Barwon Heads

Barwon Heads

Township in Victoria


Barwon Heads is a coastal township on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the west bank of the mouth of the Barwon River below Lake Connewarre, while it is bounded to the west by farmland, golf courses and the ephemeral saline wetland Murtnaghurt Lagoon. 

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Barwon Bluff & Marine Sanctuary

Where the Barwon River enters Bass Strait, it creates a wide diversity of places for animals and plants to live. The Barwon Estuary Heritage Centre (the Lobster Pot) is located next to the fishermen’s jetty and is open for visitors at certain times of the year to learn about marine life, the flora and fauna of Barwon Bluff, the indigenous people of the area and local history.

Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve

The shallow estuarine lagoon of Lake Connewarre is surrounded by swamps and marshes. It includes the Lake Connewarre State Game Reserve, which features internationally significant wetlands and provides a habitat to endangered migratory bird species.

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary

Jirrahlinga is an educational sanctuary and renowned for its work in dealing with sick, injured and orphaned koalas, birds, mammals and sealife

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