There is two ways to Queenscliff the first way is via the Bellarine Hwy, Take a 30 minute drive from Geelong and you will arrive at Queenscliff. The other way is taking the Sea road Ferry, which is a car and passenger ferry that you can take from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Prices for the ferry starts from $70 for a car and passenger , click Here for more information and booking the ferry. It’s a beautiful journey across the ocean where sometimes you are lucky enough to spot dolphins. Queenscliff has many things to see in this tiny seaside village on the Bellarine Peninsula which is located in southern Victoria. Check out more of our Blogs Here.
Queenscliff observation Tower
Queenscliff Harbour is a beautiful spot to visit and is where the road ferry docks. At the Harbour is the Observation Tower which sits 40 meters tall and has spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding area. Whilst at the Harbour take a walk along the boardwalk where you will find shops, cafes, restaurants, eco and adventure tours and a day spa. Whilst walking along the boardwalk keep an eye out for the giant stingrays that call the Harbour their home. At the tower you will also find one of the top restaurants in Queenscliff the 360Q. The 360Q restaurant is a modern Australian menu inspired by global flavors, they focus on sourcing the freshest local produce from the Bellarine peninsula. Click Here for more information on the restaurant.
Queenscliff Railway Station
The Heritage train from Queenscliff to Lakers Siding and return. Family activities and specials are offered during school holidays. Prices start from $10 For more information Click Here
Queenscliff Forshore and Pier
The Queenscliff Pier was built between 1884 and 1889. The pier consists of a Lifeboat Shed that helped provide safety to the ships entering and leaving Port Phillip Bay. The beach at the pier also is one of the safer places to swim in summer. You can also walk along the foreshore reserve. The walk begins at Fort Queenscliff and ends at Point Lonsdale lighthouse the walk is 11.6km return walk.
The fort In 1860 Queenscliff Fort was built to defend the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, and it became the headquarters for a chain of forts around the heads. It was manned as a coastal defense until 1946. It’s now one of Victoria’s most important heritage sites A fun part of the tour is when visitors are taken into a bunker and given the chance to dress up in military gear. The tour finishes at the Fort Queenscliff Museum where you can read more stories, view artefacts, and buy souvenirs. Tour prices start from $15 per adult and family tickets from $35 Tours. Click Here for more information on the Fort.
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Point Lonsdale lighthouse is 21.3 meters high and built of concrete, the lighthouse was built in 1902. A white horizontal beam flashes every 15 seconds and can be seen around 22 kilometers out to sea. There is also a red beam and it can be seen around 19 kilometers into Bass Straight. Today the lighthouse still plays an important role and is staffed 24 hours a day. The staff control commercial shipping through the heads. Public tours to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse are available on Sundays, 9:30am until 1:00pm. Click Here for more information on the lighthouse.