Us Victorians have done it tough this year. First the bushfires, then the strictest COVID restrictions of anywhere in Australia. If anyone needs a free trip this summer it’s the Melburnians.
Thankfully, Searoad Ferries has realised this and is showing us some love. The transport company is giving away a million dollars worth of free travel tickets today to anyone in Victoria who thinks they deserve a little break.
There’s no catch, it’s just a way of saying thank you to everyone who followed the rules and stayed home while the rest of Australia was off drinking in pubs and hightailing it to the beach.
“In recognition of the hard yards during lockdown we are offering all Victorians the opportunity to reward themselves with a free return foot passenger ticket. It’s a big ‘well done’ and a chance to enjoy the little things in life we have all missed so much,” the promotion reads.
“Reconnect with family and friends, watch your kids experience something new or just be out with nature as you sail across our beautiful bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff.”
To snap up a ticket, head to the website before 22 November 2020. Everyone can register for one ticket, so bundle up the whole family for this one. There are limited tickets available every day for travel between 23 November and 31 July 2021, so even if you’re not quite ready for a trip, you can start planning ahead.
Tickets are for foot travellers only but there’s plenty to do on foot on both ends of the route.
Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula is a gorgeous heritage town with amazing old pubs and terrace buildings. It also has a number of galleries and museums so whether you’re an art aficionado or a history buff, you’ll find something to keep you busy. Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula is another lovely beach resort with little boutiques inside grand limestone buildings and even more galleries. Wander the Artists Trail or cool off with a dip in the sea.
Get in quick, we have a feeling these tickets will be snapped up before you can say ‘pass the sunscreen.’