Where to stay around Barwon Heads?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 813 holiday lettings near Barwon Heads. From 601 houses to 97 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Barwon Heads is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barwon Heads?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Barwon Heads. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary: 2,330 holiday lettings
  • Barwon Heads Golf Club: 2,536 holiday lettings
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,583 holiday lettings
  • Torquay Central Farmers Market: 1,499 holiday lettings
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,155 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Barwon Heads listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Barwon Heads?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 601 houses in Barwon Heads. Our other popular types of Barwon Heads holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Barwon Heads?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 91 holiday homes with pool available in Barwon Heads. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia your home away from home

    Barwon Heads is a pleasant town of around 3,000 inhabitants on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong. It was initially a small fishing village which became popular as a holiday resort in the 1920s and many houses date back to that period.

    Things to Do in Barwon Heads, Victoria

    Thirteenth Beach at Barwon Heads is popular for surfing and got its name due to its proximity to the 13th hole of the local golf course. Take a stroll around the town and admire the soldier and parrot-shaped bollards which local artist Jan Mitchell created. They line the route between the local primary school and the park and playground and add character to this unique seaside town. There are plenty of opportunities to take a boat trip, go fishing, scuba diving or swimming from one of the local beaches. A day trip to Melbourne will allow you to take a hot air balloon ride over the city, stroll the botanical gardens or cycle along the Yarra River. Golf, boating, sea kayaking and tennis are all available from your Barwon Heads holiday apartment or villa rental.

    Places to Visit Around Barwon Heads, Victoria

    The Waterfront at Geelong is a popular place to visit from your holiday rental in Barwon Heads. Yarra Street Pier has a number of restaurants while Steampacket Quay is the departure point for ferries and seaplanes. Look for the Carousel Pavilion which has an 1888 steam-driven carousel and a restored 1898 Gavioli organ to entertain visitors. Eastern Beach is popular for swimming and recreational sports. For a cultural day out, visit Melbourne, well-known for its festivals, music concerts, theatres and fashion boutiques. The Great Otway National Park and the Twelve Apostles Rocks along the coastline are also great places to visit.

    Weather in Barwon Heads, Victoria

    Barwon Heads holiday villas enjoy an oceanic climate which is best described as very changeable, particularly in spring and summer when it can be sunny one minute with rain or hail the next. January is the hottest month, averaging 26°C (79°F) and July is the coldest with daytime highs around 14°C (57°F). The rainy season extends from May to September but Barwon Heads can have showers at any time of year.

    Travel to Barwon Heads, Victoria

    Holiday rentals at Barwon Heads are served by Melbourne (MEL) Airport, the second busiest airport in Australia. It has direct flights to 33 destinations within Australia and many destinations worldwide. The main airlines using Melbourne Airport as a hub are Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tiger and Jetstar Airways, making it very easy to book longhaul flights or local connecting flights. Barwon Heads is about 107km south of Melbourne Airport and is easy to reach by car along the Princes Freeway, which is a toll road.

    Activities and attractions in Barwon Heads

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Barwon Heads has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Barwon Heads Golf Club (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Warbird Air Adventures (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
    • Adventure Park Geelong (5 mi / 8.1 km)
    • McGlashan's Wallington Estate (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
    • Lonsdale Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Barwon Heads

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Barwon Heads is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Raffs Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Lake Connwarre (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
    • Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
    • Point Lonsdale Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
    • Geelong Botanical Gardens (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)