It’s just a short, 30-minute drive to Portarlington from Geelong and one well worth taking the time out to do.

The historic coastal town on the Bellarine Peninsula is known for it’s vineyards, olive groves and stunning views of Port Phillip Bay.

A popular holiday spot, there is so much to see and do in this beautiful little township.

With such a rich heritage there are many significant places to discover, like the National Trust Flour Mill and the Ol’ Duke, both treasures from the mid 1800s.

After wandering around the town, it’s also a good idea to jump in the car and head to the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, where you can admire panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne’s skyline and the You Yangs.


If frolicking in the waves or enjoying the fresh sea air is something that inspires your senses, then a trip to the bay beach should definitely be on the cards.

Ideal for swimming, relaxing or taking the boat out to catch some unsuspecting fish, this is an area with a thriving water sports lifestyle.

Portarlington also boasts some fantastic local activities and events, including the Miniature Railway and the Mussel Festival, both of which are family favourites.

Take the kids for a train ride on the first and third Sunday of every month and enjoy highly celebrated music, local wines, beer and food at the Festival.

Portarlington is a vibrant, diverse town with something to entertain all.


Image 1 – By Stephen Bain – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5768275

Image 2 – By Mfunnell at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3137066

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