Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Geelong

Victoria's second largest city (where Cats are kings).
Wander the waterfront and catch an AFL game with Geelong accommodation

Right on the edge of Corio Bay, Geelong is looking better than ever thanks to an extensive city upgrade. Its growing shopping precinct and luxurious accommodation attract people from near and far, while the waterfront is a true drawcard.

Here, more than 100 colourful wooden bollards line the foreshore and lead around to the Botanic Gardens, each one representing a different unique character who has played a role in the city’s past. It’s a great way to get a feel for the city and its people, who are staunch supporters of their beloved Geelong Cats AFL team.

The waterfront has become an unlikely urban gallery for public art. Accompanying the bollards are other installations and a raft of contemporary sculptures. A hand-carved wooden carousel well over 100 years old is also on show, while an art deco swimming pool and park complex is a feature in itself.

With lawns, a playground, pavilions and a range of dining options, there’s so much more to do than just swim here. You can even take a helicopter ride to gain an aerial perspective of the region, or a seaplane might be more up your alley. Alternatively, you can enjoy a ride on the back of a motorbike and take in the area in style. However you choose to spend your holiday, you can rest assured you'll have romantic, boutique, or luxury Geelong accommodation awaiting you at the end of the day.

Nearby, the Bellarine Peninsula stretches around the eastern coastline of Port Phillip Bay, peppered with popular seaside towns such as Portarlington, Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. A holiday haven since the late 1880s, much of the architecture still reflects its heritage and Queenscliff is one place where this old-world charm is ever-present. A car ferry connects the town with the Mornington Peninsula, offering a different way to see the region. Exploring these coastal towns with daytrips is made easy using your Geelong accommodation as a base.

Book your escape with our picks of Geelong accommodation, take the journey along the famous Great Ocean Road by checking out our selection of handpicked luxury accommodation, or cast your getaway-gaze around Victoria.