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Port Phillip Ferries Events

From A$25 per Adult

Docklands Discovery Cruises. Departing and returning from Docklands on the first and third Tuesday’s of every month, these afternoon cruises are the way to experience Melbourne from a different angle. Being in the afternoon these cruise include a beer or house wine, some cheese and crackers and some historical commentary along the way. PLUS if you are coming over from the Bellarine side of the bay we have a discounted package that includes return ferry tickets (terms and conditions apply).

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$145 - A$150

Start your day with a relaxing ferry cruise across the bay to Portarlington. Here you’ll be picked up by shuttle bus and whisked down the road to the state-of-the-art driving range facility at The Range @ Curlewis. This package is a sports lover’s adventure packed with the 3 best B’s ever – Balls, Burgers and Beverages! The Range @ Curlewis has 18 x indoor/outdoor driving bays, auto tees, and is Victoria’s 1st Toptracer Range facility. There’s also a very cool two-tier Mini Golf course that will guarantee loads of family fun.

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.

From A$650

Postcards Special Package Offer. As recently featured on Channel Nines Postcards, Port Phillip Ferries and the Portarlington Grand Hotel have created an exceptional offer that packages up both products with a very healthy discount. This package includes return ferry tickets from Docklands, 2 nights’ accommodation (with a double upgrade), and a bunch of little extras that will make your experience amazing.

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