The Barwon region is located to the south west of Melbourne. The gold mining town of Geelong. Take the Great Ocean Road to experience the best the area has to offer.



Situated on the Great Ocean Road, 35km from Geelong,on the Anglesea River. Anglesea is well appointed with motels, a caravan park, and a golf course famous for its the kangaroos that move around freely.

Barwon Heads

Barwon Heads is most recently famous for being the location for the hit ABC TV series "Sea Change". It is about 100km from Victoria's Capital city Melbourne and 20km from the second largest city Geelong. It is one of the most popular holiday spots in Victoria, and tourists are well catered for with restaurants, motels, and caravan parks.


Average summer day temperature: 25.7°C
Average winter day temperature: 12.5°C
Average annual rainfall: 739.7mm
Average clear days: 46.5

Located on the Princes Highway around 150km west of Melbourne, Colac is situated on a 40km freshwater Lake Colac. The town is the commercial centre of the surrounding farming area, known for its dairying, potatoes, and onions. The city contains quite a few buildings that have been listed by the National Trust.


Average summer day temperature: 25.2°C
Average winter day temperature: 13.9°C
Average annual rainfall: 551.8mm
Average clear days: 36.2

Geelong was established as a town in the days of the Gold Rush around the mid 19th century, and has since developed into the second largest city in Victoria. Situated on Corio Bay, it is an important centre for wool trading, and it also contains one of the world's largest wheat terminals.

Geelong is a centre for education and features the famous Geelong Grammar School, and Deakin University.

Geelong West

Geelong has four distinct seasons.. and they can happen all in the one day. West Geelong is part of Greater Geelong, the second largest city in Victoria.



Queenscliffe is located at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay and has a rich history. There are quite a few museums in the region, one of which is the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum located at the entrance to the Queenscliff Harbour.


Torquay is at the gateway of the Great Ocean Road, 21 km south of Geelong facing Bass Strait. It is famous for its surfing beaches one of which is Bells Beach. Torquay is home to many of the worlds most popular surfing "brands" including Rip Curl Piping Hot and Quicksilver. Surfworld Plaza is a development that includes a Surf Museum, shopping, and eating.