A rich and vibrant cultural scene

There's no denying Queenscliff's cultural heritage value – you'll see plenty of it in our impressive Victorian hotels and residences, quaint cottages and maritime and military influences.

To counter balance the 'old' is a range of contemporary art galleries and award-winning restaurants.

Queenscliff is increasingly becoming renowned as a home for the performing arts, holding major events such as the annual Queenscliff Music Festival. The festival features a wide mix of well-known artists and the line-up gets more impressive every year.

The Sea of Words is a festival celebrating words in all forms, with guest appearances from authors and actors, prose and poetry recitals and live theatrical performances.

The famous Queenscliff Blues Train blends the romance of the steam era seamlessly with contemporary blues and jazz, fine wine and serious dancing.

Many other events are held in Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and surrounding locations, making ours a true culture of celebration.

Heritage Queenscliffe tourism brochure

The Visitor Information Centre, Bellarine Railway, Fort Queenscliff, Queenscliffe Historical Museum and the Queenscliff Maritime Museum collaborated to produce ‘Heritage Queenscliffe’, a brochure designed to highlight the attractions and services of each of these organisations, that includes opening hours and contact details.

The brochure is available from local tourism outlets, including the Visitor Information Centre, as well as Searoad Ferries.

Click here to view the brochure online.

Queenscliff Heritage Walk

Guided walks are conducted every Saturday to share Queenscliff's heritage with visitors. Click here to read the Heritage Walk booklet online. Highlights of the tour include:

  • The Ballroom at the Vue Grand
  • Historical hotels and guesthouses
  • Stories of Queenscliff's civil and military past
  • Afternoon tea at one of Queenscliff's grand old hotels


Arts Trail

Explore the Arts Trail - a series of artist boards featuring artists and photographers of historical significance who have captured our local landscape.

The boards are strategically dotted around Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, predominantly in parks and beachfront areas, affording fabulous views of Port Phillip Bay, The Rip, Point Nepean and Bass Strait.

A brochure with a map is available at the Visitor Information Centre.

Galleries and museums

There are many art galleries in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, all with ever-changing exhibitions and artworks for sale.

Visit one of the fabulous local museums:

  • Fort Queenscliff
  • Queenscliffe Historical Museum
  • Bellarine Railway
  • Queenscliffe Maritime Museum.

Visitor information centre