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Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway

Cnr of Point Richards Rd & Boat Road, Bellarine VIC 3223

The magic and charm of the miniature railway has brought enjoyment and fun to a generation of families over many years since the first operated public running day in January 1999. Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway, is Geelong’s only 7.25 and 5 inch Miniature Railway and Australia’s only railway located on a foreshore. The railway is located on eight hectares of open picturesque native parklands. Directly adjacent to the beautiful beach’s of Portarlington overlooking Port Phillip Bay. The Facility offers a vintage Railway Station and Signal Box with an undercover platform, which seats up to 70 guests. The Kiosk offers tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice creams and light refreshments, with a great selection of locally handcrafted railway souvenirs. Free undercover barbeques and picnic tables are available for use all year round. The children’s adventure playground will bring hours of fun for your family.

Ride Prices:


Singles Rides:  (child or adult)                        $4.00
4 rides:  (child or adult)                                    $14.00
Family Day Pass (2 adults/3 children):           $35.00
Single Child or Adult Day Pass:                      $15.00
Family Season Pass:                                       $95.00

Running Times:

Summer time table – 1st Sept to 30th April:
Sunday from 11am to 4pm
During School Holidays: Wednesday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
Winter Timetable: 1st May to 31st August:
First and Third Sunday of the month from 11am to 3pm
During School Holidays: Every Wednesday and the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month 11am to 3pm

Functions and Events

Looking for something unique to celebrate your next Birthday or Special Function? Contact our Party Bookings Officer to discuss your next birthday or function on 0476 124 598 or visit our website under bookings information.

 

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Bellarine Estate

2270 Portarlington Rd, Bellarine VIC 3223

Overlooking the vineyard and with views over Corio Bay, Bellarine Estate offers wine tastings from their Bellarine Estate range, as well as their Portarlington Ridge Label.

The historic seaside villages of the Bellarine Peninsula made a pleasant and picturesque drive to this small vineyard.

The vineyard is nestled in a valley that is sheltered from harsh winds, yet perfectly positioned to capture the sun's rays. A modern vineyard needs to extol it's philosophies through its passion for winemaking, quality craftsmanship and welcoming ambience.

In addition, beer tastings from the Bellarine Brewing Company's micro-brewed range are also available. This is beer with attitude, perfect for the first time beer drinker and loved by the mature palate of a seasoned connoisseur.

Please contact one of their friendly staff for further information.

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Jack Rabbit Vineyard

85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine VIC 3223

Jack Rabbit is situated down a meandering country lane on a majestic Bellarine peak with views of rolling paddocks and coastal cliffs.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard delivers a rich, diverse stable of award-winning, sophisticated cool climate wines including Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Shiraz Cabernet.

Winemaker Nyall Condon's approach to winemaking is very much about minimal intervention and retaining the natural characters of each varietal - the fruit is the hero.

Contemporary a la carte restaurant cuisine comes courtesy of Jack Rabbit's Head Chef, David Hall, who has created a stunning menu to indulge even the most discerning culinary palates. Hall is committed to sourcing and showcasing local producers and ingredients to create his menu masterpieces.

The Jack Rabbit Restaurant made its debut entry into The Age Good Food Guide in 2012, repeated in 2013. The Restaurant was a finalist in the annual Golden Plate Awards and prestigious Restaurant and Catering Associations Awards of Excellence in 2011 & 2012.

The opening of the spectacular new 'House of Jack Rabbit' tasting room, cellar door and bistro-style cafe, has been a magical addition to the Jack Rabbit experience.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard is an Oasis with unrivalled views across the Bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. An intimate coastal ambience and last but absolutely not least, smiles.

Owners David and Lyndsay Sharp.

