Tours and Transport
Fergos Bongo VIP Tours
Specialising in regional winery and produce tours, Fergos offer a relaxed and easy way to get around the Bellarine once you step off the ferry.
Whether you need a quick ride from the ferry to your accommodation, a personalised winery tour or a lift to dinner on a Saturday night, Fergos have got you covered.
With various modes of transport available including the Iconic Bongo (TUK TUK), VIP cars and buses, Fergos can cater for comfortable transport for up to 55 people.
Bookings are essential, so be sure to get in early to avoid disappointment.
Port Walks – Bellarine
Explore Portarlington on a guided 30-40 minute tour and discover how the town evolved from a small fishing and farming village into one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s preferred tourist spots.
This informative tour highlights the fascinating history and heritage of the town and how this influenced the landscape we see today.
Walk through the village at an easy pace and enjoy being regaled by stories about the town’s history and buildings, along with anecdotes about the people that have created the local community.
Tours take place twice daily at 1pm and 2pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Only $10 per person
Call 0408 530 259 for enquiries and bookings
Portarlington Wine Tour
When you get off the ferry in Portarlington look for the Portarlington Winery Tours bus at the end of the pier.
Three of the Bellarine’s most exciting wineries are on the route, so you’re sure to find wines that suit you. See Scotchmans Hill, the Bellarine’s first winery with its multi-award winning wines and generous platters. Follow this up with the charismatic new kids on the block at Bennetts On Bellarine with some classic and alternative varietals charcuterie platters, wood-fired pizzas and delicious roasts. Complete your Bellarine visit at Terindah Estate with quality single vineyard wines, fine dining in The Shed or casual dining on The Deck while enjoying spectacular bay views.
The bus runs all year round on Saturday and Sunday bookings essential. Pick up and return to the ferry is $35 pp be sure to book in to secure your spot.
Andy’s Trails are full immersion tours across Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. Andy’s showcases the regions unparalleled produce and craft beverages. They are dedicated to celebrating local produce, gourmet beverages and breathtaking scenery with an informative guide and designated driver whose passion will take this experience to a whole new level.
Whether you’re looking for a foodie’s feast adventure, a locally-produced immersive liquor experience, or a full hipster encounter with the local craft beer scene while surrounded by spectacular coastal drives, Andy’s Trails will create the right experience for you!
Sit back and relax with tours that take you through the unique tastes of the harvest trail, all without the hassle of organising transport and a designated driver.
The Q Train
The Q Train is a travelling restaurant departing principally from the historic Drysdale Railway Station, just an easy 10 – 15 minutes away from Portarlington. The Q Train will take you to Queenscliff via Suma Park and then return to Drysdale.
Never before has Australia seen a heritage rail line used for showcasing local food, wine, beer and cider. They are inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard their restored carriages to enjoy a gastronomical journey unlike anything else you have experienced.
For a very special experience, book a Sail. Rail & Dine package including the ferry trip. See full info here.
Wine, cider, food and fun are guaranteed when you join Wine Wheels to indulge in an epicurean adventure. Options abound with this dynamic new addition to the Bellarine culinary scene. Exclusive tours from Port Phillip Ferries will see you shuttled in comfort to local Bellarine hot spots Flying Brick Cider Co, Leura Park Estate and Jack Rabbit Vineyard before returning to the ferry for a splendid voyage back across the bay. Great discounts on all Take Away wine and cider purchases as well.
If you’re looking for personalised group transport, Wine Wheels can easily arrange group return transport around the region. Wine Wheels can also assist you organise a bespoke tour to suit your particular taste for epicurean adventure.
Go Roam Tours
Go on your next adventure with Stuart from Go Roam Tours.
Art Gallery day tours. Visit galleries and meet local artists to discuss their work. Would you like a weekend away with art workshops? Personally tailored group weekend getaway including food, wine, accommodation, transport and art workshops. Learn from the artists and take home your own piece of art.
Step off the ferry and head down the Great Ocean Road. Or hit up Bellarine hot spots like Bellarine Distillery, Terindah Estate, Oakdene Estate, Scotchmans Hill, Flying Brick Ciderery, Queenscliff Distillery, Banks Road, McGlashan’s and Basils Farm.
Is a craft beer tour more to your liking? Queenscliff Brewhouse, Blackmans Brewery, Bells Beach Brewery, Aireys Inlet Pub Brewery and more. Gin tours? Whisky tasting? Brew your own craft beer weekend? Great Ocean Road overnight trips? Otways gourmet food tour? Plenty of options to choose from.
Custom itineraries, private tours and group discounts available. Operates 7 days a week. All tours include delicious local produce lunch.
Mustang and Co
Mustang & Co. were recent finalists in the “Tourism” category of the Geelong Excellence awards – they know how to look after you and your group with full VIP treatment.
They have a range of vehicles, so they can cater for multiple groups or larger bookings. The pride of their fleet is the 1966 Mustang Convertible; the experience of cruising around with the top down, in a vintage car puts a smile on everyone’s face. The car can seat three adult passengers, plus driver. There is also an option for a “Mustang Mover” (seats 7 passengers) or a “Mustang Mini Bus” (seats 11 passengers).
For The Love Of Grape
Relax and unwind with friends, family or colleagues as you allow For The Love Of Grape to chauffeur your party around the magical sights and sensory delights of Victoria’s fabulous wine regions. Choose your own wineries and local specialty food producers from our enticing array or leave it to us to seamlessly organise a tour guaranteed to charm while easing your work-weary mind.
For The Love of Grape Winery tours are available for:-
- Small groups,
- Corporate gatherings and team building,
- Large international delegations.
