You finally have a date locked in for your next girl’s catch up.  It is in the diary, excitement is mounting but you have one final detail to work out……. Where to?

Why not enjoy the beauty of the opposite side of the bay, as Port Phillip Ferries delivers you and your fav girls to The Bellarine? Here you can discover stunning boutique wineries, amazing restaurants, and charming seaside villages.

Avoid the issues of traffic congestion and designated drivers, leave the car behind and step onto the ferry at the Docklands.  Travel via the Yarra River and head out into Port Phillip Bay, experiencing the scenic views and having that long overdue catch up with your girls along the way.  On arrival, you can fill your day (or weekend!), by joining a tour with a selection of local operators.

A great option for wine and cider lovers is Wine Wheels. Specifically structured around the ferry timetable, Wine Wheels offers a fun day out and includes wine tastings, a delicious lunch, tour guide and shuttle bus.  Let Wine Wheels take you and your girlfriends on a Bellarine Epicurean Adventure!


Another fabulous local tour operator is For the Love of Grape.  Relax and unwind with your girlfriends as you are chauffeured around The Bellarine wine region.  Customise your day from a choice of various packages, one of which is the “Pamper and Wine Package”.  This package will allow you to start your tour off with a pampering session followed by gastronomic delights and delectable wines.


Image credit: @fernemillenphotography via Instagram

An alternative option is to settle in for the day at just one or two wineries.  One of the most popular wineries on The Bellarine, Terindah Estate, partners with Port Phillip Ferries to provide a day of fine wine and feasting at The Shed at Terindah Estate. Wine tastings at the popular Scotchmans Hill are also included.


Image: Bellarine Day Spa

Treat yourself and your girls like the queens that you are and head to the Bellarine Day Spa.  Located in Portarlington, a short distance from the ferry terminal, the retreat also provides gorgeous apartments for those wishing to make a weekend of it. In nearby Indented Head, Starhaven Retreat is another luxurious accommodation offering (with your own private cinema no less!)

All the above-listed experiences can be booked directly with the companies themselves.

And the day doesn’t need to end there.  After your girls’ day out on The Bellarine, catch the late afternoon ferry back to the Docklands. Landing just a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s CBD – the celebrations can keep going all night long. It is the ultimate girl’s day out!

Featured Image Credit:  For The Love Of Grape Tours