Geelong coastline, Australia 2 days 1 night

romantic short break

Geelong romantic weekend & getaways — guide & itinerary

Trip Length:2 days, 1 night
Weather:Geelong Forecast, rain or shine there is something on in Geelong for this special occasion weekend.
Best time to visit:Spring to Autumn, winter layer up and check out the indoor options.

DId you know some of the best things in Victoria do not require a vehicle to get there?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Geelong. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

About Trip
Romantic weekend

Geelong waterfront is a must do pit stop as the quirky bollards and wheelchair accessible boardwalk make for a great start to the trip. A great place to walk off the breakfast from your waterfront alfresco restaurant. Afternoon choices are National Wool Museum, perhaps a wander through a regional art gallery or a chance to check out the local shops.

Geelong’s waterfront is designed as a seaside destination. It is a considerable achievement and reflects all that is magic about a day at the beach. A place where there is space for everyone. While the esplanade and walk is primarily a summer destination it is enjoyable in winter. Walk among the bollards, enjoy the quirky nature of their characters reflecting the Aussie beach spirit. Admire the infinity pool for children where the safe swimming areas effortlessly reach out to the horizon.

Geelong waterfront

Leisurely breakfast
Beach exploration

Leisurely breakfast in your hotel. The restaurant’s ground floor location offers amazing harbour and bay views with a sweeping alfresco area for the warmer months. It doesn’t matter if it is cloudy or damp. You will have the promenade to yourselves, sharing the space as you relax into a day focused on relationships. There are numerous seats and stopping points, with signage to indicate historic and contemporary activity. It is a great walk for people watching, observing anglers and the busy yachting marina.

Saturday morning, Geelong waterfront @novotelgeelong

Saturday night
Saturday night
Forward bookings essential

Get in a taxi, dress up in your flash gear, get ready for a romantic location, ambiance and delicious food. You are off to Jack Rabbit for dinner and couples moments.

Winery, Restaurant & Wedding Venue on the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria. Book some transport and enjoy the evening ensconced in the House of Jack Rabbit, semi-casual dining with sweeping views of the peninsula or in the more formal Jack Rabbit Restaurant with every attention to detail from crisp white linens to impeccable table service. The menus are contemporary fusion Australian cuisine. The menus have won several awards for outstanding excellence to detail and a non-fussy approach to food preparation. As the restaurant aptly describes, The ultimate Bellarine experience awaits.

Geelong lifeguards

Sunday morning
Final hours in Geelong
Willy Wonka Factory, Giant Sky Wheel

Perhaps you are replete after the glorious experience of Jack Rabbit. Relax and linger over coffee in the Novotel alfresco cafe and plan your final hours in Geelong before returning to Melbourne. Perhaps you need to pop back to purchase a special something or think about how to squeeze your newly acquired goods into your pack. And the morning is not finished yet, you’ve one more place to check out before you return home.

Geelong waterfront childrens’s pool

Sunday evening
Back to Melbourne
On the Vline train

Departing every 30 minutes, and operating every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.  Relax and check out your latest Facebook posts of your weekend in Geelong. Remember to share your posts with friends and PacificJane.

Vline Passenger Trains on the Geelong Line @PoathTV

Where to stay

Novotel accommodation @novotelgeelong

Novotel waterfront location

Novotel has a reliable international hotel standard that does not disappoint in Geelong. Your accommodation choices in Geelong are extensive from camping grounds to boutique hideaways. The Novotel is chosen for this romantic weekend due to its ambiance and it is all about location, location, location. Geelong waterfront is a magical seaside location designed for a great Australian getaway. And it’s on Melbourne’s doorstep making the journey a breeze.


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