Tucked into the north-eastern corner of the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria's Great Ocean Road region and sitting amid lush coastal scenery is Portarlington, a fabulous spot for a family seaside holiday.
Admire the sweeping views from the gently sloping hills behind the town, taking in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne's skyline and the You Yangs. Take time to visit the local vineyards and olive groves.
Discover the local history in Portarlington at buildings such as the National Trust flour mill, built in 1857, and the Ol' Duke, built in 1855.
Relax on the beautiful foreshore or enjoy fishing, boating and swimming in the welcoming waters. Feast on freshly harvested mussels from the bay cooked up at a Portarlington eatery.
Portarlington is just over 100 kilometres from Melbourne, or around one-and-a-half hours by car along the M1 and the Geelong-Portarlington Road.