Barwon Heads; where the river meets the sea and the crowds of trigger happy Instagrammers. The environment consistently shifts in and around the township of Barwon Heads; from a rugged headland to a calm inlet to a run of epic surf beaches to a boutique shopping precinct. In and around every corner of Barwon Heads there is an exceptional pic to post.
Lovely cover image by @djmartinphotography.
Barwon Heads Bridge/s
Side by side, spanning the crystal waters of the Barwon River are the Barwon Head Bridges. One bridge for the cars, the other for pedestrians and friendly fisherfolk. The pylons beneath, the planks above and the water surrounding are a sensational sight for professional photographers and enthusiastic IG fans alike.
Barwon Heads Golf Club
One of the region’s most prestigious golfing and accommodation venues, a club house nestled among rolling sand dunes and fairways that seem to stretch to the ocean, the Barwon Heads Golf Club is a dream course for avid golfers and a vision for the gram.
Barwon Heads River Beach
You may want to get yourself a waterproof phone case for these shots. The Barwon Heads River Beach is the ideal place for water play thanks to its calmer waters. Stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling all await you and your photography skills at this family-friendly beach.
At The Heads
Arguably the most instantly recognisable Barwon Heads scene is that of ‘At the Heads’, made famous in the much-loved Aussie TV series Seachange. Nowadays, Diver Dan’s former residence is a unique and delicious dining experience plus a snapshot waiting to be taken.
Barwon Heads Hotel
From the dishes to the drinks to the dancing, there is so much to Instagram at the Barwon Heads Hotel. Known for live tunes, loved for its beach vibes, The Barwon Heads Hotel is great for a Sunday session, a big Saturday night, a mid-week dinner and, you guessed it, an Instagram post (then put the phone away).
From the bottom of the rocky orange-hued outcrop to the top that takes in views of reefs, rockpools and surf beaches, there is so much to love and photograph at Barwon Bluff; a 17-hectare marine sanctuary.
Barwon Heads Airport
Take your Insta to the extreme at the Barwon Heads Airport; skydiving, sight-seeing flights, helicopter rides, warbird combat flights and so much more.
Just down from the bridges is the quaint and charming Ozone Jetty. Stretching across the sand, jutting out over the waters of the Barwon River, the natural tones of weathered wood, grainy sand and sparkling water are truly capture worthy.
Warm, welcoming and serving locally and internationally sourced goods and produce is Annie’s Provedore; a Barwon Heads institution that is repeatedly featured on Insta thanks to not only its deliciously vibrant food but also a store front that is bursting with coveted kitchen ingredients.
This is one of Victoria’s best known surf spots due to its consistent breaks and varying swells. It is also a prime location to admire coastal beauty at its finest; kilometers of stretching sand, steeply descending staircases, towering sand dunes, waves crashing onto rocks… You get the picture right? Go and snap it then!