Geelong Regional Library & Heritage Centre Dome is Geelong’s most distinctive and sought after venue. The High Ground (Wurdi Youang) is a unique, 350 capacity, under- the-dome space with inspiring architecture, intuitive technology and a north-facing balcony with scene-stealing views over Geelong, Corio Bay and the You Yangs. The space can also be divided for plenary sessions.
Regular domestic and international flights service Melbourne Airport – an easy half hour’s drive to Werribee and an hour to Geelong. Fly into Avalon Airport from a number of domestic locations and you’re just 17 minutes’ drive from Geelong by car, taxi, shuttle bus or hire car. Regular shuttle buses operate between Avalon Airport, Melbourne Airport and Geelong.
In under an hour, drive from the city of Melbourne to Geelong via the Princes Freeway.Getting Here
Cruise in on the Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry, operating on the hour, every hour, every day of the year. From Melbourne, board the Port Phillip Ferry at Docklands for a 90-minute sail to Portarlington on The Bellarine.
Settle into a relaxing train ride – regular V/Line train services connect Melbourne and Geelong. Talk with us about partnering with V/Line to get your event on track. Train schedules: call 1800 800 007 or visit
Attendees will need to make their own arrangements, and the conference venue does not provide accomodation. It is centrally located and there are multiple options at a variety of price points nearby.
Here are a few ideas within a few blocks of the venue:
R Hotel Geelong:
Geelong’s newest 4.5 star full service hotel providing 128 guest rooms and apartments. Room offerings include Hotel rooms, One and Two Bedroom Apartments and Two Bedroom Loft Apartments. The hotel is located a short walk to Eastern Beach and is overlooking Austin Park on Bellerine Street. Rating of 4.5 stars
Experience Geelong’s finest boutique accommodation offering views to beautiful Eastern Beach and on the edge of the CBD. Vue Apartments consists of 60 serviced apartments providing luxurious studio, one and two bedroom options. Rating of 4.5 stars
Boasting one of the best locations in Geelong, located right on the waterfront and in the heart of the CBD, Novotel Geelong is the city’s premier hotel. Featuring 109 beautifully appointed rooms with comfortable beds that have been designed to be the perfect retreat.Rating of 4.5 stars
Located in the heart of the CBD and only moments from the picturesque Corio Bay waterfront, Rydges Geelong offers business travelers the best of both worlds. A mix of inner city convenience and a coastal retreat, this is contemporary accommodation at its finest. Rating of 4 stars
Looking for Adrenaline? Our region has impeccable views from above. Get thebest vantage point with these high flying options…
See the world from a different perspective! Geelong Helicopters operates daily from the Geelong Waterfront on the Yarra Street Pier. Let us show you Corio Bay, Geelong CBD, Barwon River, the famous Bells Beach and Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road from a view not seen by all.
Warbird Aerobatic Adventure Flights
High speed, high G-force combat style flight experience unlike any other in the civilian world. Warbird Aerobatic Adventure Flights are fully customisable to your desires, they start off the manoeuvres gently and work their way up increasing in G force and difficulty as they go.
Experience the skies over the Great Ocean Road with a freefalling adrenalin rush with Australian Skydive. Complete training is provided prior to your jump and they even record your skydive and provide a video so you can re-live the experience.
Experience The Great Outdoors, meet the locals or sample award winning regional produce…
Werribee open Range Zoo
Experience an African wildlife adventure on over 200 hectares of beautiful natural surrounds just up the road from Geelong. Be completely immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the savannah with an Off Road Safari then head behind the scenes to meet the incredible lions and gorillas, or give the keepers a helping hand to feed the graceful giraffe!
Bellarine Taste Trail
The Bellarine Taste Trail brings together over 40 unique food and drink experiences across the Bellarine Peninsula. Tour operators will organise, guide and transport you on the Bellarine Taste Trail. On the beach, on a balcony, on the street or on the roof – there’s a unique place to devour on the Bellarine Taste Trail.
Connect with nature, join wild animals in their natural habitats and absorb a dramatic scenery while enjoying genuine Aussie hospitality. Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours are an international award-winning ecotour operation and Social Enterprise. Their Wildlife Guide will help you find and understand Australian wildlife, and show you how to look for them wherever you travel in Australia.
On the water, our region has something to suit everyone. It doesn’t matter what season it is, or what age you are, these great ideas will suit everyone.
Seal Dolphin Swim
Swim with wild seals and dolphins or surf a never ending man-made wave with Sea All Dolphin Swims, Queenscliff. The experiences include: tours swimming with wild seals and dolphins; sightseeing cruises; private charters; team building sessions; and surf experiences surfing Victoria’s only man-made wave – ‘Bay Wave’.
Dive Victoria lead tours to the ex-HMAS Canberra, scuttled near Port Phillip Heads, off Ocean Grove. Once underwater, some of the highlights of this wreck include the mural in the mess hall, the captain’s cabin and chair. Most of the vessel was left intact prior to scuttling and there are loads of secret hiding spots for marine life, making it a very interesting experience for divers.