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Torquay Victoria

 
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Getting there

 

All international travelers will require a current Passport to enter Australia.  Other than New Zealand residents, persons entering Australia will also require a Visa to stay for the conference.

If you have any queries regarding what is required, the Australian Immigration website is http://www.immi.gov.au/immigration/

GETTING THERE

Torquay is located south west of Melbourne and is accessible by car or coach. Alternatively, daily rail services are available from Melbourne to Geelong then local bus services are available from Geelong to Torquay, just 25 kms away.

All Airlines fly into Melbourne and Jetstar and some small airline services fly into Avalon (near Geelong). If you are flying into Avalon, local bus services offer regular services to Torquay. Avalon Airport shuttle can be booked by calling 03 5278 8788.

How far from Melbourne
Melbourne to Geelong 73 kms
Melbourne to Torquay 95 kms
Geelong to Torquay 25 kms

Driving
From the airport, drive towards Melbourne on the Tullamarine Freeway. Then onto the Western Ring and the Princess Highway, which will take you to Geelong. Just before Geelong, turn right and use the Ring Road (following the signs to Ocean Road and Colac). By using the Geelong Ring Road you will avoid the traffic and a heap of traffic lights. At the end of the Geelong Ring Road turn right and following signs to Torquay from there. The overpass may be finished by then, so just follow any signs that direct you to Torquay and the Ocean Road.

Public Transport
If you are using public transport it is not difficult or expensive to get to Torquay from the Melbourne Airport. There are two possible options.

Firstly, the Sky Bus Service which departs from the Melbourne airport every 15 minutes and runs directly to Southern Cross Train Station. From Southern Cross Station catch a train to Geelong (South Geelong and Marshell also stop at Geelong). A train to Geelong departs Southern Cross station every hour (check time table for exact departure times). During week days there are additional services in the peak morning and afternoon periods. Information or time tables for Geelong to Southern Cross trains can be viewed on www.v.line.com.au. Geelong to Torquay bus time tables can be viewed on the Vline web site already provided and McHarry’s Buslines (just Google McHarry’s Buslines for timetables).

An alternative option is the Gull Airport Service. The Gull Airport Service runs between Geelong and Melbourne Airport. Tickets, timetables and bookings can be viewed and made at www.gull.com.au or ring 03 5222 4966. At Melbourne Airport, pick ups are made on outside on the ground floor opposite the International Terminal or on the second road near the Qantas Domestic Terminal. The Gull Airport Service stops at the Geelong Train Station, allowing you to can catch a Vline or McHarry’s bus to Torquay. I always use the Gull Airport Service from Geelong to Melbourne Airport. It is so simple, through your bags in the trailer and enjoy the ride, no parking fees or traffic problems. When on the bus to Torquay, have a chat to your driver and they will tell you the best place to get off.

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