Geelong Flyer sails into Victoria


The region’s newest ferry has docked in Victoria.

The Geelong Flyer departed from Tasmania on Friday, crossing Bass Strait and coming through Port Phillip heads at Queenscliff at around 3.00pm on Saturday afternoon before pulling into Melbourne’s Docklands.

The vessel which which seats 400 was custom-built by Incat and was tested in Tassie waters earlier this week.

It features an onboard licenced cafe, bike racks, charging stations and free wifi and is a sister ship to the Bellarine Express which operates daily between Portarlington and Melbourne.

The catamaran will make its debut during this month’s Geelong Revival Motoring Festival on November 23 and 24, running one hour cruises around Corio Bay from Steampacket Quay, with tickets costing $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Starting December 2, the ferry will run two trips to Melbourne and two to Geelong on a daily basis.


Kristie Sullivan