Where I live

(with a bit of help from the local tourist & historical groups web pages)

Australia, where I live



Bellarine Peninsula

Queenscliff is the unchallenged `capital' of the Bellarine Peninsula but if you take the time to get to know the charming individual towns of Drysdale/Clifton Springs, Portarlington, Indented Head, St Leonards, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale you will be rewarded with outstanding coastal scenery and a wealth of things to experience and places to explore.

In the late 19th century, Clifton Springs became renowned for its high quality mineral water, which was found in springs near the foreshore. Now long gone, that attraction was replaced by the exceptional views of Port Phillip Bay, and the quiet lifestyle this area offers.

Clifton Springs

Conveniently located just a short 5 minute drive from Drysdale, Clifton Springs is comprised mainly of residential housing, but boasts one of the best golf clubs in Victoria, and a very popular bowling club, as well as a public swimming pool. 

Pictured here is the Clifton Springs Golf Club (top), which also offers quality meals and houses a reception centre which is ideal for weddings. This club also has poker machines.

The Bowling Club is also a popular spot with excellent facilities, and plenty of serious competition to test your skill.

It's just a short walk from the Golf Club.

The Dell Clifton Springs

We're led to believe that back in the late 19th Century, fairies used to bathe in the warm spring water which bubbled from the ground at the "Fairy Dell".

The Dell (left) has recently been improved and is a great place for a picnic. To get there, drive between the Golf and Bowling Clubs, and turn right.

This shot (right) was taken from above the Dell area, and shows the rugged coast-line around Clifton Springs.

It's a good place to just enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, and to take in the views of Port Phillip Bay.

Coast Line Clifton Springs