Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. It is the administrative centre for the Borough of Queenscliffe.
Gazetted on 12 May 1862, Queenscliff offers a 19th century feel, through its many historic hotels, public buildings and even fishermen cottages. Although today, this seaside town prides itself in being a holiday spot, it was once a defence post around 1880, and it was, in fact, the most heavily armed fort in the Southern Hemisphere.
Nowadays, the real charm of Queenscliff can be felt on the historical buildings and walks as well as by checking out various artifacts in the museums in the area. The Queenscliffe Historical Museum in Hesse Street, and our own Maritime Museum on Wharf Street, are some of the museums in the area that offer a detailed history of this seaside haven.
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