Discover the charms of this historic seaside village on the Bellarine Peninsula, with its elegant Victorian-era hotels, stately churches and quaint fishermen's cottages. Queenscliff attracts visitors from all points of the compass who come for the grand heritage streetscapes, antique shops and top-notch fish and chips.
Wander down Hesse Street and find exemplary displays of heritage architecture, art galleries, shops and great places to dine. Linger over cream tea in a cafe or step into the majestic Vue Grand or modern 360Q for contemporary regional fare. Pick up local produce at specialty shops and community markets or a piping-hot parcel of fish and chips for a seaside picnic under the shade of giant foreshore pines.
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the sweeping greens and unique island setting of the Queenscliff Golf Club. While in November the Queenscliff Music Festival reels in local and international acts in a family friendly atmosphere.
On the bay
Explore endless opportunities for water activities on Port Phillip Bay, with a range of charter boats departing Queenscliff. Dive down to some of Australia's best reefs and shipwrecks, with abundant marine life to see. Swim with dolphins and seals or try a spot of fishing from piers, beaches or charter boats. Ride the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento, a 40 minute journey which takes passengers and cars to the other side of Port Phillip Bay.