CATE@thesmelter is dedicated to sustainability. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to consider sustainable transport options when visiting.
Regular services from Australian and international airports to Melbourne airports (Tullamarine and Avalon).
A charter helicopter service runs from the Geelong Waterfront.
Link from Tullamarine Airport (new 2018) via Melbourne city (inter-city train terminal at Southern Cross) and Avalon Airport. The new tunnel from Avalon Point to CATE at Point Henry takes visitors to CATE and the Bellarine Peninsula under the shipping channel from Port Philip Bay into Corio Bay (2018).
Try the new fast light rail link from Geelong (Geelong Station, the waterfront, Eastern Park and new Stingaray Bayside trail) (new in 2018). From 2020 light rail will link to the Bellarine Peninsula via the Bellarine Rail Trail reserve.
Ferries run from Williamstown, Werribee South (via Avalon Beach) and Geelong Harbourette.
The former Alcoa deep water pier now has facilities to dock the largest liners, with the Bauxite Express Travelators to CATE utilising the previous bauxite conveyor system.
By bicycle and foot
From Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula – The Bay Trail has been extended from Eastern Park, Geelong, around Stingaree Bay to CATE. A four metre wide bicycle path caters for commuting cyclists and recreational riders (with linkages to the new Stingaree (former Cheetham Salt works) sustainable lakes housing development, and Bellarine Rail Trail). A separate walking path is adjacent.
From Melbourne – Federation Trail to Werribee. Highway to Avalon Airport. Train tunnel to CATE (bikes travel free).
Complimentary undercover, valet bicycle parking.
The new marina beside the former Alcoa pier caters for day and overnight berthing of yachts, launches and small boats. Day berths are free. It’s a short walk to CATE or use the Bauxite Express Travelator from the pier.
Motor vehicle parking is limited at CATE (apart from bus parking and disabled car parking). However, a large car park is located near the intersection of Point Henry Road and Portarlington Road. Patrons are advised to park here and take the frequent light rail services to CATE.