Wineries & Water Views in Port
this Winter

Why Wouldn’t You?

Winter is not the time to be slowing down and hibernating.  Rug up, and ignite your soul with winter wonders in Portarlington and surrounds.  Watch the world go by from the beautiful bayside of Portarlington – nestled up in front of a cosy fireplace with a local red in hand, surrounded by your favourite people.

Discover the tastes of the Bellarine with their award-winning wineries, fresh mussels, unique dining experiences and stunning coastline. We’re even running a series of our own one hour cruise events in the local Portarlington waters.

There’s loads to fall in love with this Winter… so why wouldn’t you?

Mark these in your diary

Get your diary out and save these dates… Winter is where the action is at!

More To Discover This Winter

So much info and inspo, you’ll be booking your ferry ticket before we ask ”Why Wouldn’t y…”

Every Dad Has His Day

We hope you’ve been practicing your best Dad Jokes because Father’s Day is nearly here! Whether you’re planning a special day for your dad, mum-dad, step-dad, foster-dad, grandpa, pa, uncle or brother – there’s no better way to celebrate than with shared experiences,...

Q Train Stars On Masterchef… Did You See It?

Oh, there's nothing like tuning in to one of our favourite tv shows - MasterChef - and spotting our good friends from Q Train on there.  Yes, you read correctly, The Bellarine's very own QTrain was on Masterchef Australia tonight. Did you see it? An exciting...

Pack Your Overnight Bag For 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...

Sweet Times in Portarlington

Life is like a box of chocolates;  You never know what you’re gonna get…  Except in the case of sweet treats in Portarlington.  In this scenario, you know exactly what you’re gonna get. Sizes, styles and saccharinity may vary but the consistent delivery of quality sweet treats in Portarlington is assured.  Check out some of our favourite spots to stop in at that will unquestionably satisfy the sweetest of teeth.

E-biking your way to the wineries

Our friends at Bella E-Bike Hire have put together some great ideas on what to get up to around Portarlington... by bike. And yep, they have baskets on board to fill up with all the beautiful produce (wines) you might come across in your journey 🙂 Here's what Jeremy...

Add a Little Adventure to Your EOFY Celebrations

Shut down those computers, put away the calculators and lodge those documents – it’s the End of the Financial Year, and it’s time to celebrate (and boy, do we love a good celebration). If you’re on the hunt for the perfect way to enjoy the EOFY revelries with your...

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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. 

Approx 7.5 hrs. , $149 - $159 pp

A Day of Gin, Wine & Cider

Join Andy’s Trails in a showcase touring the region. Leave the car keys at home and taste the finest wine, locally produced gin, fresh cider and award-winning lunches the Bellarine has to offer.


  • Return ferry trip
  • Transport between venues
  • Gin tasting at The Whiskery
  • Lunch at Flying Brick Cider House
  • Cider tasting, Flying Brick Cider House
  • Wine tasting at Scotchmans Hill
  • Return transfer to the ferry



Approx 7.5 hrs, $150 - $170 PP

Luxury Winter Foodies Delight

Sail across the bay and spoil yourself with a long & leisurely degustation lunch, at the award winning Merne at Lighthouse restaurant.


  • Return ferry trip
  • Luxury transfers to Merne
  • Merne grazing lunch + coffee
  • Olive Oil tasting & voucher


Approx 6 hrs, $68 pp (min 2 ppl)

Local Mussels and Seafood

It wouldn’t be a trip to Portarlington without a feed of what the town is most famous for, Portarlington Mussels.

We've lined up an experience to get you to the freshest lunch of mussels and seafood, direct from the farmer.


  • Return ferry ticket
  • Transport to and from the Café
  • Seafood sharing platter to start
  • Choice of Mussels, Chowder or pie


Approx 7.5 hrs, $179 pp

Sail, Rail and Dine with the Q Train

Every Thursday with the Q Train. Special Friday services from July to Sept and select Sundays. A superbly unique experience that will see you cruising across the bay, transferring to Drysdale Station and boarding the remarkable Q Train to wine and dine. An experience not to miss.


  • Return ferry trip
  • Transfer to the Q Train
  • The unique Q Train Experience
  • Degustation lunch
  • Spectacular dining vistas
  • Return transfer to the ferry



Approx 6 hrs, $99 pp

French Food, Ferry and Shopping

Rustic French lunch, local shopping and vistas all the way. Get on board for this delightful package with Bouchon at Bellarine. Cruise across the bay and get transported to the restaurant situated on Bellarine Estate Winery.


  • Return ferry ticket
  • Two-course seasonal lunch
  • Complimentary glass of wine
  • $10 local shopping voucher
  • Return transfer to the ferry



Approx 7.5 hrs, $85 - $115 pp

Jack Rabbit Long Leisurely Lunch

Spoil yourself rotten with this Wine Wheels package. Sail across the bay and enjoy a wine tasting and a long, leisurely luncheon at iconic Jack Rabbit Vineyard - the ‘must do’ destination of The Bellarine.


  • Return ferry trip
  • Wine Wheels transfers
  • A day at Jack Rabbit
  • Wine tasting at Jack Rabbit
  • One or two-course lunch
  • Optional upgrades
  • Return transfer to the ferry



Approx 7.5 hrs, $149 pp

Port Phillip Bay Wildlife Boat Tour

Cruise across Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne and spend a day on the water with Sea All Dolphin Swims, where you will meet the friendly (but wild) locals of Port Phillip Bay


  • Return ferry trip
  • Bus Transfers to and from Queenscliff
  • Sightseeing Boat Cruise
  • Tasting plate at Queenscliff Brewhouse


Approx 5 hrs, $49 pp

Club Cruise

Perfect for Seniors Groups. Escape the hustle and the bustle of Melbourne with the Club Cruise package. Enjoy a scenic trip across the bay, a leisurely two-course lunch and complimentary drink at the Portarlington Golf Club, along with courtesy bus transfers.
** Ask them about Xmas in July Package as well **


  • Return ferry trip
  • Golf Club courtesy bus transfer
  • Portarlington Golf Club
  • Two-course lunch
  • Glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Return transfer to the ferry



Approx 7.5 hrs, $99 - $129 pp

Terindah Estate Day Tour

Experience the best of the bountiful Bellarine. Enjoy a cruise from Melbourne and head to Terindah Estate for an amazing wine tasting experience and a beautiful French inspired lunch at Terindah Estate.


  • Return ferry trip
  • Inclusive transport between venues
  • Wine tasting at Terindah Estate
  • French inspired Lunch at Terindah
  • Wine tasting at mystery winery
  • Return transfer to the ferry



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