Transport options to the festival


With over 30,000 visitors expected at the festival, car parking is very limited in Portarlington. The journey from Melbourne takes around 90 minutes, but can be longer due to traffic coming into Portarlington.

If you do need to drive, you can follow the festival parking signs to the designated car park at the Portarlington Recreation Reserve, off Sproat Street. From there it’s an easy 8 minute walk along the foreshore or catch a free shuttle bus.


Searoad Ferries from Mornington Peninsula

If you are coming from the Mornington Peninsula, the best way to travel is by sea on the Searoad Ferry between Sorrento and Queenscliff.

There are hourly departures each way between 7am and 6pm, seven days a week. Book early if you plan on bringing your car onboard.

To view the schedule and book visit

Port Phillip Ferries from Melbourne

Thanks to the new passenger ferry you can now cruise between Portarlington and Melbourne in style. The 70 minute journey is the easiest way to get to the festival from Melbourne, and you won’t have to deal with any traffic. The ferry will depart Docklands at 10.40 am and arrive at 11.50am

The ferry is fully enclosed and offers free Wi-Fi for the journey. There is also a licensed cafe on board. Last year, the ferry sold out in advance, so be sure to book early so you don’t miss out.

To view the schedule and book visit

Free local shuttle bus

Be driven to the festival and home again – enjoy a wine, no parking hassles and simply relax on our local shuttle bus!

Pickups all day from Portarlington and Indented Heads

Bookings must be made before 11:00am on festival day, and then our bus will pick you up. To go home, simply wait at the front of Parks Hall to catch the bus!

Phone 0400 963 566 or email to book. Book early to guarantee your preferred pick-up time. Bookings taken from mid-December.

Buses will start at 9.00am and finish at 5.30pm (half hour before and after official festival times).

Important: children aged 7 years or younger cannot be transported in a bus.  Please make alternate arrangements.

Train from Melbourne

Southern Cross Station to Portarlington

  1. Train departs 7:50am          Arrive Geelong Railway Station 8:50
    Catch the Route 60 bus at 9:15          Arrive Portarlington at 9:57
  2. Train departs 9:50am          Arrive Geelong Railway Station 10:50
    Catch the route 60 bus at 11:10          Arrive Portarlington at 11:52

Portarlington to Southern Cross Station

Bus departs 4:47pm           Arrive Geelong Railway Station 5:26
Train departs 5:31                        Arrive Southern Cross Station 6:35

To see if there are any changes to the above public transport timetable, please check with Public Transport Victoria at