Free Portarlington Wine Tour
May
11
Jul 31

Free Portarlington Wine Tour

  • Portarlington Pier

Take a trip across the bay on the ferry before arriving in Portarlington. Once you arrive hop onto a courtesy bus to visit four great Bellarine wineries. Do a bit of wine tasting and grab lunch at one of the venues as well.

Animal Extravaganza
May
13
Jun 19

Animal Extravaganza

  • Harbour Town, Docklands

Weekends are about to get a whole lot more fun at Harbour Town Melbourne with animal character live shows and meet & greets, farm pets in the mini nursery, creative craft in the farm workshops, face painting and much more.

New Cellar Door at Scotchmans Hill
May
21
Jun 17

New Cellar Door at Scotchmans Hill

  • Scotchmans Hill Winery

Scotchmans Hill is preparing to reveal their gorgeous new cellar door in May – an old French Provincial farmhouse or ‘barn’ that is situated among the vineyards on the Scotchmans Hill estate.

Visitors to the new cellar door will enjoy a unique and atmospheric wine tasting experience with the same warm hospitality, all while taking in magnificent views over Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne.

Collingwood vs Brisbane at "The G"
May
28
9:00 am09:00

Collingwood vs Brisbane at "The G"

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

Depart Portarlington on the 9am ferry with a coffee in hand from the local cafes. Cruise to Docklands and arrive only a drop punt away from the free CBD tram network. Grab a bite for lunch in Melbourne before heading off to the 1.10pm kick off.

Once the game is over wander back to Docklands for the 5.45 pm ferry departure back to The Bellarine.

Portarlington Market
May
28
9:00 am09:00

Portarlington Market

  • Portarlington Market

About: Enjoy the fresh see breeze as you stroll through the parkland that takes in the best views of Port Phillip Bay while watching the local mussel boats and fishermen go about their trades. The market stalls include farm fresh produce, toys, books and music. Select from a great range of arts, crafts, gifts and home wares or fashion for the whole family, even the pets. You will always find a hat at this market!
When: Last Sunday of every month.

Winter Cooking Classes at Terindah Estate
Jun
2
Aug 4

Winter Cooking Classes at Terindah Estate

  • Terindah Estate

Join us for a winter cooking class and dinner party at Terindah Estate. Participants can enjoy all the dishes prepared on the night around a beautifully set table, with matching wines. Classes are designed for food lovers of all cooking abilities in a relaxed and informal setting. Learn from our qualified Chefs how to create a range of delectable dishes for you to replicate at home using fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce.  

World Cider Day
Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

World Cider Day

  • Flying Brick Cider House

World Cider Day Celebration at Flying Brick Cider Co. Get your party Boots on...a day of fabulous funky fun!

REVEL IN THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE LINE UP!! Be entertained UNDER COVER all day!

ATHOL GUY & THE SEEKERS STORY - Celebrate Australian music Royalty!
TUSK - Fleetwod Mac comes alive with this awesome tribute band.
RON VINCENT SINGS CAT STEVENS - a wonderful intimate musical journey through all the classics
RAMBLE TAMBLE - the Australian Credence Clearwater Revival Show
AND.....TEST PILOT MOLLY - Legendary local cover band!

Hawthorn vs Gold Coast at the MCG
Jun
8
9:00 am09:00

Hawthorn vs Gold Coast at the MCG

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cruise to Melbourne for a day out a the "G"

Depart Portarlington on the 9am ferry with a coffee in hand from the local cafes.

Enjoying a comfortable vantage point while taking in the sights and sounds of the bay on your journey.  Arrive in Docklands only a drop punt away from the free CBD tram network. Grab a bite for lunch in Melbourne before heading off to the MCG for the 1.45pm kick off.

Once the game is over wander back to Docklands for the 5.45 pm ferry departure back to The Bellarine. May the best team win!

National Celtic Festival
Jun
9
Jun 12

National Celtic Festival

  • Portarlington

Kick up your heels in Portarlington at Australia’s premier Celtic Festival with over 20,000 people over the long weekend in June. The event commences on Friday evening and concludes on Monday afternoon, but you can simply visit for the day. The setting of the Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township is an ideal location for people of all ages with heaps of free entertainment and markets as well.

