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A direct Melbourne to Geelong ferry service is launching later this year

Bellarine Express ferry docked at Portarlington
Photograph: Supplied

Driving down the Princes Freeway towards Geelong on any given weekend is a bit of a nightmare these days. Not only are the roads usually packed and there's continual roadworks but can we talk about how there’s always a section or two where everyone slows down to 40km/h for seemingly no particular reason? Luckily, there might soon be an alternative.

Port Phillip Ferries is launching ferry services between central Geelong and Docklands this year. The 400-seater Geelong Flyer ferry has been purpose-built for this service, which is set to run twice a day between the two ports. The ferry is for pedestrians only (not cars) but you can bring your bike on board. 

Port Phillip Ferries is the same team that runs the ferry service between Docklands and Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula so you can expect the same great facilities (like espresso coffee and an on-board bar).

The route will begin sailing on December 2. Find out more (and book your spot) on the website.

Heading down the coast? Check out our guide to the Bellarine Peninsula.

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