The Bellarine Peninsula is a collection of towns fronting the sandy beaches of Port Phillip and the exhilarating ocean waters of Bass Strait.
The Bellarine Peninsula is also an acclaimed food destination with its collection of wineries, breweries, farm gates and dining establishments. A car and passenger ferry links the historic maritime defence port of Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
Dozens of wineries call the Bellarine peninsula home due to the rich soils and climate that is halfway between France’s famed Bordeaux and Burgundy regions. Organise a wine tour or visit some on your own. Many have delicious cafes and restaurants to enjoy while sipping on the local wines.
Learn about the history of Queenscliff and experience tales of the shipwrecks, lifeboats, fishermen, rescues, lighthouses, shipping and boating, and all the maritime heritage around the 'Rip'