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Things to Do in Portarlington and Bellarine

Wander Through Portarlington

You can almost watch the world go by from the beautiful bayside of Portarlington. Nestled away on the Bellarine, surrounded by award-winning wineries, Portarlington is best known for its fresh mussels, beautiful vistas, and stunning coastline.

Secrets Only a Local Would Know

We’ve done all the heavy lifting for you… so grab a coffee (or a wine) and browse through our top picks for Portarlington!

Short breaks in Portarlington

It doesn’t get much better than escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Especially boarding the ferry for an overnight stay on the Bellarine. From luxury villa escapes, beachside or vineyard camping and everything in between, the charming seaside village of Portarlington has got you covered. Read on for a round-up of some top…

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July 8, 2021

A Post COVID Guide to Portarlington

If we’ve learnt anything over the past few months, it is that there is so much enjoyment to be had from the simple pleasures in life… the explosions of flavour from a great feed, the much-needed breath of fresh air on a mindful walk and the gaggle of giggles from family time. Add to your…

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November 5, 2020

A Day Trippers Guide to Portarlington

Escape to Portarlington for the day.  A day of fresh sea air, wide open spaces and friendly faces does wonders!  While you are there, be sure to check out these superb seaside suggestions…   The beautiful bayside of Portarlington is nestled away on the Bellarine, surrounded by stunning coastline and scenic settings.  Discover it all…

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June 23, 2020

Bellarine Packages

We’ve unlocked some of the best local spots to wine, dine, and relax by the sea. So go ahead, treat yourself to one of our curated packages with your favourite people this winter.


Portarlington Beach

A gentle north-facing beach adored by families and water lovers. It has uninterrupted views across to the You Yangs and, on a clear day the city of Melbourne. Clear sand and shallow calm waters create this picture-perfect location. Buy local mussels just at the pier, enjoy fish and chips by the water and grab a treat from the ever so popular hot jam donut van

Grand Hotel

** Currently undergoing renovations until late 2021**

The Grand Hotel has overlooked Portarlington since 1888. In the middle of the main street step in to enjoy a cosy pub meal in the bistro or enjoy the atmosphere in the outdoor beer garden. Local wines and spirits are featured on the menu alongside warm hospitality. There is much excitement in the air with an extensive renovation scheduled in the near future, across all areas of the hotel including boutique accommodation. Click here for more details.

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.

Local Tours and Transport

Looking for more to do or need some tips on transportation in Portarlington and Bellarine? Check out some of the best local tours and transit options we’ve put together.