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Highlights in Geelong
- Great food and wine
- Great golf courses
- Hotbed for street art
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Geelong
If you plan your first stay in Geelong, you might prefer a central and touristy area. Solo travellers tend to choose local neighbourhoods and families prefer sometimes holiday rentals in the outskirts. Bell Park is a residential suburb of Geelong, 2 miles north-west of the Geelong city centre and Belmont, Newcomb and Grovedale are southern suburbs of Geelong primarily residential. Along Geelong West, you can find several holiday rentals and as a family travelling with kids you can select those holiday rentals close to Eastern Beach.Ideal holiday lettings near the sea
Geelong and its wide array of holiday rentals will provide you with a great selection to choose from. Find the ideal letting to accommodate your family during the holidays, bring your loved ones to enjoy a beach holiday, explore the city as a solo traveller or have a romantic getaway to discover and explore one of the greatest cities in southern Australia. Spacious and contemporary holiday lettings with sea views, close to the city centre or in secluded areas to enjoy the privacy in your garden, take a dip in the pool and enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ!
Holidays in Geelong
The area and getting around
Geelong is a major port on Corio Bay and the second largest of Victoria, Australia, southwest of Melbourne, Australia. Enjoy the Waterfront esplanade with its 19th-century carousel, a fantastic art deco boardwalk and Eastern Beach. Visit the Geelong Botanic Gardens and the exhibitions at the National Wool Museum. Geelong is close to the Bellarine Peninsula and it is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, that starts at Torquay. From coastal walks to great dining on Cunningham Pier, elegant architecture, lovely parks and the colourful Botanic Gardens at Eastern Park. Explore the multicultural heart of Geelong along Pakington Street, where the Pako Festa is held annually. Discover the surrounding areas and the scenic Buckley Falls in Fyansford, Lake Connewarre, Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove.In and around Geelong
Geelong is a transportation hub. It features a major port for the major part of the trading activity, rail lines to Melbourne, the agricultural area in Western District, the Prince’s Highway to the southern part of the country and the popular Great Ocean Road along the southwest coast. Sydney is just a couple of hours away.
Travellers and activities
Geelong is home to some of the country’s best regional cuisine and fine dining as well as cafés, wineries and superb fresh produce shops like Geelong Fresh Foods. Have the most amazing creations by Chef Aaron turner at IGNI. Indulge in delicious broth or some roast beetroot topped with a charred mustard leaf. Chefs Matt Dempsey and Graham Jefferies' Tulip has a menu that highlights meats including Wessex saddleback pork belly. If you go to Zigfrids Dining Hall taste their scrumptious octopus carpaccio or the delicious cider-steamed Portarlington mussels. Le Parisien, with incredible sea views, offers a great selection of seafood and a French-based menu. For excellent wines, the winery restaurants offer you a selection of the finest Australian and international wines that will go perfectly well with the menus at The Mr Grubb Bistro or Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant that include delicious roasted lamb, glazed chicken and fantastic desserts. Try the Jack Rabbit Restaurant or the Shed Restaurant at Terindah Estate and Provenance Wines.Geelong for beach lovers
The Australian coast boasts superb beaches and long stretches of sand to feel it between your toes and under your feet as you stroll along the shores. between your toes, salt on your skin. Make new memories of summer days on the Bellarine Peninsula. Enjoy a beach day with the children at Ocean Grove and its pristine beach or head to Barwon River in Barwon Heads. Take a dip into the rock pools at Point Lonsdale and Portarlington.
Did you know in 1912, the Old Geelong Post Office held the first automatic telephone exchange in Australia?
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The Bellarine Peninsula is the perfect place to learn how to catch a wave for the first time or a good practice spot for those who want to improve their surfing skills. You can sign up for surfing lessons and get the best tips from local instructors to stand up on the board and try the novice surfing spots. Intermediate surfers will enjoy the waves at Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove or 13th Beach boasting numerous beach breaks with low to moderate swell. Raffs Beach is another great and popular surf point stretching from Ocean Grove to the mouth of the Barwon River and it offers moderate swell and north-west to westerly winds ideal for your surfing days!2. Family cycling fun!
Geelong and the Bellarine has great tracks and routes to enjoy days of cycling with the children. The 30 miles (50 km) of track makes You Yangs the go-to route for mountain biking, whereas the 21-mile (35 km) Bellarine Rail Trail is a more gentle family ride between South Geelong and Queenscliff. For more demanding cyclists, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is held in Geelong every January. Come and join!3. Play some golf in the Bellarine
Get your clubs ready and make your way around the bay to enjoy one of Victoria's premier golfing destinations. A selection of courses across the area, from Geelong to Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington and the fairways of Barwon Heads, Curlewis Golf Club and Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. Tee off at any of the golf clubs and enjoy the magnificent coastal views and the sea breeze. Test and improve your golf skills!4. Geelong, a wine region
Explore the Geelong wine region from the coast to volcanic plains where the great varieties of chardonnay or shiraz are made. Wine Winemakers in Victoria rediscovered rich soils during the late 1800s and they figured how to use their climate to produce award-winning wines, especially in Geelong and the Bellarine region. Enjoy a visit to the vineyards, meet the makers and taste their wines pairing them with delicious meals at their top-notch cafes and restaurants. and celebrate the region's wine winners at the annual Toast to the Coast, happening around October/November at wineries from the Bellarine and Moorabool Valley.5. Colourful street art
Geelong’s waterfront is a large outdoor display of artworks. Admire the whimsical Baywalk Bollards telling the story of jaunty sailors, dapper young ladies in their old-fashioned bathing suits and even a town band! Take a look at Maggie Fookes Cargo Boxes and Paving Splats reflecting objects, sculptures and artefacts related to Geelong. Check the Barcode Fountain at the Customs House Forecourt Park that includes an original barcode of Noddy’s Soft Drink. The seven sails or fins by Mark Stoner at Moorabool Street and the murals, paste-ups and stencils give the city a unique sense of urban vitality with the popular artist Rone, encouraging young artists to showcase their talent.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Geelong
How much do the holiday lettings in Geelong cost on average?
Geelong is one of the cheapest cities in Australia. The price of a holiday rental is around A$362.88 per night.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Geelong?
Those who want to save as much as possible should visit Geelong in November, December, and January which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of A$239.43, A$243.7, and A$273.95 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Geelong?
When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Geelong, the highest prices are found in the month of May (with an average of A$502.25 per night), followed by March (A$451.69), and April (A$441.44).
Do I need to plan a trip to Geelong well in advance?
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Geelong, as only 38% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
Which months offer the highest availability?
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Geelong are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 69.4% of the total in 2020), August (58.8%), and September (58.5%).
When are there fewer rental options available in Geelong?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Geelong are, in order, January (with 0% of available rentals), February (3.25%), and March (10.75%).
How many holiday rentals are there in Geelong?
We have 80 properties for you in Geelong, provided by our 3 local and international partners.