The Wildiaries Experience

Experience the Mysteries of Port Phillip Bay Revealed - All weekend Family break

From $675.00 * AUD

Available between September 01, 2015 — March 31, 2016

Duration of tour 2 days 2 nights

These are all SMALL GROUP tours

Enjoy an ALL-weekend Family STAY at Big4 Beacon Resort and Discover the Mysteries of Southern Port Phillip Bay


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Join our award-winning crew aboard South Bay MSV the 'Ferrari' of Southern Port Phillip Bay. Learn how 30,000 tonne tankers navigate Port Phillip Heads, one of the world's most treacherous shipping passages. 

Safely navigate 'The Rip', a mass of ferocious, turbulent water, and watch predatory albatross and seals lurking above the 100m deep prehistoric Yarra river gorge.  

This is a place where the southern ocean and Bay collide, literally. Under the skilled pilotage of our Master skipper, you can be all at once in calm water, watching heart-stopping 5m standing waves nearby. Child or adult, and whatever your passion, this is a trip that will alter your perception of Melbourne forever, leaving you in awe of nature in all its fascinating tranquil and perilous disguises. 


Drive Melbourne - Queenscliff (~2h). Big4 Beacon Resort is situated just before Queenscliff on the left hand side at 78 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff Victoria 3225. 


  • Friday night check in before 8pm. Dinner, own expense. Note, there are a range of options to dine in Queenscliff but most kitchens shut about 8:30pm. Let us know if you’d like a reservation made.
  • Saturday morning, breakfast (continental breakfast hamper provided) kids activities and pool. 
  • Midday, lunch (own expense) in Queenscliff Harbour (park on left just before ferry terminal).
  • 1:15pm meet at South Bay Ecoadventures office at the harbour, just near the cafes, for a 1:30pm departure. 1:30pm - 3pm Discovery Tour on board South Bay MSV. 
  • Return to Big4 resort. Dinner, own expense.
  • Sunday morning. Relax (spa supplement and child-minding available). Kids activities. Check out (note, extended check out option, subject to availability when booking).   


There are kids’ playgrounds in Queenscliff and a park on the cliff front, as well as beach walks - staff at Big4 can advise. Other activities that can be arranged include dolphin and seal swims and surfing lessons. 



  • 2 nights B&B in a basic family cabin.
  • 1.5 hr discovery tour of Port Phillip Bay. 
  • Free use of heated indoor pool (& toddler wading pool); 8 seater spa, indoor playground, games room, full-size tennis court, basketball ring and giant jumping cushion; 
  • Free WiFi; 
  • Sports equipment and board games available for hire – no charge. 


From $675.00 * AUD

Per family (2 ads, 2 kids u16) B&B. Includes free daily kids activity program

Supplements available:

  • Additional $35 per extra child for the Discovery Tour (note, the Basic Family Cabin has a maximum capacity 2 adults and 4 children). 
  • $50 per night for a Villa Upgrade, a Port Phillip 2 Bedroom Villa (sleeps up to 5pax using sofa bed) or Curlewis 3 Bedroom Villa (sleeps up to 10pax using sofa bed). Contemporary décor and additional features such as a Gas log fire in the living area, Two bathrooms, king size beds, dishwasher and televisions in the bedrooms
  • Day Spa and child minding service available (subject to availability) - please enquire for prices.

Available between September 01, 2015 — March 31, 2016

Duration of tour 2 days 2 nights

Our licensed travel agent can arrange all travel to and from tour locations. We can also arrange fully-guided options as well as tailoring packages for families and groups travelling together.

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