The city of Geelong is located on Victoria's south-west coast and is hailed as the gateway to the world famous Great Ocean Road.
Boasting one of the best lifestyles in Australia, this waterfront metropolis features many charming cafes & restaurants, fully restored Art Deco style sea baths, yacht club marina and is home to award winning wineries.
A walk along the scenic bayside promenade is punctuated by colourful carved bollards, which represent many of Geelong's historical characters.
Cruise ships berthing at Geelong's Cunningham Pier is located within the beautifully rejuvenated Waterfront and only a few minutes walk from the central city. The berth can cater for ships with a total length of 188 metres.
The Geelong region is a rich tapestry of natural beauty, native wildlife and mouth watering local produce just waiting to be discovered.
It offers guests a diverse range of contrasts, with rugged coastline giving way to tranquil rainforests, wide volcanic plains and mountain ranges abound with aboriginal culture and history.
Half and full day shore excursions allows for an extraordinary and very accessible guest experience.
With kilometres of pristine beaches and a rich calendar of major cultural and sporting events, this former major wool shipping port is now a thriving visitor haven. The sights, sounds and style of Waterfront Geelong are a reward for all that make the journey.
Sightseeing Opportunities (Half Day)
- Geelong Waterfront including Baywalk Bollards - Over 100 brightly painted bollards are dotted around the bay depicting some of Geelong's local historic characters and encourage movement to other points of interest.
- Wineries - The Geelong region produces complex, cool-temperate wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Among some of the region's finest drops are Scotchman's Hill, Pettavel and Jindalee, where you can taste and buy at the cellar door.
- Boutique Shopping in the Historic Township of Queenscliff.
- Great Ocean Road to Lorne or get a birds eye view of the road on a flight to the Twelve Apostles.
- Golf - In the Geelong region, there are many world class golf courses. For something really unique, the Anglesea Golf Course is quite possibly the only course in the world where the greatest golfing hazard is kangaroos!
Sightseeing Opportunities (Full Day)
- Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most inspiring coastal drives. It will take you past small coastal towns, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, into the beautiful temperate rainforest of the Otway National Park and onto the Twelve Apostles.
- Ballarat - In the 1850,s thousands flocked to Ballarat from all over the world to find their fortune. The city itself will draw you in with its rich goldfields heritage, enhanced by wide tree lined avenues, spacious parks and beautiful gardens. Melbourne, Victoria`s capital and Australia`s second largest city. Spectacular sports, arts and cultural events will have you enthralled.
Big events are thriving in Geelong. The world second largest sail regatta, the Festival of Sail in January, the popular Speed Trials in November, New Year by the Pier, Australian International Airshow every 2 year in February and the Steampacket Gardens Sunday market are just some of the more popular events.
|As for Customs
Customs and Immigration
|Three copies at the first port of call with one copy to Immigration with the passengers card one copy to Customs and the third copy to remain on board the ship.
|Embarking Passenger Manifest
|3 copies - 1 to Customs 1 to Port 1 stays
|2 - 1 at first port to Immigration 2nd stays.
|2 (Aust. Customs Service and Sydney Ports Corporation
|Customs Declaration (Ship)
|1 (Australian Customs Service)
|Customs Declaration (Crew)
|2 (Australian Customs Service)
|All forms listed above are produced at the first Australian port of call and then one copy of each form travels on board the ship to be produced at subsequent ports.
|Customs Declaration (Passengers)
|One at first Australian port of call only.
|One (pratique) at first Australian port of call only
The following Ground Handlers are ACA members and supply superior ground handling services throughout Australia.
|Arrival Departure Restrictions
|subject to Victorian Channel Authority (VCA)
|Tidal Range 0.8 metres
|Length of Channel
|Depth of Channel
|City Channel 8.5 metres
|The City Channel is 91m wide and lies at the junction of Hopetoun and Corio Channels. Lateral marks are at the nominal 12m offset outside the channel.
Depth and breadth of turning basin
|Content yet to be finalised.
|The following ACA members offer superior service throughout the region.
|Inchcape Shipping Services
|61 3 5221 8311
|Are tugs available
|yes  Tugs available to pilots requirements
|Are tugs compulsory
|Tug operator`s name
|Adsteam Harbour Geelong
|Tug operator`s fax
|+ 61 3 9646 0217
|Ship or tug lines
|Tug working hours
|For details of suitable stevedores, please contact the Shipping Agent
|Refer to Shipping Agents
|n/a Notice required: n/a
|Quay or barge
|BP Shell Mobil
|yes by arrangement
|Exquay or barge
|No of hoses
|Capacity per hose/hour
|Tonnes per hour guaranteed
|Type of connect
|Connect size in inches
|yes By arrangement subject to AQIS requirements
|Size of containers
|Incineration or dump
|Facilities to transport
|Compactor garbage truck or road tanker
|yes by arrangement subject to AQIS requirements
|Ship or shore pump
|Nearest dry dock
|Sydney - Australian Defence Industries - Garden Island
|347 metres beam 40 metres
|100000 tonnes deadweight (according to vessel design)
|TOLL Geelong Port
|65 Brougham St, Geelong 3220 Australia
|+61 3 5226 6300
|+61 3 5272 1560
|Cunningham Pier West
|7.9 m + Tide
|Tidal Range 0.8 metres
|215 metres (max. ship length 188 metres)
|Guaranteed berthing for cruise ships
|Are other ships able to dock
|Cargo ships at dock
|Available on request
|Nearest Overseas Port
|Wellington, New Zealand
|Meet and Greet Facilities
|yes, by arrangement
|Availability of Maps and/or Brochures
|Is the US Dollar Accepted?
|Closest Airport to Pier
|Distance to Airport
|Transport to Airport
|Can Passengers Walk to Town
|Drive Time from Pier to Shuttle Stop
|Distance from Pier to Town Centre
|Are Shuttle Buses Necessary
|Can be arranged
|Suggested Shuttle Stop in Town
|Availability of Taxis at Pier
|Availability of Public Transport at Pier
|Other Forms of Transport at Pier
|Distance from Ship to Tour Buses
|What is the Normal Coach Capacity
|Are Tour Buses Air Conditioned
|Are Refreshments Provided on Buses
|Are Cold Towels Provided on Buses
|Are Step Stools Provided on Buses
Tourism operators in Victoria:
City of Greater Geelong - see Victoria
Department of Transport - Victoria
Glenelg Shire Council
Melbourne Star Cruises Pty Ltd
Port of Melbourne Corporation
Port of Portland
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Southern Star Observation Wheel