Ways to travel to the Conference
Car – Train – Bus – Fly
Visit by Air
The trip from Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, takes an hour. Pick up a rental car or take the shuttle bus from either airport to central Geelong. Gull Buslines operate regular buses from Tullamarine and fares at time of printing are $32 one-way per person. Bookings and information on www.gull.com.au or Ph: 03 5222 4966.
Regular Jetstar flights from Sydney land at Avalon Airport. The Avalon Airport Shuttle costs $18 one way per person at time of printing. Bookings and information at www.avalonairportshuttle.com.au or Ph: 03 5578 8788
Visit by Rail
Regular rail services operate between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Geelong, and buses connect central Geelong with the suburbs and villages of The Bellarine.
Visit by Road
Vline buses operate from many Victorian towns to Geelong and timetables and details are available on www.vline.com.au or Ph: 1800 800 007.
Buses also run from Adelaide to Melbourne and leave from Franklin Street.
Geelong is only an hour from the Melbourne CBD via the Westgate and Princes Freeways, and Bellarine destinations are within half an hour of Geelong. It’s a compact region, easy to explore by car.
From Adelaide, you can either take the inland route through Horsham and Ballarat or you can take the coast road via Mt Gambier and the Great Ocean Road – a very scenic drive. Go to the ‘Places to Visit’ page to view a video of the very picturesque drive along the Great Ocean Road.
Visit by Sea
Australia’s favourite car and passenger ferry connects Queenscliff and The Bellarine with the Mornington Peninsula, Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and Phillip Island. The journey regularly encounters dolphins and other marine life. The lounge and external decks all offer spectacular coastal views as passengers relax and enjoy a coffee and the scenery, know they’ve avoided a tussle with Melbourne city traffic.
The 40 minute crossing departs every hour, every day between 7am – 6pm (7pm 26 December – 31 January).
Visit www.searoad.com.au for timetables, fares, special packages and to book online.