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Foot Passenger Return Travel

Buy the gift of a visit to one of our iconic coastal seaside towns, enjoy return foot passenger travel onboard our ferries. Walk into Sorrento or Queenscliff, enjoy the casual dining, great shopping and relaxed small town atmosphere.

From $26 pp

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Return Vehicle Ferry Travel

Buy the gift of return travel onboard our ferries.  Take the car and the family, enjoy some of the great sights and experience that the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas have to offer.

From $124

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Enchanted Adventure Garden & Ferry Travel Voucher


Buy the gift of a visit to the Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula and return Ferry Travel.

From $234 (Family of 4)

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Peninsula Hot Springs VIP Entry and Ferry Travel


Buy the gift of a visit to the amazing peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula and return Ferry Travel for 2 people.

From $103.50 pp

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High Tea on the High Seas

Buy the gift of a High Teas on the High Seas experience.  Indulge in an Afternoon Tea of exquisite cakes & desserts, finger sandwiches, espresso coffee, serious coffee, tea and/or sparkling wine and watch the spectacular scenery slide by. Selected dates and times for a return sailing from Queenscliff and Sorrento.

$55 per person

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Twilight Cruise

Buy the gift of a Twilight Cruise experience.  Enjoy the magic of early evening on the Bay as you indulge in a regional tasting platter and local beer or wine. Selected dates and times on a return sailing from Queenscliff and Sorrento.

$30 pp

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Le Parisien Restaurant

Le Parisien Restaurant offers a full a la carte menu with a true French accent and the best panoramic views of Corio Bay. Our menu contains a wide selection of dishes, including plenty of seafood! Our wine list includes regional, Australian & International wines. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner; offering fine food, wines and dedicated service to the Geelong region.

The Wharf Shed Café offers casual waterfront dining and is open seven days a week, from breakfast till late. Dining is available all day at very reasonable prices. We also have an extensive bar so just call into the Wharf Shed Café for a glass of wine, a coffee and cake or a quick bite to eat.

Visit: Le Parisien Restaurant

Jack Rabbit

A meandering country lane. A majestic Bellarine peak. Rolling paddocks and coastal cliffs. An oasis…

Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. A rich, diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines. Contemporary a la carte dining. An intimate coastal ambience and last but absolutely not least…smiles!

Visit: jackrabbitvineyard.com.au

BIG4 Beacon Resort

BIG4 Beacon Resort is a winner of 52 tourism and business awards over 45 years as well as inclusion into Victorian Tourism Awards ‘Hall of Fame’, winner of the 2015 Victorian Tourism Award for Best Tourist and Caravan Park and second place in the Australian Tourism Award for the same category. BIG4 Beacon Resort on the Bellarine Peninsula continues to strive for customer service excellence and guest satisfaction.

BIG4 Beacon Resort is a popular holiday destination nestled at the entrance to Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. Surrounded by a national marine park and just 90 kilometres south-west of Melbourne city. It has, over many years, become an intricate and special part of many peoples’ wonderful memories.

They have an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, free and expansive children’s activity program running 364 days a year, an on-site day spa and a huge range of communal areas are designed to further enhance your experience.

BIG4 Beacon Resort is so close to the Great Ocean Road and the Sea Road Ferries which are only four and a half kilometres away and can take you over to the Mornington Peninsula or Gippsland and Phillip Island.

Visit: beaconresort.com.au


Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and Cellar Door

Oakdene Wines and Cellar Door
Established in 2001, Oakdene is a boutique vineyard influenced by the maritime climate of the Bellarine Peninsula, situated in the Geelong region, about a fifteen minute drive from Queenscliff.

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant
The award winning fine dining Oakdene restaurant is the perfect place to match estate grown wines with the menu of seasonal, local and regional produce prepared with passion and flair

Mr Grubb Café
Mr Grubb @ Oakdene is the latest addition to the Oakdene Vineyards property and offers diners a causal, more relaxed option to Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant with an exciting menu of share plates, salads, pizzas, burgers and sliders.