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Bellarine Smokehouse

85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine VIC 3223
Bellarine Smokehouse is a boutique smokehouse facility nestled onsite at Jack Rabbit Vineyard, on one of the highest peaks of the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. It is believed the history of smoking food dates back to primitive caveman when it was discovered that hanging meat to dry in the smoky areas of the cave resulted in the meats acquiring a different flavour and preserved the meat better. Bellarine Smokehouse offers a unique approach to traditional smoking process, with a range of 100 per cent natural delicacies, ready to transform even the most simple culinary occasion into something truly special.
Jack Rabbit Vineyard Logo and Images

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine VIC 3223
Jack Rabbit is situated down a meandering country lane on a majestic Bellarine peak with views of rolling paddocks and coastal cliffs. Jack Rabbit Vineyard delivers a rich, diverse stable of award-winning, sophisticated cool climate wines including Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Shiraz Cabernet. Winemaker Nyall Condon's approach to winemaking is very much about minimal intervention and retaining the natural characters of each varietal - the fruit is the hero. Contemporary a la carte restaurant cuisine comes courtesy of Jack Rabbit's Head Chef, David Hall, who has created a stunning menu to indulge even the most discerning culinary palates. Hall is committed to sourcing and showcasing local producers and ingredients to create his menu masterpieces. The Jack Rabbit Restaurant made its debut entry into The Age Good Food Guide in 2012, repeated in 2013. The Restaurant was a finalist in the annual Golden Plate Awards and prestigious Restaurant and Catering Associations Awards of Excellence in 2011 & 2012. The opening of the spectacular new 'House of Jack Rabbit' tasting room, cellar door and bistro-style cafe, has been a magical addition to the Jack Rabbit experience. Jack Rabbit Vineyard is an Oasis with unrivalled views across the Bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. An intimate coastal ambience and last but absolutely not least, smiles. Owners David and Lyndsay Sharp.
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Drysdale Cheeses

2140 Geelong / Portarlington road, Bellarine VIC 3223
Introducing Drysdale Cheeses, the first commercial goat cheese manufacturer on the Bellarine Peninsula. Registered in December 2005, Drysdale Cheeses concentrates on a range of hand made cheeses, manufactured from the high quality milk from its herd of Saanen goats. The goats live on the Scotchmans Road property in Bellarine, where they are milked daily. Drysdale Cheeses are a registered dairy herd and all of the animals are pure bred. Their diet comprises of pasture, tree cuttings, hay and goat "muesli", a home recipe. They also love their daily offerings of fruit and vegetable scraps from the fruit shop in Drysdale -especially watermelon!! Extra essential minerals and vitamins are administered via seaweed meal and salt licks. Although Drysdale Cheeses is not certified organic, they follow permaculture farming principles and adopt ethical animal treatment. They do not milk animals that are heavily pregnant and newborn kids will stay with their mums for those first few days of all-important colostrum (first milk). Each doe only kids once every two years, allowing for their optimal health. The milk is then transported to the cheese making room at Drysdale. The basic method for making cheese requires pasteurisation in this country, although a small group of speciality cheese makers are working to allow raw milk cheese to be made legal in Australia soon. After pasteurisation, cheese making cultures are added to the milk for flavour ripening and then an enzyme (rennet) is added to coagulate the milk, thus producing curds and whey. These cheese making procedures use only vegetarian rennet. Different varieties of cheese will then require different temperatures and different treatments. The cheeses are made in small batches and require careful ageing and draining, and so may be unavailable from time to time. Drysdale Cheeses are only available locally, from selected restaurants and providers.
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Advance Mussel Supply

230-250 Portarlington-Queenscliff Road, Bellarine VIC 3223
Welcome to Advance Mussel Supply - the home of fresh Portarlington mussels and Angasi oysters. Fresh from the farm to you, come visit them and see. Advance Mussel Supply is a family owned and operated business that has been farming mussels in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, for over 30 years. They are the only original mussel farmers still farming in Port Phillip Bay and one of the largest. They have multiple growing sites at Clifton Springs and Grassy Point aquaculture zones. Advance Mussel Supply has been a pioneer in developing new growing techniques and building purpose built equipment and boats. Their goal is to produce high quality mussels all year round. After experimenting with Angasi oysters over the last couple of years, they now have Angasi (flat oysters) for sale. They are now cooking mussels and oysters for you to enjoy and selling fresh mussels and oysters for you to take home and cook your self. For more information on Advance Mussel Supply please send them an email or give them a call.