Artists occupy South Channel Fort

As men toiled back in the 1880s to construct the artificial island that would later become South Channel Fort, they would never have envisaged the far different role the island would play than that originally intended. The 7 hectare island, 6 kilometres North East of Sorrento, with its labyrinth of tunnels, magazines and gun emplacements, […]

Hot Rods bring massive boost to Queenscliff economy

Congratulations to the Geelong Street Rodders and Borough of Queenscliffe Council for accommodating the huge crowds that descended on the town for the annual rod run. Businesses along Hesse Street that stayed open on Saturday night were overflowing, locals dined alfresco and accommodation providers reported full houses. This great weekend gives the local economy a […]

Climate change concerns our kids too

“Hi everyone. We care about our futures. Our names are Milou and Harriet, and we are fourteen. We live in Castlemaine and are in Year 8. We have decided to go on strike from school to make our politicians do something about the climate emergency. We’ve been inspired by Greta Thunberg, a fifteen year old […]

Launch of Ron Tanberg’s Artist Board nearby his ‘sense of place’

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter said council was honoured to launch the new board honouring the work of renowned political cartoonist and illustrator, Ron Tandberg. “While the board may be cartoonist in style, it cele-brates a peaceful location that gave Ron a sense of place in this town from where he communicated with the […]

William Buckley’s life and times

Since his retirement as a drug counsellor, self published author Phillip Gray spends a large part of his spare time writing and enjoying the seaside at Mount Martha. His second book ‘From Dreamtime to Arma-geddon’ is about William Buckley, an escaped convict who lived with the local aboriginals. “I just love the history and the […]

Triple treat at the Brewhouse

Tastes of the Region at the Brewhouse on Friday nights has grown into something special for lovers of fine wines and food. September was the month for Terindah Estate wines presented by Tim Byrne, paired with tasty meat dishes from Corey McGregor of Queenscliff Meats in conjunction with the Brewhouse’s chef Ashleigh Kay. Guests enjoyed […]

Rolling Pin Bakery has the Midas touch

Rolling Pin bakery went for gold at the recent 29th Great Aussie Pie Competition and came home with 13 Gold Medals and Two Silver from 15 entries including Best Game Pie, the Crocodile Korma. General manager Nathan Williams said it was the first time Rolling Pin had entered the game category and they were delighted […]

Battle of the Bay – Friendly wine rivalry at 360Q

Another good example of how restaurateur Barry Iddles has breathed new life into the cuisine on offer at picturesque Queenscliff (and supporting local producers) is his latest creation ‘Battle of the Bay Wine Degustation Dinner’. Iddles has invited two winemakers located on either side of the Port Phillip Bay to showcase their respective wines accompanied […]

The Little Mussel Cafe

Tracy Bold, owner operator of The Little Mussel Café in Portarlington, will never suffer from empty nest syndrome. When three of her children left home she decided to bottle and sell some of the mussels her husband Peter owner of Advance Mussel Supply farm gate produce had left over as she hates waste and loves […]

Bathing boxes for Queenscliff beach – what’s old is new again!

A foreshore plan by Borough of Queenscliffe Council to increase the level of activity on Queenscliff’s front beach could include beach boxes, extending Princes Park towards the beach, and promoting the use of seaweed on local gardens. Coordinator Gary Purton said the plan would include trialling the introduction of beach boxes, their construction and management. […]