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Portarlington Mussel Festival 2024

Saturday 13 January 2024

Quick Details

Adult Return Price
Concession & Seniors Return Price
Children (4-16 incl) Return Price
Family (2 adults + 2 children) Return Price
PLEASE NOTE: Once you've booked your preferred ferry time to Portarlington, add this to cart and then select your return ferry time home so they are in the same booking.

Portarlington Mussel Festival

Saturday 13 January 2024

Choose how long you stay with a range of departure times available

The Portarlington Mussel Festival started as a street festival back in 2007 as a way to celebrate and promote the local mussel industry. Today it’s grown into one of the most popular community festivals in Victoria with over 30,000 visitors, live music all day long, hundreds of market stalls and a whole lotta delicious mussels. A great day out for the entire family!

Set against the backdrop of picturesque Portarlington beach, this one-day festival is the perfect reason to explore the Bellarine Peninsula this summer. And best of all, leave the car at home and catch the ferry directly between Docklands and Portarlington!

Enjoy a full day of activities including:

  • Live music over three main stages all day long
  • Mussels cooked in a variety of styles
  • Kids activities
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Art and photo exhibitions
  • Classic car displays
  • Beer and wine tasting
  • Over 200 market stalls

Choose between 3 departure times from Melbourne and 3 departure times home from Portarlington after the event. These options allow you to head over for just a few hours or stay for the whole day. The ferry times available are:

Docklands > Portarlington

9.15 am Docklands > 10.25 am Portarlington
10.15 am Docklands > 11.25 am Portarlington
12.15 pm Docklands > 1.25 pm Portarlington

Docklands > Portarlington

2.30 pm Portarlington > 3.40 pm Docklands
5.00 pm Portarlington > 6.10 pm Docklands
5.40 pm Portarlington > 6.50 pm Docklands

Time Guide

Time Spent Depart Docklands Depart Portarlington
4hrs 5 mins 9.15 am 2.30 pm
6hrs 35 mins 9.15 am 5.00 pm
7hrs 15 mins 9.15 am 5.40 pm
3hrs 5 mins 10.15 am 2.30 pm
5hrs 35 mins 10.15 am 5.00 pm
6hrs 15 mins 10.15 am 5.40 pm
1hrs 5 mins 12.15 pm 2.30 pm
3hrs 35 mins 12.15 pm 5.00 pm
4hrs 15 mins 12.15 pm 5.40 pm

Please Note When Booking

As there are a number of booking times available, firstly you’ll need to select your preferred ferry time over to Portarlington and add this to your cart. Then you’ll see a prompt to select your return ferry time which will be added to the same booking when selected. We recommend booking early to secure your preferred travel times as we do sell out every year.