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Beaches

Point Lonsdale Beaches
The "back beach" at Point Lonsdale offers great sand and swimming for the whole family. The "front beach" is a popular surf beach for experienced swimmers and is patrolled, in season, by the Point Lonsdale Surf Lifesaving Club. Reefs at the foot of the lighthouse are ideal for rock pool exploration during low tide.

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Bellarine Peninsula Railway - Steam Train

The Bellarine Railway traverses Victoria's beautiful Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong, between the historic coastal town of Queenscliff and the hinterland village of Drysdale. The railway hugs the water around scenic Swan Bay providing breathtaking views, before climbing through the rolling hills of the Bellarine Peninsula to Drysdale.
The Steam Train runs every Sunday and more often during C...

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Diving

The southern reach of Port Phillip Bay is one of the best diving areas in Australia. The Lonsdale Wall, a reef covered in coral and sponges, is a very popular diving destination.

Thousands of scuba divers have already experienced the majesty and adventure of diving and exploring the ex HMAS Canberra artificial reef and dive wreck since the site was opened in December 2009.
The ex HMAS Canberra dive site is...

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Fishing & Sunset Cruises

Point Lonsdale pier extends from beneath the lighthouse and is a fabulous location for any keen fisherman. The waters off Point Lonsdale are home to one of the largest number of fish species in Australia.

There are also numerous companies operating day fishing tours into Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. Trophy fish are a regular catch and a photo with your prize makes a great memory of any trip.
Bait can be obtained from ...

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Fort Queenscliff

Victoria's premier coastal fortress
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.
A tour of the Fort takes approx. 1 & 1/2 hours and includes a visit to the m...

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Golf

The Bellarine Peninsula has rapidly become famous for its outstanding golf courses. With a sandbelt base and coastal surrounds, conditions are ideal for both links and resort style courses. Lonsdale and Queenscliff (on Swan Island) boast very pleasant 18 hole courses and the highly rated Barwon Heads course is only a Tiger Woods 3-iron away.
Lonsdale Golf Club is a 2 minute drive away from the Gu...

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Great Ocean Road

Australia's most famous stretch of coastal scenery, the Great Ocean Road is Victoria's No 1 tourist destination. Beginning at Torquay (40 minutes from Point Lonsdale) you will pass through places like Anglesea, Lorne,and Apollo Bay before skirting around the Otway Ranges National Park and headig to the "must see" Twelve Apostles just out of Port Campbell. It ends in Allansford, where it joins the Princes Highway near Warrnambo...

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Local Taxi Service

Need a Taxi while on holiday?
The Bellarine Peninsula has its own Taxi Service. So if you need a taxi to get to a wedding, a party or even out for dinner call
Bellarine Peninsula Taxis on: 13 22 11

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Marine and Freshwater 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 freshwater environments.

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. 
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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. 
Our address is Wharf Street, Queenscliff, Victoria (Melways Reference 499-H9)

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Markets

The second Sunday of every month is market time at Point Lonsdale Primary School. There's always a wide range of local produce and crafts for sale.
Commercial Kitchen for hire
Need a commercial kitchen to make your produce for the matkets?
Our kitchen is available after 10am monday - thursday.
Cost depends on the time you need.
The kitchen must be left clean and tidy and all rubbish must be removed from the property.
If you are interested cal...

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Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

The lighthouse provides spectacular panoramic views of the region, taking in the surrounding Point Lonsdale area, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Point Nepean.
Click here to see the view from the lighthouse.
This Lighthouse is one of the few which is still manned.
Point Lonsdale Guest House was built in 1884, even before a proper lighthouse structure existed.
The "lighthouse" then consisted of an oil burn...

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Queenscliff

Just a stone's throw down the road from Point Lonsdale is charming Queenscliff. Sophisticated, graceful and trendy, Queenscliff is the "jewel in the crown" for Bellarine tourism. Its magnificent old buildings, quirky shops and ultra modern Harbour ensure that there is something for everybody.
Queenscliff's proud history is passionately preserved and displayed in its cluster of museums:
Queenscliff Maritime Museum;
Fort Queenscliff Museum and
Queenscliff Hist...

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Queenscliffe Historical Museum

The Queenscliffe Historical Museum is situated in Hesse Street between the Post-Office and Library, in the township of Queenscliff.
Opened in 1974, specifically to house socially historical materials peculiar to the Borough of Queenscliffe (which includes Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and Swan Island) the museum is home to many thousands of items including photographs, documents, paintings, newspapers and toys, just to mention a few. There is also a display of shipwreck relics r...

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South Bay Eco Adventures

South Bay Eco Adventures in an award-winning ecotourism company, specializing in guided sightseeing boat tours of Southern Port Phillip Bay.
Explore areas only accessible by boat, on an up close nature-based adventure highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape.
View the spectacular Rip, the stretch of water connecting the Bay and Bass Strait, and discover the wildlife that calls Port Phillip Bay home, including dolphins, seals, whales, penguins and sea ...

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Surfing

The Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast are world famous for surfing. Every Easter, Bells Beach hosts the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro a surfing contest which draws the elite of the sport to Victoria. Countless other beaches along the coast (Ocean Grove, Jan Juc, etc) are highly rated for good waves all year round.

Nearby Torquay is home to Surfworld Australia the world's largest surfing museum.

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Swim with the Dolphins and Seals

Nothing matches the speed and grace of a dolphin or seal in full "flight".

You can join these sea mammals by swimming and snorkelling along side them. To hang on to the back of a dolphin's dorsal fin as it flies along is one of the most exhilarating feelings you can experience.
Operating from the new Queenscliff Harbour, Victoria. Sea All Dolphins Swims is a nature-based tourism business offering a wide range of marine expe...

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The Blues Train

For something decidedly different and entirely enjoyable, Queenscliff's legendary Blues Train is on of Victoria's most spectacular entertainment and dining experiences.
It is a unique experience that combines four of Australia's best live acts and the beautiful scenery of the Bellarine Peninsula on the Drysdale Railway line while aboard a real moving vintage steam train. I's a mini-festival in one night and a progressive party you'll never forget.
As the historic train jour...

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Walking and Cycling

If exploring the local area by foot or bicycle is your style, Point Lonsdale is a great place to be. The therapeutic value of a relaxing walk along the beach or on one of the many tracks, or an envigorating ride on the "rail trail" can never be underestimated, espacially when you realise that all local exercise is fuelled by refreshing sea air!
Bicycles can be hired locally.

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Wineries

As any parochial Victorian will say, and many other Australians reluctantly agree, wines produced in Victoria are among the finest in the country and are of equal quality, flavor and aroma to many high profile wines produced interstate.
Wines have been produced on the Bellarine area since 1879 with a climate and soil ensuring the finest quality grapes are produced to satisfy any palate. It is one of the few regions where wineries are family owned and operated, producing premium, estat...

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Woodlands Antique Auctions

Established in 1987, Woodlands Auction's Proprietors are Mark & Megan Stone who operate a family business with friendly and helpful staff. Monthly auctions are conducted specialising in antiques and decorative arts including furniture, contemporary & antique art, prints, modern & antique jewellery, clocks, lighting, ceramics and collectables. We include regular shipments from the UK of English & French antiques. A professional valuation service is offered for probate, auction...

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31 Point Lonsdale Road
Point Lonsdale
VIC 3225
(03) 5258 4223
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