Oakdene Accommodation
An original 1920’s homestead, Oakdene has been beautifully restored and boasts three uniquely themed accommodation rooms for an ideal romantic getaway.


Adventure Park



Summer is just around the corner and Adventure Park Geelong – Victoria’s biggest and most exciting theme park – is the perfect place to make a splash 

Now open for another action-packed season, the park boasts a diverse array of water  and land-based rides that will keep the whole family entertained for hours.


Younger children will love zipping around the Little Buggy Speedway, while older kids and adults will enjoy timing their personal best as they speed down the adrenalin charged, 6 lane Aqua Racer.  Raft the tropical oasis of the Lazy River, soar the sky on the giant Wave Swinger, hit the go-kart track, or have some family fun on the mini golf course.  Bonito Bay’s Waterplay Zone is the place to be for waterfalls, water jets and slides that are such a hit with youngsters.

Book a VIP Cabana, bring a picnic, hire a barbecue, or order meals from a  variety of on-site eateries, and settle in for the Best of Day Ever.

For more information on how to book and SAVE on a Ferry/Adventure Park Package click here.

Visit: adventurepark.com.au

Ocean Grove Holiday Park

Ocean Grove Holiday Park is a comfortable, modern, family park situated on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The park offers a wide range of accommodation from camping up to 4 star self-contained cabins. While the adults relax, the children are kept busy with the great facilities the park has to offer. Close to the beaches, river, bush land and other attractions, Ocean Grove Holiday Park is a great place to stay anytime of the year.

Visit: www.oghp.com.au

Vue Grand Hotel


VUE GRAND ACCOMMODATION – The Vue Grand is an iconic 32 room boutique Hotel located in the main street of Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.  Steeped away in a majestic history, the Vue Grand is the perfect place for your next stay.


GRAND DINING ROOM – Spoil yourself at the Vue Grand with a true fine dining experience.  From the a la carte menu to our five course Bellarine Tasting menu there is something to suit every occasion. Friday and Saturday 6:00pm – 8:30pm

VUE STREET BAR –  With a huge selection of 80+ craft beers, tasty pizzas, sliders and tacos, this is the perfect place to stop by for either a meal or just a simple afternoon snack with food available all day. Friday and Saturday 12:00-8:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm – 3:00pm

ROOFTOP BAR – With the best views in Queenscliff the stunning Rooftop Bar is certainly a place not to be missed. With incredible views of Swan Bay and the heads, and a great selection of local craft beers and wines, the Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set.

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Visit: www.vuegrand.com.au

Bellarine Railway

The Bellarine Railway offers visitors a unique opportunity to travel the 16.6km between Queenscliff and Drysdale on a wonderful collection of lovingly-restored heritage trains originating from every state in Australia. The whole family can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era of travel.

Recognised as the oldest Victorian branch line still in operation, the railway provides a great, fun-filled day out for people of all ages. Drysdale station also boasts a heritage room with various railway artefacts and memorabilia stretching back well over a century. The railway has train charter options, steam and diesel train driver experience packages and special programs, such as our Day Out With Thomas  events.

Visit: www.bellarinerailway.com.au

The Point Lonsdale Guest House

The Point Lonsdale Guest House has been providing accommodation for over 100 years, combining the old world charm of sea-faring days gone by with the more modern, nautically-inspired motel décor.

Offering a choice of guest house or motel accommodation, both boasting excellent amenities to ensure a comfortable visit, the friendly Point Lonsdale Guest House staff will do their best to make your stay relaxing, comfortable, enjoyable and above all memorable.

Set on a spacious property, the Point Lonsdale Guest House offers free BBQ facilities, an open courtyard, tennis court, solar-heated swimming pool and spa. The fully-equipped kitchen is available to all guests.

