Merne – a hothouse of local talent

After only being operating for a short time Merne at Lighthouse has been crowned Victoria’s Golden Plate winner. Merne also won Best Contemporary Dining and Best Customer Service awards. Golden Plate Judges said that Merne was a ‘hothouse of local talent’ owned and operated by Matt Dempsey, Caleb Fleet, Graham Jeffries and Josh Smith. “This […]

The Brewhouse – so more than just a pub

‘As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven kittens. Kittens, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St Ives?’ And what’s this conundrum got to do with The Brewhouse? Nothing really except that seven […]

The Q Train – a journey of delights

Drysdale was buzzing Saturday night the 23rd of September with the launch of The Q Train, a progressive dinner train serving a 6 course degustation menu. The menu is complemented with local produce from farms and suppliers of the region. “A true complement to the taste trail, and supporting local business is double bonus,” said […]

Flying high at Trees Adventure

Since its official opening in April this year, Trees Adventure Otway Park has proven to be an exciting eco-adventure park. It offers eight challenging courses for people aged from four and up. Up is the key word here as feel on top of the world flying above the tree tops attached to a variety of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Queenscliff & Coastal Holidays have a selection of over 50 holiday homes

Where two worlds meet Queenscliff & Coastal Holiday Bookings have a selection of over fifty holiday homes in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff in a range of budgets to suit couples, families or that special celebration.  There is no denying that we love the convenience, ease and spontaneity the virtual world brings t our daily lives […]

Circa 1902 brings new life to Queenscliff Inn

Sally and Chris, the proud new owners of Circa 1902, say they feel especially proud and privileged to begin their new venture in such a charming building, known as Olinda House in bygone days. “Our aim is to breathe new life and vitality into this regal old establishment at 59 Hesse St,” said Chris. Refurbishments […]