Things To Do In Clifton Springs

Things To Do In Clifton Springs

Clifton Springs is a beachside town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Bellarine Peninsula’s coastline. Situated right near the sprawling regional metropolis that is the City of Greater Geelong, Clifton Springs is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD. 

If you plan to visit the area, there are so many fun activities to do in Clifton Springs! 

From the Clifton Springs Golf Club and Golf Course, to the Clifton Springs Tennis Club, as well as Clifton Springs Beach and “The Dell” picnic area, and the Clifton Springs Boat Ramp from which to launch your fishing excursions, you won’t be lost for relaxing ways to unwind here.

Let’s explore! 

Clifton Springs Beach

Clifton Springs Beach: Spring Street, Clifton Springs

Clifton Springs’ front beach is a haven for beachgoers and sun lovers alike. The Clifton Springs beach “The Dell” picnic area, located on the Clifton Springs Foreshore, is particularly enticing for visitors to this picturesque seaside location.

Situated on traditional custodian Waddawurrung Country, “The Dell” is a naturally-forming amphitheatre-like structure that features a car park, picnic area, and heritage walking trail.

Even better? The Clifton Springs front beach makes for excellent swimming, and it is a popular swimming spot for locals and visitors to the area alike. As well as this, Clifton Springs Beach is a dog-friendly location, with dogs allowed off-leash on the sand.

Clifton Springs Boat Ramp

Clifton Springs Boat Ramp:  2A Jetty Rd, Clifton Springs VIC 3222

The Clifton Springs Boat Ramp is located on Jetty Road in Clifton Springs. It is the ideal location to set sail from, especially if you plan to go fishing!

The facility is in good condition, although it’s important to note that the Clifton Springs Harbour entrance is quite shallow, and entry into the boat ramp area can be restricted by seagrass – especially at low tides. 

Clifton Springs Tennis Club

Clifton Springs Tennis Club: 90 Jetty Rd, Clifton Springs VIC 3222

Claiming to offer the best tennis facilities on the Bellarine Peninsula, the Clifton Springs Tennis Club offers tennis classes and social events for players of all ages!

Two of the Clifton Springs Tennis Club’s courts are proudly made of ‘Plexicushion’ – which is the same material that was used to construct the courts in the Rod Laver Arena. There are also two LED-lit, elite ‘Tiger Turf’ courts on offer. The remaining four courts are ‘plexipaved’.

Some of the activities you can participate in at the Clifton Springs Tennis Club include:

  • Tennis Coaching
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Social Tennis
  • Competition Tennis
  • Junior Tennis
  • Senior Tennis
  • Night Tennis
  • Midweek Ladies Tennis
  • Teens 4 Tennis 

The Clifton Springs Tennis Club also hosts free tennis open days, with the most recent event having been scheduled for Sunday the 4th of February 2024. As part of the open day, the club offered free social tennis and activities including:

  • Free junior and adult cardio tennis classes
  • Social tennis hits for all levels
  • Free sausage sizzle
  • Membership information

Interested in signing up? Membership options at the Clifton Springs Tennis Club start from $98 per adult for a full year of tennis, which gets you full access to the club’s tennis courts, discounted cardio tennis coaching, and the eligibility to enter the club’s regular tennis competitions. 

Clifton Springs Golf Club and Golf Course

Clifton Springs Golf Club: 92-94 Clear Water Dr, Clifton Springs VIC 3222

The spectacular Clifton Springs Golf Course proudly boasts 180-degree views of the Bellarine Peninsula’s sparkling Corio Bay. Located near the country town of Drysdale, and a short drive from the infamous Westgate Bridge (just one hour, to be precise), the course is as green and lush as any good golfing club should aspire to be! Offering steeply sloping greens and couch fairways to challenge even the most well-versed golfer, hours of fun will surely be had here.

