Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria and is the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula, South West Victoria and the iconic Great Ocean Road.

The city played an important part in the formation of Victoria, with a thriving port being the first stop for many immigrants and people seeking their fortune on the Victorian goldfields from the 1840’s. Geelong’s historic background is reflected in the town’s architecture, where heritage buildings abound. In recent years, the town has undergone a transformation with new restaurants, cafés and gastro pubs moving into and restoring these heritage sites which gives the city a great vibe.

The city and its surrounds embrace their waterfront locale and offer many accessible dining choices, a broad range of accommodation options as well as unique tourism opportunities – including surf lessons and accessible joy flights.  Discover the history, food and wine culture, seaside towns and natural beauty in and around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.