Destination: Portarlington, Vic

Portarlington is a charming seaside destination in Victoria. If you’ve never been, you really should put it on your list!


Caravanning is amazing fun, especially when you find a spot surrounded by sun, water and good friends. So why not hitch-up and head to Portarlington, Vic. 

Portarlington is a charming seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula, just 28km from Geelong and full of things to do and see.


One of the highlights of this town is its beautiful beach, which offers a sheltered swimming area and a scenic foreshore, with picnic facilities and a camping ground.

portarlingtonIf you’re looking for a place to stay, you can’t go wrong with Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park, which has more than 400 RV sites, many of which have amazing water views. You can also choose from beachfront, standard or ensuite sites, subject to availability.

It is famous for its fresh mussels, which you can enjoy at local restaurants or buy directly from a store on the pier. The pier is also a great spot for fishing, boating and watching the sun set over Port Phillip Bay.


If you’re looking for activities, you can play a round of golf at the Portarlington Golf Club, visit some of the award-winning wineries nearby, such as Scotchmans Hill or Terindah Estate, or explore the historic Portarlington Mill, which dates back to 1857.

portarlingtonThis town also hosts exciting events throughout the year, such as the Portarlington Mussel Festival in January, which attracts thousands of visitors with live music, food stalls and cooking demonstrations.

In June, you can experience the Portarlington Celtic Festival, which celebrates Irish culture with dancing, music and workshops.

portarlingtonIt is easily accessible by car or ferry from Melbourne’s Docklands. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing RV getaway or just a day trip, Portarlington has something for everyone. So come and discover this hidden gem on the Bellarine!

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