Visit: www.pointlonsdaleguesthouse.com.au

Queenscliff Harbour

Queenscliff Harbour is a modern marina precinct established in a true Victorian working harbour, so there is always something to see and do. Whether you’re watching the Pilot boats returning from their trips into the rip, or you’re signing on for a dive trip to one of Victoria’s famous historic dive sites. Perhaps you’re just taking it all in from the second story fine dining room located in the restaurant or braving the heights and soaking up the wonderful 360 degree views from the harbour’s very own observation tower.

Visit: www.queenscliffharbour.com.au

Peninsula Hot Springs

Web Listing Hot SpringsPeninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs & day spa centre in Victoria around 1.5Hrs from Melbourne. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Peninsula Hot Springs makes it possible to bathe in the naturally healing waters of mineral rich thermal pools.

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Peninsula Stand Up Paddle

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Stand Up Paddling is one of the world’s fastest growing board sports and the Mornington Peninsula has some truly world class locations to indulge in this year round activity that is fun for all the family.

Peninsula Stand Up Paddle provides SUP lessons at a variety of Mornington Peninsula beaches, depending on the day’s wind and weather conditions.

Lessons can be tailored to suit everyone – from children to grandparents and from the absolute novice to the experienced paddler wanting to improve skills and technique.


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Polperro Dolphin Swims

Web Listing PolperroPolperro Dolphin Swims provides amazing marine animal experiences with wild Bottlenose dolphins and Australian Fur seals in Port Phillip Bay. The unique adventure sets sail from Sorrento Pier on the stunning Mornington Peninsula, which is only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.

You can explore the underwater world with a dolphin and seal swim, snorkelling in the pristine waters of Port Phillip Bay. For those who would prefer to stay dry, you can sightsee from aboard Polperro while learning about marine conservation.

Polperro Dolphin Swims is a multi-award winning eco tourism operation and we purposely limit the size of our trips to guarantee a high standard of customer and environmental care. Our experienced crew of dolphin experts will ensure you enjoy an unforgettable marine adventure.

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Horseback Winery Tours


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Horseback Winery Tours explores the lush rolling hills of the MorningtonPeninsula’s food and wine region. We’ll take you to famous neighbouring wineries, restaurants and attractions such as Mantons Creek, T’Gallant and Green Olive at Red Hill and have packaged rides with Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, LaPetanque, Tucks Ridge, Red Hill Estate, Peninsula Hot Springs, accommodation providers and more.

If you’ve never ridden before, an accomplished Horseback Winery Tours guide and a gentle, well-trained horse will take care of you. If you’re an experienced rider, you’re in for a memorable day on a three-hour ride or a whole day in the saddle.

We’re only a 25 minute drive from the Searoad Ferries Terminal at Sorrento.

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Twilight Cruise On Port Phillip Bay


Enjoy the magic of twilight on Port Phillip Bay. Sit back and take in this beautiful part of the late afternoon/early evening onboard Searoad Ferries.  Take a 2hr return trip across the bay and sample some of the regions finest artisan produce.  Enjoy a glass of award winning wine or a locally made ale or cider while tasting mussels, goats cheese and yoghurt from the Bellarine and cured meats, smoked salmon & olives from the Mornington Peninsula.  Served with crisp bread and beautifully presented, it is a great way to end the day.  Take a stroll on the viewing decks and find the best spot to capture a great shot.  There is no better way to cross the bay than with our twilight cruise package.

Available on Fridays and Saturdays to  11 May, 2015

Departures – 4pm from Sorrento and the 5pm from Queenscliff

$30.00 per person

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Trip Advisor Review

“Twilight cruise on the bay”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 20 March 2014

Booked on the twilight cruise and had a magnificent two hours sampling from large individual platters of local gourmet foods and sipping cider (or wine or beer) while relaxing in the private lounge. Great service. Plenty of time to walk around and enjoy the view. Great to do with a group of friends or family. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours in the evening. Very reasonably priced.

