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Geelong is the second biggest city in Australia, and is just a short drive from the capital, Melbourne, with a distance of only 70 kilometres. Visitors to the Geelong area will be pleased to see that most popular car hire retailers such as: Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Avis and Europcar all being available in the local area, so you are not limited by choice.

How to Get to Geelong

Geelong Airport, also known as Avalon Airport, is located about 20 minutes away from the main part of town. There is flights from Sydney and Brisbane, but if you want to fly into Melbourne and pick up your car hire there, driving the rest of the way into Geelong, that is also a very practical option.

What to Do in Geelong?

There’s a whole bunch of things to get up to in Victoria’s smaller big city. Boating buffs can check out the Maritime Museum, where they will be exposed to a plethora of information regarding local boats, shipping routes, etc.

Then there’s the National Wool Museum, where you can get a look at how wool is made and what exactly distinguishes quality wool from the rest.

Of course, you could drop into You Yangs Regional Park which you can easily access from the Princes Freeway if you’re travelling by car hire, in the park you can use one of the walking tracks to test your fitness while taking in a bit of the local scenery at the same time.

Where Else?

If you want to get around a bit more in your car hire, why not check out the hip feel of inner CBD Melbourne? Less than an hour away. Or for those with the need for salt, sun and sea, a side trip to the Mornington Peninsula is a must.