Barwon Heads

Travel Guide
Geelong - Bellarine Peninsula showing general coastal views and a bridge as well as an individual male
Spend a holiday in this seaside town, playing golf in picturesque coastal landscapes, sampling upmarket gourmet dining and experiencing the wildlife of the Barwon River Estuary.

Aquatic activities and wildlife experiences abound in Barwon heads, a holiday destination nestled between lagoons, farmlands and the mouth of the Barwon River. The town started in the 19th century as a small fishing settlement, but quickly attracted wealthy Melbourne holiday-makers with its stunning natural beauty.

Get your bearings at Barwon Head's commercial centre, along Hitchcock Avenue. Join a population of around 3,500 permanent residents mingling around this collection of shops, cafés and restaurants.

After breakfast, spend the heat of the day by the water. The Barwon River shoreline has the best swimming, with calm, cool waters lapping against its sandy banks. Alternatively, tackle the waves at beaches along the Bass Strait coastline. Sign up to a local surf school and learn how to ride the waves.

Walk to the Bluff Lookout on Point Flinders for a panoramic view of the township and the Bass Strait. Otherwise, enjoy the view from the Barwon Heads Golf Course, located along the foreshore reserve.

For a foodie experience, take a winery tour of the surrounding vineyards. Local grapes are paired and complemented with cheese platters. See stretches of farmland from above with an adventure flight in a supercharged military fighter plane. Hold your stomach these pilots love to pull some heart-pumping aerobatic manoeuvres.

Shift gear with a relaxing tour of the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary, which hosts a thriving diversity of water plants and fish. See one of Australia's iconic native animals being nurtured at the Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary.

Spend a day enjoying the marshy vistas of Lake Connewarre, just outside town. Go boating, fish for bream and mulloway or camp by the water. This area is also perfect for birdwatching, with ibis and spoonbill amongst the most regular winged visitors.

Barwon Heads is located on the south coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, 90-minutes’ drive southwest from Melbourne. Visit in March to see the Festival of the Sea, an annual celebration of the town's history, environment and culture.

Seahaven Village
Seahaven Village
4 out of 5
3 Geelong Road, Barwon Heads, VIC, 3227
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$299 per night from 11 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Barwon Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (137 reviews)
"Great proximity to Barwon Heads village strip"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2022

Seahaven Village
Barwon Heads Golf Club
Barwon Heads Golf Club
3.5 out of 5
Golf Links Road, Barwon Heads, VIC, 3227
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Barwon Heads. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Barwon Heads Golf Club and Frank Ellis ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2014

Barwon Heads Golf Club
Beautiful new village apartment with roof deck- stone bath, 360  views & more
Beautiful new village apartment with roof deck- stone bath, 360 views & more
Barwon Heads, VIC
Stay at this apartment in Barwon Heads. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions Frank Ellis Reserve Beach and Barwon Heads Golf ...
5/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Wonderful and comfortable stay
"Very clean, very impressive property - the roof top balcony is great!"

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2022

Beautiful new village apartment with roof deck- stone bath, 360 views & more
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Seahaven Village
Seahaven Village
4 out of 5
3 Geelong Road, Barwon Heads, VIC, 3227
The price is AU$299 per night from 11 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Barwon Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (137 reviews)
"Great proximity to Barwon Heads village strip"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2022

Seahaven Village
Beautiful new village apartment with roof deck- stone bath, 360  views & more
Beautiful new village apartment with roof deck- stone bath, 360 views & more
Barwon Heads, VIC
Stay at this apartment in Barwon Heads. Enjoy a rooftop terrace, WiFi and on-site parking. Popular attractions Frank Ellis Reserve Beach and Barwon Heads Golf ...
5/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Wonderful and comfortable stay
"Very clean, very impressive property - the roof top balcony is great!"

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2022

Beautiful new village apartment with roof deck- stone bath, 360 views & more
Beach Bliss @ Barwon Heads
Beach Bliss @ Barwon Heads
Barwon Heads, VIC
Stay at this holiday home in Barwon Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Barwon Heads Golf Club and Frank Ellis Reserve ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great location, great host
"We really enjoyed our stay, Meegan was a fabulous host and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The property is within walking distance to the central hub of Barwon Heads. The beds were super comfy and having two living areas was a bonus for sports mad men!"

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2022

Beach Bliss @ Barwon Heads
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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