What’s On at the Grand and in the Bellarine

From showcasing the amazing local makers and growers to helping you explore the beautiful region, let us act as your guide to maximising your time in and around Portarlington.

Upcoming events around Portarlington

Wine and dine in style with The Q Train.
We’re inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard our restored carriages and enjoy a gastronomical journey unlike anything else you have experienced. We are serving local produce on every journey from the comfort of our refurbished dining cars; providing every customer with a delicious rail journey, and unique views of Swan Bay and the Bellarine.

Experience a mini music festival on a steam train as you travel along the scenic heritage Bellarine Railway. Enjoy a fresh blues inspired meal as you prepare to journey through the carriages and party the night away with 4 amazing live blues and roots entertainers.

10 June, 2022 11:00 am

From near and far people gather in the wonderful township to Unleash the Spirit, Discover the Passion and Experience the Culture.

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Hidden Secrets of the Region

Let us guide you to the secret delights the region has to offer. We’ll share stories so you can explore Portarlington and surroundings as a local would.

A Bellarine Picnic basket

A Bellarine Picnic basket

Picnics are timeless, they’re acceptable for any meal and all ages. Take your time, slow down, taste, sip and enjoy the Bellarine and it’s bounty.
There’s plenty to share with everyone

Sailing into Portarlington

Sailing into Portarlington

There are not many places where you can sail to a beautiful region full of wineries and wonderful places to explore.
The sights, the fresh air and the anticipation are all part of the journey.

How to cook fresh mussels

How to cook fresh mussels

You can almost see the local mussel farms from our balconies.
Portarlington mussels are world class and we want to show you where to eat them, how to cook them and bust a myth while we’re at it.

This whimsical caricature illustration was created for the Portarlington Grand Hotel to share its location on the Bellarine and surrounding features.

Hover over the map to view the magnified version.

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Cruise across the bay, between Docklands (Melbourne) and the coastal town of Portarlington. Enjoy a relaxing cruise onboard the modern and very comfortable Port Phillip Ferries. Only a short walk away from where the ferry docks, head up for a grand lunch and a stroll around the quaint seaside village.

Looking to treat someone special? Consider a grand gift voucher. Let the lucky recipient decide their own destiny to experience at the Portarlington Grand Hotel

Cruise direct from Melbourne to Portarlington, with a glass of wine in hand as you cross the bay with Port Phillip Ferries. Arrive in town to enjoy a stay in one of our boutique balcony rooms and dine and drink in our beautiful venue.

A Grand Gift

Give someone an experience they’ll never forget. Great local food, drink, and hospitality OR a promise to stay in our boutique accommodation once the renovations are complete.

Because everyone deserves something to look forward to.

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