Aside from the golfing greens, the Clifton Springs Golf Club also offers an award-winning dining experience in its on-site Bistro. Known for its comfortable yet relaxed atmosphere, the Clifton Springs Golf Club’s Bistro also doubles as a function space for special occasions and events – including weddings! 

As well as the popular Bistro location, the Clifton Springs Golf Club has also added another entertainment venue to their portfolio: The Deck 9294. Recently opened, the new local hot spot features a giant sports-viewing screen, bar snacks, and tempting beverages, as well as weekly live entertainment. Don’t miss their signature 1 metre long pizzas! A family favourite, for sure. 

Aside from the fantastic dining and entertainment options that are available at the club, the Clifton Springs Golf Club also offers frequent social events for members to attend and participate in, including:

  • A Friday night raffle
  • Men’s Club Championships
  • A ‘Survivor Golf’ Event
  • A ‘Nine and Dine’ social golfing competition 

Keen to take part in the action? You can apply for a Clifton Springs Golf Club membership via the application form on their website, or by calling the club directly. As the club boasts some of the most affordable golfing membership options on the Bellarine Peninsula, you’re sure to get bang for your buck! 

The Clifton Springs Golf Club Bistro and Deck 9294 menu offerings are certainly nothing to sneeze at! Some of the dishes you can choose to chow down on at the venue’s locations include:

Clifton Springs Golf Club Bistro Menu

Something Small

Garlic Bread (V) $10

Fried Calamari (GFO) $16 (Entree) $28 (Main)

Bruschetta $10

Baked Brie $16

Pork and Shitake Mushroom Gyoza $18

Something Bigger

Veal Saltimbocca (GFO) $34

Eggplant Parmigiana (GFO) $26

Grilled Atlantic Salmon (GFO) $32

Mussel Pot (GFO) $25

Beer Battered Whiting (GFO) $30

Crispy Fried Chicken Burger $25

Stuffed Red Pepper (V) $26

Thai Green Seafood Curry (GFO) $26

Nasi Goreng (GFO) (V) $27

Chicken Schnitzel $26

Chicken Parma $28

Porterhouse 300 grams (GFO) $40

Hanger Steak 400 grams with Louisiana Mop Sauced (GFO) $40

Pizza and Pasta

Prawn and Chilli Spaghetti (GFO) $26

Pumpkin Ravioli (V) $26

Vegetarian Garlic and Ricotta Pizza (V) $22

Smoked Ham Pizza $24

Margherita (V) $18

Salumi $24


Sticky Date Pudding $12

Eaton Mess (GFO) $12

Mille Feuille $12

The Deck 9294 Menu at The Clifton Springs Golf Club

To Share

Trio of Dips $18

Cheese Platter $22

Ploughmans’ Plate $26

Crispy Spiced Prawns $18

Baked Brie Cheese $16

Polenta Chips $18

Something Bigger 

Smoky Beef Brisket Sliders (4) $18

Buffalo Wings $15

Pork and Shitake Mushroom Gyoza (5) $18

Loaded Wedges $15

Pulled Pork Bao Buns (3) $18

Potato and Cheddar Cheese Croquettes (4) $16

Porcini Mushroom Arancini $16


Margherita $18

Salumi $24

Smoked Ham $24

Hawaiian $18

Potato and Rosemary $22

Vegetarian Garlic and Ricotta $22


Are you still wondering whether you should visit Clifton Springs for a relaxing family getaway? The truth is, there’s no better spot for some seaside R & R. Relax and unwind by the water and enjoy a dip and sunbathe at Clifton Spring’s pleasant beach, foreshore, and The Dell picnic area. 

Feeling more adventurous? How about going for a hit at the Clifton Springs Tennis Club, or perhaps, a putt at the luscious Clifton Springs Golf Club and Golf Course? While you’re there, you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Clifton Springs Golf Club Bistro, or enjoy a beverage and light snack at the venue’s newly opened establishment, The Deck 9294.

You’ll come away refreshed and recharged by the fresh sea air!

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