The Mediterranean of Victoria


Have you heard about the Mediterranean of Victoria AKA the Bellarine Peninsula?

Set sail from Melbourne Docklands and an hour later you will arrive at Portarlington, Bellarine Peninsula. Popular to what you might read in your guide book the Bellarine Peninsula has cleaner water than our cousin across the bay, The Mornington Peninsula. The Environment Protection Authority of Australia has ranked Portarlington Beach as one of Port Phillip Bay’s top three best sites for water quality for 2018. And all this just a one hour ferry ride from the centre of Melbourne.

Once you are in Portarlington you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink. Offering more than 140 hectares of vines the Bellarine Peninsula produces some of the best cool climate wines in Australia. Along with world class restaurants, spectacular coffee and Australia’s most popular doughnut shop (opening December 2018).

Bellarine Peninsula

Bellarine Peninsula

So leave the city behind, ditch the 3 hour bus ride to the Mornington Peninsula and relax as you sail across the bay knowing you are heading towards one of Australia’s best kept secrets.

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SURF COAST & BELLARINE PENINSULA SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS Footprint Walks is Victoria’s premier self-guided walking holidays company. We ensure you have a truly immersed local experience, enjoying local food and wine from some of our best local primary producers. Come and explore the majestic state of Victoria and all it has to offer. All self-guided walking tours include local boutique accommodation, daily breakfast, comprehensive walking notes and daily luggage transfers – so you can relax and enjoy everything Victoria has to offer by foot. BELLARINE PENINSULA WALKING HOLIDAYS Our Bellarine Peninsula walking holidays are des... Read more

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