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‘Must Do’ Family Weekend in Portarlington – Day 1

DAY 1 DOUBLE SHOT LATTE! – (or perhaps an English Breakfast?!) Whatever your style, start the day right and fuel up for your family adventure. Edina Waterfront Café is perfectly positioned with picturesque views across the water. After departing your vessel take the road directly in front of you for a short 5-minute stroll. Here…

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August 2, 2021

Warm-up Winter Weekend – Geelong

Sneak away for a stress-free weekend in the regional capital that truly has it all. Indulge all the senses, as you shop, sip and sightsee around Geelong. REST at the popular Novotel hotel situated in the heart of G Waterfront area and only a short walk once you arrive from your vessel. Featuring newly refurbished…

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July 9, 2021

Short breaks in Portarlington

It doesn’t get much better than escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Especially boarding the ferry for an overnight stay on the Bellarine. From luxury villa escapes, beachside or vineyard camping and everything in between, the charming seaside village of Portarlington has got you covered. Read on for a round-up of some top…

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July 8, 2021

Melbourne Money dining is officially open

Melbourne Money! The City of Melbourne has launched a new $8.4 million dining initiative in partnership with the Victorian Government, to bring people back into the city and provide much-needed support for our hospitality sector. Diners who spend between $50 and $500 (including GST) in Melbourne’s restaurants, cafes, and bars can now claim a 20…

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July 2, 2021

Docklands Firelight Festival

Docklands Firelight Festival – Over five fiery nights 21- 25 July 2021 > BOOK NOW Please note: The first wave of tickets for this event has already sold out. However we’ve had word there will be some more tickets released soon, and if you join the waiting list you’ll be first in line. This winter,…

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July 2, 2021

Geelong Winter Shiraz Festival

Winter Shiraz Festival – A celebration of Geelong Shiraz 3rd & 4th July 2021 > BOOK HERE Enjoy two days of beautiful wine, food and entertainment as the Geelong region – Bellarine, Surf Coast and Moorabool Valley – basks in the midwinter glow. This year, 26 participating wineries are running interesting and diverse programs, which…

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July 2, 2021

5 Fun Family Ideas Under $20 – Geelong

Geelong’s Waterfront and surrounds make for a fabulous fun-filled family day out, even on a budget – rail, hail or shine!  AND you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone! The Waterfront is where you’ll depart your vessel and begin your day, and there’s no shortage of fun-filled activities to choose from. Warm up as you…

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June 17, 2021

Ferry & Stay Package – R Hotel Geelong

by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt  Published April 19th 2021 Bay, play and stay packages The first time I saw the Ritz Hotel, I was staying at the Vue Apartments next door. You can see them to the right of the photo above. I looked out and couldn’t take my eyes off an abandoned white building. It was so evocative,…

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April 29, 2021

Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run – 20 Mar 2021

Over our first 5 years we’ve found the perfect way to combine some of life’s loves. Many families and friends have ventured to the Bellarine Peninsula to spend a weekend running, eating, drinking, smiling and laughing with friends and love ones. Our family organised run is also an important contributor to Bellarine Community Health Youth…

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January 11, 2021

A Post COVID Guide to Portarlington

If we’ve learnt anything over the past few months, it is that there is so much enjoyment to be had from the simple pleasures in life… the explosions of flavour from a great feed, the much-needed breath of fresh air on a mindful walk and the gaggle of giggles from family time. Add to your…

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November 5, 2020

A Post COVID Guide to Geelong

Now open to explore, Geelong is ready and raring to give you the grand tour of its wonderful sights and delights. Starting with just a few (because there are many), enjoy the delectable cafes, outdoor spaciousness and adventure awaiting you in G-Town.   The Coffee Scene First and foremost, let’s get you some much-needed sustenance…

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November 5, 2020

A Post COVID Guide to Docklands

Have you missed the soaring skyscrapers, the sensational shops, and the striking stylings of metro Melbourne?  Well great news!  The shops are re-stocked, the baristas are brewing, and the scrapers are definitely soaring.  Metro Melbourne is extremely excited to welcome you back, and with exciting escapades like these, you are going to want to make…

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November 5, 2020

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