Getting a buzz out of bees

Until about five years ago, Jane and her two daughters, Ann and Louise, had never considered getting involved with bees until nature intervened. The family had a problem with a possum and Jane told how it played a role in the three of them entering into beekeeping. “We put a possum box up a tree […]

The Q Train ready to roll!

The latest, and most unique, addition to the food and wine scene in the Bellarine is set to open on 30th September 2017. The Q Train is bringing six refurbished carriages, a team of award winning chefs, and the region’s best produce on to The Bellarine Railway for a dining experience unlike any other. On […]

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop Inaugural Peebles Print Prize

Olivia Mazzone is the winner of QG&Ws inaugural Peebles Print Prize with her work, 38°29’39” S 144°52’56” E (Order #2). Olivia received $4,000 cash from the major sponsor Barry Iddles of 360Q at the Harbour, QG&W print studio access for 5 days and materials to the value of $500. “The stimulus for my entry came […]

Queenscliff Ferry Terminal Development Plan – Stage 2

Council and representatives of Searoad Ferries have met to discuss the Queenscliffe Planning Scheme requirements relating to the ferry terminal upgrade proposal as part of a pre-application process. A Planning Scheme Amendment in 2013 allows Searoad Ferries to complete the redevelopment of the Queenscliff ferry terminal. Searoad Ferries CEO Matt McDonald said the new terminal […]

Brewhouse launches its Whisky Bar

There’s little in life better than pouring a double whisky and sitting down to relax after a long day. Whether you drink Scotch, rye, or bourbon, you are in the company of some of the world’s finest minds and characters. Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, James Joyce and our own Tasmanian swashbuckling movie star Errol Flynn […]

Thomas and Friends kicking goals with the AFL

The Bellarine Railway’s Tho-mas the Tank Engine and the AFL recently collaborated in an international first by creating four short cartoons following Thomas and his friends on their Australian adventures. AFL superstars gave voice to the characters. Former Richmond Tiger Matthew Richardson as Shane the Train, an Australian character introduced in the last Thomas & […]

Down the track with The Q Train

The Q Train is in the final stages of being converted into a casual dining restaurant that will soon be running 2-4 times a week from Queenscliff to Drysdale. Beginning with trials in September and October, The Q Train will be formally launched in January. Hospitality Manager, Daniel Trotter, and his wife Marie-Claire are overseeing […]

Trident Fish Bar voted Best Fish & Chips in Victoria

For generations of families on holidays it has become a tradition to stop for fish and chips by the seaside. In Queenscliff, fish and chip shops trade all year round for locals and visitors alike. So it is fitting that one of the Borough’s longest family-owned fish and chip businesses has risen to the top […]

Smooth Sailing for the Melbourne commute on the Port Phillip Ferry

It’s 6.45am and as I park my car beneath the towering cypress trees that line Portarlington beach, the sky begins to blush. Stepping into the waking morning, I taste the salty smack of the sea in the air and hear the far off cry of a single gull as it wheels out of sight across […]

Trees Adventure in the Otway Ranges

Looking for something a tad more challenging for the kids over the holidays? Trees Adventure in the Otway Ranges might just be the ticket. Trees Adventure Otway Park located in Yeodene, next door to the outdoor fun park ‘Planet Mud’ between Forrest and Colac is easily accessible for visitors to the region and locals alike. […]