Destination guide

Urban retreat in Geelong holiday homes to rent

With beachfront attractions, elegant architecture and colourful outdoor spaces, Geelong is a jewel of the Victoria region. Multicultural appeal, art museums, historic sites and a vibrant landscape make Geelong the ideal destination for all ages and inclinations. Holiday homes to rent in Geelong give you the option to turn your holiday into whatever you choose, from fast-paced urban exploration to relaxing days by the beach.


Heritage sites near Geelong holiday homes

As an older city in Victoria, Geelong is full of interesting heritage sites, museums and landmarks that celebrate its rich history. Holiday homes can be found near such attractions as the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, an art gallery with works and artefacts of native cultures, and HM Prison Geelong, a 19th-century prison with ghost tours, standard tours and a gallows exhibit. Swan Island, a barrier island with military fortifications dating back to the 1850s, and Fort Pearce, a former military fort with gun emplacements, an observation post and a vast park, are exciting locations for history buffs.

Things to do

Activities near Geelong holiday homes

Geelong has interesting and fun sites for all ages, all within reach of the holiday rentals in the area. Adventure Park Geelong, a water park with dry thrill rides, waterslides, mini golf and a children’s train, and the National Wool Museum, an interactive history museum of the Australian wool industry, are two exceptional locations for children. Eastern Beach, a popular swimming and recreation beach with soft sand and gentle surf, and the Geelong Gallery, an art gallery with an extensive collection of 19th- and 20th- century artworks from prominent artists, are also must-see destinations.


Activities and attractions in Geelong

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Geelong has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Geelong Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Waterworld (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Saint Regis Winery (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Warbird Air Adventures (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Adventure Park Geelong (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Geelong

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Geelong

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Geelong is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Steampacket Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Geelong Botanical Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Rippleside Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Balyang Sanctuary (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lake Connwarre (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Serendip Sanctuary (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)

Best beaches near Geelong holiday rentals

Geelong has plenty of beautiful beaches near holiday homes that are suitable for play or adventure for all ages. Eastern Beach Road, a scenic beach with gentle waves and colourful marine life for swimming and snorkelling, and the Serendip Sanctuary, a wetland park with woodlands, nature trails and a wildlife sanctuary, are ideal for families and small children. Corio Bay, a scenic bay with opportunities for sailing, fishing and dolphin encounters, and Thirteenth Beach, a sandy shoreline with big waves that are popular for surfers, are also top locations in the area.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Geelong

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 41.3 mi (66.5 km) away.

How to get around

Getting to Geelong holiday rentals

Geelong has many transport options to get you to and from your holiday accommodation. Several roads lead into the city, making cars, buses and taxis convenient transport options. You can also fly into the area or take a bus or train to the local holiday rentals. For nearby destinations, restaurants and shops, you can walk or bike from your holiday accommodation and explore the scenery along the way.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in Geelong

With renowned wineries, scenic riverside eateries, inner city pubs and country-style dining, Geelong offers unique culinary experiences with the distinctive tastes of the region. From international fare with local ingredients to craft brews paired with local seafood or farm-raised meats, the restaurants in Geelong infuse the cultural influences of Victoria with the riches of land and sea for dining that’s an experience all its own. Whether you want to discover a new favourite or enjoy a familiar meal with a culinary twist, the dining near Geelong holiday homes suits virtually every taste.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Geelong?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 75 holiday rentals around Geelong. From 18 flats & apartments to 34 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Geelong is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Geelong?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Geelong. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Deakin University: 1,075 holiday rentals
  • The Carousel: 1,086 holiday rentals
  • Westfield Geelong: 1,086 holiday rentals
  • Aqua Orbs Water Park: 1,095 holiday rentals
  • Steampacket Gardens: 1,088 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Geelong listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Geelong?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 18 Condos/Apartments in Geelong. Our other popular types of Geelong holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 34 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 3 holiday houses
  • Studios: 22 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Geelong?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Geelong. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.