Proximity & Ease of Access
From sophisticated urban outlooks to spectacular landscape taking in rural, ocean and bay vistas Geelong and The Bellarine is the perfect place to escape to and it’s closer than you think. Whatever time of year you travel, getting to the region is super simple offering easy access by road, rail, road and sea making for the ideal destination to visit. Any time of year, it’s a happening place abuzz with the seasonal sights, sounds and tastes of lively dining retail, commercial, cultural precincts just beyond.
Visit by Air
Regular domestic and international flights service Melbourne Airport – the trip from Melbourne Airport takes an hour and Gull Airport Service offer a shuttle to and from central Geelong and Werribee. Or you can pick up a rental car at either airport and make your own way to the region. Fly into Avalon Airport which offers both domestic and international flights with the trip to Geelong only 20 minutes away from the CBD. Or you can catch the SkyBus which will get you from the terminal to central Geelong.
Visit by Rail
Regular rail services operate between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Geelong, and buses connect central Geelong with the suburbs and villages of The Bellarine.
Check out timetables at Public Transport Victoria.
Visit by Road
Geelong is only an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD via the Westgate and Princes Freeways, and Bellarine destinations are within half an hour of Geelong. It’s a compact region, easy to explore by car.
Visit by Sea
Australia’s favourite car and passenger ferry connects Queenscliff and The Bellarine with the Mornington Peninsula, Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and Phillip Island. The lounge and external decks all offer spectacular coastal views as passengers relax and enjoy a coffee and the scenery. Check out the timetable here.
Another exciting way to hit up The Bellarine and Geelong region direct from Melbourne CBD is via a cruise on Port Phillip Ferries. This new mode of transport between Portarlington and Docklands and Geelong and Docklands, departs just across the road from Marvel Stadium.
Check out the timetable here.
Great Southern Touring Route is regarded as one of the world’s best road trips. The journey starts in Melbourne and takes in the waterfront city of Geelong, the food and wine region of Bellarine Peninsula and the spectacular Great Ocean Road – including the dramatic rock formation of the Twelve Apostles. It passes through the seaside city of Warrnambool, the majestic nature and Aboriginal heritage of Grampians National Park, the gold rush history and grandeur of Ballarat and the health-giving waters of Daylesford and spa country.
Spot wildlife lurking in the bush, whales cruising the ocean and throw a boomerang, delving into the ancient Dreamtime. Taste the gifts of the earth and ocean at the source – mineral springs wellness, fresh seafood and award-winning wines. This road trip offers an adventure full of experiences that will delight and inspire every traveller.
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