This old world Victorian coastal town retains a Victorian splendor about it due to its architecture and its popularity with the wealthy gold diggers of the 1880's. This is one of Victoria's popular seaside destinations and is located 40km from Geelong and just over 100km south of Melbourne. The main street is a delight to stroll down as there are quaint little craft and antique stores as well as fine cafes. Queenscliff is also a popular port to catch the daily ferry that links the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas, with the ferry terminating in the popular seaside town of Sorrento.
Bellarine Peninsula Railway
This popular quaint railway service operates on weekends, and travels from Queenscliff to Drysdale and return.
Marine Discovery Centre
This is an important stop if you would like to explore some water activities. Information on cruises, swimming areas and other activities such as seal and dolphin sight seeing can be found here. Weeroona Parade (03 5258 3344).
Queenscliff Maritime Museum
Here you can learn the maritime history of the rugged coastal area. There is full size lifeboat and many stories of the local shipwrecks. Weeroona Parade (03 5258 3440).
This popular ferry trip takes cars and passengers across to the Mornington Peninsula. There is a daily crossing, with the township of Sorrento being the end port. A far quicker and scenic way of linking the peninsulas than the road trip.
The views from up here take in Sorrento and the popular Arthur's Seat. From here you can go for a nice walk, which takes in the beach and foreshore and ends up at Point Lonsdale, which will take about 2hours.