For a family-friendly Victorian city break, Geelong is hard to beat. This bayside city is just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and offers a unique blend of sun-soaked sightseeing, waterfront wanderings, family activities and opportunities to explore the Bellarine Peninsula. It’s easy to delight the whole brood here, what with fairy-tale themed amusement parks and unforgettable dolphin swims.
And when it comes to tucking the kids in, you’ll find a Geelong hotel that suits a broad range of tastes and budgets. There’s the opulence of an upmarket waterside hotel or captivatingly quirky accommodation in a restored 1920s homestead. That means anything from toasting the evening from your bay-view balcony or spa bath, to zooming down a water slide with the little ones, to breathing in essential oils at an on-site spa. Whatever you opt for, this technicolour corner of the state has accommodation options to delight families of all shapes and sizes.