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Situated between Drysdale and Indented Head, Portarlington sits on the very edge of the Bellarine Peninsula and for decades has been one of the regions best-loved resort towns. Popular with caravaners, Portarlington is a very child friendly holiday destination with a lovely charm and sandy bayside beaches.


Situated between Drysdale and Indented Head, Portarlington sits on the northern shores of the Bellarine Peninsula and is one of the regions best loved holiday and some-what low key resort towns which is very family friendly. …Read more


Portarlington not only boasts one of the best beaches on Port Phillip Bay but is home to some of the region’s best events including the annual Mussel Festival and National Celtic Festival. Several of the Bellarine Peninsula’s most renowned wineries are also close by. …Read more


Portarlington was once a major shipping port before the channel was dredged at the entrance of Corio Bay. Fishing and farming and more recently tourism have played a very important role in the foundation of this lovely bayside township. …Read more

Places to Stay

Over the summer months the just about the entire Portarlington foreshore is taken up with campers who enjoy the northern bayfront. The township also boasts many motels, houses for rent and holiday apartments making it one of the regions busiest resort towns. …Read more


Portarlington is on the northern shores of Port Phillip Bay and linked by road to Geelong via Bellarine, Drysdale and Leopold. The Esplanade around the north eastern shoreline of the Bellarine Peninsula links Indented Head an St Leonards. …Read more


The historic flour mill is one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s oldest structures, while the Port Richard’s model railway is loved by young and old. Many of the regions finest wineries are within a few minutes of the township, but the town’s biggest attraction is its great beach life. …Read more

Photo gallery

Portarlington really is a picture, with its beautiful bayside setting. On a clear day you can even see the skyline of Melbourne’s skyscrapers in the northern horizon. …Read more


The Portarlington Pier is a favorite for anglers and around the area boasts good boat launching facilities where many anglers go out fishing for flathead, garfish, mullet and snapper. …Read more

Did you Know

Late in the 19th century paddle steamers began bringing Melbournian holiday makers, who enjoyed, and continue to enjoy the fishing, water sports, picnicking, camping and safe bathing the area has to offer.