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.
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This retro-inspired landmark venue is definitely calling. Think innovate space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without the ‘fancy’, the best Bellarine wines around, a solid selection of beer, Friday night live music which traces the roots of rock, soul, rhythm and blues and you’ll get an inkling of what to expect – fabulous, funky, fun. Flying Brick ciders are traditionally crafted from 100% fresh fruit and contain no sugars, colours, flavourings or concentrates. Today, Flying Brick Cider is one of the fastest growing boutique ciders in Australia. In addition to the three classic and highly awarded Flying Brick Cider offerings – Original, Pear and Draught – the onsite cidery is continually crafting boutique seasonal batches from fresh, seasonal fruit. The Cider House is open 7 days for lunch and guided tastings. Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
1251 Bellarine Highway (enter via Swan Bay Road)
Phone 5250 6577
View the spectacular Rip, the stretch of water connecting the Bay and Bass Strait and discover the wildlife that calls Port Phillip Bay home,including dolphins, seals, penguins and sea birds. The purpose-built eco boat offers exceptional visibility from all seats and a design that ensures a smooth, stable and comfortable ride.
Season runs between September – May
Visit South Bay Eco Adventures for tour times and more information.
Modern and chic, this newly renovated coastal home exudes style with quality fittings and furnishings throughout. Located just 50 meters to parks and a short walk to the shopping village, front beach, pier and harbour. The house is available to rent in 2 sections; The front house with street frontage and private courtyard (3 bedrooms) or the whole house (7 Bedrooms)
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!
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.
For a great getaway check out BIG4 Beacon Resorts Destination Discovery 7 night Adventure here
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.
Now open for another action-packed season, the park boasts a diverse array of water and land-based rides that will keep the whole family entertained for hours.
Younger children will love zipping around the Little Buggy Speedway, while older kids and adults will enjoy timing their personal best as they speed down the adrenalin charged, 6 lane Aqua Racer. Raft the tropical oasis of the Lazy River, soar the sky on the giant Wave Swinger, hit the go-kart track, or have some family fun on the mini golf course. Bonito Bay’s Waterplay Zone is the place to be for waterfalls, water jets and slides that are such a hit with youngsters.
Book a VIP Cabana, bring a picnic, hire a barbecue, or order meals from a variety of on-site eateries, and settle in for the Best of Day Ever.
For more information on how to book and SAVE on a Ferry/Adventure Park Package click here.
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 ACCOMMODATION – The Vue Grand is an iconic 32 room boutique Hotel located in the main street of Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. Steeped away in a majestic history, the Vue Grand is the perfect place for your next stay.
STAY BY THE BAY WITH THIS GREAT SPECIAL FOR $89.00 PER PERSON. More information on Vue Grand Queenscliff Offer.
STAY ACROSS THE BAY- Go into the draw to win a winter escape. Details vue grand Searoad Ferry Promo Offer expires January 31st 2015
GRAND DINING ROOM – Spoil yourself at the Vue Grand with a true fine dining experience. From the a la carte menu to our five course Bellarine Tasting menu there is something to suit every occasion.
VUE STREET BAR – With a huge selection of 80+ craft beers, tasty pizzas, sliders and tacos, this is the perfect place to stop by for either a meal or just a simple afternoon snack with food available all day. OPEN WED to SAT – 12pm to 8pm and SUN 12pm – 4pm.
ROOFTOP BAR – With the best views in Queenscliff the stunning Rooftop Bar is certainly a place not to be missed. With incredible views of Swan Bay and the heads, and a great selection of local craft beers and wines, the Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to watch the sun set.
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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 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.