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From A$25

These school holidays get a bit of Tay Tay in your day with 2 x 90-minute cruises. Get ready to shake it off with an unforgettable afternoon on the water dedicated to the music of Taylor Swift! Enjoy your favourite T-Swiz songs performed piano bar style by the talented Lauren Barrett and Joss Russell. Relive hits from all of Taylor’s eras, including the new release “The Tortured Poets Department.” Dress up in your favourite Taylor Swift-inspired outfit, and let’s cruise the Yarra River in style. Don’t miss out on this event filled with Swiftie vibes.

From A$55

All inclusive package with access to 3 exhibitions >Port Phillip Ferries has an exclusive package that now includes access to all 3 features at the National Wool Museum. Not only will you get entry to the Wool Museum itself, but there are 2 extra exhibition spaces inside the Museum that regularly feature new and interesting instalments. Currently showing in these spaces are: Cultural Bridges: Celebrating Four Decades of Pako Festa AND Anatomy Lessons, an exhibition of sad splendour. The package includes return ferry tickets from Docklands and entry into all 3 exhibitions.

In 2024, Port Phillip Ferries is shaking things up with their Footy Ferries! Keep an eye out for the launch of some exciting “Special Services” tailored for the big games, like Easter Monday, set to be unveiled on the website soon. However, for most of the year the Footy Ferry Specials will be running out of Portarlington using the regular ferry timetable. Using these services allows for more time getting to the grounds from the Melbourne Ferry Terminal and getting back to the ferry after the game. This timetable also caters for more games and more teams, which is great for a wider range of supporters.

From A$30 per Adult

Cruisy Tuesdays > Departing and returning from Docklands every Tuesday, these cruises are the way to experience Port Phillip Bay from a different angle. These 2.5-hour cruises aboard a modern 35-meter catamaran offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty of the bay and its abundant marine life. As you set sail across to Portarlington and back, you’ll have the chance to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery that surrounds you, with the spacious catamaran providing a comfortable vantage point for taking in the sights.

A special reward awaits you at the Portarlington Grand Hotel when you treat yourself to a mini break on the Bellarine. Book any room type during June and July, and you will receive a generous 15% discount on your accommodation when you enter the special code. With these savings, indulge in a leisurely lunch at one of the exquisite wineries dotted across the Bellarine Peninsula, like Terindah Estate, Scotchman’s Hill Estate, and the iconic Jack Rabbit Winery. Alternatively, take a short trip to the renowned Whiskery, where the cozy fireside setting complements delightful gin and whiskey tastings.

From A$20

Portarlington Grand Hotel > Discover the exquisite taste of Portarlington’s world-famous fresh mussels, straight from the shores of our pristine coastline! Embark on the perfect Monday adventure by taking a scenic ferry ride from Melbourne to Portarlington. Then step off the ferry and immerse yourself in the charm of Portarlington, renowned for its pristine coastline and bountiful seafood. Then treat your taste buds to an extraordinary lunch with our Mussel Monday special.

From A$75

A Grand Day Out (Departures from Docklands, Melbourne) > Cruise across the bay to visit the magnificent and historical Portarlington Grand Hotel. Standing tall on the main street since 1888, the hotel has now completed a magnificent renovation and is open for business. Only a short walk away from where the ferry docks, look up the hill towards the hotel turret which will lead you to our oasis.

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