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Go twice at half price!

Go twice at half price!

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Join our mailing list today and unlock exclusive savings for your next voyage!

Sign up now and we will send you a special 50% discount code that will work TWICE! That means you can purchase a return ferry ticket for the price of a 1-way trip – which means you go twice at half the price!

🎟️ This amazing offer applies to Adult, Concession, and Children ferry tickets only. Once you fill out the form, an email will be sent to you with your unique code and instructions on how to use it to make a booking. The discount codes sent out during May and June will last for 3 years so you have plenty of time.

🚨 Don’t worry we hate spam too so we won’t bombard you with emails. We only send our newsletter once every few weeks and we’ll only email you when we have something truly special to share.

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* This offer is only available during May and June 2024 and is not available if you’re already on our email list. The unique code is valid on ferry tickets only and will not work on ferry packages, special services, Footy Ferry Specials, Docklands Discovery Cruises or any other Special Event Cruises that sit outside our regular ferry services. The unique code will work twice when applied on a 1-way trip – Therefore you will receive 50% off on 2 x 1-way trips. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions and is subject to availability. Pre-booked tickets are essential and cannot be purchased at the ferry on the day.

There’s so many great things to do when you arrive in either Portarlington or Geelong! Below are a few of our favourites.

Portarlington Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel has multiple dining areas serving a range of delicious pub style food with an open air beer garden if you just want a relaxing drink.

Only a short walk from the ferry terminal in Portarlington you can choose from the relaxed Atrium area which is an open-air beer garden-style space, or the Bisto and Frount Bar areas which are equally as impressive. There’s something for everyone when you visit this recently renovated hotel, however, one thing remains consistent, and that’s the fresh local produce and the welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

Ferry + Electric Bike Packages

Book ahead and your electric bike will be waiting for you, some quick instructions and adjustments then you’re off to ride your e-bike on the Bellarine Peninsula. Riding is a leisurely way to really see the Bellarine and e-bikes provide an automatic boost to help you to easily conquer any hills or headwinds. Ride along the waterfront to St Leonards, away from cars on the Esplanade trail.

Take quiet back roads to see scenic countryside and a 30 minute ride from Portarlington can get you to 7 boutique wineries or the award-winning distillery, The Whiskery. Nearby Drysdale gives access to the fantastic Bellarine Rail Trail.

Hop It The Bellarine

Port Phillip Ferries works in partnership with Hop It, a hop-on hop-off bus shuttle service that has launched on the Bellarine. Unlike standard food and wine tours, you choose your own adventure based on a carefully composed bus route that traverses through The Bellarine. Simply hop on and hop off wherever your wanderlust leads you.

Embrace the freedom to create your own itinerary – based on our insider-approved bus routes – then simply stop at whichever places take your fancy.

National Wool Museum

Geelong terminal: 3 min walk

The National Wool Museum is the only comprehensive museum of wool in Australia and aligned with Geelong’s UNESCO City of Design designation. Explore the regions 60,000 years of human endeavour and industry, from Australia’s first Nations living culture and heritage to emerging and advanced industries of today.

Add to the above there are always other exhibition showing at the National Wool Museum such as the Wildlife Photography and Pako Festa Exhibitions.

Geelong Botanic Gardens

The gardens are free to enjoy and only a short walk from where the ferry pulls into Geelong’s Waterfront on weekends.

Perhaps one of Geelong’s best-kept secrets, the Botanic Gardens (located in Eastern Gardens) is a colourful plant collection full of amazing scents and textures. A renowned regional garden with peaceful surroundings and perfectly groomed lawns – it’s worth the walk. Featuring a great tea house where you can have a cuppa or a meal.

The Carousel

Sitting next to the Geelong Ferry Terminal, the Armitage-Herschell portable steam driven, hand-carved wooden carousel was constructed circa 1892 and is one of only 200 in operation around the world. Featuring 36 Dare horses and 2 chariots, it was purchased by the Steampacket Place Development Board in 1996 and painstakingly restored.

There’s something magical about the beautifully restored Carousel… that when you see it in real life it sparks the ‘kid’ in your heart. A whimsical ride on these hand-carved horses and chariots is a must-do for the kids (both big and little).

Port Phillip Ferries Guest Compass

Port Phillip Ferries has a very cool web app we call ‘Guest Compass’.

Designed for smartphones, this free resource is a one-stop-shop to the destinations we visit. Think of it as an onboard digital compendium containing everything from the latest specials and offers from our partners to a range of must-see attractions in the regions we travel to.

It has easy to use Google Map links, phone numbers for bookings and some heaps of info to guide you around when you hop off the ferry.

Click below to check it out before your next trip.

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Start the day Stress-Free

Easy.  Roomy.  Relaxed.  Friendly.  Comfortable. Did we mention coffee for the morning, and a licensed bar for the commute home?

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Get some work done, listen to a podcast, chat with a friend or post photos of your beautiful ferry trip on social media.

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Choose a window seat or sun yourself on an outdoor deck. We guarantee you a seat on every journey, with tables and drop down trays if you so require.

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We cruise direct to Victoria Harbour, Docklands. Directly across from Marvel Stadium (formerly Etihad) and seconds away from the free CBD tram network.

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Regular cruiser? Buy a 10 or 25 pass online and enjoy the savings. Why? Because we like to reward our game-changing friends.

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Caffeine to start your day? You go it! Our on-board café offers barista made coffee and snacks.

Pre-dinner drink? Sure thing. Our cafe is now licensed.

 

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