Point Lonsdale to Queenscliff Walking trail.
Posted On June 5, 2017
Escape the hustle and bustle of the City with a visit to Point Lonsdale. Point Lonsdale is a beautiful seaside town just over 100kms from Melbourne.
Point Lonsdale is one of the Headlands (along with Point Nepean) that frame the Rip or the heads, the only entrance for shipping coming into the port of Melbourne. It is a beautiful place to visit, to stop and have a coffee, for the kids to play at the large playground and a magical place to walk.
Point Lonsdale / Queenscliff now has an amazing walking trail along the beach that shows off the best of the Bellarine Peninsula’s Beaches.
The trail is called ‘the quality of life trail’ it is a walking, jogging, and cycling trail that connects Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale, (or the locals may argue connects Point Lonsdale to Queenscliff.
The local decided that they wanted to encourage locals and tourists alike to enjoy the area, whilst getting fit and healthy and the 5.5km long, largely flat trail was the outcome. The trail is great for people of any fitness level, whether prams, cyclists, joggers or people wanting a more leisurely stroll. The trail is 5.5kms one way or 11kms return.
Every 500 metres there are markers to let you know the distance, there are entrances back up to the road, or down to the beach.
On my recent walk, as I journeyed along snug in my beanie, gloves and warm coat, I watched in awe the amazing men and women climbing into the icy water with nothing more than bathers and a swimming cap to keep them warm. There were many other people braving the cold water on surf and body boards.
If you are lucky you may see some freighters going through the heads, or depending on the time of year you may see Humpbacks and Southern Right whales.
Have you visited Point Lonsdale?
Where are your favourite seaside walks?