Two fabulous Sniffaris to choose from - Queenscliff and Daylesford. This is a great day of sniffing for big and little noses with loads of walking options for the excited paws or shorter options for the little paws. Bella will scoot ahead and have your individual picnic basket filled with goodies ready for tired paws. Discover the magic of Queenscliff or Daylesford on a historic train followed by and our famous individual picnic lunches.


Whether you are coming on your own or with a group of friends. We will take care of everything from pampering the dogs to assisting with enjoying your picnic. Start with some essential sniff and social time before getting comfy on Bella. where the pooches get the window seat. Window licking encouraged!

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9am - 5pm

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Sun 15 Dec 2024


  • We meander down to Geelong for morning tea and some off leash romping. With the smell of the beach in their noses, there is more off leash time as we stroll along the Point Lonsdale beach before getting back on Bella and scooting to Fort Queenscliff for an optional walk to the picnic location where your individual picnic basket lunch will be waiting.
  • After lunch we board the Bellarine Railway Historic Train to Point Lonsdale return.
  • Some of the tour dates coincide with the Queenscliff market.


  • Enjoy morning tea at Trentham Falls with some off leash time.
  • Back on Bella the Dog Bus as we head to Lake Daylesford for a scenic casual walk with so many sniffs.
  • Arriving back to an already set up picnic lunch served in individual picnic baskets with comfy blankets on the shore and some splash time is encouraged.
  • We jump back on Bella to stroll and get ready for a train trip from Daylesford to Musk return.
  • With our talented team to take care of you this is just a simply Pawfect day with your dog exploring the spa country.
  • Diesel recommends this one for Peeps and Paws.
  • Meeting time is 8:45am for the essential dog socialising.
  • Meet at Port Melbourne - Westport Reserve
  • Please note it is not possible to join the tour at any other meeting point as we need to do the essential dog socialising before boarding Bella, besides we have so much fun on the bus.



  • Morning tea - expresso coffee/tea and bakery item.
  • Individual picnic basket lunch with a loan picnic blanket.
  • 2 dedicated staff from 9am to 5pm
  • Chauffeured on Bella the dog welcoming bus with climate control, dog seat belts, seat covers, blankets and plenty of space.
  • Facilitated dog socialisation pre-boarding.
  • Personal Dog Treat.
  • Guided walks  with our talented team to assist you.
  • Menus are seasonal are of an exceptional quality and quantity. Example menu may include;
    • Ancient grain salad with poached chicken or marinated tofu
    • Quiche or seasonal vegetable tart
    • Bakery item
    • Popcorn
    • Glass of Sparkling Wine
    • Fruit
  • Water for all guests.  
  • All the awesome planning and preparation to make a fun day out


  • Historic Train return from Queenscliff station to Point Lonsdale


  • 20-40min train ride with dogs included. Time depends on their seasonal schedule

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 ferries.
  • Photos from any photographic sessions
  • Transport to and from meeting point

Pesky but important information

  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form. This must  be completed for each adult and dog attending within 3 days of your booking. Your assistance with this is necessary for our preparation.
  • All dogs must be desexed at the time of tour, sorry no exceptions for any reason. This is important to ensure all dogs are able to interact safely and respectfully.
  • Dogs experience the world through scent and having de sexed and entire dogs together can cause issues
  • All dogs must have a current vaccination for annual Canine Cough and to a 'C5 level'. We will contact your vet to verify these details from the information you provide in the Guest Details Form.
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • 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.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • If you cannot make the date you have booked, we must receive 2 weeks notice to transfer you to another date
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • There are no transfers within 3 days of the tour date and 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited if you are not able to attend

Full T&C's HERE

  • We can cater for all dietary requirements, including Vegan
  • Please specify your dietary requirements in the Guest Details Form which will be sent after you book and must be completed by each adult and dog on your booking, please include any food allergies.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.


  • All walks are suitable for doggy prams
  • Trentham Falls - 100m along path to falls 
  • Lake Daylesford - 2.8km or 1.5km walk around lake - both optional
  • Walk to train - 250m walk to train station


  • All walks are suitable for doggy prams except on off leash dog beach
  • Morning Tea - off lead dog park - 100m
  • Point Lonsdale - 700m to off leash dog beach and return 700m. Optional
  • Fort Queenscliff to picnic location - 600m - optional
  • Queenscliff picnic location to Queenscliff Station - 450m
  • We offer small group boutique style tours where you get to meet  other Peeps and Paws. This provides for a welcoming environment for solo travellers and friends alike.
  • Bella The Dog Friendly Bus has 45 seats, so you will have plenty of room with larger dogs getting 2 seats
  • This tour is capped at 15 dogs

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