The magic and charm of the Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway has brought enjoyment and fun to a generation of families over many years since the first operated public running day in January 1999. Located at Point Richards, it is Australia’s only miniature railway located on a foreshore.
Looking to explore locally? Take a stroll through the Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve. Download a copy of our walking map – Point Richards Walks– or our Kids Activity Booklet – Point Richards Activity Booklet – and see what plants and animals you can find.
Explore further and take a walk or ride your bike on our spectacular Coastal Trail. Conecting Point Richards in Portarlington right through to Edwards Point in St Leonards, the trail passes through a number of environments with interpretive signage at key locations along the way.
The Bellarine Nature Cadets runs after school for 6 weeks each spring and autumn. The cadets is fun for all ages to learn about the local environment through hands-on activities. A variety of activities are offered; activities in past programs have included fishing, bushwalking, beachcombing and enviro craft to facilitate your cadet’s learning. All ages are welcome; cadets must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. For more information, please contact Jane on 5254 4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another great local attraction to consider, especially on a rainy day, is the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre at Queenscliff.