Geelong is an Australian city, a few miles south west of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. Geelong is a port city which incorporates the Corio Bay, making it a family friendly destination with beaches, and city amenities. Hiring a car in Geelong is available from the Downtown area of the city, or at Melbourne's airports, and is recommended if you wish to experience and some of the best coastal drives Australia has to offer.
The tourist friendly Waterfront Geelong Precinct, is a good diversion for shopping and affordable dining, and the broader Bellarine Peninsula is quickly gaining kudos as something of a culinary hotspot.
Tourists coming to Geelong are often keen to explore the Bellarine Peninsula, the Victoria coastline, and the city of Melbourne. Cunningham Pier and Eastern Beach are popular local attractions, and for those hiring a car in Geelong, the Great Ocean Road begins in the city. The road has a number of stunning geological and natural features making it one of the most popular drives in Australia. Highlights of the route are the 'Twelve Apostles' (colossal limestone formations jutting upwards from the sea), the Great Otway National Park, and the wine regions, all mixed in with a bit of whale-spotting, mountains and beaches. Rent a car in Geelong and get the most out of Victoria's scenic road network.
Geelong is the perfect base from which to visit a number of local attractions, including Melbourne. Using the M1, you can travel from Geelong to Melbourne in less than an hour.
Take a ride on the famous Melbourne Trams, historic to the city, or explore the family friendly Melbourne Zoo; but perhaps the current must-see attraction in Melbourne is the Eureka Skydeck 88. The Skydeck can make the lofty claim of being the highest public lookout point in the Southern Hemisphere, giving visitors possibly one of the best lookout points for miles around.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1700 Sat 0800-1200, Sun 0800-1200
Address: 18A The Esplanade South
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.