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

31 December, 2023 7:30 pm

We made it in time to celebrate the end of 2023, and we’re ready to set sail into 2024. Join us in The Atrium and The Lawn, the ultimate space for an awesome Summer’s night to see in the new year. There’ll be live entertainment from the talented team from the Piano Bar who will be rocking along all night so you can dance the night away! This year we’re going with a ‘Green with Envy’ dress-up theme, so dress to impress!

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.

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.

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.

Bellarine Weekend Getaway

Bellarine Weekend Getaway

What better way is there to escape the Melbourne city than to venture across the bay to the idyllic coastal township of Portarlington? There’s just the right amount of fresh seaside air, friendly village charm and boutique wineries at our doorstep! To make the most out of your weekend getaway we have prepared the ultimate three-day itinerary for your stay on the Bellarine Peninsula.

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

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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The Grand Mussel Festival Package is an exclusive experience that puts you in the heat of the action with a few extras that will take your weekend to the next level.

Ready to reset without the travel hassle? It’s time for a Grand Spring Staycation.

Unwind in style with our Grand Spring Getaway package.

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