The city of Geelong, at the start of the Bellarine Peninsula, is about an hour's drive from Melbourne on the Princes Highway. From there, take the Bellarine Highway to Queenscliff, Portarlington, Point Lonsdale, Barwon Heads, and Ocean Grove. V Line (tel. 13 61 96 in Australia) runs a train service from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Geelong. A vehicle and passenger ferry operates between Queenscliff and Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
The Geelong Visitor Information Centre is at 26 Moorabool St., Geelong, VIC 3220 (tel. 1800/620 888 in Australia or 03/5222 2900; www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au). The Queenscliff Visitor Information Centre is at 55 Hesse St., Queenscliff, VIC 3225 (tel. 1300/884 843 in Australia or 03/5258 4843; fax 03/5258 3726; www.queenscliff.org). Both are open daily 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day).