Between rush hour traffic and long lines at your favourite café, it’s not unusual to be stressed before you’ve even reached your desk. But your morning commute doesn’t have to be stressful, in fact it can be a time to relax and prepare yourself for the day ahead.

We spoke to Connie from Port Phillip Ferries, whose Melbourne route from seaside Portarlington docks in Victoria Harbour each day. Here are her top tips for a stress-free commute – no matter where you come from.

  1. Make the most of your time
    Whether you listen to a podcast, read a book or even do a guided meditation, the more productive you are during your morning commute the less stressed you’ll be when you get to work.
  2. Step away from the steering wheel
    There’s something about having your hands on the steering wheel that can make morning delays feel catastrophic. Whenever possible opt for a public transport option and enjoy the ride. Victoria Harbour has easy access to the CBDs free tram zone and Southern Cross station, otherwise you can utilise the scenic bike or walking paths to get to your office and enjoy the fresh air.
  3. Take time to enjoy your morning pick-me-up
    Many of us can’t function without our morning cup of coffee but getting your coffee in a rush can make you frazzled. Help ease your way into your day by taking the time to relax and meditate over your cup of joe. A visit to the tranquil zen garden in Victoria Harbour will give you the perfect environment to enjoy your coffee and unwind before you head into the office.

About Port Philip Ferries

For those commuting into Melbourne from Bellarine, the most relaxing commuter option has to be Port Phillip Ferries. With beautiful views, free WIFI (so your Netflix addiction doesn’t need to stop!) and a café on board, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more stress-free option.

Live in Victoria Harbour? If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, you can ride with Port Phillip Ferries from Victoria Harbour’s dock to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.  Docking in Portarlington, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the picturesque Bellarine wineries without taking the car.