The Bellarine Peninsula brings together all those experiences that make a memorable visit…award-winning wineries, historic seaside villages and great sweeps of magnificent beaches.
Start at Queenscliff, with its grand Victorian architecture, fine old hotels, little fisherman’s cottages and contemporary restaurants, cafes and galleries. Fort Queenscliff dates back to the 1860s, and is a must do. Take a walk along the clifftops, then take in the spectacular views out to Port Phillip Bay.
Along the coast are dozens of other attractions…dolphin swims, scuba diving, fishing and invigorating beach walks from Portarlington to Point Lonsdale. Surfers seek the perfect break at Point Lonsdale back beach, 13th Beach and Ocean Grove, while the river beach at Barwon Heads is very popular with families.
Food and wine fans find plenty to please them, with outstanding wineries, farm gates and local produce. And bring your golf clubs, at the Bellarine Peninsula’s courses are challenging and highly rated.
A meandering country lane. A majestic Bellarine peak. Rolling paddocks and coastal cliffs. An oasis…
Unrivalled views across the bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne. A rich, diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines. Contemporary a la carte dining. An intimate coastal ambience and last but absolutely not least…smiles!
Big 4 Beacon Resort
As winner of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for Tourist and Caravan Parks, BIG4 Beacon Resort on the Bellarine Peninsula is proud to be included in Victoria’s Tourism Hall of Fame.
Providing fantastic self-contained family accommodation in Queenscliff, first class caravan and camping options and a friendly, welcoming team sets this multi award winning holiday park at the pinnacle of success.
Located at the entrance to Queenscliff, just 90km South of Melbourne with a short walk to the picturesque beaches of Port Phillip Bay, between the Classic Townships of Queenscliff and Pt Lonsdale. Take a moment out of your busy schedule to rediscover the simple life… where one hour is one hour, one day is one day and your week can stretch in to one long luxurious yawn.
Check out the amazing family cabins, great camping sites, and our huge range of leisure facilities – including our Free Kids Activity program and our heated indoor pool just to name a few.
Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant & Cellar Door
Oakdene Wines: Established in 2001, Oakdene is a boutique wine producer specialising in the varieties best suited to the region, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Oakdene wines are made in small quantities, from high quality fruit, produced in low yields using meticulous vine management. The wines are elegant, complex and reflect the true varietal character of our region.
Oakdene Cellar Door: Oakdene’s new Cellar Door, ‘the upside-down house’, offers visitors a unique tasting room with friendly and informative wine tastings of Oakdene’s range of award winning wines, while experiencing estate grown olive oil, orchids and lavender products. Wines by the glass, espresso coffee and cheese platters are also available at the Cellar Door. The Cellar Door is open every day from 10am-4pm for tastings, tours and sales. Phone: 5256 3886
Oakdene Restaurant: The award winning Oakdene restaurant is the perfect place to match estate grown wines with the menu of seasonal, local and regional produce prepared with passion and flair. Various dining options are available, including a la carte and degustation menus. Oakdene Restaurant is open for LUNCH Wed to Sun, and DINNER Wed to Sat. Phone: 5255 1255
Oakdene Accommodation: An original 1920’s homestead, Oakdene has been beautifully restored and boasts three uniquely themed accommodation rooms for an ideal romantic getaway, including in-room continental breakfasts, seasonal fruit bowls and coffee and tea facilities.
Adventure Park in Geelong is Victoria’s first water theme park featuring 22 rides and attractions to entertain adults and children of all ages.
Guaranteed thrills, laughter and fun located on 21 hectares of picturesque parkland on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula.
Experience action packed family fun on waterslides, antique carousel, jumping castles, archery, train rides, mini golf, gokarts & waterboats. The park offers guests six food outlets, lawned picnic areas, bbq facilities and undercover pavilions and marquees.
Ocean Grove Holiday Park
Ocean Grove Holiday Park is a comfortable, modern, family park situated on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The park offers a wide range of accommodation from camping up to 4 star self-contained cabins. While the adults relax, the children are kept busy with the great facilities the park has to offer. Close to the beaches, river, bush land and other attractions, Ocean Grove Holiday Park is a great place to stay anytime of the year.
Vue Grand Hotel
The Vue Grand is an iconic and historic 32 room boutique hotel located in the main street of Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. It provides accommodation and a fine dining restaurant and is available as a wedding, conference and function venue, not to mention a Roof Top Bar with the best views across the Bellarine Peninsula!
Queenscliff Bike Hire
Queenscliff bike hire is located at Queenscliff Harbour in Victoria, Australia approximately an hour and 30 minutes drive from Melbourne.
Bike hire is available for adults and kids, as well as optional trailer bikes and buggies for younger kids and toddlers. The bikes are brand new and are regularly maintained by their on site mechanic. Queenscliff bike hire can supply bikes for individuals or large groups and will deliver to the entire Bellarine area including Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. Discounts apply for long term hire, schools and groups of more than 10 people.
You can hire a bike for a half day, full day or even a week. There are plenty of fantastic places to ride. If you are in town for a short time take a ride along the beach path which winds its way along the Point Lonsdale foreshore to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. This is an easy eight kilometre round trip. If you have a bit more time then you may like to ride the Queenscliff to Drysdale rail trail, 16 kilometres one way. This bike path takes you along side the historical Queenscliff railway. The 32 kilometre trail begins at the old Queenscliff railway station and continues on past the Drysdale train station all the way to Geelong.
Please visit queenscliffbikehire.com.au or call to arrange a booking.
The Bellarine Railway offers visitors a unique opportunity to travel the 16.6km between Queenscliff and Drysdale on a wonderful collection of lovingly-restored heritage trains originating from every state in Australia. The whole family can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era of travel.
Recognised as the oldest Victorian branch line still in operation, the railway provides a great, fun-filled day out for people of all ages. Drysdale station also boasts a heritage room with various railway artefacts and memorabilia stretching back well over a century. The railway has train charter options, steam and diesel train driver experience packages and special programs, such as our Day Out With Thomas events.
The Point Lonsdale Guest House
The Point Lonsdale Guest House has been providing accommodation for over 100 years, combining the old world charm of sea-faring days gone by with the more modern, nautically-inspired motel décor.
Offering a choice of guest house or motel accommodation, both boasting excellent amenities to ensure a comfortable visit, the friendly Point Lonsdale Guest House staff will do their best to make your stay relaxing, comfortable, enjoyable and above all memorable.
Set on a spacious property, the Point Lonsdale Guest House offers free BBQ facilities, an open courtyard, tennis court, solar-heated swimming pool and spa. The fully-equipped kitchen is available to all guests.
Queenscliff Harbour is a modern marina precinct established in a true Victorian working harbour, so there is always something to see and do. Whether you’re watching the Pilot boats returning from their trips into the rip, or you’re signing on for a dive trip to one of Victoria’s famous historic dive sites. Perhaps you’re just taking it all in from the second story fine dining room located in the restaurant or braving the heights and soaking up the wonderful 360 degree views from the harbour’s very own observation tower.