By Cellah Eneliko
April 23, 2016
By Madhav Neupane
January 8, 2016
Located in the Geelong suburbs, this budget motel in Drumcondra is located within 3km of the local golf course, Deakin University and the Performing Arts Centre, and within 5km of Kardinia Park and Simonds Stadium. No matter the reason for your stay, you’re sure to be in close proximity!
There are 13 non-smoking units available, including: standard suites (sleeping 3 guests), standard rooms (sleeping 2 guests), small family rooms (sleeping 4 guests), and large family rooms with a kitchenette (sleeping 5 guests).
All rooms feature: LCD televisions, split system air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, opening windows, bar size refrigerator, ensuite with shower, and complimentary Foxtel.
Rippleside Park Motor Inn offers a number of amenities to ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one. These include: airport transportation, luggage storage, complimentary WiFi in public areas, and complimentary onsite parking.
Room service is available, although please note that it operates under limited hours only. This accommodation in Drumcondra also offers cooked-to-order breakfasts delivered to rooms each morning for an additional cost.
Chargeback facilities are available at the Telegraph Hotel and Pizzaland.
We hope that, during your stay, you will also take some time to explore the surrounding area, including: Geelong, Bannockburn, Inverleigh, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Werribee and Torquay.
Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, we’re sure that you’ll be interested in the attractions around the Rippleside Park Motor Inn. The good news is that there is something to suit everyone in the area.
Many tourists come to Geelong for the beautiful beaches – swim or surf during the summer (when the weather is fine) or take a relaxing stroll during the winter (when the weather is cooler). There are plenty of nearby beaches to enjoy, and the Great Ocean Road is only a stones throw away. In particular, we recommend: Eastern Beach (which is on Corio Bay), Thirteenth Beach (in nearby Barwon Heads), Queenscliff Beach, and the Front or Bells Beachs (in nearby Torquay).
If you’re not a fan of the beach, there are plenty of other ways that you can explore the great outdoors. Why not take a wander through the Geelong Botanic Gardens (which are home to plant life from around the world), or explore the You Yangs Regional Park (which is where you will find Flinders Peak)? You could also drop into the Serendip Sanctuary (where you can learn about birdlife and wetlands ecology) or enjoy the Point Addis Marine National Park.
Those who would prefer to experience art in the region or learn more about the area’s culture won’t be disappointed, as there are several locations you can visit. These include: the Geelong Gallery, Metropolis Gallery, Boom Gallery, Charles Rose Art Gallery, Ginkoh Jewllery Studio & Gallery, Surfcoast Images, Angledean Pottery, Salt & Pepper Gallery, and the Narana Aboriginal Culture Centre (which provides an introduction into our indigenous culture).
If you’re more interested in the region’s history, we recommend checking out the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, National Wool Museum (housed in a beautifully restored 1872 bluestone wool store), Geelong Museum of Motoring & Industry, Lara Museum (the town’s only surviving 19th century hotel), Surfworld Museum (which celebrates the history of surfing in Australia), Geelong Maritime Museum, and the Old Paper Mills at Fyansford.
There are stacks of events held throughout the region each year, which we definitely recommend checking out if you happen to be in town. These include: All Ford Day, the Australian International Airshow, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Festival of Sails, the Geelong Highland Gathering, the Great Australian Beer Festival, the Motor City Music Festival, the Pako Festival, the Royal Geelong Show, Toast to the Coast, and the Geelong Vintage Rally.
If you’re hoping to get a little active during your stay, why not check out one of the many golf courses in the area? Some of the more popular courses include: Barwon Valley Golf Club, East Geelong Golf Club, Geelong Golf Club, and the Queens Park Golf Club. If you haven’t brought your own gear, don’t worry! Many of the clubs have hire gear available. Enjoy the picturesque surrounds, particularly if you’re overlooking the water.
April 23, 2016
January 8, 2016