Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong
13 The Esplanade
Geelong, VI 3220
Phone: (61) 3 52447700
Fax: (61) 3 52218912
Located right near the tip of the southeastern part of Australia, Geelong embodies the charm of a vacation destination. Just about an hour from Melbourne, the bustling capital of Victoria, Geelong is blessed with pristine beaches, sandy shores, a rich cultural heritage, and a stunning city landscape. As with the rest of Australia, Geelong was first inhabited by the native Aboriginal people, of the Wathuarong tribe. The European settlers arrived as late as the 1800s, and the city was officially established in 1836. The city's cultural wealth is evident in the range of events and festivals that take place here, like the Royal Geelong Show, the Geelong Heritage Festival, and the Pako Festival. Call to know more.
The Avalon Airport is situated in Lara, Victoria. Comprising of only one runway, this is one of the busiest airports, and caters to four domestic carriers. The airport plays host to the Australian International Airshow. Call ahead on the toll free number +1800 28 2566 or visit the website to know more.
Barwon Heads Golf Course is a links style course set in the midst of trees and sand dunes. Undulating, with slick greens and fast running fairways, it is one of the toughest golf courses in Victoria. For membership details and other information, check website.
Offshore Surf Tours or Great Ocean Road surf Tours offers to take you for a fun ride along the picturesque Great Ocean Road, while teaching you how to surf, with the help of professionals, at the same time. And if you thought that was awesome, they also provide breakfast, lunch and accommodation on all two to five day tours. Need more reasons to ride the waves with them?
Queenscliff, a small town on the shores of the Bellarine Peninsula, is famous for the scenic view that it provides. Flocked by tourists throughout the year, the town links the state to the Swan Island which is famous for the Queenscliff Golf Club. Apart from its strategic location, Queenscliff is also known for the the lively festivals that take place in the town. Queenscliff hosts the annual food festival where local fishermen donate fresh sea food. Besides this, Queenscliff is also known for the town's annual Music Festival where enthusiasts come not only from across the country but from other parts of the world.