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High Peak Timetable

The below timetable will be in place from 26 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

Portarlington to Docklands

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Sunday 9:00 am

5:00 pm

10:10 am

6:10 pm

Docklands to Portarlington

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Sunday 10:40 am

6:30 pm

11:50 am

7:40 pm

Geelong to Docklands

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Sunday
4:00* pm 6:10 pm

* These services travel via Portarlington

Docklands to Geelong

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Sunday
10:40 am* 12:50 pm

* These services travel via Portarlington 

Portarlington to Geelong

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Sunday
12:10 pm 12:50 pm

Geelong to Portarlington

Day of the week Depart Arrive
Monday to Sunday
4:00 pm 4:40 pm
From A$20 per Adult

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.

Day trip ideas Portarlington and Geelong

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.

The Q Train

Enjoy stunning city and coastal views as you cruise across Port Phillip Bay to the charming seaside village of Portarlington. On arrival, you will be transferred (a short distance) to the departure point for The Q Train, Drysdale Railway Station (as featured on Masterchef). Onboard the heritage train, take your seat in one of the refurbished Q Class carriages and enjoy a delicious degustation lunch featuring local Bellarine produce.

Wine Wheels

Wine, cider, food and fun are guaranteed when you join Wine Wheels to indulge in an epicurean adventure.

Take a break and treat yourself, enjoy this stunning region without the worry of planning the day yourself with exclusive tours from Port Phillip Ferries that see you shuttled in comfort to award-winning venues on the Bellarine Peninsula before returning to the ferry for a splendid voyage back across the bay.

All our vehicles and drivers are fully accredited. Let us take the wheel so you can have fun and enjoy everything the Bellarine has to offer.

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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.

The Portarlington Golf Club

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 lunch at the Portarlington Golf Club. Click the Book Now button to submit your booking inquiry directly with the golf club, and they will look after your plans.

Portarlington Playground

With a complete makeover in late 2019, the new main playground has been designed to increase the range of play choices for children of all ages with a balance of traditional play equipment alongside nature-based and imaginary play opportunities. Features include a dry creek bed and water play, balancing logs, climbing ropes, swings, a trampoline and a flying fox. Close by are BBQ’s and space for picnicking. Click here for further details.

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.

Provenance Wines Geelong

Start your day by taking a relaxing cruise across the bay with Port Phillip Ferries travelling between Docklands and Geelong. On arrival to Geelong, make your way to Provenance Wines on the banks of the Barwon River, an easy 10-minute drive away (we recommend Uber). They savour our award-winning food and wine in the beautiful heritage-listed Paper Mill.

Wah Wah Gee in Geelong

Indulge your taste buds for lunch at Wah Wah Gee on Geelong Waterfront. Wah Wah Gee boasts an extensive menu of Asian fusion dishes. Can’t decide? Well, just say FEED ME, and let the team know if you have any dietary requirements, sit back and the rest will be sorted for you. Our kitchen ninjas will serve you up a sensational range of their fav dishes, making more time for you to enjoy the conversation and the stunning view.

Edge Restaurant Geelong

Geelong restaurant Edge is the most exciting place to drink and dine. Located on Geelong’s spectacular waterfront, the views are gorgeous and the food is delicious! The north-facing bar presents breathtaking views of Corio Bay. Their seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus feature a variety of large dishes to suit all appetites, as well as smaller plates for a quick bite.

Eastern Beach Swimming Enclosure

Geelong terminal: 15 min walk or 5 min bike ride

Get wet… in the large open water swimming enclosure, with diving platforms, an 1920s art-deco pool with beautiful grassed surrounds. Or stay dry and enjoy the stunning walk around the enclosure (with a pre or post ice-cream) from the nearby kiosk. Click here for details.

TRAVEL SAFELY

We are implementing the following steps to ensure your safety during travel:

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Additional Cleaning

All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected before and after each service.

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Keep Your Distance

Give others space and
keep your distance where you can.

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Fitted Face Mask (Recommended)

Fitted face masks are strongly recommended in line with Victorian Government’s existing indoor mask recommendations

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Practice Good Hygiene

Wash your hands with soap
regularly and then dry.
Cough or sneeze into
your elbow

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Pre-book Your Tickets

Tickets must be pre-booked: either online or from the Portarlington Post Office. There will be no landside / onboard sales.

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We're Going Cashless

The café will not be
accepting cash sales
onboard until
otherwise advised.

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Stay Home if You're Sick

If you are feeling unwell,
please don’t travel.

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Ferry Bicycle Policy

To ensure the safety of passengers and the proper functioning of our bike racks, we have established a bicycle policy. Click here to view >>