AVALON 2017

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

The events calendar in February and March is a busy time with several major sporting and cultural events attracting both interstate and international visitors to Victoria.

Melbourne city has ample world class accommodation available to suit all budgets and location needs. Avalon Airport is just a short drive along the Princes Freeway or a comfortable train ride from Southern Cross Station (Spencer Street)

However, because it is a busy month, we encourage you to make your accommodation booking as soon as possible.

Of course many other accommodation options exist outside of central Melbourne, including many at provincial cities less than an hour's drive from the Airshow site at Avalon.

THE LIDO GROUP is the official accommodation provider for visitors and exhibitors attending AVALON 2017 & AIRSHOW 2017, from Tuesday 28 February – Sunday 5 March 2017. Lido has contracted negotiated accommodation rates at various conveniently located hotels throughout Geelong and Melbourne CBD.

Take advantage of Lido’s accommodation booking service and receive the best value rates by clicking here.

For more information please contact:
The Lido Group on 02 8585 0808 or email events@lido.com.au

AIRSHOW CAMPSITE

A special Airshow campsite in nearby Lara provides a place to stay during the Airshow.

Bring your own tent, caravan or campervan and enjoy the convenience of our free shuttle bus service to and from the Airshow site.

The campsite will be open to Trade Visitors from Monday 27 February to Monday 6 March. Bookings are essential as space is limited and on-site bookings will not be available.

All sites at the Airshow campsite are unpowered; the use of BBQ's, gas lanterns, generators and naked flame is not permitted. We can cater for tents, caravans or campervans and showers and toilets are provided for your convenience.

The cost is $30 per person per night. Children under 14 accompanied by an adult are free.

BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED - THE CAMPSITE IS FULLY BOOKED

For any enquiries, please contact Erin Muscat-Slattery via email eslattery@amda.com.au

GEELONG

Airshow host city Geelong is just 20 minutes by road from Avalon Airport and is the ideal location for anyone requiring accommodation with quick and easy access to the Airshow site.

Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city and many of its fine accommodation options are situated overlooking beautiful Corio Bay.

The city boasts a vibrant restaurant and retail precinct.

Geelong is the gateway to the Surf and Shipwreck Coasts and is also home to a number of world-class wineries and vinyards.

For further information visit the website here

MELBOURNE

Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. You just have to be curious enough to venture off the beaten path. The possibilities are endless, so forget what you think you know. Take a chance, roll the dice and see where it leads you.

For further information visit the website here

BALLARAT

Victoria’s historic gold city of Ballarat boasts a wide range of accommodation options and a host of world class restaurants.

It is situated 80 kilometres north west of Avalon, about one hour by car.

Ballarat was the hub of the Victorian gold rushes of the 1850s and its wide avenues and opulent public buildings reflect the extravagance and wealth of the period.

For more information visit the website here

THE BELLARINE PENINSULA

This magnificent peninsula is home to a number of bayside villages and towns, the largest being Queenscliff.

A number of superb guest houses, hotels and boutique bed and breakfast options are situated within the precincts of this beautiful and historic town.

Queenscliff proudly displays its maritime heritage and has a fine array of restaurants, bars a cafes.

Queenscliff is east of Geelong, about 50 minutes by car from the Airshow site at Avalon.

For more information visit the website here

TORQUAY

The Surf Coast resort town of Torquay lies less than an hour’s drive south–west of Avalon.

This popular and picturesque town offers quality accommodation at a number of hotels, motels and serviced apartments.

Each summer and autumn nearby Bell’s Beach and Jan Juc become a Mecca for surfing enthusiasts from throughout the world.

For more information visit the website here

LORNE

The beautiful resort town of Lorne is about 90 minutes drive from the Airshow site at Avalon. It boasts a large number of excellent accommodation options and numerous bars and restaurants.

The drive into Lorne takes one along the Great Ocean Road and past some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the world.

For more information visit the website here