Docklands Sunday Market
Jun
11
Aug 27

Docklands Sunday Market

  • Docklands Sunday Market

A Variety Market on the water in the heart of Docklands 5 minutes from where the ferry docks viathe free trams. A great tourist attraction with restaurant’s and the best views of the City over the water. Featuring Jenney’s recycle kids designer clothes and soft toys, Bessie unique pieces of Jewellery silver titanium in modern colour’s, Wills enormous selection of rare Earth Rocks semi-precious gems and jewellery, Chris own design kaftans and jewellery, Susan’s soy candles soap, Cathy’s sterling silver Jewellery, Vintage style signs, Kinga’s Hand made craft very arty and imaginative, light & glow wonderful selection of soy candles A wonderful selection of second hand collectible books and lots more always something new,

Melbourne Boat Show 2017
Jun
16
Jun 19

Melbourne Boat Show 2017

  • Melbourne Exihibition Centre

Victoria's premier boating event, the 2017 Melbourne Boat Show will be opening its doors once again to show-goers from June 16 to 19 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Winter Shiraz Weekend
Jul
7
Jul 9

Winter Shiraz Weekend

  • Bellarine

Everyone is invited to join us for the second year of our highly anticipated annual wine event, Winter Shiraz Weekend – A Celebration of Geelong Wine on 8 & 9 July 2017.  Enjoy two days of beautiful wine, food and entertainment as the region basks in the midwinter glow.

You'll have a chance to ‘meet the makers’ with knowledgeable local vignerons and producers leading you on a path of wine discovery.  Take a tour around and visit as many of the participating wineries as you like.

BJORN TO BE WILD - THE AUSTRALIAN ABBA TRIBUTE SHOW
Jul
8
7:30 pm19:30

BJORN TO BE WILD - THE AUSTRALIAN ABBA TRIBUTE SHOW

  • Jack Rabbit Winery

Collectively providing decades of professional performance experience, Fireside ABBA - Bjorn to be Wild guarantees to reignite the soul, fun and music of this legendary group which successfully crossed as many genres as it has generations. With every song a memory, everybody will be singing along and who knows, you might just discover your Inner Dancing Queen...

Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn - A day trip to the G
Jul
15
9:00 am09:00

Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn - A day trip to the G

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

A blockbuster game with the traditional rivals, Geelong vs Hawthorn. Make this Sunday a true Melbourne experience starting with a cruise from Portarlington direct to Melbourne. Once you arrive hop on the free trams to grab a bite of lunch before the game.

Make your way to the MCG for a 1.45pm kick off and then back to the ferry, post-match, for a 5.45pm departure back to The Bellarine.

The Creators Market - Bellarine
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

The Creators Market - Bellarine

  • Terindah Estate Winery

The Creators Market will take over the Bellarine Peninsula’s Terindah Wine Estate for one day only bringing together some of the region’s most talented artists, designers, crafters and culinary creators from 10:00am until 3:00 pm.

This beautiful boutique venue is located among the vines at 90 McAdams Ln, Bellarine VIC. Parking is available on site.

Warm up your winter with a glass (or take home a bottle or two) of Victoria’s tastiest wines while soaking up the gorgeous views and supporting Victorian producers. Terindah Estate is located less than 80 minutes from Melbourne's CBD and only 20 minutes from Geelong.

In Melbourne and keen to leave the car at home? Why not make a day... of it and grab the ferry from the Melbourne Docklands with Port Phillip Ferries and enjoy a free ‘hop on hop off’ bus service to experience a day of visiting local wineries, including Terindah Estate.

Winter Gardening Workshop @ Basils Farm
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Winter Gardening Workshop @ Basils Farm

  • Basils Farm

Everything you need to know to grow healthy and fresh organic food throughout the seasons. Utilising permaculture design principles and sustainable practices, drawing on the skills of Basils in-house gardening gurus Ben (Permaculture Gardener) and Igor (Farm Manager) to help turn your garden into one of abundance, health and beauty.
 


