Discover Portarlington

Take a wander to Portarlington

You can almost watch the world go by from the beautiful bayside of Portarlington. Nestled away on the Bellarine, surrounded by award-winning wineries, Portarlington is best known for its fresh mussels, beautiful vistas and stunning coastline.  This coastal village has the most delightful atmosphere that will have you falling in love with everything it offers.

Secrets Only A Local Would Know

We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you… so grab a coffee (or a wine) and have a browse at our top picks for Portarlington!

Don’t Let The Cold Bother You These School Holidays

Don’t Let The Cold Bother You These School Holidays

Cover image via Instagram - @melbournewithkidz Winter school holidays are upon us.  As the degrees drop, there is no need for your spirits to drop too.  As snow princess, Elsa, so elegantly sung in Frozen (and apologies if this is going to be stuck in your head now)…...

Pack Your Overnight Bag For Portarlington

Pack Your Overnight Bag For Portarlington

It doesn’t get much better than escaping the hustle and bustle of the city onboard the ferry for a over- night stay to the Bellarine. Cosy up under a warm doona, sip red wine and make Winter your friend. From luxury villa escapes, beachside or vineyard camping and...

Sweet Times in Portarlington

Sweet Times in Portarlington

Life is like a box of chocolates;  You never know what you’re gonna get…  Except in the case of sweet treats in Portarlington.  In this scenario, you know exactly what you’re gonna get. Sizes, styles and saccharinity may vary but the consistent delivery of quality sweet treats in Portarlington is assured.  Check out some of our favourite spots to stop in at that will unquestionably satisfy the sweetest of teeth.

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Bellarine Packages

We've unlocked some of the best local spots to wine, dine and relax by the sea.  So go ahead, treat yourself to one of our curated packages, with your favourite people this Winter. 

Approx 7.5 hrs. , $149 - $159 pp

A Day of Gin, Wine & Cider

Join Andy’s Trails in a showcase touring the region. Leave the car keys at home and taste the finest wine, locally produced gin, fresh cider and award-winning lunches the Bellarine has to offer.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Transport between venues
  • Gin tasting at The Whiskery
  • Lunch at Flying Brick Cider House
  • Cider tasting, Flying Brick Cider House
  • Wine tasting at Scotchmans Hill
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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Approx 7.5 hrs, $150 - $170 PP

Luxury Winter Foodies Delight

Sail across the bay and spoil yourself with a long & leisurely degustation lunch, at the award winning Merne at Lighthouse restaurant.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Luxury transfers to Merne
  • Merne grazing lunch + coffee
  • Olive Oil tasting & voucher

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Approx 6 hrs, $68 pp (min 2 ppl)

Local Mussels and Seafood

It wouldn’t be a trip to Portarlington without a feed of what the town is most famous for, Portarlington Mussels.

We've lined up an experience to get you to the freshest lunch of mussels and seafood, direct from the farmer.

Includes:

  • Return ferry ticket
  • Transport to and from the Café
  • Seafood sharing platter to start
  • Choice of Mussels, Chowder or pie

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2 Days, $695 - $865 pp

Great Ocean Road Wine & Dine

Get on board for the ultimate Great Ocean Road Wine and Dine experience. Indulge in an all-inclusive, two-day Foodie adventure long Victoria’s breathtaking Great Ocean Road with hosts Andy’s Trails.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Overnight luxury accommodation
  • Lunch & wine at Movida Lorne
  • Dinner & wine at Chris’s Beacon
  • Lunch & local craft beer in Aireys Inlet

 

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Approx 7.5 hrs, $179 pp

Sail, Rail and Dine with the Q Train

Every Thursday with the Q Train. Special Friday services added from July to Sept, as well as a smattering of Sunday Lunch dates. A superbly unique experience that will see you cruising across the bay, transferring to Drysdale Station and boarding the remarkable Q Train to wine and dine. An experience not to miss.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Transfer to the Q Train
  • The unique Q Train Experience
  • Degustation lunch
  • Spectacular dining vistas
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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Approx 6 hrs, $99 pp

French Food, Ferry and Shopping

Rustic French lunch, local shopping and vistas all the way. Get on board for this delightful package with Bouchon at Bellarine. Cruise across the bay and get transported to the restaurant situated on Bellarine Estate Winery.

Includes:

  • Return ferry ticket
  • Two-course seasonal lunch
  • Complimentary glass of wine
  • $10 local shopping voucher
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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Approx 7.5 hrs, $85 - $115 pp

Jack Rabbit Long Leisurely Lunch

Spoil yourself rotten with this Wine Wheels package. Sail across the bay and enjoy a wine tasting and a long, leisurely luncheon at iconic Jack Rabbit Vineyard - the ‘must do’ destination of The Bellarine.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Wine Wheels transfers
  • A day at Jack Rabbit
  • Wine tasting at Jack Rabbit
  • One or two-course lunch
  • Optional upgrades
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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Approx 7.5 hrs, $149 pp

Port Phillip Bay Wildlife Boat Tour

Cruise across Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne and spend a day on the water with Sea All Dolphin Swims, where you will meet the friendly (but wild) locals of Port Phillip Bay

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Bus Transfers to and from Queenscliff
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise
  • Tasting plate at Queenscliff Brewhouse

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Approx 5 hrs, $49 pp

Club Cruise

Perfect for Seniors Groups. Escape the hustle and the bustle of Melbourne with the Club Cruise package. Enjoy a scenic trip across the bay, a leisurely two-course lunch and complimentary drink at the Portarlington Golf Club, along with courtesy bus transfers.
** Ask them about Xmas in July Package as well **

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Golf Club courtesy bus transfer
  • Portarlington Golf Club
  • Two-course lunch
  • Glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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Approx 7.5 hrs, $99 - $129 pp

Terindah Estate Day Tour

Experience the best of the bountiful Bellarine. Enjoy a cruise from Melbourne and head to Terindah Estate for an amazing wine tasting experience and a beautiful French inspired lunch at Terindah Estate.

Includes:

  • Return ferry trip
  • Inclusive transport between venues
  • Wine tasting at Terindah Estate
  • French inspired Lunch at Terindah
  • Wine tasting at mystery winery
  • Return transfer to the ferry

 

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