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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.