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Barwon Heads - Cities, Towns and Localities
Nestled at the mouth of the Barwon River, with Ocean Grove on the northern side of the river, is the coastal holiday town of Barwon Heads. Located on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula just south east of Geelong and part of the Great Ocean Road region, Barwon Heads is a popular seaside community, attracting tourists and locals seeking a holiday getaway with plenty of attractions and activities.

Just north-west of Barwon Heads is the waterways of Reedy Lake, Lake Connewarre and the surrounding wetlands providing a great place for fishing and bird watching.

With access to both the Barwon River and the windswept surf beaches of the Bass Strait, there are also a number of walking tracks and of course the close proximity of the iconic Great Ocean Road.
 

Check out our listing of Barwon Heads accommodation and Bellarine Peninsula accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Barwon Heads Attraction

Lake Connewarre / Lake Connewarre State Game Reserve
• Lake Connewarre is a shallow estuarine lagoon in the lower reaches of the Barwon River, surrounded by swamps, marshes, lakes and river areas that make up one of the largest estuaries in Western Victoria, known as the Lake Connewarre State Game Reserve (PDF). In 1983 the Reserve was declared by the Victorian Government as a 'wetland of internationally significance' under the Ramsar convention.

Dominated by two very different lakes, Lake Connewarre and Reedy Lake, that have their own unique water quality supporting different plant communities, the lakes and reserve provides significant habitat for a number of endangered migratory bird species.
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Barwon Heads Distance

Distance to Barwon Heads
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Barwon Heads:
  Km
• Anglesea 43
• Lorne 72
• Geelong 24
• Melbourne 97
  Km
• Queenscliff 18
• Sorrento, via Queenscliff 31
• Ocean Grove 4
• Torquay 24
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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