Deakin University Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds – Google Map
Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of the historic port city of Geelong, 72 kilometres south west of Melbourne. Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional centre with a population of more than 200,000 people. The city of Geelong is a great place to visit any time of the year. The City is home to many local beaches and parks, such as the botanical gardens, so you can enjoy every minute of the sunshine. Central Geelong offers a diverse range of cuisine, wine and activities ranging from cultural, recreational and family friendly. Greater Geelong is also famous for excellent surf beaches and an amazing wine region with plenty of opportunities to visit local cellar doors and taste some great Australian wines on offer.
Geelong is a a thriving city with the relaxed atmosphere of coastal country. Facing north on Corio Bay, Geelong boasts a glorious waterfront precinct, sophisticated dining options and all kinds of entertainment on tap. The charming nearby towns and villages of the Bellarine offer a huge range of things to see and do. The Bellarine has been building a reputation as a food and wine destination; this region is perhaps the Australian wine industry’s best-kept secret with The Bellarine Taste Trail bringing together many of the gourmet offerings including wineries, restaurants, cafes and producers of beef, fresh produce, goats cheese, olive oil and seafood.
All visitors can take flights to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and drive, take a shuttle bus or train to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).
Domestic travelers (or those connecting from Tullamarine Airport) can fly JetStar to Avalon Airport and then drive or take a shuttle bus to the Waterfront Campus (see below for details).
The Waurn Ponds Campus is located approximately one and a half hour’s drive from Melbourne (Tullamarine Airport). All the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at the airport.
Avalon Airport is approximately 20 kilometres from Geelong’s central business district. Some of the major rental car companies have information desks on-site at this airport. The following Google Map shows the route from Avalon Airport to the Waterfront Campus.
From Tullamarine Airport you can use the Gull Airport Service to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking, price, and timetable information can be found on their website. The pick-up and drop-off point for this service closest to Waterfront Campus is the Geelong Railway Station. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel.
From Avalon Airport you can use the Avalon Airport Shuttle to travel direct to Geelong. Contact, booking and price information can be found on their website. Please contact this company directly for information on pick-up and drop-off options in Geelong.
Train travel to Geelong is available but it is not convenient for visitors arriving by plane.
From Tullamarine Airport you can take the Skybus Service to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne central business district. From Southern Cross Station you can take a V/Line train service to Geelong Railway Station. See the V/Line website for the Geelong timetable, details about fares, bookings, etc. Once you arrive at the Geelong Railway Station you can take a taxi to your hotel.
Please see the information about the Geelong Railway Station for further details.
The Geelong Taxi Network website has information on estimating taxi fares, booking online, etc. The contact number for booking a taxi in Geelong is 131 008.
Novotel Geelong is the city’s premier hotel and is just a short walk from the Deakin University Waterfront Campus.
Novotel Geelong are offering delegates of the STEM Conference 10% off the best unrestricted rate of the day. Subject to availability. This is a Room Only rate including complimentary Wi-FI. At time of booking guests can add a full buffet breakfast for $20 per person per day (usually $30 per person).
Treat yourself to “Geelong’s finest hospitality” at the Mercure Geelong. Featuring spacious guest rooms, apartments and luxury suites, we have the perfect accommodation for relaxing business trips and holidays in the scenic coastal town of Geelong.
Mercure Geelong are offering delegates of the STEM Conference 15% off the best unrestricted rate of the day. Subject to availability.
Waurn Ponds Estate
Limited rooms are available at the Waurn Ponds Estate located at Deakin University Waurn Ponds. Rates are $145 per night plus $35 for breakfast should you wish. To secure your room please contact Waurn Ponds Estate directly identifying your involvement with the STEM Conference.
Phone: 5227 3000