Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Barwon Heads

Beachside relaxation on the Bellarine.
Bounce around the Bellarine Peninsula on a luxury Barwon Heads escape

Located on the southern side of the Bellarine Peninsula, Barwon Heads is home to dramatic headlands, windswept surf beaches and rocky outcrops.

Much like its neighbours along this stretch of coastline, a wave of city-slickers and holiday-makers hits Barwon Heads come summer. These visitors are drawn like ants to a picnic, tempted by the promise of salty hair, sea air, beautiful beaches and boutique accommodation. Barwon Heads' main drag is Hitchcock Avenue, and this buzzing strip is lined with friendly cafes, local shops and eateries serving lip-smacking fare - all an easy walk from much of Barwon Heads’ luxury accommodation. Naturally, several fish and chippers can be found here too, providing a tempting dinner option for when you're in the mood for a classic coastal dinner.

Head up to The Bluff Lookout at Point Flinders for a network of walking tracks and views in all directions, or catch a wave with local surfers at Thirteenth Beach. For those visitors seeking a slightly calmer pace, the mouth of the Barwon River and its sandy foreshore offers a much gentler range of activities – fishing, watersports, walking and cycling. Fishing enthusiasts and bird watchers can also head north of Barwon Heads to the waterways of Lake Connewarre and the surrounding wetlands. More of a golfer? Barwon Heads is also home to three of Australia’s top public courses – Barwon Heads Golf Club, Thirteenth Beach (Beach Course) and Thirteenth Beach (Creek Course).

Tear your attention away from the beaches to hit the Bellarine Taste Trail. With more than 40 destinations sprinkled across the Peninsula, following the trail will lead you to farmgate producers, local provedores, cellar doors, breweries and cafes and restaurants. Devoted gourmets can visit every stop on the map, or simply pick out some that pique your interest. Who knows? Your foodie travels may leave you feeling inspired to whip up a spread using the kitchen back at your accommodation.

Find accommodation for your Barwon Heads getaway form the range of stays in our boutique collection. Plus we have other luxury escapes on the Bellarine Peninsula, as well as boltholes scattered across the Great Ocean Road and around Victoria.