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Mum’s the Word

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Mother’s Day is drawing near, and we just bet you’re all working on plans to out-do yourselves for your favourite people yet again. Forget the chocolates, pajamas, socks and dressing gowns this year, friends. We’re all about experiences, adventures and quality time spent together. Whether you’re planning a special day for your mum, dad-mum, step-mum, foster-mum, grandma, nan, aunty or sister – we’ve got some fresh ideas for you to spoil the special people in your life.


🥂 Bellarine Beauties 🥂


Terindah Estate Mother’s Day Luncheon
Treat mum to a leisurely three-course lunch (and some of the Bellarine’s best views) at Terindah Estate’s Mother’s Day Luncheon, where you’ll be wined, dined and serenaded with live music.
They’ve covered all bases so thoroughly, there’s even a special 1pm sitting for Port Phillip Ferry passengers! Bookings at


Sail, Rail & Dine with the QTrain
Kick off the Mother’s Day celebrations early with an experience the crew will not forget anytime soon. Sail, Rail & Dine involves a ferry ride, a six-course degustation lunch on-board an extravagant train (with spectacular dining vistas!) and return transfers. They’re even running extra dates for Mother’s Day, so you can hop on board for Saturday 4 May, Thurs 9 May and Fri 10 May. Bookings at


Bouchon at Bellarine: French Food, Ferry & Shopping
Get on board for this delightful package with Bouchon at Bellarine. Our new ‘French Food, Ferry & Shopping’ package offers a two-course seasonal French lunch, a glass of wine, local shopping in Portarlington and scenic Bellarine vistas all the way. Sounds fantastique! Bookings at


💕 Docklands Delights 💕


Geelong Cats vs. North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium
Tasked with wooing a Footy Fanatic? Fret not! As always, we at Port Phillip Ferries have got your back to get you to the Cats vs. Roos game in relaxed comfort and style. Set sail with us from Portarlington at 9am to catch the game at Marvel Stadium, before heading back on the 6:15pm service. We’ll arrive at Victoria Harbour – right beneath Marvel Stadium – at 10:20am, which will give you plenty of time to explore the sights and surrounds of Docklands and have a bite to eat before heading to the game at 1.10pm. Book Now.


Well Fed at the Woolshed
Our neighbours at the Woolshed are the hosts with the most and boast magnificent views across the water of Victoria Harbour. They’re inviting you to join them for lunch or dinner this Mother’s Day. All mums receive a complimentary gift and you can dine from the full a la carte menu. There’s also live music in the main bar after lunch. Bookings at


Mamas Day at Mama Rumaan
Mama knows best. And Mama says it’s time to eat! Squeeze in a Middle Eastern feast after the Footy at nearby Mama Rumaan. Set menus start from $55 per person for Mother’s Day dinner, where you can enjoy some of Mama’s favourites with a complimentary drink on arrival for magnificent Mamas. Bookings at


Reach for the Skies
Take your mum sky-high and enjoy wonderful uninterrupted 360-degree views of Melbourne, all while having some quality time with. This Mother’s Day, your mum will be offered a flight at half-price with a complimentary glass of Champagne!. Enjoy the offer all weekend long. Bookings at:




Still looking for the perfect experience to gift?
There’s plenty more where these ideas came from! Head to our Packages and Experiences page for more ideas and inspiration for adventures on either side of the bay. One of them is guaranteed to be juuust right.