Relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads, a popular destination at the mouth of the Barwon River, on the lands of the Wadawurrung people. Soak up the coastal scenery all year round and find a beach for every occasion, from renowned surf breaks to river beaches and snorkelling grounds. Wander along the white sand, while away the day in friendly cafes, and work on your swing at some of the finest golf courses in the state.
Play a round at some of the country's best golf courses on the Bellarine Peninsula. Studded with superbly sculpted, five-star courses, Barwon Heads is home to three of Australia's Top 50 public access courses (Ausgolf magazine). Tee off at Thirteenth Beach at Barwon Heads on either the Creek Course, designed by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, or the Beach Course, designed by Tony Cashmore.
Barwon Heads Golf Club with its National Trust and Heritage Victoria listed clubhouse is another favourite famed for its ambience and old world charm. So hit the greens and enjoy stunning architecture and ocean views, sea air and friendly wildlife.
In the water
Swim in the wide and picturesque river estuary or along the sandy river foreshore at the river mouth. Cast a line for a spot of fishing or, for more heart-racing adventure, head to the Bluff at Thirteenth Beach for some lively surfing action.