Geelong is a bayside city Southwest of Melbourne and the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Explore the art deco boardwalk, sea baths and colourful waterfront sculptures. Find a hire car in Geelong by searching, comparing and booking with VroomVroomVroom.
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Flying into Avalon Airport (AVV) and need to get on the road without hassle? Collect your car from one of the six hire car suppliers we work with at Avalon Airport.
Geelong is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is a popular starting point for many driving The Great Ocean Road. Here are some of our top tips when driving in Geelong:
In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $30 and AUD $145 per day for a hire car in Geelong. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates use our price comparison tool.
The highest-rated rental car in Geelong is a Hyundai Accent or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.
Europcar is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Geelong based on recent ratings by our customers.
You can pick up your hire car in Geelong and drop off at another location, however, keep in mind there may be a one-way fee charged to your booking.
Geelong, set on the Corio Bay, is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is known for its elegant architecture, vibrant gardens and picturesque waterfront esplanade. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Geelong:
Address: 202 Myers Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Explore the eerier side of Geelong and join Twisted History for a ghost tour of the Old Geelong Goal, an intact 19th-century prison. Stand on the gallows, see historic graves or be flogged by the 'Cat of nine tails' on our famous nightly ghost tour of the paranormal.
Address: 410 Torquay Road, Grovedale 3216
Learn about Indigenous Australian culture and history by visiting Narana where educational programs will allow you to discover more about the native land, spirituality, laws and cultural designs. Enjoy dreaming stories, walks through native gardens and indigenous artworks in the on-site art gallery.
Address: Garden Street, East Geelong 3219
Geelong Botanic Gardens are Australia’s fourth-oldest botanic gardens and are a great destination for a picnic, playtime with the kids in the Geelong Play Space or to join a volunteer-run tour each Wednesday (weather permitting) at 11am. Explore a range of indigenous plant species, Western Australian bottle trees, cork trees and see Victoria’s oldest timber building, Old Customs House.
Address: 122 High St, Drysdale 3222
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.
Address: 10-14 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong 3220
Close to all Geelong has to offer, the Novotel Geelong’s 109 refurbished rooms offer a modern room with private balconies to enjoy waterfront views from.