Visit Geelong - Best of Geelong

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.

Geelong Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Geelong*

  • Pollution Statistics in Geelong

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

    • Air Pollution 23.44 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.62 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.5 (Low)
  • Geelong: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Geelong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Geelong.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.62 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 34.62 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.46 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Geelong - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Geelong is 184.23 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 44.65 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.83 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.25 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.55 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.67 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.6 (Very 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Geelong

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 69.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 137.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.39 USD

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

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