The newly constructed Queenscliff Harbour offers great opportunities to enjoy good food, shopping and watch the boats cruise past. Founded in 1882, Queenscliff is the unchallenged “capital” of the Bellarine Peninsula and features the Queenscliff Harbour, built in 1934. Catch a ferry for a day trip or visit the Maritime Museum or the Marine Discovery Centre. The pier and lifeboat shed were an integral part of the infrastructure provided to improve the safety for ships entering or leaving Port Phillip Bay. Many lives were saved though the efforts of the crews that manned the lifeboat, which is now located in the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum. Water based activities are well established, dive schools offer scuba and snorkelling tuition, boat charters offer fishing or dolphin tours, jetty angling, surfing, sailboarding – the opportunities are endless. Or drop a line from the end of the Queenscliff Pier and utilise the picnic and barbecue facilities that are just along the foreshore.