Enjoy a Christmas feast complete with Christmas Bon Bon’s every Thursday and Friday in December.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year + Return Ferry Package > The much-anticipated photography event of the summer returns to the National Wool Museum. Direct from the Natural History Museum London, Wildlife Photographer of the Year takes audiences on a journey of exploration of the planet’s habitats, from sprawling urban metropolises to the deep polar seas, meeting the creatures that rely on these places to survive. Come face to face with species at risk of extinction and those brought back from the brink. See first-hand how human activities, both good and bad, are shaping the natural world.
2 night accommodation package with exclusive experiences > The famous Portarlington Mussel Festival is back in 2024, and we have an exclusive experience that puts you in the heart of the action and a few extras that will take your weekend to the next level. The Grand Mussel Festival Package includes return ferry tickets from Docklands, 2 nights accommodation, a 3-course Chef’s Table dinner with matched wine, a bottle of local sparkling wine, festival tickets and a delicious cheese board to enjoy in your room.
Saturday 13 January 2024 > The famous Portarlington Mussel Festival is back in 2024, and we have the most exclusive VIP package to make your day amazing. Our VIP Ferry Mussel Packages include ferry tickets from Docklands and Express entry into the Mussel Festival (Once you’ve booked your preferred ferry time to Portarlington, add this to your cart and then select your return ferry time home to book together). Or if you’re coming from Geelong, choose this package which includes return ferry tickets from Geelong and express entry into the Mussel Festival.
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.
Geelong Day Trips from Portarlington – Adults return from $20 & kids under 13 Go Free* > Available from Monday 18 December to Sunday 28 January. If you and the crew are based in Portarlington for the holidays and are looking for something different to entertain the family, how about a day trip to Geelong? There’s so much happening in Geelong to entertain the whole family. From the Giant Sky Wheel and Historic Carousel to a swim or a picnic at the pristine Eastern Beach swimming area. It’s all a short walk from where the ferry docks and there are endless activities to keep the crew entertained all Summer.
Portarlington > Kids Under 13 Go Free* > Looking for something different to entertain the family these Summer Holidays? Explore Portarlington from a different perspective with an hour cruise on a 35m start-of-art catamaran. These short cruises will be operating on 3 Saturdays during the school holidays and they are a great way to experience the Bellarine coastline from a different angle. There’s even time for a few sneaky beverages from our licensed cafe along the way.
If you and your golf buddies are keen to explore more than one golf course on the Bellarine Peninsula then an overnight package is the go. Take the ferry over, play 3 stunning Bellarine golf courses, and stay in the stunning coastal town of Portarlington to make life easy. We’ll take care of the rest.
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