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Docklands/Portarlington or Geelong – either side of the bay is full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered. With so many options, choosing your own adventure can sometimes be tough. But not to worry, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you.

Portarlington Packages and Offers

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$207

Enjoy stunning city and coastal views as you cruise along the Yarra River and 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.

 

From A$115 - A$155

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.

From A$250

Classic Mussel Tour > An intimate boat tour that celebrates the famous Portarlington Mussels. Take the ferry direct from Docklands to Portarlington in only 70 minutes. When you arrive you’ll jump off the ferry and straight onto Valerie, a fully refurbished 40-year-old mussel boat that be ready to take you out for a luxurious and unique coastal experience. When you head out of the harbour you” be sipping on a local Bellarine wine and learning about the various stages of mussel farming from our mussel farmer Lance Wiffen. Touch the mussel ropes as they’re pulled from the water and get a front row seat to the whole farming process.

From A$195

Once you step off the ferry, a private transfer in a luxury Mercedes Viano with Franscene Bellarine will be waiting to whisk you off to Scotchmans Hill Estate where you will enjoy a premium wine tasting and 2-course lunch with a complimentary glass of Scotchman’s Hill wine. Enjoy an intimate dining experience with a curated menu of locally sourced produce. All meals are designed to match one of Scotchmans Estate wines. **Scotchmans premium tasting for sampling 6 wines including wine from Scotchman’s vintage cellar reserve.

From A$93

Cruise across Port Phillip Bay from Docklands to picturesque Portarlington.  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.

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$155

Escape the city via a fast ferry from Docklands and sail directly to Portarlington. From here you’ll be transferred directly to Bennetts where you will experience the best scenic views and have a long-overdue catch-up with Bennetts Tastes of the Bellarine. Bennetts offers delicious food, wine and a relaxing day out at their charming and rustic cellar door (with amazing views of the You Yangs to boot).

From A$160

Two amazing Cycling Vine Tours to choose from – Bikes included > For a fun adventure close to Melbourne look no further than our Portarlington Self-Guided Cycle Tour. A relaxed cycle experience pedalling along the stunning Bellarine Coastal Trail from Portarlington Pier to St Leonards. Enjoy refreshments along the way or collect local treats for a picnic lunch. Parks, picnic facilities and amenities are dispersed at various internals along the trail. Spend the afternoon exploring the gorgeous historic seaside village of Portarlington.

From A$199

Take the scenic trip from Melbourne to the Bellarine with Port Phillip Ferries. You’ll experience the Bellarine Peninsula’s top winery, tour. Starting at Melbourne’s Docklands, you’ll catch the Port Phillip Ferry to the seaside town of Portarlington where your local guide and driver will meet you for your Bellarine tour. This all-inclusive trip is the definitive way to showcase the world-class wineries on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

Melbourne Packages and Offers

Save up to 20% on Sebel Accommodation + Return Ferry Packages. Are you visiting Melbourne to support your footy team or are you just keen for a mini break in the city? Our great partners at the Sebel Melbourne Docklands have a fantastic offer now available via our partnership which gets you up to 20% off a 1 or 2-bedroom apartment, PLUS return ferry tickets. Located within a short walk of the Melbourne Ferry Terminal and Marvel Stadium, it’s the perfect Play and Stay option if you heading to the footy for a night game.

From A$90

Waterbikes Australia has the latest outdoor adventure activity making waves all over the world. Check out these high-performance water bikes which are fun, safe to use, super stable and very easy to operate. You don’t even need to be able to ride a road bike to experience the freedom of skimming across the open water in an eco-friendly way. This new water activity is super easy to use and suitable for all activity levels. Book your experience today.

Geelong Packages and Offers

In the heart of Geelong, and one of the most visited attractions to the region is the National Wool Museum. Built in 1872, the bluestone wool store houses a fabulous collection that weaves the Australian story of wool, textiles, and fibers, its impact on culture and houses contemporary exhibitions and events.

Port Phillip Ferries Geelong Flyer arrives at Geelong terminal Steampacket Pier next to the picturesque Cunningham Pier. The National Wool Museum is only a 5-minute stroll up Moorabool Street and is located on the corner of Brougham Street.

From A$90

Waterbikes Australia has the latest outdoor adventure activity making waves all over the world. Check out these high-performance water bikes which are fun, safe to use, super stable and very easy to operate. You don’t even need to be able to ride a road bike to experience the freedom of skimming across the open water in an eco-friendly way. This new water activity is super easy to use and suitable for all activity levels. Book your experience today.

From A$55

All inclusive package with access to 3 exhibitions >Port Phillip Ferries has an exclusive package that now includes access to all 3 features at the National Wool Museum. Not only will you get entry to the Wool Museum itself, but there are 2 extra exhibition spaces inside the Museum that regularly feature new and interesting instalments. Currently showing in these spaces are: Cultural Bridges: Celebrating Four Decades of Pako Festa AND Anatomy Lessons, an exhibition of sad splendour. The package includes return ferry tickets from Docklands and entry into all 3 exhibitions.