Easter Bunny at Bellarine Railway
Dates: 20-April-2019 - 21-April-2019
Hop onboard for some great family fun this Easter at Bellarine Railway. Enjoy a scenic 45 minute return train ride, ‘Bunny Spotto’ activity, Easter bonnet parade with prizes, an Easter Egg hunt for children plus photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Book online to avoid disappointment or purchase tickets at Queenscliff booking office on the day, unless sold out prior.
20 Symonds Street
Giant Easter Egg Hunt
Dates: 21-April-2019 - 21-April-2019
At The Adventure Park Geelong, which is only a short distance from Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, you will find a wonderful Easter event for the kids! On Sunday the 21st April, along with the Easter Bunny, will be a giant easter egg hunt for the littlies. Visit the website for more details.
1249 Bellarine Highway
Easter Egg Hunt
Dates: 21-April-2019 - 21-April-2019
Bring the kids along at 2pm for a giant Easter Egg Hunt at the Geelong Adventure Park. It is only a short drive from Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. The kids will love meeting the Easter Bunny too!
1249 Bellarine Highway
Whisky- Signatory Vintage Scotch 30th anniversary tasting
Dates: 26-April-2019 - 26-April-2019
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whiskey 30th Anniversary tasting at the Whisky Bar. 6:30pm Friday 26th April, 2019. Please refer to the website for further details.
2 Gellibrand Street
The Bellarine Railway
Dates: 04-December-2018 - 30-April-2019
SANTA TRAIN RIDES Make this Christmas extra special by joining Santa, Mrs Claus and our Carolling Elves on board our Santa Train Specials. 15 and 16 December 2018 Session times: 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm Please note that bookings are essential and close at 12 noon on Friday 14 December 2018. The Elves will then be busy selecting all the gifts for Santa to give to your children on the day! Also available for the kids: day out with Thomas.
20 Symonds Street
Sidney Nolan Exhibition- Geelong Art Gallery
Dates: 02-March-2019 - 26-May-2019
For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art.
55 Little Malop Street
Queenscliff Literary Festival
Dates: 11-May-2019 - 26-May-2019
Over three weekends in May 2019, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will celebrate the work of Australian writers and artists with a varied and inspiring schedule of events in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Refer to the website for further information...... The Festival celebrates Australian author. This year our bumper program showcases an exceptional group of fiction and non-fiction authors with a range of stimulating and entertaining talks and workshops plus a very special dinner. We are also proud to once again present our popular schools program with free workshops featuring leading writers and illustrators in five locations around the Borough.
Venues in Queenscliff & Pt. Lonsdale
Alice in Wonderland - Ballet
Dates: 31-May-2019 - 31-May-2019
Melbourne City Ballet are back with a new Ballet by two of Australia’s leading choreographers, Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate), collaborate to pay homage to Lewis Carroll and his work, Alice In Wonderland. This enchanting ballet is complimented by Tchaikovsky’s arrangement. Join the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter as Alice ventures through Wonderland. This new ballet is perfect for all ages, and is a magical portrayal of the classical story.
29-41 Peninsula Drive
Dates: 30-May-2019 - 01-June-2019
What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot juggling, jaw-dropping aerial rope and tippy ring, mesmerising roué cyr, Chinese pole and hula hoop - all hilariously woven together with original music from the live Circus Oz band. Duration: 70 minutes, no interval.
GPAC -50 Little Malop Street
Celtic Festival Portarlington
Dates: 07-June-2019 - 10-June-2019
The National Celtic Folk Festival is the premier Celtic festival in the southern hemisphere. The Festival is four days of arts, culture and folk event featuring music, dance, song, theatre, literature and family activities. The comprehensive festival program included concerts, workshops, master classes, displays, markets and special events. The event celebrates the diversity of Celtic Culture in a contemporary context whilst focusing on arts and folk. The Festival is held annually at Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula. It is 105 kilometres from Melbourne and 30 kilometres from Geelong. The Festival is located in the heart of township and uses many of the town's landmark buildings, including the Rotunda, Parks Hall, churches, small halls, the Grand Hotel - 14 venues run across this long weekend. The event showcases National and International artists and attracts local, intra state and interstate visitors to the region, With a reputation that grows each and every year, this is Australia’s largest and most diverse Celtic gathering.
0473 345 870
LOW LIGHT FESTIVAL
Dates: 01-May-2019 - 30-June-2019
Low Light includes a series of one-night-only performances at the Queenscliff Town Hall.The 2019 program has yet to be announced. In 2018 people saw the likes of Dan Sultan, Aussie fold four-piece All our Exes Live in Texas and American singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. The 2018 festival also saw an exclusive premiere screening of 3 new films. There were also gin and whiskey tastings, heritage walks, visual art installations, progressive dinners and even a five course "big red" dinner featuring a battle of the wines from Bordeaux and the Bellarine Peninsula.
