About The Area
Portarlington is located on the Bellarine Peninsula with a leisurely 30-minute drive from Geelong and approximately a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Traveling down the road towards Portarlington from Geelong you discover why Portarlington is considered the "Jewel of the Crown" with its rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and its magnificent north facing bay views. As you come over the last hill before entering into the Portarlington township, you have magnificent views of Port Phillip Bay and in the background the City skyline of Melbourne, clearly on a good day about 40 kilometers across the water. For those who like to spend a relaxing and quiet trip on the water, you now have the opportunity to catch the new ferry service between Portarlington & Docklands, runs 3 times a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. This 35m catamaran seats 400 passengers and runs direct between Portarlington and Docklands, letting you read the paper, catch up on emails while breathing in the fresh sea air and enjoying the sights and sounds of the bay. Portarlington is also very popular as a family holiday destination, offering sheltered swimming beaches and an attractive foreshore, featuring a substantial recreational pier, great fishing, BBQ and picnic areas for all ages to enjoy.