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Footy Ferry Is Back

Catch a fast CATamaran to see the Cats in Melbourne Round 1 Friday 17 March – MCG 7.40 pm (Home Game) Get Ready… Footy Ferries are back in 2023, and this year we’ll be offering more 2-way services to get you across the Bay, and home again after the game. Click below to check out…

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March 10, 2022

Fish Club

School holiday activity: Catch the ‘Ferry to Inspire Sustainability Heroes’ Kids are invited to discover the secrets of Port Phillip Bay and to learn more about caring for our local marine environment at FISH Club these school holidays. Port Phillip Ferries have partnered with the teams at Queenscliff based Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre and…

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December 21, 2021

Pixar Putt – Mini Golf Geelong

Pixar Putt Hits Geelong’s Waterfront Get ready to kick some serious putt when Pixar Putt takes Geelong to infinity…and beyond, this summer! Australia’s much loved open-air mini-golf sensation is made up of interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Soul,…

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December 12, 2021

Family day trip to Geelong

Family day trip to Geelong Geelong offers endless fun for all family members these holidays. From unique cycling escapades to forest bathing, learning about Aboriginal Dreamtime and feeding wallabies, and we haven’t forgotten about the thrill-seekers! 1. Indulge the kids in an ancient health tradition Try something a little different with the older kids these…

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December 3, 2021

Geelong Jazz Soirees Summer Series

Geelong Jazz Soirees Summer Series Geelong Jazz Soirees Summer Series (GJSSS) is bringing live music back to the iconic Geelong Botanic Gardens with three unmissable concerts this February. Pack a picnic and enjoy performances from some of the regions finest musicians including the Suspects, Lucy Head and Phillipa McQuinn and more to be announced. Just…

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November 5, 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

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

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 Day Trippers Guide to Geelong

Get out and about for a day of fresh air and fabulousness with a trip across the bay to Geelong.  With Port Phillip Ferries docking into the heart of this gorgeous city, check out these go-getting experiences that await your enjoyment.       Get Playful  Playing host to an extensive range of highly entertaining play spaces, Geelong has four play parks, all within walking distance of the Port Phillip Ferries terminal.   …

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June 24, 2020

Geelong’s 5 Most Instagrammable Hot Spots

When you step off Port Phillip Ferries and into Geelong, you step into a land of Insta magic.  Vibrant hues, contrasting landscapes and colourful characters, there is an Insta picture waiting to be snapped around every corner.  Check out five of our faves that are all located just a short stroll (if that) from the…

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February 16, 2020

Art In Public – Geelong’s Creative Scene

Look to the streets, to the walls, to the paths, Geelong is absolutely bursting with public art. Statues, murals and art installations have been beautifully created by talented artists and perfectly placed across this great city. And the best part… they are all FREE to admire. So, pop on your walking shoes, take to the…

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January 7, 2020

6 Reasons To Go Play in The (Geelong Botanic) Gardens

Summer shade, Autumn hues, Winter buds and Spring blossoms; The Geelong Botanic Gardens are an absolute delight all year through. One of the top ‘Things to do in Geelong’ (TripAdvisor), The Geelong Botanic Gardens will ignite your senses with spectacular colours, perfumed scents and interactive activities. There is so much to discover within the garden’s grounds. Check…

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January 6, 2020

Ferry Nice Mother’s Day Gift

There’s no Hallmark card that could possibly be written to describe how important THIS Mother’s Day is, in such times. But like many of us, there’s been a lot of reflecting and assessing life’s priorities.   {Here’s what we know is true}   ♥ Some Mums are going to need some “Timeout” ♥ Some Mums…

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January 1, 2020

9 (Almost) Free Things to do in Geelong – A Guide That Makes Cents

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to procure a G-Town experience.  With Port Phillip Ferries docking into the heart of Geelong, these nine (almost) free things are yours to access, encounter and delight in.   1.  Activate the Bollards Download the FREE ‘Activate Geelong’ app in the App Store or Google Play and watch…

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December 16, 2019

Walk This Way

Have you heard? Port Phillip Ferries are docking into the heart of Geelong! As of Monday 2nd December 2019, Port Phillip Ferries will be cruising daily between Geelong and the Docklands. Taking in the sights and sounds of G-Town is about to be made even easier. Simply disembark the ferry, shake off those sea legs and walk…

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November 4, 2019

Your Definitive Guide to Catching the ‘Ferry to the Footy’

Yes, friends. Summer is officially over and the AFL Season hath returneth. Team scarves, beanies and Guernsey’s are being pulled out from the back of cupboards. Melbournites are out in force exclaiming things like “Footy Season. Geez! That came around quick”. And of course, days out to watch a game or two in the big…

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July 4, 2019

Meet Our Newest Crew Member, Wendell

  A BIG thank you to everyone that participated in and entered our “Name our Weedy Seadragon” competition.   After a huge amount of very worthy and diverse entries (including a Weedy McWeedy Face) we’re super excited to have selected a name for our friendly mascot. Congratulations to our winner, Ocea Smith who…

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October 23, 2018

How to (easily) kill 1.5 hours around Geelong’s Waterfront

Where better to spend 1.5 hours exploring than Geelong, a picturesque and welcoming town – with the most vibrant backdrop that is the Waterfront.  We dock at Geelong Waterfront, just near the magical Xmas tree, which leaves you with 1.5 hours to take in all the wonders of Geelong. What to do and see?  Geelong…

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September 1, 2017

Shop till you drop… or until you re-board in Geelong

A lot of shopping can be achieved in 1.5 hours, especially in Geelong!  Specialty shops, department stores and independent boutiques can be found scattered around the central city area of Geelong and also within the shop-filled shopping hub Westfield Geelong. After disembarking the ferry why not take up a bit of shopping, we are sure…

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September 1, 2017

The go-to guide to filling your belly at Geelong Waterfront

It’s an easy walk from the Geelong Waterfront (where we dock) to some glorious waterfront food options along the waterfront.  Whether you’re out for an ice cream or a something finer… you will get five star views from this stunning location! A wander down to the iconic Cunningham Pier you can treat yourself to a…

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September 1, 2017