Stay the weekend

Why not make a weekend of it and stay the night?

We have some great accommodation options available to suit any budget.
Why not take that extra day (or two!) and enjoy a long weekend in the beautiful coastal town of Queenscliff, and uncover some of the hidden gems of The Bellarine.

Looking for a place to hang your hat after a night on The Blues Train? Check out the list of accommodation providers below.

Please note that due to global travel restrictions, some types of regional accommodation is limited most weekends, however, there are many alternative accommodation options available in Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and around neighbouring towns on the Bellarine.

See this below and useful links for more information about a variety of accommodation options.

When attending regional events , you may need to be flexible in your accommodation options and or location choices.

So, to help you there is also ample information on transport options if you choose to stay out of town.

For large group accommodation options (20 or more), check out Big 4 Beacon ResortPoint Lonsdale GuesthouseWhitehall GuesthouseSeaview HouseCirca 1902 or YMCA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation

Where can we stay in the area?

Visit the Stay page for a range of accommodation providers in the area that work closely with us. Note: Accommodation is limited in peak season (ie. January) and Queenscliff Music Festival weekend.

Please note that due to global travel restrictions, some types of regional accommodation is limited most weekends, however, there are many alternative accommodation options available in Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale and around neighbouring towns on the Bellarine.

When attending regional events, you may need to be flexible in your accommodation options and or location choices.

So, to help you there is also ample information on transport options if you choose to stay out of town.

Some useful platforms and local services include Booking.com, Stayz, Queenscliff & Coastal Holiday Bookings and Kerleys Coastal Holidays.

There are also some fantastic private Airbnb’s in the area, have a look for something different.

For large group accommodation options (20 or more), check out Big 4 Beacon ResortPoint Lonsdale GuesthouseWhitehall Guesthouse, Seaview House, Circa 1902 or YMCA.

Alternatively, for a limited listing of accommodation options in the Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale area, visit the Borough of Queenscliffe Accommodation Directory or contact the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre on 03 5258 4843.

Getting There & Back

Where can I park my vehicle?

The Queenscliff Railway Station is located at 20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff at the intersection of Hesse Street (bottom of the main street).

There is ample parking in the grass area opposite the railway station adjacent to the brick community building.

Our Security staff will direct traffic as required upon arrival.

Disabled pick up and drop off is outside the main gate. Security staff will assist regarding parking location and any specific needs.

All vehicles are parked at the vehicle owners risk.

Coach and bus parking is available at the boat ramp after drop off.

How do we get to The Blues Train?

The Blues Train departs and returns to the Queenscliff Railway Station located on the corner of Hesse and Symonds Street, Queenscliff.

Following are a range of transportation options you may consider:

GETTING TO THE EVENT ON THE NIGHT

It’s a very good idea to catch a taxi home after your night on the Blues Train. Due to high demand, you should definitely book ahead and reconfirm your booking. If you’re coming with a large group of friends you should consider booking a bus. The following local businesses offer tour bus charter services for groups of all sizes.

Bellarine Peninsula Taxi’s
The Bellarine Taxi Network is a locally based taxi service.
Regular taxis can be unreliable on a Saturday night. Bookings essential. We recommend reconfirming your booking on the night
P : 13 22 11
W : bellarinepeninsulataxis.com.au

Queenscliff Chauffer Cars
Pre-booking advised. To carry more than four passengers, or for wheelchair accessible taxis, call the Geelong Maxi Fleet.
P : 1300 972 066
W : www.chauffeurgeelong.com.au

Bellarine Rideshare
Servicing the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong
P :0414 414 731 or 0409 577 108
W : www.bellarinerideshare.com

Uber
Book a ride on the Uber app on your mobile device.
Note: you must have an Uber account to make a booking.

Geelong Maxicab Fleet
Pre-booking advised. To carry more than four passengers, or for wheelchair accessible taxis, call the Geelong Maxi Fleet.
P : 03 5278 5785
W : geelongtaxis.com.au

VIP Bus
The Luxury VIP BUS is NOW in Geelong.
Seats 30 people, Big Flat Screen TV, Perimeter Seating, Huge Touch Screen Sound System, Air Con, Toilet.
P: 1300 847 287
E: [email protected]
W: vipbus.com.au

Geelong and Surfcoast Limo Bus
Geelong and Surfcoast Limo Bus provides you with a luxury service at a most affordable price. Its not like the traditional limousine, however for a bus it comes very close.
P : 0466 498 663
W : limotours.com.au

Luxury Limo Charter

P : 0437 666 725

W : https://www.luxurylimocharter.com.au/

E : [email protected]

Greater Geelong Limousines

P : For a quote or to book, call Dominic on 0418 526 752

W : https://greatergeelonglimousines.com.au/

Surfcoast Transfers

Wheelchair accessible bookings are available starting 3rd of May.
Our Kia carnival wheel chair vehicle is available for bookings on the Surfcoast .Vehicle now has its final taxi fit out and driver training is completed.
We can take 4 passengers + 1 wheelchair .

