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Portarlington is a small fishing village and tourist town on the northern edge of the Bellarine Peninsula within the South West Coast region of Victoria.

Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

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[edit]

There is also a connecting bus service via Geelong.

By car[edit]

There is plenty of free parking in and around the town.

Get around[edit]




  • 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




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