My home town is Melbourne, Australia and as summer rolls along its a good chance to do day trips and overnight stops. Queenscliff is an historic town at the entrance to Port Phillip.
Being close to the Southern Ocean the weather can be a little unpredictable. The entrance to Port Phillip is known as The Rip due to the strong currents that rip through the narrow entrance.
The lighthouses stand sentry.
They guide vessels large and small through thr treacherous waters of The Rip.
Day and night the light houses shine their guiding lights.
Standing steadfast while the stars turn.
The waterways around Queencliff are a haven for waterbirds. Even this late in summer some swans have cygnets. Of which they are protective!
The Wood ducks and Spoonbills beautiful to see.
Another feature of Queenscliff is the grand old buildings. From the towns glory days.
Along the bayside the beaches and piers are perfect places to fish or promenade.
One of the attractions of Queenscliff is being able to swim with seals. Unfortunately the strong winds meant that wasn’t possible. Therefore there will be another day trip!
8 thoughts on “Day trips around Melbourne – Queenscliff”
Very interesting! Great photos of the Rip. Must be very difficult for some of those smaller overcoming in.
It’s a challenge. For small boats entry and exit through the Rip is advisable only when the tide conditions are favourable. A site of many shipwrecks!
Love Queenscliff. Have spent time there from land and sea. Always spectacular. Looking forward to seeing you swim with seals!
Hopefully the wind eases off and there is an actual trip to go on!!!
Wow, that’s some rough water
Yes Tim too rough to go on a snorkeling trip to swim with the seals. Another time
Beautiful imagery. Alas, the sea is a harsh mistress.
Definitely, the sea she has many moods