The vehicles operating area will be our coastal community and is based here to pick up people coming to or from the Surfcoast .
P : Bookings can be made by calling our office on 03 5294 0399 or vehicle direct on 0492 367 056. Or you can connect to our website and download the app.
W : www.surfcoasttransfers.com.au

Coastal Chauffeurs Geelong
Torquay-based chauffeur service.
P : 0408 501 975
W : coastalchauffeurs.com.au
E :[email protected]

Franscene Bellarine Tours & Transport
Personalised tours and packages on The Bellarine Peninsula. Private luxury vehicle  (Mercedes Viano) for up to 7 guests.
P : 0427 664 888
W : franscenebellarine.com.au
E : [email protected]

Murrell Group
Wide variety of transport options for small and larger groups.
P : (03) 5278 9699
W : murrell.com.au
E : [email protected]

Ballarat Gold Bus
Ballarat-based bus service.
Note: The Ballarat Gold Bus service terminates at Geelong Station to which you will then have to seek alternate transport to Queenscliff
P : (03) 5335 5005
W : goldbus.com.au 

Bayside Coaches (services travelling from Melbourne)
Melbourne-based Bayside Coaches specialise in providing the very best in modern, safe, flexible and accommodating coach travel for  groups of various sizes.
P : 03 9532 2115
W : baysidecorporate.com.au

Christians Bus Company
Christians has been operating for 30 years and has a local base in Ocean Grove.
P : (03) 5255 5800
W : christiansbus.com.au
E : [email protected]

McHarrys Coach Charter
With a range of vehicles to suit groups of different sizes.
Note: Buses should depart at approximately 4.30pm from Melbourne and about 5.30pm from Geelong in order to get to the Blues Train on time. On the return trip you would arrive at roughly 12.30am in Geelong and 1.30am in Melbourne.
P : (03) 5223 2111
W : mcharrys.com.au

Go Roam Tours
P : 0488 008 159
E : [email protected]mail.com

Explore Australia
P : 03 8520 6444
E : [email protected]

 

Getting to Queenscliff on public transport

If you want to take public transport, you can catch a train to Geelong and then a connecting bus from Geelong to Queenscliff. You’ll need to make arrangements to stay overnight in Queenscliff or nearby as services don’t run late enough for you to get all the way back to Melbourne on public transport after the event.

Take a train

VLine operates rail services from Melbourne and regional Victoria to Geelong. A connecting bus service to Queenscliff is then required. Timetable and ticket information are available from V/Line.
Phone: (03) 5226 6491
Web: www.vline.com.au

Catch a connecting bus

McHarry’s Bus Company operates regular bus links between Geelong train station and Queenscliff. Timetable and ticket information are available from McHarrys.

McHarry’s Buslines
Phone: (03) 5223 2111
Web: www.mcharrys.com.au

Ballarat Gold Bus

Ballarat-based bus service.
Phone: (03) 5335 5005
Web: http://www.goldbus.com.au 

Note: The Ballarat Gold Bus service terminates at Geelong Station to which you will then have to seek alternate transport to Queenscliff

GETTING TO QUEENSCLIFF BY CAR

Queenscliff is a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. Here’s how you go:

  • if you’re coming from the city, the east or the southeast, make your way to the Westgate Freeway
  • if you’re coming from the west or the north, take the Western Ring Road heading west
  • then take the Princes Freeway to Geelong
  • stay on the main road in Geelong and you’ll see signs for Queenscliff, which will take you along the Bellarine Highway
  • alternatively, from Geelong you can take the Geelong-Portarlington Road.

Travelling from interstate? Rental car agencies can be found at airports and city centres.

 

GETTING TO QUEENSCLIFF BY FERRY

The car and passenger ferry from Sorrento is the best way to get to Queenscliff from the Mornington Peninsula. Ferries depart every hour on the hour from each side between 7am and 6pm and the journey takes 40 minutes.

Costs vary according to the type of vehicle and number of passengers.

Once you arrive in Queenscliff, it’s a short 10-minute walk from the ferry terminal to the Queenscliff train station. If walking is not an option, prebook a taxi or charter bus.

Peninsula Searoad Transport
Phone: (03) 5258 3244
Web: www.searoad.com.au

Private boat charters

Alternatively, you might like to think about chartering your own boat to travel to Queenscliff for the Blues Train. The Queenscliff Visitor Information Centre can provide details of charter boat operators in the area.

Queenscliff Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (03) 5258 4843
Email: [email protected]
Web: 
www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au

GETTING TO QUEENSCLIFF BY AIR

Getting to Queenscliff from interstate is an easy task with two major airports located within one and a half hours of town.

Avalon Aiport, located 45 minutes from Queenscliff is serviced by Jetstar and Tiger Airways.

Melbourne International Airport, serviced by all major airlines, is a 90-minute drive from Queenscliff via the Western Ring Road, Princes Freeway and Bellarine Highway.

Shuttle bus services and car rentals are available from both airports.