Explore a tranquil town steeped in history
There’s something special about Queenscliff. In fact, we reckon it’s one of the best places to holiday in Victoria. Perhaps it’s the streets lined with quaint shops in heritage buildings. Or perhaps it’s the sunny disposition of the locals who know just how lucky they are to live in a picturesque yet unpretentious seaside town.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a history buff, an art collector, a music fan or a mad golfer, Queenscliff has something to spark your interest. A 600 metre stroll from the harbour will find you at the heart of Hesse Street, full of galleries, cafes, bars, and shops.
Grab an award-winning pie from the Rolling Pin before immersing yourself in nature on one of the many walking tracks or pristine beaches. You can also explore the local history on a guided tour or view Australian art at one of the welcoming galleries.
There really is an abundance of choice when it comes to curating a holiday itinerary to suit the whole family.
Queenscliffe Historical Museum
Wander through historical exhibits featuring documents, images and newsreels. With eight sections to explore, you’ll learn about different aspects of life and significant events.
Salt Contemporary Art
Housed in a historical drapery store, Salt displays works by contemporary Australian painters, sculptors and ceramicists. There is always something new to appreciate with changing exhibitions.
Queenscliff Heritage Tours
Admire Queenscliff’s stately homes, quaint shops and historic churches as you learn about the area’s rich history on a guided walking tour.
Take a guided tour of one of the largest and best preserved forts in Australia. Fort Queenscliff has over 150 years of military history on display.
View a range of contemporary and traditional Australian paintings, studio glass, sculpture and jewellery. Perfect for visitors, collectors or first time buyers.
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum
See ancient relics, experience tales of shipwrecks and learn about the rich maritime history of Queenscliff, Southern Port Phillip and Bass Strait.
If you love the arts, you’ll love the QG. With an aim of enhancing the local arts culture for locals and visitors, the gallery showcases original Australian artworks and runs special events.