Book your accommodation early to save disappointment.

Portarlington is situated in the heart of the Northern Bellarine and is close by to many other coastal towns which are a small drive away. Choose from Holiday Rentals, Motel Accommodation,Caravan Parks – you can’t go past our partner, Bellarine Bayside.


Celtic Camping Packages: On sale soon

  • 2 night x 2 adult camping and weekend Festival ticket package
  • 3 night x 2 adult camping and weekend Festival ticket package

 A limited number of Festival Ticket and Bellarine Bayside Camping packages are available for purchase online on TryBookings.

These are greatly discounted promotional packages and will be available from 1st January until sold out.
Available for either a 2 night or 3 night stay, the packages include:
• 2 Adult Festival weekend tickets (refer ticket terms and conditions)
• Either 2 or 3 nights on a powered camping site at Bellarine Bayside Portarlington Holiday Park in an area set aside for likeminded Festival goers.
The park has excellent facilities and is located on the picturesque waterfront, within an easy walk of the main street and Festival site.

For park information visit
The Festival Bus will again be stopping regularly at the park entrance.
For booking information for additional people or extra nights, please contact the friendly staff at the Portarlington Holiday Park on 1800 222 778 or email

Cruise To The National Celtic Festival

Searoad Ferries

Enjoy one of the world’s great coastal journeys onboard Searoad Ferries. Sail the bay aboard a world-class car and passenger ferry on a spectacular 40-minute crossing between Sorrento and Queenscliff, linking Victoria’s most magnificent coastal regions.

Two ships provide hourly departures from each charming village between 7am and 6pm, seven days a week . Just 75 cars are accommodated on the MV Queenscliff and the MV Sorrento, so this drive-on-drive-off experience is a very smooth and easy way to continue your road trip to Portarlington and NCF.

Return Sorrento to Queenscliff car ferry tickets on board Searoad Ferries. 

To view the schedule and how to book head to

Port Phillip Ferries

Take to the bay with Port Phillip Ferries for a unique way to travel from Melbourne, Docklands, direct to Portarlington for the National Celtic Festival.

The 400-seater ferry operates 3 return services per day, running 7 days a week, and can deliver you right on the doorstep of the June long weekend festival. The ferry is fully enclosed and offers free Wi-Fi for the journey. Visit for the weekend or simply for the day, but be sure to pre-book your ticket on line to avoid missing out on a seat. To view the schedule and how to book head to

Port Phillip Ferries are proud partners of the National Celtic Festival and look forward to having you on board.