QUEENSCLIFF COMMUNITY MARKET
Dates: 29-April-2018 - 30-June-2019
The last Sunday of each month (excluding June, July & August). Experience the true laid-back atmosphere at one of our hidden gems! Situated in picturesque Princess Park which is only a stone's throw from the water's edge in Queenscliff, this boutique market is the ideal place to come and meet your friends while wandering through a wonderful range of fresh produce, hand crafts, plants and lots more. Your senses will be assailed at every turn. There's nothing like spending a leisurely morning on the last Sunday of the month (excluding June, July and August). There is great coffee and a range of foods available. So relax, read the paper, have a chat and enjoy breakfast or brunch all while strolling through this delightful park setting. Melways Reference 236 J5. This market is the ideal place to come and meet your friends (or make new ones) while wandering through a wonderful range of fresh produce, hand crafts, plants, food stalls and a whole lot more. There is nothing like spending a leisurely morning than strolling through this delightful park setting.
Cnr Gellibrand and Symonds Streets
Dates: 18-July-2019 - 19-July-2019
The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is coming to The Potato Shed stage for the first time. Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War. The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg’s mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
The Potatoe Shed
29-41 Peninsula Drive
Heath and Wellbeing
Kids High Tea - Sea Road Ferries
Dates: 01-April-2019 - 31-July-2019
Kids can enjoy a children’s version of our regular High Tea including a tiered platter of sweet and savoury treats, soft drink, juice or hot chocolate, whilst mum and dad or grandparents will receive our usual High Tea offering which includes a glass of sparkling wine, coffee or tea. Sail the bay for a two hour return trip for this special school holiday outing. Kids can look for dolphins, visit the playground and have their face painted.
22 Wharf Street
Basil's Farm - Kids Feeding the animals
Dates: 21-April-2019 - 31-October-2019
Held every Thursday from 14 March to 3 October and also every Thursday during the school holidays (weather dependent), children get to meet and feed the farm animals including llamas, Babydoll sheep, chickens and ducks and also visit the Chicken Caravan to see how eggs are gathered for the cafe. Registration is from 10:15am for a 10:30am start. Sessions are limited to 15 children. Please wear suitable footwear for walking around the farm and paddocks. Gumboots are great in the cooler months. You may like a pram or pusher for little ones (five minute walk).Book online through the website. Please email the team if you have any queries or dietary requirements.. Please note feeding sessions are not held on public holidays.
43-53 Nye Road
Queenscliff Music Festival
Dates: 22-November-2019 - 25-November-2019
A fantastic live music festival held over three days in November each year. Featuring well know Australian and International artists. This is a FABULOUS weekend so be quick and book your tickets now!See Queenscliff music festival website for further information.
The Rip Swim
Dates: 15-December-2019 - 15-December-2019
The exciting Rip Swim returns for it's 6th season. (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED). The project has 4 crosiing dates this season to allow more opportunities for crossing this notorious stretch of water. Each crossing will hvae up to 4 groups of 6 swimmers. 7 December, 5 & 20 January and 3 February. Come down and cheer these brave swimmers in at the POint Lonsdale pier!!
Festival of Sails
Dates: 25-January-2020 - 27-January-2020
With over 15 different race series catering from the highest performance Grand Prix racers to trailable cruisers, the varied race action is sure to offer something for everyone, and spectators will certainly not be disappointed. First held in 1844, the Festival of Sails is Victoria's oldest ongoing sporting event, and the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. For those not competing on-water, there is plenty of shore-side excitement taking place with over 100,000 people flocking to the stunning Waterfront Geelong over the Australia Day holiday period to be part of the excitement. The Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on the Geelong Waterfront on Australia Day, 26 January 2019.
Royal Geelong Yacht Club
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Dates: 01-January-2020 - 31-January-2020
The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a pro event being staged in Geelong and the Surf Coast for the sixth consecutive year in January 2020. (Specific dates yet to be confirmed). Thousands of elite cyclists will be in Geelong this summer to be part of the third Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race - expected to be bigger and better than the previous events! Consisting of the 174km Elite Men’s Race, which in a coup for the event, has secured a place on the coveted UCI WorldTour racing calendar (2017-2019), announced by world cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and 113km Elite Women’s Race (also endorsed with an official UCI classification). Riders will travel from the Geelong Waterfront to Barwon Heads, Torquay and return. There's also an open participation event - the Swisse People's Ride, enabling approx. 4,000 cyclists to ride the course. There are 65km and 111km courses again, plus the introduction of a new, shorter course - 35km.
Various Geelong - Surf Coast