdoor solar-heated swimming pool and a camp kitchen with BBQ facilities, Barwon River Holiday Park is located in Geelong in the Victoria Region, 200 metres from Coles and K-Mart shopping...more
4 star
2 Adams Court Geelong 3220 Australia
Located in Geelong, Geelong Conference Centre is convenient to Deakin University and Geelong Showground. This hotel is within close proximity of Geelong Performing Arts Center and Simonds Stadium.Room...more
4 self rated
12-14 Mercer Street Geelong 3220 Australia
Centrally located in Geelong, Belmercer Motel is minutes from Deakin University and Geelong Performing Arts Center. This 4-star motel is within close proximity of Kardinia Park and Simonds Stadium.Roo...more
4 self rated
59 Barrabool Road, Belmont Geelong Belmont 3216 Australia
Geelong Riverview Tourist Park is a 5-minute drive from the centre of Geelong, with easy access to the Great Ocean Road It is a 15-minute drive from several beaches.Geelong Riverview Tourist Park of...more
3 star
308-310 High St, Belmont Geelong 3216 Australia
Abbotswood Motor Inn features a heated indoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and free cable TV. All rooms are located on the ground floor, with free car parking outside each unit.Each room at Abbotswood...more
3.5 star
231-235 Malop Street Geelong 3220 Australia
With a stay at Comfort Inn Bay City in Geelong, you'll be minutes from Deakin University and Geelong Performing Arts Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Simonds Stadium and Kardinia Park....more

  • Rated 3 out of 5 by 51
3 self rated
83 Yarra Street Geelong 3220 Australia
Built in 1897, Gatehouse on Ryrie offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. You can relax, read a book or enjoy a glass of wine in the garden area. Eastern Beach is a 10-minute walk away.Gate...more

  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27



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