Walks and lookouts

The Borough of Queenscliffe is steeped in natural beauty and heritage charm.

There are plenty of walks, long and short, that will appeal to everyone. Rug up and blow away the cobwebs on a blustery winter's day or wade in the shallows on the beaches during summer. The views are breathtaking.

Top walks

  • Take a Classic Heritage Walk to learn about Queenscliff's fascinating history, and finish with afternoon tea in one of our grand old buildings
  • Explore the Arts Trail – a series of information boards featuring the works of photographers and artists of historical significance who painted our local landscape. A brochure with a map is available from the Visitor Information Centre
  • Walk to Point Lonsdale via the promenade along the beach
  • Visit Fishermen's Flats and discover the area settled in the 1840s by local fishing families
  • Walk along Lovers Walk
  • Wander around Swan Bay – home to over 200 species of migratory wading birds
  • Stroll up from the ferry along Thwaites Walk and through graceful parklands to the main shopping precinct
  • Tour Fort Queenscliff and uncover our military past
  • Take the dog for a run on the Dog Beach
  • Discover more of our distinctive past with a visit to the Queenscliff Cemetery.

Observatories and lookouts

  • Brave the heights and enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of Port Phillip Bay, The Rip, Swan Island and the Bellarine Peninsula from the Observational Tower at the Queenscliff Harbour
  • Take in the amazing views from Fort Queenscliff
  • Grab some takeaway and watch the passing parade of ships from Shortlands Bluff, at the Ocean View Car Park
  • Look back at Queenscliff and the coastline from the Point Lonsdale Pier
  • Observe ships and pilot boats entering and leaving Port Phillip Bay from the Rip View Lookout
  • Enjoy panoramic views over Bass Strait from the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse.

Visitor information centre