Step out on a Queenscliff Heritage Walk
Stroll the beautiful heritage town of Queenscliff. Our local guide will share the unique stories hidden in the architectural gems of its Victorian past, from its colonial fort and lighthouses to grand hotels, quaint shops, and beautiful churches. Then enjoy afternoon tea chatting with your guide.
Catch a glimpse of days gone by as you explore the historic town centre.
From the First Nations Wadawurrung to early colonial Europeans to Victorian holidaymakers you will discover more about the people of this coastal area.
Overlooking the entrance to Port Phillip, colonial government services were established from the 1840s and the township of Queenscliff from the 1850s to provide maritime services and then military defences for Port Phillip. It attracted holidaymakers escaping the living conditions of 19th Century Melbourne as well as daytrippers on the early paddlesteamers. Sea pilots, lighthouse keepers and fishermen shaped the port of Queenscliff. Then townsfolk settled and created their own business and communities here.
Queenscliff’s pioneers took pride in quality craftsmanship to construct beautiful, classic buildings which have stood the test of time. Find out who used these buildings, who lived here, and who has shaped today’s Queenscliff?