Bellarine Discovery Tours

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Our discovery tour of The Bellarine was the less well known alternative to the Yarra Valley villages and wineries.

*** Pauline’s Bellarine Discovery Tours will not recommence tours of the Bellarine for 2020.   ***Pauline has retired as a Professional Tour Guide.***


However, this was much more than a wine tour.

Bellarine Discovery Tours offers a unique way to find out a little about this less travelled peninsula region of Victoria –
                                                 a combination of country and coast.


Have you ever been on a cruise ship with stopovers in exciting and unknown places ?

Perhaps you have done a shore excursion, by coach, with a professional Tour Guide who travels with you to the destinations on the itinerary, weaving stories and historic facts, creating an experience which you will remember always.

As if you just stepped from a cruise liner, enjoy a day of exploring a brand new destination…


Pauline conducted successful tours of the cruise ship passengers visiting Geelong.

– always accompanied by your personal, professional Tour Guide.

The Bellarine Peninsula is a place uniquely situated just an hours drive from Melbourne.  Enter by the bayside City of Geelong, the jewel on Corio Bay.

Geelong is the gateway to The Bellarine.

Begin your corporate or seniors group tour by Ferry from Melbourne, arriving in either Geelong ( or Portarlington, depending on tour ) for a scenic tour and coffee/rest stop.

Portarlington Ferry to Docklands

Portarlington Ferry at original dock, prior to new Safe Harbour mooring completion with majestic Grand Hotel on rise overlooking the Bay.

With a rich heritage reflected in its historic buildings and now growing rapidly to encompass modern infrastructure and manufacturing, Geelong is home to a major University precinct, The National Wool Museum, a modern central retail hub, cafes, bars, along with a beautiful and unique waterfront alongside The Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

From here we proceed back in time, hearing about long lost items, hidden treasure and a little known world-wide conspiracy with a very real connection to this local area.

Wine and/or beer tastings are enjoyed at prominent local venues.

” Would you like wine with your conspiracy?”


The historical Grand Hotel, Portarlington, once the rest and relaxation destination of mariners and visitors arriving by Steam Ferry in early 20th century. Now you can also soon in fully refurbished modern suites.

What better way to ponder such mysteries than to relax with a glass of the local bottled offerings over a two course luncheon at a premier historical venue.

Great and delicious local food and wine is part of the diverse attractions of The Bellarine region, now becoming recognised as a place to visit, eat, drink or stay.

Immerse yourself!

Discover The Bellarine soon, take a day trip yourself with family and friends!