Bulldogs vs The Saints @ Etihad Stadium
May
27
9:00 am09:00

Bulldogs vs The Saints @ Etihad Stadium

  • Etihad Stadium Melbourne

Depart Portarlington on the 9am ferry with a coffee in hand from the Portarlington Bakehouse. Cruise to Docklands and arrive only a drop punt away from Etihad Stadium. Take a walk around Victoria Harbour for lunch and a bit of shopping before heading off to the 1.45pm kick off. Once the game is over wander over for the 5.45 pm ferry departure back to The Bellarine

Essendon vs West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium
May
21
9:00 am09:00

Essendon vs West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium

Depart Portarlington on the 9am ferry with a coffee in hand from the Portarlington Bakehouse. Cruise to Docklands and arrive only a drop punt away from Etihad Stadium. Take a walk around Victoria Harbour for lunch and a bit of shopping before heading off to the 1.10 pm kick off. Once the game is over wander over for the 5.45 pm ferry departure back to The Bellarine.

St Kilda vs Sydney at Etihad Stadium
May
20
9:00 am09:00

St Kilda vs Sydney at Etihad Stadium

  • Etihad Stadium Melbourne

Depart Portarlington on the 9am ferry with a coffee in hand from the Portarlington Bakehouse. Cruise to Docklands and arrive only a drop punt away from Etihad Stadium. Take a walk around Victoria Harbour for lunch and a bit of shopping before heading off to the 1.45pm kick off. Once the game is over wander over for the 5.45 pm ferry departure back to The Bellarine.

Portarlington Miniature Railway
May
14
May 21

Portarlington Miniature Railway

  • Portatlington Miniature Railway

A ride on the Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway is an unforgettable experience. As the train departs from Point Richards Station your are overcome with the freshness of the ocean breeze, as the train windes through picturesque parkland’s.
Allow yourself to leave behind the modern world and become immersed in the charming atmosphere that our r...ailway has to offer.
Be whirled away into the past and imagine the powerful sounds of a roaring locomotive, with its whistle echoing across the Bay

Mother's Day at Basils Farm
May
14
8:00 am08:00

Mother's Day at Basils Farm

  • Basils Farm

Every day we should celebrate our Mum’s but on Sunday 14th May you can show her some extra love and treat her to breakfast or lunch at Basils Farm. Enjoy a 3 course a la carte menu including, entree, main and dessert and a glass of Prosecco or Pn2 Pinot Noir. All Mum’s also receive a beautiful pink rose!

Mother's Day weekend at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
May
13
May 14

Mother's Day weekend at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Let us help you spoil your mum and give her a unique gift this Mother’s Day.  Take your mum sky-high and enjoy wonderful uninterrupted 360-degree views of Melbourne while having some quality time with her.

Come to the Melbourne Star during Mother’s Day weekend (13 & 14 May) where your mum will fly half price!*

Fly between 7pm & 9pm on Mother’s Day (Sunday, 14 May) to enjoy fantastic skyline views of Melbourne by dark. We will spoil your mum with an everlasting rose and a box of wonderful Australian made chocolate pralines which she can share with the whole family.**

Conditions Apply- check their website

Bush Comes to Town Festival
May
12
May 14

Bush Comes to Town Festival

  • Parks Hall

Three days of fair dinkum Australian Stories, Music, Yarns and Classic Aussie Poetry to Promote and Preserve Australian Folklore. Bush Poet Breakfasts, Art Show, Dreamtime Storytelling, Bush Music, Songwriting Workshops and more.

10K Gourmet @ Jack Rabbit Winery
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

10K Gourmet @ Jack Rabbit Winery

  • Jack Rabbit Winery

Celebrating Bellarine Bounty from just 10 kilometres away.

Celebrating the Bellarine Peninsula’s rich and diverse bounty, every morsel and every drop of wine will be grown or crafted within 10 kilometres of Jack Rabbit Vineyard.

Children Fly Free on the Melbourne Star
Apr
3
Apr 16

Children Fly Free on the Melbourne Star

  • Melbourne Star

Because Port Phillip Ferries want to make sure your holidays are full of adventure, we have partnered with the Melbourne Star-Observation Wheel, where kids can Fly for Free, along with a full paying adult ticket. Simply take your ferry ticket along with you to redeem this offer. Valid for Children 5 - 15 years. It's only a short FREE tram ride away from where the ferry docks.

