With two fabulous Sniffaris to choose from and loads of walking options to choose - Daylesford and Around The Bay, Bella The Dog Bus is ready to chauffeur you. Join in the fun with likeminded Peeps and Paws for a day of sniffing out the best places for big and little noses, there are walkng options for the excited paws or shorter options for the little paws. What is important is the sniffing experience for all. Explore both sides of Port Phillip Bay on our Around The Bay Sniffari taking in the magic of both Queenscliff and Sorrento or come with us to picture pawfect Daylesford with an historic train ride, morning tea with off leash strolls and a picnic lunch on the lake. The walks are easy grade and Bella will scoot ahead and have your individual picnic basket lunch filled with goodies ready for tired paws.

Around The Bay 8am - 5:30pm
Daylesford 8am - 4:30pm

Around The Bay
See you in Oct 2022
See you in Oct 2022

Around The Bay

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 foreshore from Point Lonsdale to  Queenscliff enjoying a guided easy 4km walk. Your individual picnic basket lunch will be waiting as Bella has scooted ahead to get it all ready for tired paws. After lunch we board the ferry crossing the bay to Sorrento with the pooches relaxing in the outdoor deck areas. Then an easy guided 4 km walk along the Sorrento cliff tops checking out the sweeping homes and trekking Millionaires Row. Bella will be ready and waiting at the end to chauffeur you back home.


Enjoy morning tea at Trentham Falls followed by a couple of option to wander around Lake Daylesford. If you choose the full walk it is 3km, either way there are so many sniffs for the pooches to enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch is served in individual picnic baskets on the shore and some splash time is encouraged. We jump back on Bella to stroll around the market and then enjoy a train trip. 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 looking for a great day out with a variety of walking distances and he just loves the swim in Lake Daylesford.

  • Meeting time is 8am and we recommend you arrive 15minutes early 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.
  • Branded acrylic stemless wine glass to keep
  • 2 dedicated staff from 8am to 5:30pm
  • 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.
  • Personalised 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
    • Sparkling Wine
    • Fruit
  • Water for all guests.
  • We welcome folks from interstate or international guests who may just want a unique experience to rave about even though their dog is cooling their paws at home.  
Around The Bay
  • Ferry travel from Queenscliff to Sorrento including bus.
  • 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
  • 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.

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 Adults must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 and be able to provide a physical or digital evidence of a vaccination certificate (except if exempt according to the Victorian Government criteria)
  • 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

Around The Bay

  • 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
  • Point Lonsdale to Point Lonsdale - Total distance 2.5km (tours in Dec - Feb) including walk to dog beach
  • Point Lonsdale to Queenscliff - Total distance 4km (tours Mar - Nov)
  • Fort Queenscliff - Total distance - 1.5km
  • Walking options
    • 1.5km return to off lead dog beach and get back on Bella the Bus
    • Finish beach walk at 1.5km and exit beach and get back on Bella
    •  Do not do Fort Queenscliff walk and stay on Bella
  • Sorrento - Millionaires Row Walk - Total distance on paths is 4km. Option to go to start of walk and return to bus which is a 2km walk. Alternative is to remain at Sorrento Park and enjoy the view from the park with limited walking.

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