French Island General Store Courtesy Bus French Island Facebook

The French Island General Store's 12 seater courtesy bus offers transfers from the barge or ferry when booked with a lunch or bike hire.

289 Tankerton Road, French Island VIC

Location: Take the passenger ferry from Cowes or Stony Point across to French Island, the trip takes 10-40 minutes and delivers you to Tankerton Jetty on French Island or Corinella's barge service is a great way to travel by car. 

Description: The latest of services being introduced to French Island Visitors are bus transfers from the barge or ferry when you book for lunch or bike hire. Visitors travelling to French Island to enjoy a relaxing day or a weekend away can stock up on groceries and supplies or enjoy the cafe at the General Store.  You'll enjoy the abundance of bird life, koalas and echidnas and tranquility that French Island offers as an eco-tourism destination, for a unique day trip to explore the outdoors. Those not minding the stroll can arrive on week days, it is 2.8km, approximately 30 to 45 minutes walk from the jetty to the store. 

  • Bus available on weekends and public holidays
  • General store open 9am-5pm

Ferry Timetable: Click here for details.  Phone: 03 5257 4565

Barge Information: Click here for details.  Phone: 0428 880 729

Booking Conditions: Call the General Store before you board on 5980 1209. The licenced cafe is open on weekends and public holidays for morning tea, lunches and afternoon tea. 

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