6pm - 10pm

Sat 22 June, 2024

When daylight dies, Afterdark is where the party comes back to life!

Join us at the “official”, VIP, nightide event and warm up inside, away from the crowd and the cold. DJs fill the void with soul classics spun on vinyl while you will be served a menu of luxe canapés crafted by TARRA Queenscliff executive chef Michael Demagistris. Exclusive and private bars will keep you well hydrated with beers, wines and spirits available to purchase.

A speakeasy cocktail & whisky lounge offers a chilled space delivering high-end spirits, hand-crafted cocktails and a chilled vibe.

Roving performers and vagabonds, entertain the masses with moments of weird and wonderful. Or tempt fate and see what your future holds from tarot card and horoscope vaticinators.

Join us for a night where warmth meets the cool, dark edge of winter.

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Travelling from the Mornington Peninsula?

If you wish to sail across to our event, we can get you home on our special 8:40pm Ferry heading back to Sorrento. Included in your Afterdark ticket price you will receive a FREE return ferry ticket, just tick the ferry option at checkout. Although you will leave us earlier, we will open the bar on board the ferry, with drinks to purchase, so you can keep the party going on your way back thome!

Afterdark Party

Whats Included

- Exclusive indoor venue
- Canapes provided
- Grazing Stations
- Welcome Drink
- DJ Emma Peel
- Tarot Readers
- Roving entertainers
- Private bars
Early Bird Price - $89
Book early bird tickets now (Limited Availability). Ticket RRP $99pp
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The Fine Print

Price per person
Adult $99pp


  • VIP Entry into TARRA Level 1 Lounge & Bars
  • Welcome drink on arrival (all other beverages available at bar prices)
  • Canapes & grazing tables prepared by TARRA’s Executive Chef Michael Demagistris
  • Exclusive entertainment
  • Wristband for VIP Lounge access, so you can also explore the free event

TARRA Queenscliff,  located at the Searoad Ferries Queenscliff terminal, 1 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff, Vic, 3225

VIP Entry into TARRA Level 1 Lounge  access will be open 6pm to 10pm. The main food service will be from 6pm – 8pm.

Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Tickets are subject to availability

Dietary requirements
Please view menu prior to booking. This menu is a fixed menu. We can cater for gluten free or vegetarian dietary requirements, however require at least 72 hours notice by emailing functions@searoad.com.au

Terms and conditions

  • This is a one-night only event for Saturday 22nd June 2024
  • Cancellation/refunds – 100% refund with at least 7 days notice. Inside 7 days 100% cancellation fee/ non refundable
  • Searoad Ferries reserves the right to cancel the event and will offer an alternative date or 100% refund.
  • Strict RSA will be applied and any form of misconduct towards staff will involve removal from the venue with local authorities informed


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Food & Drink
  • DJ Emma Peel
    Spinning a retro cocktail of 60s and 70s grooves, Emma Peel ignites Afterdark with vintage vibes and rare vinyl delights.
  • Sunday Lemonade
    Dive into the quirky love story of indie folk's rom-com darlings, Sunday Lemonade, as they perform a private, captivating performance for Afterdark attendees.
  • Uptown Brown
    Singing gentleman-adventurer performing a roving program of primitive 1920s-30s jazz and blues. This roving one man band is sure to keep the toes tapping.
  • Contortionist
    Watch spellbound as our contortionist twists reality, bending and flexing through impossible shapes under the mystic solstice moon.
  • The Hustler
    Encounter The Hustler, Afterdarks street-savvy rogue, weaving through the crowd with clever tricks and sharp wit.
  • Winter Hula Hoopers
    Afterdarks Hula Hoopers spin a hypnotic dance, their vibrant hoops swirling in mesmerizing patterns that enchant and capture the eyes of beholders.
  • Tommy Terrific
    These aren't your garden variety, kids balloons! These are hysterical, adult only balloon creations, tailored for the adults who are young at heart.
  • Luxe Canapes
    Catered by TARRA Queenscliff, this canape menu crafted by executive chef Michael Demagistris, will keep you well fed while enjoying the festivities.
    Food & Drink
  • Pop Up Bars
    Pop Up Bars, where the local brews, wines, and spirits mingle perfectly with the spirited vibe of the night.
  • Speakeasy Whisky & Cocktail Lounge
    Escape the dance floor and lounge in our Speakeasy Whisky & Cocktail Bar. Serving high-end spirits, hand-crafted cocktails.
    Food & Drink
  • Grazing Stations
    An oyster station and cheese & charcuterie station will be available to graze at your own leisure.
  • Fireworks
    As an Afterdark Attendee you will have a front row view behind glass of the spectacular fireworks display. Or venture out into the cold to be amongst the solstice celebration.
  • Tarot Cards, Horoscopes & Astrologists
    Find out what your fortunes and futures may hold as our Afterdark vaticinators provide insights into the unknown.

Afterdark FAQs

Is it accessible?

Yes, have full accessibility with ramps, accessible bathrooms and a lift to level one

What time and where are the fireworks?

The fireworks are at 7.30pm and will be launched off the top of the ferry which will be positioned just off the beach near the ferry terminal.  The fireworks can be viewed around the Queenscliff foreshore and South Pier, or from the Afterdark lounge.

Can I attend the free Nightide event?

Yes you may also explore the free event throughout the event.

Is the event BYO?

We do not allow BYO alcohol on the premises, however there will be facilities available for you to purchase. Please note some bars will be card only.

Where can i park?

There is free parking at the Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff Foreshore Reserve and many side streets near the event

Can I also book the Decadence event?

Yes, you can combine tickets to experience everything on offer. Please note that you will need to pay for both ticket types

Can i get a ferry back to Sorrento at night?

A special return ferry will be available for foot passengers only. This will depart from Queenscliff at 8.45pm, so should you wish to catch this ferry you will need to leave before the end of the event.