Portalington, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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Portarlington

Drive past the surrounding wineries and olive groves from Geelong or come across the bay by boat to Portarlington, a historic town and favourite holiday spot on the Bellarine Peninsula. Settle in for a few days by the water or set off along the Bellarine Taste Trail.

Looking out
Discover local history at buildings such as the National Trust Flour Mill, built in 1857, and the Ol' Duke, built in 1855, now a smart hotel and restaurant. Make your way to the northern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula on the drive from Portarlington to St Leonards and admire sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne's skyline and the You Yangs.

Hook, line and sinker
Enjoy a slow walk and a swim on the bay beach, kick back on the beautiful foreshore or treat yourself to a day out on the water. Bring your boat, join a charter or hire one by the hour and try your luck with the rod and reel. Prefer to stay on dry land? Bring a cuppa and throw a line off the pier. Finish the day with a feast of mussels straight out of the bay from Advanced Mussel Supply.

Entertain us
Take the kiddies for a ride on the Portarlington Miniature Railway, open the first and third Sunday of every month. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Portarlington Mussel Festival, a celebration of the local industry and fun day full of music, local wines, beer and, of course, plenty of mussels. If you're in town in June, join in the music, dancing and merriment of the National Celtic Festival.

Things to do

Advance Mussel Supply

Advance Mussel Supply

Welcome to Advance Mussel Supply. Their shop is now open! Welcome to the home of Fresh Portarlington Mussels and Angasi Oysters. Fresh from the farm...

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Harvest

Scotchmans Hill

Enjoy views across Swan and Port Phillip bays while tasting pinot noir, an award-winning chardonnay, cabernet-merlot, sauvignon blanc and riesling.

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Portarlington Mill

Portarlington Mill

Located just 300 metres from the beach, the Portarlington Mill was constructed in 1856 with rough local sandstone and Baltic Pine floors. The...

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The House of Jack Rabbit

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Hop to it for sophisticated cool-climate wines, an award-winning restaurant, cellar door, tasting room, bistro-style cafe and stunning coastal views.

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