Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove tourist activities

Barwon Heads is a delightful coastal village located at the mouth of the Barwon River, 22 kilometres south-east of Geelong, and just across the river from its twin beachside town, Ocean Grove. Both are extremely popular coastal resorts offering beautiful beach holiday rentals, magnificent surf beaches on the doorstep of Bass Strait, safe family-friendly beaches along the river, unlimited sporting choices, and bustling town centres with every shopping and dining option you need.

A short car trip will deliver you to some of Victoria’s finest wineries and craft breweries, outstanding regional restaurants, the urban delights of Geelong, and the popular surfcoast towns of Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne – and, of course, the iconic Great Ocean Road.

Among the major annual festivals and events in the area are the Victorian Open Golf Championship at 13th Beach, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, the Queenscliff Music Festival, Geelong’s Toast To The Coast festival, the Rip To River fun run, and Barwon Heads’ Festival Of The Sea. So a Getaway Rental property can provide you with the ideal home base from which you can explore any number of these events.


Barwon Heads has a full range of services within the town that will keep visitors on their beach holiday provided with all their needs while they enjoy their stay in the area. The town has a supermarket, chemist, newsagent, hotel and bottleshop, dvd hire, Post Office, beauty services, massage therapists, hairdressers, fuel and gas bottle station, a laundromat, children’s...
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Stay at a Getaway luxury house rental or holiday cottage rental in Barwon Heads or Ocean Grove and enjoy some retail therapy. Shopping can be a relaxing part of any holiday and Barwon Heads has a range of retail shops that allow you to peruse a range of stores with a variety of goods at your leisure. Barwon Heads has...
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