Queenscliff: Seaside Strolls and Maritime Museums
Tucked away at the southern edge of Port Phillip Bay and along the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria’s south, the small village of Queenscliff is a seaside destination rich in history.
Be charmed by the majestic Victorian era buildings and cute fishermen’s cottages, as you wine and dine or make the most of the town’s beautiful waterside location.
Queenscliff’s Hesse Street is dotted with a variety of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll.
The beautiful heritage buildings stand testament to the region’s rich maritime history, which can be discovered at the Queenscliff Historic Museum. With thousands of photographs, documents and other items including a variety of shipwreck relics, it makes a fascinating destination for history buffs or anyone curious about this wonderful region.
Be sure to include a trip to the Queenscliff Maritime Museum to see artefacts, ship models and the heritage-listed Fishermen's Waiting Shed. You can also join a tour to nearby Point Lonsdale Lighthouse every Sunday.
Queenscliff is an ideal spot to enjoy the wonders of Port Phillip Bay.
Join a boat tour, try your hand at fishing, or even swim with dolphins and seals. Another popular activity is the 40-minute ferry ride across to Sorrento, with its majestic limestone architecture. Or step out of history at the new marina precinct, Queenscliff Harbour. Bustle through the farmers market, or dangle your feet over the edge of a pier with a lunch of fish and chips and watch the resident yachts pass you by.
Queenscliff is located just 90 minutes from Melbourne. You might make a day trip, or even better, stay at one of the lovely historic inns, boutique hotels or fabulous waterside resorts. Soak up the atmosphere and discover the history and charm of this beautiful heritage town.