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Situated 65 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, the city of Geelong acts as a gateway to the scenic Great Ocean Road, Shipwreck Coast, and the Bellarine Peninsula. Geelong is also the home of the second-oldest Australian rules football club in the world, the Geelong Football Club.
A wide variety of vehicle types are available to hire in Geelong, including sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs, four-wheel drives, trucks, and vans.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt currently operate in Geelong and the nearby Avalon Airport.
Bells Beach provides a great road trip destination and isn't far from Geelong at all. Torquay really offers the best of both worlds with its protected family beaches along with the action of great surf. Not much further is Jan Juc, which is a little bit wilder and then Bells Beach is the next stop on the coast. These swells are definitely for experienced surfers though so newbies should beware. Point Addis offers gorgeous views to the sea and bay. Make sure you pack your digital camera before driving your car rental as the towering yellow cliffs make for fantastic photos.
Of course even the nicest Geelong Victoria car rental isn't going to cut it 24/7. At some point you're going to want some R&R from your travels. If most of your trip is planned around budget accommodation, then why not splurge out for a night or two at one of the top rated hotels?
If you're after a bit of pampering during your holiday or need to soak away the stress of a big business trip then Eulong Day Spa would be worth a visit in your car rental. Located on Moorabool street, you can choose from a range of day spa treatments and special packages.
One of Victoria's premier tourist attractions not to be missed during any extended trip to the region is the Great Ocean Walk.
If you've hired a Geelong car rental then it couldn't be easier to access this fantastic slice of Victoria. The Great Ocean Walk is located in the South West of the State and provides magnificent views and locations. All up it is a 91km trail and winds its way along the beautiful coastline. There are plenty of access points. Travellers often stop over for a short day or overnight walk between the resort town of Apollo Bay and Glenample Homestead near Port Campbell.
The week ahead is going to be a little cloudy but doesn't look like it's developing into rain just yet. Either way you'll still find plenty of things to see and do to keep you occupied. This is especially true if you have a bit of a geeky side.
Geelong is situated on Corio Bay within nice short driving distance (important information for those renting a car for road trip purposes) of beach loving communities at the Bellarine Peninsula. It's also a gateway to the famed Great Ocean Road.
The National Wool Museum is ever popular and has three separate galleries. It's set in a historic 1872 bluestone woolstore and provides an entertaining education about the history and politics of the wool industry. Move your car rental to the Museum that offers a slice of history.
Are you a believer? In ghosts that is. Australian Ghost Adventures offers all the ghost hunting equipment you need to explore The Old Geelong Gaol so you can find out for yourself! Be sure to pack a video camera so you can get evidence of your close encounter.
Ford lovers will be in their element at the Ford Discovery Centre. Ford Australia started its operations in Australia in Geelong in 1925. The Centre is open six days a week (but is closed Tuesdays) and showcases everything Ford, from the early beginnings to the latest high technology.
One of the nice things about having a car rental in Geelong is that it is a waterfront city. A great range of wine, food and cultural attractions are on offer, along with a taste of true blue colonial history.
With gorgeous waterfront eateries and beautiful landscaped gardens, a walk through this city is a great way to get it to know it better. Not to mention the walking paths are set against a backdrop of Corio Bay - and you may need to walk off some calories after sampling the culinary delights.
Geelong has over 100 heritage buildings which are classified by the National Trust so it's easy to see why this is a popular destination for visitors to Victoria. A rental car is the perfect way to get around town and see the history and architecture on offer.
Eastern Beach sports an art deco style pool while Pakington Street is home to the popular Pako Festa, which is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia. The Torquay Central Farmers Market is a genuine European style farmers market with no bells and whistles, no buskers and no sausage sizzle – just great fresh food and produce.
Australia's circumferential Highway 1 takes you all around the continent, generally following a coastal route. As part of your Aussie road trip you can Travel west, then southwest, on Highway 1 from Melbourne to Geelong. Just outside of Geelong you have the option to leave the Princes Highway and take the scenic Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Apollo Bay and on to the Twelve Apostles.