Explore the Bellarine Peninsula with Hop It, the region’s first ever hop-on hop-off bus service

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Explore the Bellarine Peninsula with Hop It, the region’s first ever hop-on hop-off bus service

Experience the Bellarine's most popular wine adventures on this brand-new hop-on, hop-off bus service.

If you’ve been craving for a drop of delicate pinot noir straight from the source, or perhaps you’ve been wanting to visit The Whiskery ever since it opened, or you’re just keen for a day trip across the Bellarine Peninsula but you don’t want to drive yourself, then you’re in luck with a brand-new service that’s just landed in the region.

Created by husband and wife duo Sara and Jon, Hop It is Bellarine’s first and only hop on hop off bus service. Establishing itself with services in the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula, Hop It offers a service that allows you to visit the Bellarine Peninsula at an affordable price and plan your own day around a variety of different ‘Hop It Stops’.

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Unlike standard food and wine tours, you get to choose your own adventure based on the team’s carefully composed bus routes that traverse through The Bellarine.

Also alleviating the need for a designated driver, you can simply hop on and hop off wherever your wanderlust leads them. The Hop It journeys go beyond wineries and vineyards, allowing keen adventurers to discover restaurants, breweries, distilleries, hot springs, landmark sights and other artisan producers along the way.

You will have a choice of up to five stops, depending on your ticket option, to visit throughout the day giving you the freedom and flexibility to discover the region. Before you hop on the bus take a look at their website to explore the stops on the timetable. There are currently 12 stops on the Blue Route (The Bellarine) which is pretty much a who’s who list of the top destinations in our region. We’re talking Jack Rabbit Vineyard, The Whiskery, Scotchmans Hill, Farm Dog Brewing and Bennetts on Bellarine, among others.

There are also various options for how you’d like your journey to start, either at Cunningham Pier in Geelong or Portarlington Pier with Melbourne guests also able to factor in the ferry departing Docklands. Tickets range from $89.95 to $124.95, with the standard Geelong pick-up being just $94.95 and that’s your transport for the day done!

Revolutionising the way you explore Australia’s wine regions, Hop It is a seriously exciting addition to our region.

Find out more and book your next adventure here