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Victorian Ferry Offers for Seniors

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Published April 28th 2022
Free and cheap trips on the ferries
Source - Western Port Ferries


Victorian ferry companies have some great free or reduced trips for seniors this winter from May through August. Enjoy a cruise across the bay or reduced-price bus tours to wineries & breweries, the hot springs and other destinations.

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FREE travel to the Islands with Western Port Ferries

Feel like a visit to Phillip Island from Stony Point, where you can stroll the beautiful township Cowes and stop for lunch. Seniors travel for FREE onboard Western Port Ferries on weekends & public holidays. Present your Seniors Card to ticketing and/or the onboard crew at Western Port Ferries

*Valid weekends & public holidays at Western Port Ferries. Must present a valid Seniors Card.

For more information and the timetable, click here.

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1/2 Price Ferry Travel & Devonshire Tea at Searoad Ferries

Every Wednesday during May through until the end of August, Searoad Ferries is offering Seniors & Carer cardholders half-price tickets at $15. Or add a Devonshire Tea and the cost is $21.

A delicious Devonshire consists of a scone, jam & cream along with tea or coffee plus a return ferry foot ticket.


For tickets click here.


20% off all Explore Australia Tours

Explore Australia Tours visit of some the kept secrets in Victoria. Wineries, breweries, hot springs and iconic sightseeing locations. These can be done with a 20% discount. Use promo code SENIOR20 at checkout.

Valid May, June, July, August. Not valid Fri June 10th to 13th. Seniors Cards must be shown upon arrival.

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Their sightseeing tours include a cruise on the bay with lunch included.

Tours to the Bellarine Peninsula include places like the Geelong Foreshore, Narana Aboriginal cultural centre, Bluff Lookout, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and Tuckerberry Hill Farm.

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Or on the Mornington Peninsula to London Bridge lookout, Murrays Lookout at Arthurs Seat and the famous bathing boxes on the beach at Mt Martha.

You can even combine the best of both in their Around the Bay in a day tour that visits both the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas. Bellarine stops include Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Scotchmans hill, Terindah Estate, Queenscliff Brewhouse and Flying Brick Cider. On the Mornington Peninsula, it's Pt Leo Estate, Rare Hare @ Jackelope, T'Gallant and St Andrews Brewery

The Phillip island Tour starts with a short drive to Stony Point where you board the Ferry to French Island and spend 3 hours exploring the beautiful wilderness. Spot koalas as French Island has the largest disease-free koala population in Australia.

This is followed by lunch and a ferry to Phillip Island for a stroll through Cowes before visiting the Nobbies Boardwalk and then the Penguin Parade to watch the penguins make their journey home to their burrows at sunset.

Another option is to spend a lazy morning at the Peninsula Hot Springs before enjoying the views of the bay from the Murrays Lookout at Arthurs Seat and visiting the famous bathing boxes at Mt Martha.

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Save $10 on Discover French Island Tours

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Naturaliste Tours is the off-road tour company that explores Victoria's biggest off-grid island. Experienced guides share their knowledge of island life, history and information on flora and fauna. Save $10 on the "Discover French Island Tour" - Use promo code SENIORS99 at checkout.

Tour includes:
Transfer by fast catamaran aboard Western Port Ferries
Meet and greet at ferry arrival on French Island
Experienced, local tour guides
Travel in a purpose-built, 4WD tour vehicle
Expert commentary
Wildlife spotting
Photo point stops
Vehicle access to French Island National Park
Historic Sites including iconic Chicory Kilns
Short guided walks to points of interest
Lunch or afternoon tea
Sunscreen & Insect Repellent are available

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Valid May, June, July, August. Not valid Fri June 10th to 13th. Seniors Card must be shown upon arrival.

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Why? Free or cheap day's outing
When: Winter months
Where: Various
Cost: FREE or discounted
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