With so much on offer in the Bellarine Peninsula, the abundance of choice can be quite overwhelming on your first visit.
Hoping to make your trip to Queenscliff and the Blues Train a memorable one, we’ve outlined a few places to eat, play and stay when you stop by.
Places to Eat in Queenscliff
Vue Grand – Catering for a luxurious night out or a chance to relax, the Vue Grand features two dining options of either the No.46 restaurant or the Vue St Bar. Under head chef Michael White, No.46 is an exploration of flavours and unexpected combinations, utilising some of the best produce along the Bellarine Peninsula. As for the Vue St Bar, the venue celebrates its first availability of beer on tap in the building and an equally comfortable space to enjoy it in. Here you’ll find items to share, lamb burgers and a range of contemporary Australian dishes.
Where: 46 Hesse St, Queenscliff
360 Queenscliff – Loved by residents on the Bellarine, 360 Queenscliff is rated as the #1 restaurant in Queenscliff on Trip Advisor. With two separate venues (one for more casual dining and the other for special occasions), 360Q caters for a casual breakfast between two through to a celebratory dinner for a large group. The iconic two-story venue offers magnificent views of the bay and region, and as a result is a destination for that reason alone.
Where: 2 Wharf St, Queenscliff
Piknik – Located a five minute drive out of Queenscliff into Swan Bay, Piknik is well worth a slight detour from town. The unique eatery is housed in a converted Golden Fleece roadhouse and celebrates the quality of produce the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer. Piknik encourages a long lunch accompanied by a glass of local wine. Be sure to take home a preserve or one of the many sweet treats made in house as a memento for your visit.
Where: 1195 Queenscliff Rd, Swan Bay
Places to Play at in Queenscliff
Queenscliff Brewhouse – One of the newer additions to Queenscliff, the local brewhouse features over 200 varieties of craft beer to try, as well as 200 varieties of whisky, rum and gin at the luxurious whisky bar – spoilt for choice is an understatement. When stopping by, it’s worth visiting the microbrewery located on the property, with options for an information and tasting experience or a chance to work with the brewer to give you an insight into the process.
Where: 2 Gellibrand St, Queenscliff
Fort Queenscliff Museum – Serving as an insight into our early military history, the Fort Queenscliff Museum has been fully restored allowing visitors to tour the many indoor and outdoor displays. While you’re there, ask about the German merchant ship S.S. Pfalz, which desperately tried to flee from Port Phillips Head before Britain’s official declaration of war was announced.
Where: King Street, Queenscliff
Sea All Dolphins Swim – This family-run eco-tourism business gives visitors a chance to view some of the hidden sights of the Bellarine. The tour will give you an insight into the local marine life, with the first stop learning about the smaller sea creatures of the Bellarine with the vibrant reef fish, starfish and sea sponges. A visit to Chinaman’s Hat with around 40 seals and a swim with the dolphins will finish off your tour.
Where: Queenscliff Harbour
Queenscliff Vintage Market – Enjoy some relics of the past as the nostalgic crackle of music on vinyl serves as your soundtrack while browsing the myriad of antiques, collectables, memorabilia and bric-a-brac that have come to find a home at this store.
Where: 66 Hesse St, Queenscliff
Places to Stay in Queenscliff
Vue Grand – With eight different accommodation options, each as unique as the last, the Vue Grand makes your stay in Queenscliff as comfortable and as luxurious as possible. With one option at the Vue Grand, guests can stay in the Turret of the hotel, offering 180-degree views of Swan Bay and Queenscliff – even from the spa bath.
Where: 46 Hesse St, Queenscliff
Big4 Beacon Resort – Located at the entrance to Queenscliff and only a short walk to the beach, the Big4 Beacon Resort is a stress-free accommodation option in town offering extensive year-round facilities to suit a variety of holiday styles. The resort features luxury one, two and three bedroom villas, contemporary self-contained cabins, motel rooms plus caravan and camping sites to complete your perfect coastal getaway.
Where: 78 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff
Athelstane House – Built in 1860, Athelstane House is Queenscliff’s oldest operating guesthouse. The guesthouse has since had extensive renovations, upgrading the facilities while maintaining the historic exterior. Each of the 10 rooms has its own ensuite, complimentary Wi-Fi and a delicious a la carte breakfast.
Where: 4 Hobson St, Queenscliff
Point Lonsdale Guest House – While it mightn’t be in Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale Guesthouse is a warm and cosy place to stay when visiting the Bellarine. The guesthouse was originally constructed in 1884, and housed the workers who built the iconic Point Lonsdale lighthouse. It’s located within walking distance to the beach, shops, rock pools and a mere six minute drive to Queenscliff.
Where: 31 Point Lonsdale Rd, Point Lonsdale
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