1851 Princes Highway, Heywood, VIC 3304

Local Area - Heywood

 

Budj Bim

Bordering Heywood is the UNESCO world heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape with its universal heritage values that demonstrate how Gunditjmara people worked with the natural resources and environment of the Victorian southwest region to establish a permanent place of human society over the past 30,000 years and beyond.

Budj Bim Tours help organise tours of the area to explore the remains of stone house sites and eel traps, as well as highlighting the Aboriginal culture and their way of life.

For more information, please visit https://www.budjbim.com.au/

Heywood

Heywood is a place of significant cultural importance, and is also home to the popular Wood, Wine and Roses Festival held on the last Saturday in February.

The town of Heywood services a wide area, and has a bustling town centre, complete with lovely streetscaping and an abundance of rose bushes.

Things to see and do include playing 18 holes of golf at the Heywood Golf Club, stroll the Fitzroy River walking tracks, check out the Heywood Youth Park, featuring a pump track, skate park, BMX track, a half basketball court and children's playground.

View the Heywood Model Train Exhibition. Enjoy a family picnic at the Apex Park with a riverbank children's playground, BBQ, and shady spots to rest and relax by the picturesque Fitzroy River.

Admire the water tower mural tribute to extraordinary service of Aboriginal ANZACs and explore the nearby national parks and forests with an abundance of animal and bird species.

For more information, please visit https://iamportland.com.au/explore/heywood/

Portland

Discover all there is to experience in Portland including whale watching, fishing, walking, national parks and more.

For more information, please visit https://iamportland.com.au/

Port Fairy

Plan a day trip or your next leg of your journey to Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Road and lose yourself to the creativity of a community inspired by rich settler history and natures ... awarded Victoria’s #1 Best Tourism Town in 2021 and we highly recommend accommodation at the 4-star Ashmont Motor inn & Apartments in Port Fairy. Bookings can be made at https://ashmontmotorinn.com.au/

For more information, please visit https://portfairyaustralia.com.au/

Hamilton

There is so much choice when it comes to things to do in Greater Hamilton. The region is abundant in artistry, flooded with fishing prospects, teeming with treks, humming with history, loaded with lush produce and so much more. Home to the Sheepvention held annually in August.

For more information, please visit https://www.visitgrampians.com.au/discover-the-region/southern-grampians/hamilton

Mount Gambier

Geological wonders abound in Mount Gambier, the heart of the Limestone Coast and second largest town in South Australia. Discover the dazzling sapphire waters of the famed Blue Lake, the local's favourite Little Blue Lake and explore an underground garden of Eden at Umpherston Sinkhole. Wander down streets dotted with impressive heritage buildings and explore a plethora of shops, cafes and restaurants, while just beyond the town you’ll find day-trip destinations like Robe, Penola and Coonawarra.

For more information, please visit https://discovermountgambier.com.au

Cape Bridgewater

Cape Bridgewater is a picturesque and secluded

It is a pleasant 35 minute drive from Heywood. The scenery enroute to the Cape offers a glimpse back in time, with stone ruins in paddocks a testament to the area’s 1840s farming settlement.

Facilities include a beachside cafe, public toilets and great picnic spots. Bridgewater Bay Beach is patrolled by the local surf lifesaving club from the first week in December through until Easter on weekends and public holidays between 10am and 5pm

Take in the surreal landscape of the petrified forest which looks like a forest of tree roots turned into rock. See the large breeding colony of fur seals from a lookout above. We highly recommend the Seals By Sea Tour. www.sealsbyseatours.com.au

For more information, please visit https://iamportland.com.au/explore/cape-bridgewater/

Cobboboonee and Lower Glenelg National Parks, Victoria

Off-road exploration, remote river canoeing, and plenty of hiking are all on offer when you visit Victoria’s south-west coast.

For more information, please visit https://www.visitportland.com.au/cobboboonee-national-park/