Escape to Nature With Our Top Geelong Destinations

If you’re looking for a refreshing break with plenty to do in the great outdoors, Geelong is the place to be. The city is the portal to some of Victoria’s most stunning sights and natural wonderlands.

Great Ocean Road

Start your outdoor exploration by driving down the Great Ocean Road - one of the country’s most iconic stretches of highway. The winding road hugs a stunning coastline, which is marked by towering cliff faces and impressive rock formations.

On your journey, you’ll come across the Twelve Apostles, a collection of stacked limestone towers that are set in the middle of the bay. Although only 8 of the naturally-formed stone structures still stand, the pinnacles are more than 10 million years old. Make sure you visit these gentle giants at dawn or dusk, when the sunlight offers the most stunning photograph opportunities. It’s a sight to behold and one you don’t want to miss.

Otways Rainforest

Take to the sky in the lush Otways Rainforest where you can explore a tree-top canopy and get to know some of the ancient flora and fauna in the region. Located a short drive west, the Otways are one of Australia’s most ancient natural wonderlands, you’ll be able to take a treetop walk, explore hidden beaches and more. If you’re on the adventurous side, challenge yourself to a hike, or traverse the landscape on horseback. Then, discover one of the hidden beaches that are located at the edge of this iconic rainforest.

World-class wineries

If you prefer your nature with a side of wine and cheese, Geelong also offers up a selection of world-renowned wineries for you to taste until your heart’s content. The cool climate varietals will delight any enthusiast - not to mention the awards that have been bestowed on some of the region’s finest. With more than 40 cellar doors scattered around the Peninsula, you’ll be sure to find something to your tastes.