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.
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Portarlington and The Bellarine offer some of the best touring you will find in regional Victoria.
We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled some of our absolute favourites.
FERGOS BONGOS TOURS
Specialising in regional winery and produce tours, Fergos offer a relaxed and easy way to get around the Bellarine once you step off the ferry.
Whether you need a quick ride from the ferry to your accommodation, a personalised tour or a lift to dinner on a Saturday night, Fergos have got you covered. Call Leonie and Joe on 0419 345 147 to know more
PORT WALKS BELLARINE
Explore Portarlington on a guided 30-40 minute tour and discover how the town evolved from a small fishing and farming village into one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s preferred tourist spots.
This informative tour highlights the fascinating history and heritage of the town and how this influenced the landscape we see today.
PORTARLINGTON WINE TOUR
When you get off the ferry in Portarlington look for the Portarlington Winery Tours bus at the end of the pier.
Three of the Bellarine’s most exciting wineries are on this tour, so you’re sure to find wines that suit you. See Scotchmans Hill, the Bellarine’s first winery with its multi-award winning wines and generous platters; Bennetts On Bellarine with some classic and alternative varietals; and Terindah Estate with quality single vineyard wines and spectacular bay views.
Andy’s Trails are full immersion tours across Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. Andy’s showcases the regions unparalleled produce and craft beverages. They are dedicated to celebrating local produce, gourmet beverages and breathtaking scenery with an informative guide and designated driver whose passion will take this experience to a whole new level.
THE Q TRAIN
The Q Train is a travelling restaurant departing principally from the historic Drysdale Railway Station, just an easy 10 – 15 minutes away from Portarlington. The Q Train will take you to Queenscliff via Suma Park and then return to Drysdale.
FOR THE LOVE OF GRAPE
Relax and unwind with friends, family or colleagues as you allow For The Love Of Grape to chauffeur your party around the magical sights and sensory delights of Geelong and The Bellarine. Choose your own wineries and local producers from our enticing array or leave it to us to seamlessly organise a tour guaranteed to charm.
GO ROAM TOURS
Step off the ferry and head down the Great Ocean Road. Or hit up Bellarine hot spots like Bellarine Distillery, Terindah Estate, Oakdene Estate, Scotchmans Hill, Flying Brick Ciderery, Queenscliff Distillery, Banks Road, McGlashan’s and Basils Farm. Or perhaps indulge in a craft beer tour or whisky tasting?
We have plenty of options to choose from including the popular Art Gallery day tours, that put you up close and personal with local artists in the regions. Custom itineraries, private tours and group discounts available. Operates 7 days a week.
MUSTANG & CO
Mustang & Co. were recent finalists in the “Tourism” category of the Geelong Excellence awards – they know how to look after you and your group with full VIP treatment.
They have a range of vehicles, so they can cater for multiple groups or larger bookings. The pride of their fleet is the 1966 Mustang Convertible; the experience of cruising around with the top down, in a vintage car puts a smile on everyone’s face. The car can seat three adult passengers, plus driver. There is also an option for a “Mustang Mover” (seats 7 passengers) or a “Mustang Mini Bus” (seats 11 passengers).
Wine, cider, food and fun are guaranteed when you join Wine Wheels to indulge in an epicurean adventure. Options abound with this dynamic new addition to the Bellarine culinary scene. Exclusive tours from Port Phillip Ferries will see you shuttled in comfort to local Bellarine hot spots Flying Brick Cider Co, Leura Park Estate and Jack Rabbit Vineyard before returning to the ferry for a splendid voyage back across the bay. Great discounts on all Take Away wine and cider purchases as well.
Personalised ride share service. Bookings are essential so please get in early.
P: 0401 309 905
Personalised tours in a luxury vehicle (Mercedes Viano) for up to 7 guests
P: 0427 664 888
Geelong Taxi Network has a special services team dedicated to providing accessible transportation services on the Bellarine Peninsula.
P: 0401 309 905
Tour The Bellarine in style with your own personal driver.
P: 0414 414 731 or 0409 577 108
CLUB COURTESY BUS
Offering direct transfers between the Ferry and Portarlington Golf Club, for all passengers with a valid ferry ticket.
HIRE A KOMBI
Live the dream and hire a Volkswagon Kombi or Beetle. Self drive only.
BELLA-E BIKE HIRE
These electric bikes are ready for you to ride, explore, adventure and have fun.
MOTEL COURTESY BUS
Book a room at Portarlington Beach Motel – and be greeted with a comfortable courtesy bus when you disembark the ferry.
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