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Book a car rental in Geelong and start planning your Great Ocean Road adventure. We partner with top suppliers such as Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar and Enterprise to bring you the best deals and give you more choices.

Geelong is one of the biggest urban areas in Victoria​. Situated on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, the city offers tourists an amazing view and numerous opportunities to have fun and relax. After the 1850s, the decade when the first gold reserves were discovered here, the industry of Geelong began growing amazingly, becoming an important industrial centre in Australia.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Geelong

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​​5
Car rental suppliers​Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Why Book a Rental Car in Geelong with VroomVroomVroom?

  1. Great rates - VroomVroomVroom offers a great variety of car hire types from major suppliers in Australia. Read our Price Promise​ for more information.
  2. Easily compare car rentals - Our top-class booking system can save you time from checking other websites to find enough options.​ Simply enter your travel plans into the search menu and a comparison list of available car rentals in Geelong - along with their rates - will be generated for your convenience.
  3. Wide selection of vehicles: Aside from the excellent car rental options, we can also help you compare and book campervan rental rates in Geelong​.
  4. Customer assistance: If you have any query or need help in booking a rental car, feel free to contact us.

Best Time to Visit Geelong

If you want to experience mild and pleasant weather, travel to Geelong in spring. However, make sure to bring your raingear because October is the wettest month in the city. Summers can get too hot especially in January and February so better avoid going out during these months.

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 Highway, Bannockburn 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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Customer Reviews Geelong Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 105 reviews
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    Date: 08 Jul 2017
    Feedback: Very simple best out of 4 major companies I have used
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