Queenscliff in Victoria is located at the entrance of Port Phillip with a population of about 2,000 people. The township was built as a fishing village and then became a cargo port. In the 1800ís onwards Queenscliff became more of a tourist destination and today is one of the hot spot holiday destinations in Victoria.
There is plenty of history to Queenscliff and the town even had a very significant army defence role with the construction of army base Fort Queenscliff, which operated from 1883 to 1946. Today Fort Queenscliff is more of a tourist attraction to see for holidaymakers than a defence barrack.
For museum lovers and people interested in history there are three main museums in Queenscliff. The Queenscliff Historical Museum features history of the township, The Queensland Maritime Museum features nautical artefacts and memorabilia and the famous Fort Queenscliff Museum features the history of the defence and army history of the region.
Being surrounded by seaside waters fishing is a recommended activity when visiting Queenscliff. There are some excellent charters available and the Queenscliff boasts some of the best fishing spots in Victoria.
Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy the Queenscliff Golf Club. The golf club features a magnificent 18-hole course set in amongst some excellent wildlife such as kangaroos that hop around the course.
An event not to miss is the annual Queenscliff Music Festival, which is held every year in the last week of November. The music festival is a very popular event and attracts tourists from all over who come to visit some excellent live music acts from local and overseas artists.
Another attraction in Queenscliff for music is the Blues Steam Train, which operates only 20 times per year between August and May. The train ride combines dining and various blues music performances that will make a very memorable holiday.
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