Geelong is a beautiful coastal city set on Corio Bay and is easily accessible in your rental vehicle via the M1. It is renowned for its beachfront attractions, such as the swimming enclosure on Eastern Beach, Cunningham Pier and Steampacket Gardens. You can also visit the National Wool Museum and the Botanic Gardens, while taking in the city's stunning architecture. Geelong is also the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. This famous coastal driving route starts just to the south of the city.
Distance to Geelong
- From La Trobe Street: 46 miles, about 1 hour 4 minutes
- From Melbourne Airport: 52 miles, about 1 hour 6 minutes
Yarra Ranges National Park
Victoria's natural beauty is second to none and every visitor should try to experience it for themselves when they rent a car. Yarra Ranges National Park is the perfect destination to do just that and is only 50 miles or so to the east of Melbourne on the M80. Here you can find spectacular forests of Mountain Ash, a rainforest gallery, elevated walkways and hiking trails. The drive through Black Spur to Narbethong from Healesville is a must. Do stop at Lady Talbot Drive to walk along the beautiful rainforest trail and view the Phantom and Keppel Falls. In the winter there is cross-country skiing and tobogganing on the slopes of Lake Mountain.
Distance to Yarra Ranges National Park
- From La Trobe Street: 43 miles, about 1 hour 11 minutes
- From Melbourne Airport: 50 miles, about 1 hour 15 minutes