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Avalon Airport (AAV) is Melbourne's second airport, located about 40 minutes drive from the Westgate Bridge. It is considered to be the second gateway to Melbourne. The airport is a great alternative to flying into Melbourne if you find a cheap flight because a hire car will still give you access to all of Melbourne's great attractions.

When booking a flight into Melbourne, do not get Avalon Airport confused with Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. The fact that Avalon Airport is only 15 minutes drive from Geelong (Victoria's second-largest city) doesn't seem to make any difference to the advertising. Either way, both Melbourne and Geelong are easily accessible from Avalon Airport, once you've hopped off the plane and into your rental car.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Avalon Airport

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Wagon/Estate, SUV, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van
Rental depots​​6
Car rental suppliersAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

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Driving Tips at Avalon Airport

Geelong​ is easily accessible via Avalon Airport and is only approximately 20mins south.
Avalon Airport is on the main road, the Princes Freeway, between Melbourne and Geelong. Driving to either city is pretty easy. If you're heading to Melbourne, then turn your Avalon Airport car rental left as you leave the airport, and go across the freeway overpass to take a right turn onto the Princes Freeway. Basically, all you need to do now is follow the signs all the way to the bright lights of lovely Melbourne.

Best Things to Do in Avalon

Avalon —a place where you'll definitely go back to! Avalon is located at the outer suburb of Geelong, Victoria. It is situated on the western shore of Port Phillip Bay to the southwest of Melbourne, and its Local Government Area is the City of Greater Geelong. The suburb of Avalon is well known for the Avalon Raceway and Avalon Airport, which is the new home base of the budget domestic airline, Jetstar Airways, and the site of the biennial Avalon International Airshow. Even though located on the outskirts of Geelong, the Avalon Airport operates as the second airport for the city of Melbourne.

Top attractions within Avalon

The Avalon Airport and the Australian International Airshow Obviously, this is going to be the first significant place that we will see once we arrive in Avalon. Aside from being an important airport in the area, the Avalon Airport is the venue for the biennial AvalonInternational Airshow! This Airshow is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere!

With the Australian International Airshow, you'll experience the best high flying action ever seen in Australia! This highly admired public airshow is run together with a comprehensive Aerospace and Defense Exposition! Now you know why this event is really talked about!

The Airshow is internationally recognized for its adrenalin pumping and complete flying displays which are just a few meters away from public viewing areas! There are also about 500 military, historic, commercial, and civil aircrafts showcased in the Airshow. Therefore, actions are both on the ground and in the air! You'll never be bored!
With the Australian International Airshow, you'll be so close with the action that you feel definitely feel like you're in the pilot's seat!

The Avalon Raceway is a motor racing track that is clay-based. It is one of the tracks used as part of the Wanless World Series Sprintcars each season. Avalon Raceway is one of the most popular dirt racing tracks in the whole of Victoria.

Four ways to make your trip to Avalon lots of fun

You Yangs Regional Park. You need not drive for hours for some adventures. The You Yangs Regional Park is just around fifteen minutes from Avalon Airport. Go on a picnic with the gang and have some barbeque in one of the park's picnic areas, or put that hat and poncho on and go horseback riding.

Ragged Edge. Are you into extreme sports? Then this is going to be your ultimate driving experience. Drive a 4x4 on amazing dirt tracks and the most rugged terrain no one can ever imagine. Just around ten minutes from Avalon Airport, Ragged Edge is situated at Avalon Raceway in Lara.

Werribee Open Range Zoo. Take a Safari Tour, get amazed by a tall Order Giraffe Encounter and come face to face with Australia's most iconic animals in an open vehicle adventure.

Darriwill Farm. Who doesn't want fresh and delicious food? Excellent coffee and wine? this is a great place for people trying to catch up with old friends. With over ten stores in Victoria, one doesn't even have to go to the winery to buy these freshly souced goodies.
Customer Reviews Avalon Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 256 reviews
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    Reviewer: Evelyn G.
    Date: 11 May 2019
    Feedback: would be nice to know up fron t about additional charge /deposit. not sure if that always applies. I do hope its as straightforward as it looks :)
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Awindra P.
    Date: 02 Apr 2019
    Feedback: Easy and quick.
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    Date: 10 Feb 2019
    Feedback: Quick and easy
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    Reviewer: Bill O.
    Date: 31 Dec 2018
    Feedback: Great and easy process. No flight number because we are attending Avalon Air Show in our private plane. Will notify desk at Avalon if we are delayed re pick-up. Privately insured for travel - includes hire cars.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Richard S.
    Date: 08 Aug 2018
    Feedback: Easy - Good price too!
    Rating: 5/5 happy