Pleasure Cruising Club is offering new members a navigation trip to Queenscliff marina with an overnight stay*. Queenscliff is a small historic seaside village on the Bellarine Peninsula that attracts visitors from all points of the globe to discover the charms of the small town , to explore some of Australia’s best reefs and shipwrecks, with abundant marine life to see. Swim with dolphins and seals or try a spot of fishing from your luxury sport cruiser.
The Queenscliff Marina is a great destination to go for boaties. The town is a short walk from the Marina and there are many facilities close by in walking distance as well as beaches, museums and historic trains.
*accomodation included on the boat
About Queenscliff …
Queenscliff was settled in the 1850s and soon became a strategic defense post given its proximity to the entrance of Port Phillip which provides shipping access to the cities of Geelong and Melbourne. You will find Queenscliff’s maritime history at Fort Queenscliff where tours are available. Further insights into Queenscliff’s past can be discovered at the Queenscliff Historical Museum in Hesse Street and the Maritime Museum on Weeroona Parade.
Queenscliff is surrounded on three sides by water, giving the town large stretches of coastline, consisting of a combination of sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, cliffs and historic piers. At Shortlands Bluff is the Queenscliff Lighthouse which was built in 1862 and includes a lookout near the base. Further north along the coast is the Black Lighthouse, unique in Australia, having been constructed from bluestone.
Queenscliff Harbour is located near the eastern end of Wharf Street and consists of several wharves which are home to a number of fishing fleets. A retail strip including a selection of cafes and restaurants overlook the harbour. A circular 30 metre tall navigation tower is located at the harbour, and there is an observation deck at the top which is open to the public and provides panoramic views over Queenscliff and the bay.
The Bellarine Peninsula Railway operates a collection of heritage trains from around Australia on 16 kilometres of restored track between Queenscliff and Drysdale.
Mar 23rd, 20150 comments