The Portarlington Explorer Cruise (Departures from Portarlington) > Embark on a thrilling maritime adventure with our 1-hour Explorer Cruise, setting sail from the picturesque harbour of Portarlington and returning to the same tranquil shores. Join Port Phillip Ferries for a relaxing trip on a short cruise where you’ll experience the beauty of the Bellarine Peninsula coastline and learn about some of the fascinating history of the region.
A unique and fun day out that your group is going to love
Cruise in absolute comfort on our state-of-the-art, purpose-built vessels. Disembark the ferry and meet your experienced tour operator who can showcase your chosen destination. Packages are great value and take all the hassle out of planning your perfect escape or short break for your group.
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The Portarlington Grand Explorer (Departures from Portarlington) > Start your day with a delicious two-course lunch at the newly refurbished Portarlington Grand Hotel, where tradition and modern elegance combine to create a dining experience like no other in the region. Then after lunch embark on a thrilling maritime adventure with our 1-hour Explorer Cruise, setting sail from the picturesque harbour of Portarlington and returning to the same tranquil shores. Join Port Phillip Ferries for a relaxing trip on a short cruise where you’ll experience the beauty of the Bellarine Peninsula coastline and learn about some of the fascinating history of the region.
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.
Cruise across the bay from Melbourne in comfort and style taking in the scenic vistas. The Portarlington Golf Club will take care of the rest with courtesy bus transfers and a leisurely two-course lunch at the Portarlington Golf Club. It’s the perfect little adventure across the bay with friends.
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.
Sail across the bay via Port Phillip Ferries service and when you arrive hop on board the Wine Wheels shuttle bus to be transferred to the iconic Jack Rabbit Vineyard the ‘must do’ destination of The Bellarine. The casual and very friendly House of Jack Rabbit Cellar Door serves up terrific bistro-style fare whilst those opting for the Jack Rabbit Restaurant are in for a gastronomic contemporary dining treat. Guests can choose between one or two courses, and both experiences promise equally stunning vistas.
Cruise across Port Phillip Bay from Geelong or Portarlington and let Andy’s Trails guide you on a tour that samples some of Port Phillip’s finest whiskey, gin and craft beer. Once you arrive in Docklands you will be met by a local host who guides you through the whole experience.
Treat yourself to a fabulous day on the Bellarine Peninsula. If you’re looking for a fun day out with a social group, or looking for something different for a corporate team-building day, then how about a bit of seaside Barefoot Bowls at the Portarlington Bowls Club? Situated right on the stunning foreshore of Portarlington, this seaside bowls club will host your group for a fun day on the green.
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.
Take the fast ferry from either Geelong or Portarlington and when you arrive in Docklands, your tour bus and tour guide will be waiting to take you on an adventure “up the hill” into the charming villages of the Dandenong Ranges, taking a ride on the now-famous Puffing Billy Steam Train.