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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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