Geelong is a city in approximately 75 kilometres from Melbourne, the capital of Victoria. Grab a car hire and explore the second largest city in the state today. Named in 1837 by Richard Burke, the Governor at the time, Geelong is a port city located on the Corio Bay (an inlet bay of Port Phillip) and Barwon River. The Ballarat goldrush in the 1850s increased the population of Geelong dramatically, and it was officially declared a city in 1910. As the city grew it cemented itself as the industrial centre of the state, and nowadays Geelong calls itself the 12th largest city in Australia. Indeed, the growth rate of the population is higher than that of the national average.
The name Geelong is thought to have come from the Aboriginal .jillong., meaning land or cliffs. On a clear day, you can see the Melbourne city skyline from Geelong, and the water front provides not only the opportunity for business but also pleasure. The Geelong waterfront is home to office and restaurant alike, so pop in while you have your car hire and spend the day at the beautiful seaside of Geelong.
Why not try and plan your trip to coincide with one of the many festivals or galas that Geelong hosts during the year? Events include the International Airshow, the National Celtic Festival, the Skandia Geelong Week (the largest yachting regatta in Australia) or the Cycling championships . any number of other sporting events are held at Geelong, so for the armchair sportsman, grab a car hire and head on down to Geelong for your share of sports!
Geelong has featured in film and television, too . keep an eye out for it in such shows as .Seachange., .Mad Max., .Ghostrider. and .Ned Kelly..
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