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Shortland Bluff

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Depth: 3m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.274112 144.659085 ( 38°16.447'S 144°39.545'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:55:26 PM


Shortland Bluff can be found at the end of Hesse Street, Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. The town of Queenscliff was once known as Shortland Bluff.

The most prominent nearby feature is the famous Black Lighthouse which is one of only a handful in the world that are unpainted black stone. It is the only black lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere. Also known as the High Lighthouse, it is located inside the historic Fort Queenscliff which guards the entrance to Port Phillip

Shortland Bluff is a sandstone bluff rising some 15 m (49 ft) above sea level and beyond the Bluff, the sandstone extends east into the bay where, over many thousands of years, it has been sculptured by the strong tides prevalent to the Port Phillip Heads.

Provided you are experienced in currents, diving off the platform around Shortland Bluff beacon while challenging is well worth the effort.

Dive Type: Shore Dive

Imported from The Scuba Doctor


Shore access