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    Compare car rental in Geelong and start planning your Great Ocean Road adventure. We partner with top suppliers such as Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Enterprise (formerly Redspot) to bring you the best deals. 

    Geelong is one of the biggest urban areas in Victoria. Situated on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, Geelong offers tourists an amazing view and numerous opportunities to have fun and relax. The city was established in 1837, but it was officially proclaimed a city only in 1910. After the 1850s, the decade when the first gold reserves were discovered here, the industry of Geelong began growing amazingly, becoming an important industrial center in Australia. 

    Why rent a car in Geelong with VroomVroomVroom?

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    Driving tips in Geelong

    Geelong is situated only 72 km drive in your cheap car hire from Melbourne​, so if you plan on visiting this place, you will also be able to easily plan a day trip to the state's capital. If you plan to drive the Great Ocean Road, make sure you take extra care while driving as it is quite a popular route and the road will be busy. 

    A top Geelong car rental gives you the freedom to explore

    Geelong is an amazing city located in Victoria, Australia.  It is within a short drive from popular beach-front communities on the Bellarine Peninsula. Elegant architecture, vibrant gardens and parks, and the scenery of Corio Bay depict what the locals mean when they call Geelong, the 'City by the Bay'. 

    The city has a vast commercial centre that offers guests a chance to explore beach-front attractions and a number of coastal walks. 

    There are so many things to see and do in Geelong -- that's why VroomVroomVroom has listed some of the top attractions and restaurants in the area. Check out our guide below:

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    Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours

    Address: 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220

    Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours

    If you're looking for a unique way to explore Geelong, then test your courage by joining the Ghost Tours. Join the team at Twisted History as we explore the Old Geelong Gaol, an intact 19th century prison - from escapes to ghosts, murderers to paranormal investigations we will take you on a tour you won't forget. Stand on the gallows, see the grave or be flogged by the 'Cat of nine tails' on our famous nightly ghost tour or explore the world of the paranormal. Join the investigative team and become a ghost hunter for a night. Before the sun goes down, join our escape tour to see just how people could escape a building like this.

    Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

    Address: 410 Torquay Road, Grovedale VIC 3216

    Learn more about Aboriginal culture and history by visiting Narana, which is situated amidst the forest, native garden, and walkways. Anyone can get in for free and enjoy the programs at the Cultural Education Centre. If you're an art lover, then make sure to check out the indigenous artworks at the Art Gallery. You can even bring one back home since the artworks there are for sale. For more souvenir ideas, visit the Narana Shop which sells boomerangs, didgeridoos, and other handmade items. There is also a café in the centre where you can enjoy all day breakfast and lunch.

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    Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro

    Address: 2490 Midland HighwayBannockburn 3331VIC

    Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro

    If you are more in the mood for fine wine and breathtaking views, then make sure to visit Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro. It all started with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plantings, but now it has more wine varieties including Shiraz, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy spectacular views of the rolling hills and Moorabool River. It has received numerous recognitions including a James Halliday 5-star rating and “Best Casual Dining Restaurant” at the Golden Plate Awards in 2012. Their extensive list of wine is best paired with their home-cooked meals. Check out their website for more details.

    Pistol Pete's Food N Blues

    Address: 93A Little Malop Street (Opposite Eureka Hotel), Geelong 3220 VIC

    Pistol Pete's Food N Blues

    Enjoy great food and music at Pistol Pete's Food N Blues, which is managed by Chef Pete Raimondo, who also happens to be a Blues lover. They serve authentic Southern American food that's rich with flavor and really tasty. Indulge in classic dishes such as Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Southern Style Fried Chicken while listening to Blues music. There are also live performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy a wide selection of wines, beers, spirits, and sodas.

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    Drysdale House

    Address: 122 High Street, Drysdale VIC 3222

    Drysdale House

    What used to be part of the Australian House museum is now one of the most sought after Victorian residences in Drysdale, which is a beautiful town located near Geelong. The 18th century home is now owned by the Naylor Family and is open to individuals and couples who want to experience a private and luxurious retreat. Drysdale Home has easy access to Lake Lorne, Drysdale Rail Trail, and McLeods Waterholes Reserve. You can also hop in your car hire and start exploring the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula. 

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    If you have more time to explore Geelong, check out other popular attractions listed below

    Ford Discovery Centre - This place is ideal for car enthusiasts  as it features  Australian Ford cars, a theatre, and some car-related games and activities.  An interactive automobile museum operated by Ford Heritage Ltd presents and preserves the heritage of the Ford Company in Australia. Here, you'll experience Ford's Australian history in an entertaining and educational environment. But the Ford Discovery Centre is more than a car museum: you'll see a showcase of automotive technology and a “behind the scenes” look at how cars are made!
    Geelong Gallery - It contains works from the permanent collection as well as a vibrant program of special exhibitions. It was established in 1896 and since then, it has amassed an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century English porcelain, British art pottery, colonial Australian silver, as well as contemporary Australian paintings, prints, sculpture, and ceramics. But the gallery's collection mainly focuses on the early images of the Geelong region. In the gallery, you'll also see a superb collection that includes the works of national significance such as Eugene von Guerard's 'View of Geelong' (1856) and Frederick McCubbin's 'A bush burial' (1890).
    The National Wool Museum - Visiting this place will make you feel like you've been transported back in time, because you'll see the timeless Australian history of wool, combined with stimulating contemporary exhibitions, presented in a historic bluestone wool store. The Museum has 4 galleries, a renowned woolen clothing, gift and souvenir shop, and an excellent restaurant.
    St Mary of the Angels Basilica - One of the most beautiful buildings in this city was built in 1937 and its architecture is really impressive due to its unique style. It is the 4th tallest church in the country, measuring 210 feet in height. Visiting this building is a must for all tourists who arrive in Geelong.
    Adventure Park Geelong - The water-themed park has numerous possibilities to have fun, but also to relax. The Adventure Park Geelong can offer entertainment to both adults and children. 
    The National Wood Museum - It is the largest museum of wood in Australia. Move your cheap car hire to this place that offers you a clear view of the history of Geelong and its development. The wood store in which the museum is located was restored in 1872, being representative of the wood industry at that time.

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