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 17 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.89 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.21 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
  • How safe is Geelong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Geelong.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.08 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.56 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 42.66 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.04 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.49 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 73 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.75 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 59 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 59.01 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 47.2 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.8 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.33 (High)
    • Health Care Index 69.51 (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 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.37 USD

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

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