Queenscliff Tourist Information
This historic township rich with the elegance of last century is just a 90 minute drive from Melbourne via Geelong or a 40 minute ferry ride from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Queenscliff with a permanent population of 3,500 is a beautiful heritage township known for its grand 19th century Victorian hotels and colonial buildings. It is hard to find a more intact example of a Victorian seaside village than Queenscliff.
Almost as old as white settlement, Queenscliff began as a military and maritime outpost in the 1830’s. Fort Queenscliff, Australia’s largest and best preserved military fortress is perched atop of Shortland Bluff and was constructed during the 1800s to guard against enemy vessels entering Port Phillip Bay. Guided tours of the fort can be arranged through the Information Centre.
Today, Queenscliff is a hive of activity as visitors enjoy the experience of staying in Grand Hotels or browsing the galleries and speciality shops or enjoying the fine cuisine on offer in the many and diverse restaurants and cafes, hop aboard a vintage steam train, catch a boat trip around the bay, swim, fish, enjoy the beach and surf, there is something for everyone.
Call into the Information Centre at 52 Hesse Street (main street) ph: 03 5258 4843 the friendly staff will help you plan your weekend or longer stay.
Plan Your Trip With a Printed Map
Coastal Stays produces Visitor Maps for The Great Ocean Road,
Sydney to Warrnambool Coastal Drive, Lakes Entrance, Tarwin Lower/Venus Bay,
Inverloch, Phillip Island and Apollo Bay.
Click to download a map.
Queenscliff Weather Guide