Port Phillip Ferries run a twice daily service from Docklands to the pier at Portarlington. The ferries are large, smooth, and spacious with a cafe on board (which in Melbourne style, take pride in their coffee). The pier at Portarlington is 2 min walk from the town. You can spend the afternoon there and return to Melbourne. There is also Wi-Fi on board the ferry. The ferry is speed restricted in the Docklands, and only opens up once out in the bay.
By train and bus
There is also a connecting bus service via Geelong.
There is plenty of free parking in and around the town.
- Celtic Festival. It has been held on the June long weekend every year for the past 20 years. There is a wide range of ticketed entertainment as well as free access to stalls, markets, food.
- Daniels Donuts. Insta famous donuts made fresh in Portarlington
- Portarlington Beach Motel, 153-155 Newcombe St, ☏ , fax: . Family-owned, renovated accommodation 14 luxury units well-suited to families and couples.