Write in Historic Queenscliff

 Queenscliff pier

Join like-minded scholars to achieve your writing goals in a traditional guest house near the beach


Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th December 2018

The Venue

Soak up some old world charm at Seaview Guest House, 86 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia 3225

  • 14 classic private rooms all with ensuite bathrooms

  • Wi-Fi

  • Central heating and cooling

  • Lounge with open fire place

  • Communal kitchen

  • Centrally located on the main street, just minutes from shops, cafés and a short walk to the beach

Travel by car: approximately 1.5 hours from Melbourne

By public transport: click here to access Public Transport Victoria's info/maps to Queenscliff

 Seaview Guest House

What to Bring

Everything you need! Laptop, charger, a second screen, comfy clothes, your favourite pen and notebook.

Bring along copies of any resource materials you might need to achieve your writing goals. Printing is not available at the venue.

Tables and chairs are provided in communal writing spaces. Or read on the couch in the lounge. Standing desks are not provided.

You're welcome to bring your favourite writing snacks and drinks and store them in the communal kitchen/fridge.

Bed linen and towels are provided by Seaview Guest House.


Price: $650 AUD


  • Private bedroom with ensuite bathroom

  • Partially catered: breakfast & lunch included (Provide your own dinners: supermarket located within walking distance / full use of commercial kitchen)

  • Use of communal spaces

  • Group writing sessions

A maximum of 14 places are available. Bookings essential – scroll down to secure your place at the retreat.


We offer a largely unstructured program, allowing you to focus on your writing goals at your own pace.


  • 10-12: Check into Seaview Guest House (participants to make their own way to the venue)

  • 12.30: Welcome lunch*, introductions and retreat overview. Note. breakfast and lunch times are fixed due to catering requirements.

  • 2: Unstructured writing time

  • Dinner**: venture into town for a meal, or grab some groceries and use the commercial kitchen

  • 7+: After dark writing time - for those who want to power through the evening. Alternatively, explore the town, share a drink with new friends, or relax in your room.


  • 8-9: Breakfast*

  • 9: Writing time

  • 12-1: Lunch*

  • 1-6: Writing time

  • Dinner**

  • 7+: After dark writing session or individual time


  • 8-9: Breakfast*

  • 9: Writing time

  • 12-1: Lunch*

  • 1.30: Wrap up and debrief

  • 3: Check out

* Breakfast, lunch and all-day tea and coffee are included in the registration fee.

Breakfasts include: fruit, yogurt, muesli/porridge/cereal, croissants/toast/muffins, cheese/ham, assortment of spreads, juices/milks/tea and coffee.
Lunch includes: alternated each day – soup, lasagne, quiche served with salad + desert.

** Dinners organised by participants. Dinners are not provided. Restaurants are available in town, or stock up at the local supermarket and use the commercial kitchen to prepare your meal.

We are able to cater for vegetarians, but unfortunately other dietary requirements will need to be met by the participant. There is a commercial kitchen at the venue for your to prepare food if you wish. A supermarket is located within easy walking distance.

Book your retreat

Step 1: Complete the form below, then proceed to Step 2 to make payment.

Name *
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Step 2: Payment

Payment is required in full to finalise your booking. Please refer to the cancellation policy below.

A tax invoice can be organised for your university if you need to claim funds /reimbursement.

Click on the payment button below to securely pay using your credit card or Apple Pay.
If you selected to pay via bank transfer (in the form above) please disregard this step, we’ll email you an invoice with payment details within the next 48 hours.

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  • 14+ days prior to the retreat start date = no charge, payment refunded.

  • 7 – 13 days prior to the retreat start date = 50% charge

  • 1 – 7 days before the start date = 75% charge

  • Cancellation on the day of the retreat or after arrival = 100% charge


Contact Dr Bronwyn Eager: bron@acwriretreats.com

Click here to find out more about preparing for your writing retreat

 Inside Seaview Guest House