Geelong Tourism

Located about 70km from Melbourne, Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria Australia. The original inhabitants of Geelong are the aboriginal Wathaurung people who called the city Jillong.

It is a charming place with a laid-back atmosphere making travel to Geelong an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. Geelong acts as a gateway to the Great Ocean Road region and the coastal towns of the Bellarine Peninsula. Geelong is an industrial town but recent closures of several manufacturing units have lead to the city being in a phase of transition and reinvention.

The Corio Bay waterfront and the city center with historical buildings, numerous restaurants and bars, a host of art and culture related activities, fun filled parks and beaches, all make Geelong an ideal place to visit.

Geelong tourist information is available through two main visitor centers in the city where you can pick up a Geelong travel guide. Geelong and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Office on Princess Hwy, Little River and Geelong Visitor Information Centre at Moorabool Street both offer visitors guidance and assistance to be able to make the most of their trip.

Essential travel information and Geelong tips for your visit

  • Always carry sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses when travelling through Australia.
  • The peak hour traffic in Geelong can get quite bad so plan your trip accordingly.
  • There are several road trips work taking around Geelong on the Great Ocean Road.
  • Public transport is limited.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Geelong

  • Know the pollution level of Geelong before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 21.05 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.92 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.62 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.81 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.08 (Low)
  • How safe is Geelong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Geelong.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.93 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 76.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.93 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.71 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.62 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Geelong is 176.65 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 44.72 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.47 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.59 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.72 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.67 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.45 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Geelong

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.55 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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