Geelong and Queenscliff
Reminders of Queensliff’s elegant past are everywhere you look – from imposing Victorian-era hotels, a huge military fortress guarding the entrance to Port Phillip, solid old churches and quaint fishermen’s cottages. But there’s more to Queenscliff than nineteenth century history, including art galleries, shops, great places to dine, safe beaches and a tree-lined foreshore.
Queenscliff is one of those delightful seaside retreats which is both a popular beachside destination and a sophisticated retreat. In Australia most beach resorts are either very sophisticated (Palm Beach, Noosa) or very popular (Surfers Paradise) but rarely do they combine the two. At the same time Queenscliff is, and always has been, a working town with modest 19th-century stone and timber fisherman's cottages, a working wharf, boatbuilders and anglers galore. In the case of Queenscliff the mixture is unusual and makes the town both distinctive and special.
This waterfront city offers a diverse range of food, wine, cultural and recreation attractions and colonial history evident in the city’s 100 National Trust-listed buildings. Geelong is also the major gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road.
Geelong accommodation is as varied in style as it is in budget. Stay in self-contained apartments that stretch along the coast. Or experience the charm and hospitality of Geelongs bed and breakfasts. Hotels and motels are plentiful and offer great facilities to help entertain the family.
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