Next time you and the family are up for a road trip whether it be for a day or a week, Searoad Ferries, the car and passenger ferry service crossing the southern tip of Port Phillip Bay, is a great addition to the outing and gets you off the road, freeway or out of the traffic jam and on the water. It takes a smooth 40 minutes from Queenscliff to Sorrento, passing cliff top mansions, sail boats and spectacular coastline, not to mention an opportunity to stretch the legs. Breathe in fresh sea air or sit behind full length windows, have a coffee, local beer or wine and take it all in. And the kids can play in the children’s playground, look out for dolphins and explore plenty of deck space. So if you travelling east or just wanting to check out the Mornington Peninsula, make the ferry crossing the best part of your road trip.
This summer check out Searoad Ferries new top deck bar, The Yardarm Bar. Serving St Andrews Beach Brewery craft beer, Scotchmans Hill wines and the odd cocktail or two.. Have a brew with a view this summer…
Melbourne painter, illustrator, pianist and all round nice guy, Mike Makatron, created a back drop for the bar that rivals the view. A colourful and whimsical take on the ”kraken” and underwater scene it makes for a good vibe, along with the bar, wine barrels and plenty of seating.
Whether you are catching up with friends or just soaking in the views, this is the place to be on a summer’s day.
Located on the top deck of the MV Queenscliff (departs Queenscliff odd hours, Sorrento even hours). Opening hours are subject to weather.