Geelong & The Bellarine
With beautiful grand old hotels and a proud military and maritime history, Queenscliff combines the best of the classic and modern worlds. Much of the architecture and activities nod to the past with several museums and hands-on activities to immerse yourself in.
The rich history complements new vibrant precincts like Queenscliff Harbour, the perfect base to explore the waters of Port Phillip Bay. The ferry arrives nearby and tour boats depart from here for wildlife tours, diving, fishing and swimming with dolphins.
There are cafes and restuarants to enjoy the food and view. In a classic, traditional town there are reminders of the past everywhere – from the turrets of grand hotels to seafaring monuments in parks.
There are lighthouses at the southern end of town – one black, one white. You can take a step back in time with a tour of Fort Queenscliff or by browsing Queenscliffe Historical Museum. There’s a Heritage
Walk around town and the Queenscliff Pier is an iconic and Instagram-worthy spot.
Bellarine Railway is a heritage steam train that regularly parties as The Blues Train. Queenscliff enjoys a party too. The last weekend in November is the Queenscliff Music Festival and the Blues Train starts and finishes here throughout the year.
Eating’s great in Queenscliff – from formal to casual, there’s an option to suit your taste, mood and occasion.
Queenscliff has also become a creative hub with several galleries along the main street to explore exhibitions or participate in workshops.
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