When you've been in the business of welcoming travelers for 135 years, you learn a thing or two about how to entertain them. This region knows how to hold and party and attract a fun crowd.
Queenscliff Music Festival: held on the last weekend in November, QMF has been running since 1997 and was one of the original destination music festivals. Artists from all over the world and just down the road perform at venues all across the town.
The Blues Train: the heritage steam train and four carriages make the round trip between Queenscliff and Drysdale Saturdays during August and then weekends from October to April. It’s a progressive party with four of Australia’s best Blues acts – one in each carriage. Start with dinner in Queenscliff before the train chugs out of the station. As it pulls into each platform, grab a beverage from the magically reappearing bar and then join the next carriage. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes too – the D carriage is basically a rolling dancefloor!
Rip View Classic:This 1.4km open water swim is one of the three big swims on the Victorian Summer Calendar and a favourite especially for those new to open water swimming. The location at Port Phillip Heads makes the swim totally dependent on low tide, and theycarefully select the most suitable date between Christmas and the Pier to Pub.Come along and support this major fundraiser for the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club at arguably Point Lonsdale's biggest annual event.
Every February the Geelong Street Rodders Hot Rod Run roars into town with loads of colourful vintage cars and loud engines. There’s a Friday night cruise around town and a show-and-shine later in the weekend where you can check out all the polished and pimped rides.
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