QUEENSCLIFF IS RENOWNED AMONGST LOCALS & VISITORS ALIKE AS A CENTRAL HUB OF EVENTS.
From epic one-day proceedings to two-month long celebrations, Queenscliff events are extensive, immersive and totally enthralling.
The creative arts scene is fittingly and fantastically represented with three renowned, home-grown, Queenscliff events; The Queenscliff Music Festival, the Low Light Festival and the Queenscliff Literary Festival. Local, national and international talent sweep to the shores of Queenscliff to wow audiences. Authors, painters, musicians, sculptures, film makers; there is a constant stream of artistic virtuosity flowing into Queenscliff with these annually programmed festivals.
And then coursing continually through the calendar year are more quintessential Queenscliff events; the Bellarine Trail Run for the energetic and enthusiastic, farmers markets for feast-worthy stockpiling, arresting art exhibitions, fantastically fun fairs. The flow is steady and steeped in feel-good familiarities.
From January through to December, Queenscliff’s event calendar is filled up with an array of awe-inspiring, top-notch events.
The four men’s friendship and artistic expression are forged in continuity: their homes, studio environments and materials are testimony to timelessness and resilience – a bulwark against the ‘advances’ of technology and proof that living and working without succumbing to unnecessary change is still possible.
The Queenscliff Rod Run has been an annual event since 2004 and is held amongst the pine trees on Princess Park. The event stretches three days with a sausage sizzle and get together on the Friday night, a cruise on the Saturday followed by a magnificent show and shine on the Sunday.
Queenscliff was, for many years, one of Victoria’s most renowned seaside resorts, filled with Victorian-era architectural grandeur & a restorative climate, top & tailed by two still-standing lighthouses (High Light and Low Light). Since its renaissance some thirty odd years ago, Queenscliff has garnered a reputation for experiential excellence, a long-standing host to bespoke music events, art exhibitions & gourmet dining across its warmer months.
Each year we are delighted to present a bumper program including panels, conversations, performance and a dinner celebrating the lives of celebrates artists and writers. There will also be workshops for writers and artists and a free kids’ program held in primary schools, day care and kindergartens in the Borough of Queenscliffe. And once again we are proud to award the QLF Secondary School Writing Prize for students on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Queenscliff Music Festival is instrumental in putting Queenscliff on the map nationally and increasingly, globally. As such, the Festival is nominated in the Borough of Queenscliffe’s strategic documents as being a vital plank in the Borough’s economic development.
Indulge in a bespoke menu designed by our Head Chef and made with regional produce from both the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas, including a glass of sparkling wine, tea or coffee. Served on a tiered platter, the relaxed High tea on the High Seas is served in the Lounge aboard Searoad Ferries, with stunning views along the coast.
Could lunch in Queenscliff get any better than eating freshly caught seafood by the sea? Queenscliff Harbour’s best restaurants and chefs will gather together for this long lunch, set on the harbour’s boardwalk, to highlight the Bellarine Peninsula’s excellent produce. The maritime vibe will be enhanced by matched wines from local winemakers.