Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Queenscliff
A Queenscliff getaway means heritage walks, lighthouse visits and boutique accommodation
The Bellarine Peninsula has been a holiday haven since the late 1880s, and much of the architecture still reflects its heritage. Queenscliff is one place where this old-world charm is ever present.
Explore Queenscliff by foot and enjoy one of its eateries, soak up its thriving arts community, or simply take in your breathtaking surroundings from the comfort of your luxury accommodation. This seaside resort town's legacy can be uncovered with a tour at Fort Queenscliff or a visit to the Queenscliffe Historical Museum or Maritime Museum. A walk along Queenscliff's main hub, Hesse Street, will also take you past 19th-century architecture, grand hotels and beautiful guesthouses. More such buildings can be found on Gellibrand Street, too. Visitors will also find a cluster of cafes and restaurants, boutiques and retail shops, and plenty of places to stop and admire the view out towards Port Phillip Bay.
Surrounded by water on three sides, Queenscliff offers a vast stretch of coastline to explore with imposing cliffs, historic piers and white sandy beaches. Fishing, cruising the local waters or even swimming with dolphins are all options here, and an old steam train runs from Queenscliff to Drysdale on certain days. Shortlands Bluff is home to Queenscliff Lighthouse, which has a lookout point at its base. Further along the coast is Black Lighthouse, one of the most unique of its kind in Australia thanks to its being built from bluestone.
Get your fill of the area's burgeoning food and wine scene by hitting the Bellarine Taste Trail, which covers more than 40 stops - roadside stalls, breweries, local provedores, cellar doors - across the Peninsula. When you've tasted your way through the Bellarine, jump the bay to Victoria's other peninsula - the Mornington Peninsula, that is. A car ferry connects the town with Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, offering a different way to see the region. Ferries run throughout the day, and the crossing takes approximately 40 minutes each way.
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