Queenscliff Brewhouse & Distillery Tour
Queenscliff Brewhouse is gorgeous C1879 heritage building, one of the original grand hotels and the only one still in operation as a hotel in the picturesque seaside town of Queenscliff. Home to 250+ craft beers, 200+ regional wines and 420+ spirits. With a microbrewery, distillery, whisky bar, cellar door, tasting room, bistro, beer garden and gin garden, it’s a fun experience like no other on the Bellarine!
Return Transfers from Portarlington, $40 per person. Transfers for groups of over 10 please contact Queenscliff Brewhouse for a competitive quote.
Bike Bellarine e-bike getaways
Experience the Bellarine by e-bike (electric bike) on a self-guided tour. Bike Bellarine offers two types of tours. The rules are simple. You ride and Bike Bellarine takes care of the rest!
Half Day Tour: Ride part of the rail trail and enjoy a long lunch at Banks Road vineyard before cruising back to Drysdale to catch your ferry back to Docklands.
Overnight Tours: Includes accommodation with breakfast at Athelstane House in Queenscliff, plus a tour of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse or Queenscliff Maritime Museum. Bike Bellarine will deliver your overnight luggage direct to the accommodation too.
Overnight tours depart Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays from $350 – $395 pp. Half day tours depart weekends from $165 pp. Call 0437 485 180 for further inquiries and bookings
Anchor Maritime Services
Whether you’re a keen fisherman, snorkeler, diver or would like to cruise around Port Phillip Bay watching the seals and dolphins play, Anchor Maritime Services have a trip to suit you. A certified a Parks Victoria licensed tour operator, Anchor Maritime Services offer a unique day out for all ages on their 26FT, 8 passenger Catamaran ‘Otway Odyssea’.
Regular trips depart from Portarlington Harbour with a range of Charters and Eco tours available including; snorkeling trips (every 2 hours), half or full day fishing charters (pre-booked only) and full day South Channel Fort & Popes Eye tours (pre-booked only).
Get in touch with Anchor Maritime Services today to book your adventure on the bay.
Geelong Taxi Network – MyBus
MyBus Geelong offers customised transport for groups wanting to explore the Bellarine and beyond. They currently operate 2 air-conditioned mini buses seating up to 11 passengers each and a trailer for extra luggage.
MyBus Geelong can pick up at Portarlington Pier and take you to any of the stunning destinations on the Bellarine, such as accommodation, wineries, golf courses, festivals and functions. Ask for a customised tour if you want to explore several destinations on the Bellarine.
Need more than two vehicles? No problem. The fleet is backed-up by Taxi Network Geelong’s taxi-cab fleet, which allows us to also provide transport for larger groups or for those that require wheelchair-friendly transport.
For more information or to get a quote call ‘1300 1 MYBUS’ or enquire via email at email@example.com.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
The Geelong Taxi Network has a special services team dedicated to providing accessible transportation services on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Their fleet of around thirty Maxi Taxis comprises Toyota Commuter vehicles which can fit up to two wheelchairs and have a passenger capacity of between four and 10 people. Maxi Taxis are a popular option for groups and booking in advance is recommended, where possible.
For more information or to to make your booking call the Geelong Taxi Network’s friendly team on 03 527 8578.
Tour the Bellarine in style with your own private driver. Bellarine Rideshare is a family owned business that will meet you at the Portarlington Pier and will take you anywhere your heart desires.
With three lovely vehicles on hand to get you from A to B, Bellarine Rideshare is the perfect choice for ferry transfers, venue drop off or pickups and winery tours to name a few.
Bellarine Rideshare accepts Cash/Uber/Ola/Didi and Pay ID (Osko)
Phone or SMS 0414 414 731 or 0409 577 108
Portarlington Golf Club
Catch a courtesy but to the multifaceted Portarlington Golf Club. The clubhouse offers ample entertainment, including TAB, Keno and Foxtel, function areas and an award-winning bistro, which is open 7 days for both lunch and dinner.
Their Courtesy bus will gladly pick up any passenger with a valid Ferry ticket. Call to book the bus while you are on the Ferry, or just give us a call at your leisure after shopping or seaside frolicking…They’ll happily take you back to the town when you’re ready.
Hire a Kombi
Where the dream and possibility of driving a Volkswagen Kombi or beetle can become a reality.
The team of VW’s are there for you to experience the joy and magic of a Kombi ride for all purposes including camping, weddings, marketing, photo shoots and the list goes on. The husband and wife team love seeing the happiness a Kombi brings. All self drive for all occasions.
Get in touch with Alyce and George for your next adventure.
Bella E-Bike Hire
These electric bikes are ready for you to ride, explore and have fun. It is a hop, skip and jump for a great adventure; hop off the ferry, skip to your electric bike. It’s the easy way to cycle around the Bellarine Peninsula and catch the view, visit your favourite winery or eat at one of the numerous cafés.
They supply quality German electric bikes, helmets, locks, baskets and can transport you if required. The bikes come in different sizes to suit the individual rider. Riders must be over the age of 18 years.
Relive the joy of cycling the easy way, and then finish your adventure with a relaxing ride on the ferry back to Docklands.
Portarlington Beach Motel courtesy bus
Book a room at the Portarlington Beach Motel when travelling via the ferry from Melbourne, and get the free courtesy bus to and from the motel. The courtesy bus is also available for touring around the area or simply to get you out and about for dinner, a trip to the wineries, the golf club or local attractions. The motel has 17 units, and you’ll receive all the benefits of a larger accommodation but with personalized service. Portarlington Beach Motel is suitable to business travellers as well as families and couples on looking for that special holiday. There is a BBQ area and solar heated swimming pool. Take a peak inside here with this great video