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The Borough of Queenscliffe, which includes the townships of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, is located on the Bellarine Peninsula on the western side of Victoria's Port Phillip Bay.

The Borough is bordered by water on three sides: Port Phillip Bay, Swan Bay and Bass Strait.

Distance chart (approx.)

Queenscliff to:

Ballarat

Geelong

Lorne

Melbourne

Sorrento

Torquay

Distance

118km

31km

90km

106km

13.4km

43km

Drive times

1hr, 50mins

33mins

90mins

90mins

40mins
via ferry

45mins

Car

It's an easy drive to Queenscliff from Melbourne. Take the M1 freeway to Geelong then follow the signs to the B110 arterial to Queenscliff.

Alternatively, you can travel from Melbourne down to the Mornington Peninsula to Sorrento and take the Queenscliff–Sorrento car ferry. See the Searoad Ferries website or below for more information.

Train – V/Line

There are multiple daily services from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne to Geelong. These connect to the regional bus network. See the V/Line website for details.

Bus route  – McHarry's Buslines

The local bus network links Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale with Geelong. Check the McHarry's Buslines website for the latest timetable and route information. Please note that bus schedules may be changed or delayed without notice.

Ferry service – Sorrento to Queenscliff

Two car ferries operate between Queenscliff and Sorrento. They depart every hour, on the hour, every day of the year. Take the car or consider travelling as a foot passenger.

  • From Sorrento – on the hour every hour from 7 am to 6 pm
  • From Queenscliff – on the hour every hour from 7 am to 6 pm

For more information, visit the Searoad Ferries website.

Taxi services

The Bellarine Peninsula Taxi Service operates in Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and beyond.
Phone: 13 22 11

Geelong Taxi Network operates two multi-purpose taxis in the area for groups of five or more.
Phone: 5278 5785