Fly, drive or by sea, getting here and touring around is easier than you think...
Avalon Airport is 20 minutes from Geelong and Melbourne Airport is an hour
away. Jetstar service Avalon Airport from Sydney, Gold Coast, Hobart and Adelaide.
Air Asia X will operate international flights from Malaysia to Avalon Airport twice daily starting in October 2018.
Pick up a Hertz rental car at either airport or in Melbourne city or take the SkyBus into Geelong from Avalon Airport.
Searoad Ferries connect Queenscliff and The Bellarine with the Mornington Peninsula, the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and Phillip Island. Park your car below deck, enjoy a co¡ee and spectacular views, perhaps encounter dolphins and relax knowing you’ve avoided a tussle with Melbourne city traffic. The 40 minute crossing departs every hour, every day between 7am-6pm (plus a 7pm service from 26 Dec – 31 Jan and peak times).
Port Phillip Ferries operates a daily passenger service between Melbourne Docklands and Portarlington on The Bellarine. It’s an ideal stepping o¡ point for a day by the seaside or to explore the nearby wineries, restaurants and local produce. Check portphillipferries.com.au for timetables.
Train & Bus
V/Line trains run regularly between Melbourne’s Southern
Cross Station and cities on the Great Southern Touirng Route such as Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool and buses link train services to other regional towns.
It’s a compact region, easy to explore by car. Drive an hour from Melbourne before arriving in Geelong to discover a new experience – delicious food and wine,
spectacular coastlines, historic towns and fun adventures. If you’d rather relax and let someone else worry about the driving, there are plenty of tour companies operating a personalised service. A guided regional tour or winery wanders– there’s a service to suit your style. If you want to be taken where only local knowledge can gain you access try Autopia or Oceania Tours & Safaris. Or for a bit of luxury try Great Ocean Road Private Luxury Tours.