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South Channel Fort

South Channel Fort Tour

Tour operated by: South Bay Eco Adventures

Address: Shop 1b, 4 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225

Phone: 03 5258 4019  |  Mobile: 0427 701 596  


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A unique and highly significant 19th Century artificial island, built as part of the strategic defence network of Port Phillip when Melbourne was vulnerable to invasion for its gold riches.

Access the labyrinth of underground passages small lobbies and magazines, and be privy to the stunning views over the bay.

Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. A degree of mobility is also required. If you are unsure please call their friendly staff.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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The family ticket is for either two Adults and one Child, or two Adults and two Children. Additional Children are $35 each.



Children need to be ages between, three and 16 years old to be eligible for this ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Days of operation

Please check on-line for tour availability. Bookings essential.

Departure details: 01/09/15 - 31/05/16

Wed: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sun: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tour starting location

South Bay Eco Adventures

Mode of transport

  • Walk
  • Motor Vessel


  • Birdwatching
  • Dolphin watching
  • Guided walks


  • Boat
  • Walking


  • Guide

Disabled access

Please contact South Bay Eco Adventures to discuss your access requirements.

South Bay Eco Adventures is an award winning ecotourism company specialising in sightseeing boat tours of Southern Port Phillip Bay, the Rip and Port Phillip Heads.

View the spectacular Rip, the stretch of water connecting the Bay and Bass Strait, and discover the wildlife that calls Port Phillip Bay home, including dolphins, seals, whales, penguins and sea birds.

Explore areas only accessible by boat, on an up close nature-based adventure highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of Southern Port Phillip Bay.

The purpose-built eco boat offers exceptional visibility for everyone on board, with a design that ensures a smooth, stable and comfortable ride.

Tours operate daily between November and April from Queenscliff Harbour, with limited tours between between June and August.

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Winner

Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

How to get here

Great Ocean Road