The city of Geelong is Victoria’s second largest, but you won’t catch this bayside beauty in Melbourne’s shadow.

Gatekeeper to Victoria’s inimitable Great Ocean Road, Geelong takes its beaches very seriously. Whether you’re ordering seafood dishes on Cunningham Pier, taking a walk along the foreshore or stretching out on the sand, Corio Bay will have you wanting to dive in headfirst. Visit museums, botanical gardens and historic landmarks to learn the story of Victoria’s coastal capital.

Frequently Asked Questions about Geelong

When is the Geelong Cup?

The Group 3 Geelong Cup is held every year in late October. Place a few bets on the horses you think have the best names and see if you can make a few bucks.

Can I use my Myki pass on Geelong trains?

Yes, you can use your Myki pass on the V/Line trains that service Geelong.

Where can I find free parking in Geelong?

There's all-day free parking on Garden Street at the Eastern Beach end and on Hearne Parade just above Eastern Beach. There are also several lots that are free during specific hours of the day, as well as street parking.