Aug 15, 2012

Road Trip (Geelong to Queenscliff)

(above image is just after Geelong on the Bellarine Highway - B110)
The previous blog post is about the drive from Ballan to Geelong (Victoria, Australia) which we did earlier this week.

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital; Melbourne. It is the second most populated city in Victoria and the fifth most populated non-capital city in Australia. 

The urban area runs from the plains of Lara in the north to the rolling hills of Waurn Ponds to the south, with the bay to the east and hills to the west, an area with an estimated population of 160,991 people.It is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Geelong municipality which covers the urban and surrounding areas and is home to over 191,000 people.

After driving through Geelong we continued towards Queenscliff on the B110 to visit friends and that drive was just as pretty once we got out of the city center area of Geelong.

The distance from Ballan to Geelong on the C141 is 72.5 klms and between Geelong and Queenscliff on the B110 is 31.2 klm.

In total, from Ballan to Queenscliff it is 103.7 klms.

Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. At the 2006 census, Queenscliff had a population of 1,416.

Queenscliff is a former 1880s seaside resort now known for its Victorian era heritage and tourist industry and as one of the endpoints of the Searoad ferry to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

once again we came across a small amount of fog, but it soon cleared

just 30 mins after leaving Geelong we were in the Queenscliff area and it was not long before we were sitting down to coffee with our friends......

We have been to this area often as there is much to see at anytime of the year. It is certainly a great area for cycling.

On the Bicycle Network website you will find a few interesting bike trails, one being the Bellarine Rail Trail which is a 32km trail for walking and cycling built on the old railway line between Geelong and Queenscliff. 

This trail is a great day or weekend destination close to Melbourne and Geelong.

Drive or catch the train to South Geelong Station to start your ride, then coast along the best of the Bellarine Peninsula on your way to Queenscliff. Make sure to look out for the Bellarine Peninsula Railway and take a ride if you get tired.

We had a superb day and soon it was time to head back home to Ballan....

Other road trips:

Ballan to Gordon

Bike Ride:


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