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Once a historical seaside village, there’s old and new to unearth. There’s stately churches, Victorian-era hotels, fisherman’s cottages and heritage streets to wander. Visit Hesse Street for heritage architecture, cafes, shops and galleries.

Enjoy endless days at the beach – surf, paddle, swim and enjoy mesmerising sunsets, and get close to local wildlife in Port Phillip Bay. There is so much to discover in Queenscliff and surrounding seaside villages along the Bellarine Peninsula, approximately 100km southwest of Melbourne.


Foodies are in for a real treat with food from the source, experienced through exceptional dining experiences such as the Q Train, winery restaurants, vibrant cafes and farmgate produce. Bellarine Taste Trail Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Visit wineries, breweries, distilleries and even a cider house to sample the best drops of the region. Drop into farmgates and provedores to pick and eat succulent berries and purchase tasty goods like jams and chutneys to take home. Savour the flavours of the region by dining at one of the many renowned restaurants or cafes. There’s so much to try, make a weekend of it for the ultimate epicurean adventure.

Located at the stunning marina at Queenscliff Harbour, enjoy delicious meals including la carte dinner. Enjoy dining by magnificent views, and be sure to check out the enclosed viewing deck which diners can access via the spiral staircase.

Vue Grand Dining Room
Experience fine dining at Queenscliff’s historic 1880’s hotel. The restaurant has received multiple Golden Plate accolades for its sophisticated meals. Vue Grand is renowned for seafood dishes and a knockout wine list.

Queenscliff Brewhouse and Distillery
Visit the award-winning brewhouse and distillery for your choice of over 400 craft beers, 200 regional wines and 400 spirits. For relaxed dining there’s a bistro menu or cellar door menu specialising in local produce

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One day in the Bellarine really isn’t enough, so stay a little longer. You will find the perfect home away from home with a myriad of offerings from boutique hotels to opulent retreats and budget friendly.

Lon Retreat & Spa
Lon Retreat is idyllic, situated on 200 acres of rural and conservation land, and perfectly perched by the ocean in neighbouring town Point Lonsdale. For an indulgent getaway, stay in one the seven luxurious suites and treat yourself with a day spa treatment and swim in the mineral pool.

The Nest
From your haven in Point Lonsdale, be mesmerised by the panoramic views from Portsea to Port Phillip Heads, Barwon Heads to even the Otways. You’ll love this bed and breakfast, which offers luxurious, yet sustainable accommodation for your next romantic getaway.

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Queenscliff is a historical seaside village with plenty to discover. Wander through heritage streets to unearth beautiful streetscapes, fishermen’s cottages, Victorian-era hotels and stately churches.

Seaside villages

Queenscliff is an easy drive to many other seaside villages on the Bellarine, where beaches and coastal towns becomes your aquatic playground. For a classic end to your day, enjoy fish and chips on the beach, whilst watching the sunset. Perfection!

Barwon Heads
Located at the mouth of the Barwon River, this town is stunning year-round. Relax on the river beach, snorkel, paddleboard or have an epic surf at Thirteenth Beach. Spend your days eating delicious food at cafes, shopping at boutiques and have a swing at the nationally renowned Barwon Heads Golf Club.

Point Lonsdale
A tranquil hamlet on the tip of the peninsula. The area is popular for its caves, rockpools, surf break and calm bay waters. Fish from the pier, climb the historic lighthouse, take a stroll down the esplanade, or wander down the main street for some shopping.

Sip, savour and discover the region. Devour seafood fresh from the bay, sample award-winning wine and fill your car boot from country provedores and seasonal farmgates. Don’t forget the bay, where you can swim, kick back and relax, fish from the pier or hire a boat to explore.

Art & Culture

Head into Geelong to delve into the city's creative scene. Visit the Geelong Gallery to see the outstanding collection of Australian paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. Wander around Boom Gallery, a complex that houses galleries, workshops and studios. Urban art lovers must experience the Powerhouse Museum to see work by some of the country's finest street artists.

Outdoor Adventure

The best way to easily explore Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula is by two wheels, along the Bellarine Rail Trail. The 32.5km track starts at South Geelong railway station and takes you back to home base - Queenscliff. Ride through areas rich in wildflowers and native birds, stop off at seaside villages and along the way you will be rewarded with views back over Geelong and the You Yangs. Let the family run amok at Adventure Park Geelong. Enjoy unlimited action – make a splash with some of the best waterslides in Victoria, including the Aqua Racer, the Tsunami and the Tornado. There’s classic dry-land fun including a Ferris wheel, archery and mini golf. For an unforgettable experience, you’ll love a cruise on Port Phillip Bay with Sea All Dolphin Swims. You can snorkel and interact with dolphins, seals and colourful reef fish. This immersive experience also covers the area’s early maritime and military history.

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