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Melbourne residents like to think of their home as Victoria’s big kahuna, but Geelong is giving Melbourne a run for its money. Not only is the state’s second-largest city in the midst of a culinary renaissance, but Geelong’s beach atmosphere and artistic spirit are practically unparalleled. In other words, it’s packing a tourism punch.
Don’t worry, there’s no need to duck; it’s just a fun metaphor. But this place sounds awesome, right? When you sign up for Geelong car hire, it’s easy to make the most of your Victorian holiday.
Geelong hotels near Corio Bay will have you pouncing out of bed, ready to tackle the day. After a hearty brekkie, make your way to the shore. The carousel is a popular pastime, and you won’t even get any weird looks for straddling a painted stallion alongside the ankle-biters. Well…probably not.
Follow up your whimsical go-round with a walk on The Pier Geelong. With the scent of salt water still in your hair, slide back into your Geelong car rental and go 4km south to the Boom Gallery. No dynamite here, just contemporary art.
Geelong car rentals love to hit the open road, so don’t deprive your ride of the chance to take you to infinity and beyond. OK, maybe not that far. You can head 32km to Fort Queenscliff and visit one of the best-preserved forts in all of Australia.
From there, you’re just 48km north of Great Ocean Road. Friends, this stretch of highway is the stuff road trip dreams are made of. Stops on the famous drive include Lorne and Apollo Bay.
Book one of Wotif’s cheap Geelong holidays today, and a coastal Victorian holiday is yours for the taking. You’ll be dining al fresco like it’s going out of style (just kidding, not possible)!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Geelong? Check out our Geelong travel guide!