Holiday program

Come and join in on fishy fun at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre!

Where: 2A Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff (click to open Google Maps)

When: Monday 19th to Friday 30th September (inclusive)
CLOSED   Thursday 22nd (National Day of Mourning)  and  Friday  23rd (Grand  Final Eve) Public Holidays

Time: The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (MFDC) is open from

  • 10 am until 3.30 pm every day
    • sessions commence 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm

Download our Spring holiday program here


Note: Children must always be accompanied by an adult on activities and in the MFDC.

  • MFDC 50 mins session - Bookings essential
    • $5 per person (children 3 and under are free)
    • $25 Family (2 adults + 4 children)
  • All outside activities - Bookings essential
    • $45 per person for Family Fishing Trip
    • $30 per person for  Marine Biology Cruise
    • $10 per person for Freshwater Wonders
    • $10 per person for Rockpool Ramble  (Pt Lonsdale)
    • $10 per person for  Beach Discovery (Queenscliff)
  • Fishy Tales Storytime - Bookings essential
    • FREE (thank you Queenscliff Library) to children and ONE supervising adult for Fishy Tales - Story time.
  • Special Events
    • Port Phillip Ferries FISH Club  (Wednesday 21st and Thursday 29th)
      • From either Docklands or Portarlington
      • Enjoy hours of fishy related fun including a fishing clinic in Geelong
      • For more info and to book:

Bookings are required for all sessions in the MFDC, for all indoor activities and for all outdoor activities to book:

  • MFDC
    (03) 5258 3344
    (Payment is to be made at the time of booking)
  • Queenscliff Library
    (03) 4201  0656
  • Port Phillip Ferries

Cancellation policy

MFDC Refunds will be given:

- if we cancel because of weather

- if you cancel because someone in your party is unwell

- if you cancel giving 24 hours notice (for any other reason)

Note: Refunds will not be given if you do not let us know and you do not participate in the activity.

Overview of activities

Click here for an overview of on-water activities

Click here for an overview of on-habitats activities

Click here for an overview of indoor activities

Can't get to the MFDC?

Don't despair, some on line activities can be found here and here!

More information?

—send us your details and we will email your daily activity.


(03) 5258 3344

If there is no answer leave a message, we will return your call


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Need a fishing licence?

Visit our fishing licence page for more information.
FAQsThe answers to some  frequently asked questions are here