Around The Bay Doggy Trek

Around The Bay Doggy Trek is a unique and exclusive experience taking in the very best Port Philip has to offer with your dog. Bella the dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you and of course pooches get the window seat. Enjoy wandering coastal treks on both sides of the bay and travelling on board Searoad Ferries - with little paws taking in the view from the outdoor deck area! There is a stop for morning tea in Geelong and an individual picnic basket lunch in Queenscliff, a town rich in maritime history and incredibly picturesque. The easy grade walks include a 5km along the pristine waters from Point Lonsdale to Queenscliff. On the Sorrento side there a 3km trek poking arournd Millionaire views from the cliff tops before boarding Bella for the journey home. We think peeps and paws might be sleeping now.

8am - 5:30pm

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Inclusions

  • Ferry travel from Queenscliff to Sorrento including bus.
  • Morning tea - coffee/tea and bakery item.
  • Individual picnic basket lunch with a loan picnic blanket.
  • 2 dedicated staff from 8am to 5:30pm
  • 2 guided walks 
  • Chauffeured on Bella the dog friendly bus with climate control, dog seat belts, seat covers, blankets and plenty of space.
  • Facilitated dog socialisation pre-boarding.
  • Introductory dog massage session
  • Personalised dog treat.
  • Water for all guests.
  • Menus are seasonal are of an exceptional quality and quantity. Example menu may include;
    • Baguette or Wraps or Filled Bagel or Prawn/Chicken/Smoked Salmon Salad or Sashimi or Rice Paper Rolls or Quiche/Salad
    • Glass of Sparkling Wine and Mineral Water
    • Macaroon or Cup Cake or Popcake or Muffin or Bliss Balls or Scone or Brownie
    • Chocolates or Cheese/Crackers or Fruit
  • We can cater for interstate or international guests with or with out your dog. Let us know in the booking and we will check with Diesel if he is up for being 'borrowed' for the day if you wish.

Dietary

  • We can cater for most dietary requirements, please specify this in the booking form including any food allergies.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.

What is not included

  • Picnic basket and blankets are on loan for the day.
  • Additional tea/coffee/wine/food or other purchases at any venues including the Ferry.
  • Photos from any photographic sessions
  • Additional dog massage sessions.
  • Transport to and from meeting point in Port Melbourne.
  • Please note it is not possible to join this tour at any other point except Port Melbourne

We start at Port Melbourne with some socialising and head off to Geelong for a morning tea stop near the foreshore and an off leash dog park. It is then onto Point Londsdale to begin a 5km walk to Queenscliff including off leash beach time. We rest for a picnic lunch before boarding Searoad Ferries crossing the bay to Sorrento. On board the ferry the dogs are welcome to take in the view from the outdoor deck. A 3km Sorrento walk along the cliff stops and sweeping homes treking Millionaires Row where at the end we board Bella for the sleepy journey home.

All walks are optional and people not wishing to do these can remain on the Bella.

Pesky but important information

  • It is essential you arrive on time as we have a specific booking with the ferry which cannot be altered.
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • Max of 15 dogs per tour
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form.
  • All dogs must be de-sexed and have a current vaccination for Kennel Cough (C5 level). We will contact  your vet to verify these details.
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • Dogs must be on leads on ferry and remain in the outdoor deck area. 
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • Whilst we understand sometimes circumstances change, unfortunately there are no refunds once a booking has been made. We can transfer you to another date if 2 weeks notice is provided.
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • Ensure you have clothing and shoes appropriate to the weather and walking.
  • Tours during daylight savings times will not enter the foreshore area of the Mornington Peninsula due to restrictions on dogs on the beach. We will complete the final  500m of the walk via footpath area next to the road.
  • All walks are optional as you can remain on the bus and travel to the destination and await the arrival of the group.
  • All guests will be on the bus to board and exit the ferry. Whilst on board the ferry you can be on the outdoor decks with the dogs.
  • Full T&C's HERE
  • Meeting time is 8am -
  • It is necessary to be on time to allow the essential dog socialising and to meet the ferry at Queenscliff on time.
  • Meet at Rest Stop G (circular toilet block) The Boulevard, Port Melbourne.
  • There is free all day parking along the beach side.