What is Happening on Searoad
Queenscliff's new Open Air Gallery
Ten art boards have been installed along the newly-revamped Thwaites
Walk, which runs along the seaward side of Citizens and Princess Park and
down to the Maritime Museum. Artists who found inspiration in
Queenscliff, and whose work feature on the boards, are Tom Roberts,
Arthur Streeton, Albert Cooke, John Mather, Fred Williams, Alma Figuerola
and Vaughan Griffin.
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
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
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
Fort Queenscliff Tours
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
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
Group tours available anytime upon request.
Queenscliff Heritage Walks Every Saturday
Enjoy an historic look at Queensliff with one of our Heritage
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 Peninsula Wineries and Distilleries
Oakdene Winery restaurant open from Wednesday to Sunday. Visit their
cellar door open 7 days.
Great place to dine at the outdoor dining area Mr Grubb - sit on the
decking under the Birch Forrest it is amazing!
Also a 5 star dining room - great food, great surroundings -
deffinately worth a try.
Leura Park Estate
Sensational food, wine and music all year round!
Sensational music can heard every Sunday afternoon all year round.
Making a booking will avoid disappointment.
Winter Warmer Lunches on Thursdays and Fridays.
Jack Rabbit Winery open for lunch 7 days a week. Cellar door open
Basil's Farm enjoy lunch every Thursday and Friday. Main course and a
glass of wine.
Coffee and cake available all day
"Sunday Sessions" are Back!
We have a great lineup of acoustic artists playing a variety of genres
ranging from blues through to modern day favourites. Kicking us off in
September, we welcome Cal Young and Kieren T and say hello again to
Basils Farm regular Imogen Brough.
Entry is free however, bookings are recommended.
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 PM every Sunday, September to April.
The Shed - Lunch (Thu-Mon) 12noon to 3pm
The Shed - Now open for dinner (Saturday only) 6pm till late
The Deck - Lunch (7 days a week) 10am to 4pm
Weekend Breakfast (Sat & Sun) 8am to 11am
Cellar Door Wine Tastings (7 days a week) 10am to 4pm
Flying Brick Cider House
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
Teddy & the Fox Bellarine Gin
Small batched and hand crafted on the Bellarine.
This is well worth a visit regardless of the weather. Great
Venue, Great Food and Great atmosphere.
Of course the Gin is even better!
Do the Gin Tasting it is a MUST.
The Teddy & The
name was born from a chance encounter with the family
dog, Teddy and our resident fox.
The fox stuck his head out of the old wood shed at just the wrong time
and the chase was on.
Teddy never did manage to catch the fox but the fox did seem to enjoy
Teddy and the fox now live in harmony together, where the fox never
leaves the den when Teddy is around!
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
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
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 freshwater
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.