Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. With less than 2000 population and a great proportion of this tourists, it’s a quiet and beautiful place to spend a weekend away. I was quite lucky to have spent a long weekend here at a friend’s holiday house and we had plenty of fun, even though it was mid winter.
This was winter last year for record, shows you how much backlog I have to get through.
Even though it was too cold to swim, we walked along the beaches in beautiful sunshine and crisp air, watching dogs and their owners strolling by and the waves rising and falling. It was really quite serene.
The sand was beautifully soft and untouched, apart from our own footprints…
As Queensliff is on a narrow peninsula, you can see the ocean from both sides of the house and with binoculars, we watched at times people out at sea reeling their catches in and the occasional seagull riding in the wind.
Even though the town is small, there is still much to do here. Try visiting some of the vintage shops here (and the many in between there and Geelong) for a bargain treasure hunt, or visit the nearby cafes at the boat docks and lighthouse.
It was a bit chilly, but that didn’t stop us from eating ice cream from the town’s best ice cream shop.
When it came to dinner, we bought from the local fish and chips shop one night and took it back to the house to eat and made steak on the other nights. Breakfast consisted of bacon and eggs on toast and blueberry pancakes. Renting a place somewhere close to the beach so you can cook is the best way to enjoy Queenscliff I think.
Transport is best by car through the Bellarine Highway or by ferry from Sorrento in Mornington Peninsula. There’s also a tourist railway called the Bellarine Peninsula Railway available.
Hope this post gives you a bit of inspiration with weekend getaways in these still cold wintery months.