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How To Plan A Seaside Winter Getaway in Barwon Heads

Need a break from the winter nine to five drudgery of frosty mornings and driving home from work in the dark? We hear you! 

Why not pack up the caravan and book a Barwon Heads getaway this winter. 

Great specials are running all winter for families, couples or singles who want to liven up their winter with a seaside escape. Be brave and bring your woolly socks and beanie, it’ll be worth it. For families, there are playgrounds, basketball, tennis, netball and football grounds for the kids to warm up and get active around the caravan park, and not too far away is Adventure Park and other fantastic activities. 

For couples and foodies, there’s the most delectable array of restaurants and cafes nearby to sit in the warmth and feast on the local cuisine.

Plan a family winter seaside getaway in Barwon Heads

Make sure to book this early! The most exciting winter event of the year for kids is just up the road. Stay with us and visit Adventure Park’s Winter Glow festival in the school holidays. There’s snow play, exhilarating rides, magical light installations, thrilling fire twirling and spectacular ice sculpting. The kids will love it. 

Even if the sun stays behind the clouds there’s loads of fun stuff for the family to do around Barwon Heads. How about playing mini-golf at Bellarine Adventure Golf during the school holidays. It’s mini-golf supercharged with multi-level greens, balls that seem to defy the laws of gravity, tricky water hazards and sticky sand traps. The whole family will want to get in on the action and entertaining challenges.

For the history buffs, discover Barwon Heads’ marvellous natural and cultural history and take the kids on a trip to the Barwon Estuary Heritage Centre at the Lobster Pot. Set in the original 1934 dance hall, the centre is run by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers during the school holidays. They take great pride in showcasing their treasure trove of local geology, botany, history, shipwrecks, marine science and European and Aboriginal culture through displays and artefacts. Get excited about history, entry is FREE!

Plan a couple’s winter seaside getaway in Barwon Heads

Looking for romantic things to do in Barwon Heads? How about warming up the body on your winter morning escape? Bring your partner to a yoga class at Barwon Heads Yoga. 

Located in the heart of Barwon Heads, each yoga session is story infused and combined with a flowing and playful practice drawing on a variety of eastern and western medical traditions. Here yoga creates an open space for you and your partner to feel fully alive and inspired. Bring your mat and feel the love bloom for your romantic winter getaway. 

Later on, wander along the Barwon Heads bluff walk and discover the beautiful local natural attractions together. This picturesque walk is short and sweet at 3km and perfect for walking, cycling or running for you both to get out in the fresh air and activate the senses. 

There are staircases along the track to the beach and river to access rock pool rambling, bird watching, snorkelling, diving or surfing in cold water. From the exposed rugged coastline take in the stunning views over the sanctuary, the wild and salty Bass Strait, look out for migrating whales, and catch a glimpse of the kelp forests rising from submerged sections of the reef.

One of the most relaxing things you can do in Barwon Heads is getting a massage from Barwon Heads Massage. With over 20 years of experience in deep tissue remedial massage, they specialise in remedial and deep tissue massage creating a caring and serene environment. For a relaxing experience, a massage soothes the body and allows your mind to calm and regenerate or if you suffer from muscle strain, headache, back pain or tension you can choose a deep tissue massage.

 A complete history is taken to provide you with the best treatment options and to get you both back to feeling happier and healthier and enjoying your romantic winter getaway.

Plan a foodies winter seaside Barwon Heads getaway

Are you hungry for the ultimate food experience in Barwon Heads? Make sure to put the iconic At the Heads on your where to eat list. A visit to Barwon Heads isn’t complete without a magnificent dinner by the ocean with waterfront views, classic ambience and a toasty warm fire. They serve up scrumptious meals of modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. There’s also a winter bar happy hour with a roaring fireplace to heat up the evening. This is a foodies haven so be sure to put it on your list. 

Another iconic eatery in Barwon Heads is Barwon Ebb & Flow. Their signature bright white and coastal blue cafe is situated right across from the water’s edge and can’t be missed. With an all-day breakfast menu, Axil coffee, Lovetea, mouthwatering cakes and pastries, beautiful seasonal produce, and a fully licenced you can’t rush past it. Stop and drop in for a soul-satisfying, and heart-capturing eating experience.

Nestled in the heart of Barwon Heads is the bright, vibrant, and funky, Barwon Orange. Foodies will adore their contemporary Australian cuisine, flavoursome wood-fired pizzas and premium coffee. This award-winning cafe and restaurant showcase some of the best local fresh produce the Bellarine Peninsula has to offer. Whether relaxing on a cosy seat inside or enjoying the winter sunshine on the deck the cuisine will surely fire up your taste buds. Their mouth-watering menu is so popular bookings are a must.

So grab a portable heater and electric blanket and stock up the caravan with winter woollies. It’s time for hot cuppas, hearty soups and fresh ocean air. Escape the boring winter routine and book your Barwon Heads Getaway. You know it’ll be great and we can’t wait to see you!

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