Visited March 2014


Enchanted Adventure Garden – Travel & Play Package


Visit Mornington Peninsula’s family wonderland. Immerse yourself in a wonderland of mazes, artistic fun garden designs, tube slides and a canopy walk through the Trees! You should allow 2-3 hours to explore the awesome activities at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

Park entry includes a full day of fun with Mazes & Gardens, Tube Slides, Canopy Walk, 3D Indoor Maze and more.

Enchanted Garden Family Package

One Way Return
• Entry to the Enchanted Maze
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 Adults & 2 Children



• Entry to the Enchanted Maze
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 Adults & 3 Children



Extra Adult $38 $49
Extra Child $25 $32
Extra Concession $27 $36


Enchanted Garden Couples Package

One Way Return
• Entry to the Enchanted Maze
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people



Extra Adult $38 $49
Extra Child $25 $32
Extra Concession $27 $36


Peninsula Hot Springs Package

Your journey to relaxation starts here. Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at this award-winning coastal oasis, providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Two bathing facilities provide an experience for everyone.

This package would make a great girls getaway, a couples bathing experience or the perfect gift idea.

Peninsula Hot Springs Couples Package

One Way Return
• Bath House Bathing Pass (guaranteed priority entry) for 2 people
• Ferry Travel with a car for 2 people



Extra Adult $79 $91

The Sands Torquay VIP Package

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Experience the style and unique qualities of the SandsTorquay. Fresh sea air, undulating greens, a challenge or two on the championship golf course…  this package includes;

2 people in a vehicle return ferry travel, a round of golf for 2 at The Sands Torquay, with a motorised golf cart.

Customers will receive information on booking tee times with their confirmation.

The package is available Sunday to Friday (not Saturday).

Total package price $259

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Early Bird Caravan Special 50% off

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Planning your next road trip? Get 50% off your caravan on select sailings and days.

From 01 December, 2018
Travel Monday to Thursday on the 7am and 8am ferry (excludes Friday, Saturday, Sunday or public holidays).

The discount is on the caravan length, including draw bar. The tow vehicle, driver and passengers fares are not included in the discount and are additional.

Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

Become a Loyal Local Cardholder And Save

Become a Loyal Local to receive:

  • Online discounts without going online 
  • Earn rewards points to spend on ferry travel
  • 1% of all spend will be donated to local charities
  • Special offers, deals and exclusive discounts
  • No pre-payment required!

Contact Searoad Ferries for further information on the Locals Card and how to apply


Conditions of Use for Locals Passes

  1. Locals Passes must be carried when traveling at all times by the card holder.
  2. The pass is not valid with any other offer
  3. If a pass is lost, stolen or damaged the owner must pay $15.00 to obtain a replacement pass but this fee may be waived when a pass is stolen if Searoad Ferries are provided with a documented police report.
  4. The pass remains the property of Searoad Ferries and is not to be used by anyone other than the account holder, it cannot be sold, nor is it redeemable for cash or able to be used with any other offer.
  5. Searoad Ferries reserve the right to refuse, cancel or suspend a pass due to any breach of the company terms and conditions which are governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria.
  6. Searoad Ferries may collect and use personal information in line with our company privacy policy.
  7. Searoad Ferries may, in its absolute discretion, at any time; alter any fees, change these terms and conditions, discounts and values contained in this guide.
  8. Any decision relating to the Locals program by Searoad Ferries is final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.


Frequent Traveller?

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Save up to 35% off all travel with a Searoad ferries Membership Card.

Click here for more details.

Bring on Summer….. more ferries, less queues and cheaper prices!

This summer, we will run a third ferry creating more capacity, less waiting and a better travel experience. Our CEO, Matt McDonald, said “The extra ferry will operate from Boxing Day through to the 6th of January and will ease congestion and get passengers to their destination quicker. We are also encouraging all passengers who know they are travelling to go online and book their ferry ticket. Not only will this speed up ticketing and boarding, customers will also get cheaper online prices.”

