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Barwon Heads

Relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads, a popular summer destination at the mouth of the Barwon River and the location of the hit ABC television series, SeaChange. Wander along quiet riverbanks and ocean beaches, while away the day in friendly cafes, and work on your swing at some of the finest golf courses in the state.

Ocean greens
Play a round at some of the country's best links 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.

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Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Located near the mouth of Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17ha of predominately composed of reef. The eastern half of the reef...

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Thirteenth Beach Golf Links

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links

Thirteenth Beach Golf Links is a Nationally Ranked 36 hole golf and residential precinct located in Barwon Heads. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 Thirteenth...

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Beaches and coastlines

Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.

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The Clubhouse and 18th green

Barwon Heads Golf Club

Nestled among the coastal dunes just metres from the spectacular Victorian Surf Coast, the exceptional Barwon Heads Golf Club is one of the most...

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