Things to see and do all year round!
What is Happening on Searoad Ferries
Did you know:
By travelling with Searoad Ferries between Sorrento and Queenscliff...
- You have saved 2 hours & 15 minutes compared with driving around
- You have saved 211km and around $39 in fuel and road tolls*
- You have saved 43.7kg in CO2 emissions *
* based on a standard large car driving around the bay via toll roads.
Early Bird Caravan Special take the caravan for only $22
Pay $22.00 for any size caravan on the 7am and 8am departures. The tow vehicle fee and passenger fare as per season is applicable.
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Visit www.searoad.com.au to see what else is on offer including:
- High Tea on the High Seas
- Peninsula Hot Springs Package
- Enchanted Adventure Garden
- Adventure Park/Ferry Package
Getting around Sorrento and Queenscliff has never been more fun or easy! Comfortable Bongo travel around Sorrento and Queencsliff with pick up and drop off at the ferry terminal and many other stops. One price, all day, both towns. Operating from 9am - 5pm daily.
Special Return Ferry and all day Bongo Offer ticket now available… explore Sorrento and Queenscliff with style and ease!
Child (4-15) $22.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $105.00
Queenscliff's new Open Air Gallery
Bellarine Rail Trail
Looking for something a little bit different? Why not try the Bellarine Rail trail?
A great day or weekend destination close to Melbourne and Geelong with scenery ranging from suburban to rolling farmland to the picturesque Swan Bay.
The Bellarine Peninsula has fine wineries, beaches and landscapes, and a wealth of other recreation opportunities.
From Drysdale to Queenscliff the trail is beside the Bellarine Peninsula Tourist Railway. The tourist railway is happy to take bicycles on their trains if you don't want to ride in one (or both!) directions of this section.
A little bit of history:
The line was opened from Geelong to Queenscliff in 1879 to carry soldiers and materials to assist in the defence of Port Phillip Bay from possible attack by the Russians. It also carried holiday makers to the popular seaside resort of Queenscliff. The line was closed in 1976, but the section from Drysdale to Queenscliff was reopened as a tourist railway in 1981. It officially became a rail trail in 2000.
For more information click here!
Fort Queenscliff Tours
Fort Queenscliff Tours
Fort Queenscliff is one of Victoria's most important heritage sites and one of the largest and best preserved forts in the country.
Enjoy the rare opportunity to tour a 19th Century Coastal Artillery Fort (operating as an Australian Army Base) with over 150 years of Australia's heritage on display.
Try on uniforms from different moments in time amongst the fascinating artifacts and historical objects.
A tour of the Fort takes approx. 1 & 1/2 hours and includes a visit to the museum and the magazines buried under the cliffs of Shortland's Bluff.
Morning & afternoon tea facilities available for groups.
Tour times: 1.00pm & 3.00pm Sat, Sun, School & Some Public Holidays. Closed Good Friday and ANZAC Day
Additional tour at 11.00am during September and December/January school holidays.
Group tours available anytime upon request.
Queenscliff Heritage Walks Every Saturday
Enjoy an historic look at Queensliff with one of our Heritage Walks!
On the guided walking tour of Queenscliff you will discover the stories behind the historic buildings and gracious hotels. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the conclusion of the walk at one to the historic hotels, such as: Athelstane, Queenscliff Hotel, Queenscliff Inn or the Vue Grand.
Highlights of the tour include:
The Ballroom at the Vue Grand Hotel
The emergence of the historic hotels and guesthouses
Stories of Queenscliff's civil and military past.
Guided walks are conducted at 2pm every Saturday, and take approximately one and a quarter hour. Tickets $12 per person. Group walks available at other times by appointment.
Bookings required. Be quick to book as there are only 24 spots. For more information call the Queenscliff Information Centre on 03 5258 4843
Bellarine Estate - Every Sunday
Sunday Sessions at Bellarine Estate
Join us for a Sunday Session at Bellarine Estate, featuring a casual yet stylish menu, live music from a variety of local entertainers and an atmosphere perfect for lazy Sundays by the bay.
2270 Portarlington Rd
Bellarine Vic 3222
Phone: 03 5259 3310
Leura Park Estate - Live Music every Sunday
Every Sunday - Live Music On The Lawn!
Grab a deck chair, cruise on the lawn, enjoy live music from the 60's, 70's and 80's EVERY SUNDAY at Leura Park Estate! An array of great contemporary musicians will be performing at the Cellar Door! 12.30 - 4.30pm. . .
Sooooo, come in and taste some fine wine. . .indulge in a gourmet pizza or platter and kick back on the lawn to some great sound!
And don't worry about the weather ... if the sun is shining - sit out on the lawn or underneath an umbrella; if the clouds are ominous - the pods will protect you, and a glass of red will warm your soul.
So whatever the weather... you'll enjoy your visit to Leura Park Estate. Rock on!!
Weekday WOW Lunch Deal Thursdays and Fridays ONLY
Two Courses $20
Hutch's house made Pie of the day served with chips, salad and chunky tomato relish
'Salt dog' beer battered fresh local fish and chips served with salt and house made aioli
House made Apple Crumble and vanilla bean ice-cream
Kiltynane Winery Brunch
Onsite cidery crafting up boutique batches
Open 7 days for lunch and guided tastings, 10am - 5pm
Dinner Fridays and Saturday nights
Friday night live music all year round. Tracing the roots of rock, soul, rhythm & blues, Friday Night Roots at Flying Brick guarantee a great night out for all
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Tours - Every Sunday
The tours are run by the Queenscliff Maritime Museum.
This is one of the few manned lighthouses remaining in Australia and is well worth the effort to do the tour.
Group sizes are limited to 8 people per tour.
Tours are from 9.30 am -1 pm.
Bookings can be made by ringing 0419 513 007.
Child (5 yrs or over) $4
If you are staying with us we will book for you.
Click here to see more about the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and it's connection with the Point Lonsdale Guest House. . . .
Queenscliff Maritime Museum
Escape for a short while into Queenscliff's fascinating past
The ship wrecks, the rescues and lifeboat, and the Sea Pilots who continue to bring ships safely through the Rip and into Port
You will experience all of this and much more at the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum
The Museum is open 7 days per week. Click here for details of Opening Times, Admission Prices and Tour Bookings
Our address is Wharf Street, Queenscliff, Victoria (Melways Reference 499-H9)
Queenscliff Marine Discovery Centre
The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
(MFDC) provides education services that create awareness about the
importance of commercial and recreational fishing and the marine and
Located on the shores of Swan Bay in Queenscliff approximately one and half hours from Melbourne, the MFDC provides curriculum-based education for early childhood, school and tertiary groups as well as specialised programs and programs for the general community.
Our facilities include a visitor's aquarium, student laboratory and classroom as well as being surrounded by a diverse range of habitats, ideal for field activities such as rock pool rambles and mudflat activities within our intertidal zones.
South Bay Eco Adventures
View Port Phillip Heads from a new perspective and explore areas only accessible by boat.
An exhilarating journey highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of southern Port Phillip Bay.
- Discovery Tour
- Explorer Tour
- Mud Island Guided Walk Tour
- South Channel Fort Tour
Phone: 0427 701 596 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out their website
No tours over winter.