The coastal township of Barwon Heads has something to offer just about everyone. Located on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, it offers scenic views of deep blue waters, family and outdoor adventure and even sports attractions. It's famed as the filming location for a popular television series, and many visitors come here just to see the locations featured on the programme. From golf to football, from lagoons to wildlife sanctuaries to pop culture, families and groups of any size will find a great holiday experience with Barwon Heads accommodation.
Wildlife adventures await near Barwon Heads holiday rentals
Like many destinations in Australia, Barwon Heads is a haven for outdoor adventure, and each trail, park and nature reserve offers its own unique personality and features. Whether you're taking the kids to see koalas at a wildlife sanctuary or you're out to visit the hundreds of native aquatic species at the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary, you'll find breathtaking views of the rainforest, blue waters and wildlife that are unlike those anywhere else. Your Barwon Heads accommodation can serve as your gateway to the flora and fauna of the natural world.
See the animals at Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary
Located on 2 hectares of land at the northern edge of Barwon Heads, the Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary offers the opportunity to see many of Australia's native species up close and personal. It also maintains a mission to rescue and treat injured animals and nurse them back to health and to offer experiences to anyone with special needs. Here you can not just see koalas and kangaroos, but you can touch them for a more personal experience. Apartments, cabins, homes for rent and other Barwon Heads accommodation can be found just minutes away from this wondrous experience.
See native sea life from Barwon Heads Bluff Marine Sanctuary
Located near the Barwon River mouth not far from Barwon Heads Centre, the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects a native reef ecology formed from lava basalt and sandstone, bordered on each edge by 2 shipwrecks. Here you can see everything from rock lobsters to rays, bull kelp, sandstone arches, sponge gardens and all the colourful and vibrant sea life that make up a magical underwater world. The unique variation in conditions at this reef results in a massive diversity of animals and plants, and Barwon Heads holiday rentals put you just a short drive or boat trip away.
Have a sporting outing from Barwon Heads accommodation
Barwon Heads is also a sports town, and fans of many kinds of sports will find lots to entertain them while in Barwon Heads. The town hosts an Australian Rules football team, soccer club, pony club, golf courses, recreational angling and other athletic attractions. A 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 is a solid option for families looking to enjoy all the sports this town offers. You'll be centrally located to cafes, shops, the river and seaside beaches for great dining and shopping after your game, and can enjoy a video library or cook out on the outdoor BBQ.
Make par with holiday rentals near Barwon Heads Golf Club
The Barwon Heads Golf Club offers a celebrated 18-hole golf course, originally established in 1907. Though the clubhouse is restricted to members and their guests, the greens are open to the public. A 1-bedroom studio apartment just over half a kilometre away puts you in very quick access to the course. While not shooting 18 holes, you can take a walk to the beach for a swim or enjoy a glass of complimentary wine on an outdoor patio before self-catering a meal on the outdoor barbecue.
Catch a football match with the Barwon Heads Football Club
If you're a fan of Australian Rules football, you can catch a match in town. Watch the Barwon Heads Football Club take on their rivals in the Bellarine Football League and see a real championship team in action. Since their original founding, the team has gone to the finals in many seasons, so win or lose, it's sure to be an exciting experience and a great game. The team plays at the Howard Harmer Oval sports complex on Bluff Road, not far from Barwon Heads Centre.
Check out SeaChange locations near Barwon Heads rentals
Barwon Heads has been famed for over 2 decades as the primary filming location for the television series SeaChange, which ran for 3 seasons on the ABC and received a revival almost 2 decades later. Many visitors to the town come here to see some of the iconic locations used in making the series, like the Barwon Heads boatshed, which was used as Diver Dan's home. You can book your Barwon Heads holiday rental, house, townhouse, studio or other accommodation near the Bellarine Peninsula locations and see them for yourself.