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Queenscliff
Travel Guide

Queenscliff showing a garden

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 £81 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (199 reviews)
"Lots of charm in an ideal location. Very helpful and friendly staff."

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2021

Circa 1902 Queenscliff
Cobb & Co Lodge
Cobb & Co Lodge
2.5 out of 5
37 Learmonth St, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is £73 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Queenscliff guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Queenscliff Historical Museum, Salt Contemporary Art and Queenscliff Library. ...
4/5Very Good! (44 reviews)
"Staff were fantastic. Welcoming and friendly throughout our stay. Such a great lodge experience being able to use communal facilities like fire pit and court yard."

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2021

Cobb & Co Lodge
Vue Grand
Vue Grand
3.5 out of 5
46 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is £105 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is steps away from Queenscliff Library, Queenscliff Historical Museum and Salt Contemporary Art. Fort Queenscliff ...
4.2/5Very Good! (514 reviews)
"Excellent chatty staff. Building character. Good menus in front restaurant"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2021

Vue Grand
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ruby's Queenscliff
Ruby's Queenscliff
3.5 out of 5
2 St Andrews Street, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is £67 per night from 3 May to 4 May
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps away from Fort Queenscliff Museum and Fort Queenscliff. Queenscliff Library and Queenscliff Historical ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (674 reviews)
"This acccommodation is in a great location, central to everything yet very quiet. The hosts were excellent. The property was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit pokey and having no sink in the kitchenette was not ideal. Late checkout was very welcome. We will definitely return."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2021

Ruby's Queenscliff
Pelicans Luxury 1 bedroom apartment/house . Self check- in. Harbour water views.
Pelicans Luxury 1 bedroom apartment/house . Self check- in. Harbour water views.
4 Bay Street, Queenscliff, VIC
The price is £160 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in Queenscliff, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Queenscliff Maritime Museum, Queenscliff Harbour and Port Phillip Heads Marine ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Another perfect stay
"We were down visiting relatives over the Easter weekend(a very busy time for Queenscliff). In spite of the busy time Pelicans Rest is in a very quiet area with great proximal to walk to marina area. Property is immaculate. Many thanks again to Alison."

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

Pelicans Luxury 1 bedroom apartment/house . Self check- in. Harbour water views.
Relaxing Beach House in Queenscliff
Relaxing Beach House in Queenscliff
66 king street, Queenscliff, VIC
Situated in Queenscliff, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Fort Queenscliff and Fort Queenscliff Museum. ...
Relaxing Beach House in Queenscliff
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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