Tours and Transport
The journey doesn’t end at Portarlington pier
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 dates and details 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, we can easily arrange group return transport around the region. Wine Wheels is also here to assist you organise a bespoke tour to suit your particular taste for epicurean adventure.
Fergos Bongo VIP Tours
Fergos Bongo VIP Tours Portarlington are a locally owned & accredited transport business that offer a unique and personalised way to explore the Bellarine, specialising in regional winery & produce tours and servicing the Port Phillip Ferries transporting passengers with pick up and drop off.
Fergos offer various modes of transport including our Iconic Bongos (TUK TUK), VIP cars and buses catering for small to large groups. Additionally we also offer door to door service every Saturday (till late) to local eateries, Hotels, The Q Train, Jack Rabbit, Flying Brick Cider House, Whiskery and wineries. Bookings are essential, get in early to avoid disappointment.
Portarlington Wine Tour
When you get off the ferry in Portarlington, look for the Portarlington Winery Tours bus at the end of the pier.
The bus is free on weekends and runs to the timetable found on the bus
Four of the Bellarine’s most exciting wineries are on the route, so you’re sure to find the wines that suits you and the perfect place to relax for lunch while taking in the breathtaking views. 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 Bennett’s with some classic and alternative varietals and wood-fired pizzas. Spread out on The Deck at Terindah Estate with quality single vineyard wines and soak up the spectacular bay views. Finish at the try the local stalwart Bellarine Estate with its local wine, beer and brand new French inspired restaurant.
That’s a lot to fit into one trip, but the bus runs Saturday and Sunday all year round, so you can always come back and see what’s new!
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.
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.
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 us for a customised tour if you want to explore several destinations on the Bellarine.
Need more than two vehicles? No problem. Our fleet is backed-up by Taxi Network Geelong’s taxi-cab fleet, which allows us to also provide transport for larger groups or people in wheelchairs.
For more information or to get a quote call our friendly staff on ‘1300 1 MYBUS’ or enquire via email at email@example.com.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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