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, and was then used as the Army Staff College until late 2012; today...

Australian in Queenscliff

Athelstane House

Come for breakfast or dinner inside this lovely heritage home, or outside on the pretty garden deck. For dinner choose from a daily seasonal menu that may include chargrilled eye fillet or tempura-battered fish....

Pub in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Brewhouse

Branching out from its Otways base, Prickly Moses has set up a second brewhouse here in Queenscliff. The full range is showcased on tap, plus there are a few of its own local beers, as well as a selection of...

Museum in Queenscliff

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Home to the last lifeboat to serve the Rip (the treacherous stretch of water linking Port Phillip Bay to Bass Strait) , this recommended museum has displays on the intriguing current-day pilot-boat process,...

International in Queenscliff

360 Q

One of Queenscliff's best restaurants, 360 Q has wonderful views over the picturesque marina. It does an original breakfast menu and light lunch options such as pork bánh mì; for dinner, try its fragrant...

Music in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Music Festival

One of the coast's best festivals features big-name Australian and international musos with a folksy, bluesy bent. It's held at numerous stages and venues around town.

Gallery in Queenscliff

Salt Contemporary Art

Within a heritage building on the main street, this quality gallery focuses on the work of contemporary Australian artists, including pieces by Indigenous artists.

International in Queenscliff

Circa 1902

On the main street, this historic hotel (c 1902, surprise surprise…) is a popular place to soak up Queenscliff's heritage atmosphere. It does multinational cuisine ranging from Goan chicken curry to seafood pies,...

Aquarium in Queenscliff

Marine & Freshwater Discovery Centre

While this education centre is aimed at schoolchildren, it's worth popping in to have a gawk at the local species that live in the sea and lakes. Display tanks often contain seahorses, fish and the highly...

Australian in Queenscliff

Q Train

All aboard the Q Train! Enjoy a six-course degustation menu of local produce and drinks while chugging along the Bellarine rail line in a historic train. Departures vary between Queenscliff and Drysdale, and are...

Museum in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Historical Museum

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

Cafe in Queenscliff

Shelter Shed

In a wonderful light-filled space with a glowing fire in winter and an inviting garden courtyard for sunny days, this is a great choice for breakfast or lunch. It's popular for the Asian eggs on jasmine rice with...

Live Music in Queenscliff

Blues Train

Get your foot tapping with train trips that feature not one but four quality blues and roots bands on different carriages, along with dinner. The historic train leaves Queenscliff Station most weeks; it's...

Australian in Queenscliff

Vue Grand

The grande dame of Queenscliff dining: on Friday and Saturday evenings Vue Grand's stately dining room serves up fabulous multi-course banquets (two-/three-course meals $56/69) of mod Australia fine dining, along...

Gallery in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Gallery

A lovely space inside a historic stone church (c 1868), this worthwhile gallery exhibits works by contemporary Australian artists who work on paper. Lithography is the main focus, and all works are available for...

Bar in Queenscliff

Vue Street Bar

Sit with a beer in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, and watch Queenscliff wander by. In summer head to the rooftop for amazing views of town and the coast.

Cafe in Queenscliff

Charlie Noble

With a prime location on the sparkling marina overlooking luxury yachts, this good all-rounder does tasty, hearty breakfasts, pizzas, burgers and seafood spaghetti.

Bakery in Queenscliff

Alchemy Woodfire Bakehouse

Using a wood-fired Scotch oven from 1905, this artisan bakery produces organic sourdough. It also makes its own croissants, French pastries and empanadas.

Seafood in Queenscliff

MiShells Seafood

For fish fresh off the boat, head to Queenscliff's harbour from Saturday to Monday to pick up seafood to cook back home.