All aboard!

Kids Cruise 1/2 Price these School Holidays
Apr
3
Apr 14

Kids Cruise 1/2 Price these School Holidays

  • Port Phillip Ferries

Port Phillip Ferries is offering you the chance to cruise between Portarlington and Melbourne easily and affordably – with children’s ticket prices halved for journeys between Monday and Friday this school holiday period.

Take a cruise to experience the bay and spend some time in the wonderful city of Melbourne or the picturesque coastal town of Portarlington

Geelong vs North Melbourne @ Etihad Stadium
Apr
2
9:00 am09:00

Geelong vs North Melbourne @ Etihad Stadium

  • etihad stadium, melbourne

Make Sunday a true Melbourne experience with a ferry trip direct to Etihad Stadium from The Bellarine to watch the mighty Cats against the Roos.
With enough time before the game to grab lunch in Melbourne and after the game make your way back to the ferry to hopefully celebrate all the way 👌Note: North Melbourne supporters travel at their own risk 😜

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Mar
29
Apr 23

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

  • Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne becomes comedy capital of the UNIVERSE each April, as we take over the city with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Mar
29
Apr 2

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

  • Royal Exibition Building

The Southern Hemisphere's largest and most loved horticultural event, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, returns to the heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens in March 2017.

Australian Grand Prix
Mar
23
Mar 26

Australian Grand Prix

  • Albert Park Lake

Melbourne will again play host to the opening round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship

Mental as Anything at Bellarine Estate
Mar
12
Mar 13

Mental as Anything at Bellarine Estate

  • Bellarine Estate

Bellarine City Limits presents Mental as Anything at Bellarine Estate Winery and Brewery, supported by The Chantoozies.

Its a day for the whole family kicking off early with kid's 12 and under free with a paying adult.

There is plenty of food from the food vendors and a cold drink from Bellarine Estate or Two Wives Brewery

Bellarine Agricultural Show
Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Bellarine Agricultural Show

  • Bellarine Agricultural Show

They pride themselves for being a Traditional Country Show reflecting Old-Fashioned Country Values. There is something for everyone! Highlights on the day are the Hayroll, Pet and Gumboot Toss Competitions

Gatorade Triathalon
Mar
12
7:00 am07:00

Gatorade Triathalon

  • Portarlington Pier

Gatorade Triathlon Series 2016/17 welcomes all who wish to challenge themselves over the summer, with entry to the Sprint Distance triathlons (Race one to four) building to an Olympic distance in race five.

With a minimum age of 15, all abilities are welcome.

Docklands Sunday Market
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Docklands Sunday Market

  • new quay promenade

With arts, craft, crystals, recycle kids clothes and soft toys handmade jewellery, photography, ladies fashion, wraps, skincare, soap & soy candles, brass periscope, enamel signs, second hand books, honey coffee, churros, donuts freshly squashed fruit juice and more changes by the week.

Great Australian Beer Festival
Feb
18
10:30 am10:30

Great Australian Beer Festival

  • Great Australian Beer Festival

The fifth annual Great Australian Beer Festival returns to Geelong. Over 200 Australian and International beers and ciders, along with some of the region's best gourmet food offerings and an array of food trucks and barbecue.

Step into Australia's biggest alfresco beer and cider garden and discover live music over three stages, beer cabaret, roving performers, food and beer seminars, home brewing, beer cocktails, carnival DJ's and ensure you are track side for Australia's only beer inspired race card.

Book your ferry ticket to Portarlington here.

Book your tickets to the festival and bus transfer here.

 Immerse yourself in the colour of this iconic summer festival.

City Escape with Ol' 55 at Bellarine Estate.
Feb
12
10:45 am10:45

City Escape with Ol' 55 at Bellarine Estate.

  • Bellarine Estate

40 year reunion tour with Frankie J Holden, Wilbur Wilde and the original line up.

Package includes:

Return Ferry from Docklands to Portarlington.
2 General Admission tickets to see OL’55.

Bus transfers between Portarlington and Bellarine Estate and a lunch hamper for 2.

For more details and bookings head to Bellarine Estate website