Queenscliff

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This seaside resort town is a holiday paradise, offering dolphin swimming tours, trendy beachfront cafés and pristine parklands alongside a host of historic sightseeing landmarks.

Visit coastal Queenscliff to revel in the combination of heritage housing and modern-day adventure activities. This lovely township of a few thousand residents sits near The Rip, a treacherous sea passage into Port Phillip Bay. Since the 19th century, Queenscliff has enjoyed popularity with vacationers and played a vital role in guiding ships safely towards Melbourne.

Find the heart of town around Hesse Street, where clothing and souvenir shops line the pavements. This area exemplifies Queenscliff's contrasting eras, with trendy designer buildings alongside Victorian-era houses. Admire the Vue Grand Hotel, an ornate 19th-century construction that preserves the town’s architectural history.

Delve into Queenscliff's seafaring past at the Maritime Museum or learn about the town's first settlers at the Historic Museum. Spend a few hours on a guided tour of Fort Queenscliff and discover its defensive function during World War II. This spectacular estate has commanding views of Port Phillip Bay.

Live this history with some family fun on the Bellarine Railway. This restored stretch of track gives you the chance to ride a steam-powered train through pretty coastal scenery. Be sure to stop by the Queenscliff White Lighthouse, which has guided ships through The Rip for centuries, and the Black Lighthouse, built from dark bluestone.

After a historic tour, enjoy the pristine beaches that surround Queenscliff on all sides. To the north, take a snorkelling tour, with the possibility of seeing dolphins and seals. Guided boat tours are the best way to see coastal landmarks around Queenscliff.

At sunset, drink at an old-style pub or savour a seafood dinner at a restaurant around Queenscliff Harbour. The ferry route from here provides easy access to Sorrento and the Mornington Peninsula across the bay.

Queenscliff is located south of Melbourne at the tip of the Bellarine peninsula. The drive there takes 90 minutes.

Visit the town during Easter to join a seafood-themed Good Friday feast held in town. Alternatively, rock out to international acts at the Queenscliff Music Festival in November.

Circa 1902 Queenscliff
Circa 1902 Queenscliff
3 out of 5
59 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is AU$125 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
Situated on the Strip, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Queenscliff and Queenscliff Harbour Observation Tower. Queenscliff Ferry and Queenscliff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (231 reviews)
Bellarine peninsula get away.
"Lovely quaint old building. Loved our stay and the staff were helpful and friendly."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2021

Circa 1902 Queenscliff
Vue Grand
Vue Grand
3.5 out of 5
46 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is AU$187 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is steps away from Queenscliff Library, Queenscliff Historical Museum and Salt Contemporary Art. Fort Queenscliff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (550 reviews)
"What a beautiful old building, our room was at the top, ( Turret room ) & had amazing views of the ocean from 3 sides. Beautiful big spa bath, & a heated floor. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Only problem would be if you were not able to climb the stairs. Which we were happy to do."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

Vue Grand
BIG4 Queenscliff Beacon Resort
BIG4 Queenscliff Beacon Resort
3 out of 5
78 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is AU$174 per night from 15 Nov. to 15 Nov.
This family-friendly Queenscliff holiday park is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park and Point Lonsdale ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (283 reviews)
"Great accomodation with fantastic facilities for kids. Staff were wonderful and the kids club was engaging for kids. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2021

BIG4 Queenscliff Beacon Resort
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Ruby's Queenscliff
Ruby's Queenscliff
3.5 out of 5
2 St Andrews Street, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is AU$129 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps away from Fort Queenscliff Museum and Fort Queenscliff. Queenscliff Library and Queenscliff Historical ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (718 reviews)
"Wonderful spot close to CBD in Queenscliff. Hosts were very friendly. Offered up a garage to hold our push bikes at no charge. Great amenities. Everything worked as it should. We'll be back again :)"

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2021

Ruby's Queenscliff
Cottage
Cottage
50 Mercer St, Queenscliff, VIC
This family-friendly Queenscliff cottage is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Queenscliff Library, Queenscliff Historical Museum and Fort Queenscliff ...
5/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Very comfortable and cosy home
"Loved it. Very charming place with all amenities."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Cottage
The Beach Shack - Queenscliff
The Beach Shack - Queenscliff
4 Fraser Street, Queenscliff, VIC
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Queenscliff Natural Features Reserve and Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. Fort Queenscliff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Lovely Beach Side Cottage
"Cute little cottage close to the beach. Quite location"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019

The Beach Shack - Queenscliff
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