Destination guide

The adventurous area of Lara awaits your stay

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Lara. One of the city's many top draws is its parks. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Lara

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Lara has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Serendip Sanctuary (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Waterworld (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Geelong Golf Course (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Saint Regis Winery (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Adventure Park Geelong (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lara

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Lara is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Serendip Sanctuary (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • You Yangs Regional Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Rippleside Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Steampacket Gardens (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Geelong Botanical Gardens (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Fairy Park (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Lara

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 32.9 mi (53 km) away.

Where to stay near Lara?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 59 holiday rentals near Lara. From 25 Houses to 16 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lara for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Lara. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Serendip Sanctuary: 303 holiday rentals
  • Lara Heritage and Historical Museum: 613 holiday rentals
  • Kevin Hoffman Walk: 576 holiday rentals
  • Portarlington Waterfront: 1,550 holiday rentals
  • Portsea Back Beach: 3,122 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 25 Houses in Lara. Our other popular types of Lara holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 4 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 4 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lara?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Lara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.