Although it's situated 14 kilometres outside of the city's heart, Waurn Ponds is definitely worth checking out. It has 2 accommodation options to select from, Aristocrat Waurnvale Motel and Deakin Geelong Units.
For more options, checkout the Retreats Victoria and the Peppers The Sands Resort. They are located 25 kilometres and 25 kilometres respectively from the center. If these two aren't what you're looking for, try the Whitesbeach Guesthouse or the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park.
The nearby localities of Breakwater and Grovedale are worth exploring. Breakwater is 10 kilometres to the south of Norlane, while Grovedale is 13 kilometres to the south. Hotels in Breakwater include the Quest Geelong and Comfort Inn Eastern Sands. Grovedale options include the Rose Garden Motel and Econo Lodge Hacienda Geelong.
If you are really into sports and want to watch games, you might choose to visit Kardinia Park, which is situated to the south of Norlane. Planning to stay nearby? The Novotel Geelong and the Nireeda Apartments Geelong may be just what you're after.
Hotels in Norlane start at AU$115 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.