Our ferry service has been operating for over 25 years and has recently made many upgrades to our facilities, including: onboard children’s playground, revitalized café, wi-fi, installment of a lift on both ferries and air conditioning, as well as larger viewing windows.  New family fares, seniors discounts and return priced tickets have recently been introduced as well as a discount card for locals.  If you live in the 3222-3227 or 3938-3944 postcodes you can become a Loyal Local Cardholder with the ferries and earn points, receive discounts and exclusive offers.

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BOOK FERRY ONLINE now before you travel, making it easier and quicker to sail your way across the bay.

Twilight Cruise

Enjoy the magic of twilight on Port Phillip Bay. Sit back and take in this beautiful part of the late afternoon/early evening in the privacy of the Portsea lounge onboard Searoad Ferries.  Take a 2hr return trip across the bay and sample some of the regions finest artisan produce.  Enjoy a glass of award winning wine or a locally made ale or cider while tasting mussels, goats cheese and yoghurt from the Bellarine and cured meats, smoked salmon & olives from the Mornington Peninsula.  Served with crisp bread and beautifully presented, it is a great way to end the day.  Take a stroll on the viewing decks and find the best spot to capture a great shot.  There is no better way to cross the bay than with our twilight cruise package.



Available on Fridays and Saturdays to 11 May, 2015

4pm from Sorrento and the 5pm from Queenscliff

$30.00 per person

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Searoad Ferries Celebrates 25 years!

Over the 15th & 16th of September, Searoad Ferries celebrated 25 years of crossing the Bay. Both vessels had onboard activities including wine tasting with vineyards from both peninsulas, gourmet food samplers from both pensinsulas, Peninsula Hot Springs bathing tubs and more! The festivities went off with a bang on Saturday night with fireworks on both Sorrento and Queenscliff sides.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the event. We have had a fantastic 25 years and look forward to the next 25!

High Teas on the High Sea

HIgh-TeaHigh Tea On The High Seas – Every Sunday 11am from Sorrento and 2pm from Queenscliff From Feb – Mid Dec. (excludes Easter Sunday)

Be served High Tea in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry. Indulge in an afternoon tea of exquisite cakes and desserts, finger sandwiches, espresso coffee, freshly brewed tea or sparkling wine and watch the spectacular coastal scenery slide past. Cost $45 per person.

Please visit High Tea On the High Sea page for full details and schedule times.



Ferry delayed by endangered whale, but we don’t mind!

The 5:00p.m. Sorrento bound ferry was delayed in the Queenscliff harbor for 15 minutes due to an endangered Southern Right Whale swimming close to the vessel. Passengers said the junior whale surfaced several times beside the ferry and was easily visible under the water. After the ferry departed, the whale seemed to have left, but surfaced again when the next ferry arrived. It frolicked in the waters in and around the harbor until late into the evening. This is the third whale sighting for the Searoad Ferries since Saturday, two of which were Southern Right Whales and one Humpback Whale. Crew members on board Searoad Ferries said, “each year we have been seeing more and more whales on our route from Queenscliff to Sorrento.” This year the crew predicts to see at least one whale a week during the migration period, which finishes in November.

To view related news articals visit:

Geelong Advertiser – Whale delays thrilled passengers

The Mornington Peninsula Leader  – Endangered whale holds up Sorrento ferry

Whales in Port Phillip Bay!

During the month of June passengers onboard the ferries have been experiencing the magnificent Humpback Whales which have been visiting southern Port Phillip Bay…

Check out this video taken from the ferry on the 13th June.

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Launch of the MV Queenscliff

After an extensive Re-Fit in late 2011,  the MV Queenscliff has been a great hit with Passengers traveling between Sorrento and Queenscliff.   Some of the new features onboard include;

  • An new Cafe with fresh coffee
  • A Children’s Play Area
  • New Observation lounges
  • Tourism and Historic Information

Check out the images below – or even better – come down and see her for yourself !

MV Queenscliff departs Queenscliff on the EVEN hours and Sorrento on the ODD hours

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