Queenscliff attractions

Historic Site in Queenscliff

Fort Queenscliff

Queencliff's fort was first used as a coastal defence in 1882 to protect Melbourne from a feared Russian invasion. It remained a base until 1946, before being used as the Army Staff College until late 2012; today it…
Aquarium in Queenscliff

Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre

While this education centre is primarily aimed at school children, it's still worth popping in to have a gawk at what local species live under the sea and in the lakes. Display tanks contain the highly deadly blue-r…
Museum in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Maritime Museum

Home to the last lifeboat to serve the Rip, this recommended museum has displays on the pilot boat process, shipwrecks, lighthouses and steamships. Don't miss the historic 1895 boat shed with its paintings that serv…
Gallery in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Gallery

A lovely space inside a historic stone church (c 1868), this interesting gallery exhibits works by contemporary Australian artists who work on paper. Lithograph is the main focus, and it's all for purchase.
Gallery in Queenscliff

Salt Gallery

Within a heritage building on the main street is this quality gallery with a focus on contemporary Australian artists.
Landmark in Queenscliff

Observation Tower

Check out the 360-degree views from this hard-to-miss, and aptly named, tower.
Museum in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Historical Museum

This small museum on the main strip is dedicated to the rich local history of the area. Exhibits change every few months, but there's always its catalogued historical photographs to peruse.