Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale: Your Next Sunrise Destination

If you’re anything like me and you love sunrises, one place worth checking out is Queenscliff, located 1h 45m away from Melbourne.

I decided to wake up early and drive to Queenscliff (arrived around 7:20 am) but it was worth the reward as the sun was rising over the bay. As I was taking photos the ferry had just come into port. Worthwhile mentioning, if you fancy taking the boat, one way is $14 per adult and/or with a vehicle is $75 extra.

Sunsrise at Queenscliff
Queenscliff Jetty
Queenscliff Jetty

Whilst I was here, I took the elevator up (stairs were in maintenance) to the Harbour Observation Tower which offers 360 degree viewing angles of Queenscliff and is free to enter. There is also a cafe at “360” on the ground floor as you enter but you’ll also find many other cafes along the board walk next to the boat yard.

Queenscliff Boat Yard
Queenscliff Boat Yard & Cafes

Some other great activities for the family is the Bellarine Railway station also known as Queenscliff Station, just a gentle walk from the port. Here you can catch a heritage train along Swan Bay which is a 45 minute return trip journey. Pricing is $17 for adults and $13 for children.

Bellarine Railway
Bellarine Railway

Whilst I was in the area I also decided to visit the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and Jetty. It’s about a 5 minute drive and offers magnificent views from all angles. It also has a bit of naval history and you’ll find a bunker used that has been restored for the public to view.

Point Lonsdale Jetty
Point Lonsdale

All in all it was a great morning full of breathtaking photo moments. Definitely worth a visit for sure.

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