Moonah trees along the trail

Bellarine Peninsula - Barwon Coast & Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, VIC

The Bellarine Peninsula is located south-west of Melbourne in Victoria, surrounded by Port Phillip, Corio Bay, and Bass Strait. The Barwon Coast includes a landscape that includes Coastal Moonah Woodlands and wetlands with high environmental biodiversity and conservation values.

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary is located near the mouth of the Barwon River and protects a system of intertidal and subtidal reefs and beach areas. Ocean Grove Nature Reserve protects the last remaining stand of original woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula. The environmental significance of the area makes it a haven for the community to enjoy and monitor native plants and animals. 

Start your walk from Barwon Bluff or the Barwon estuary, keeping to the beach to spot for wildlife. Alternatively, start from Ocean Grove Nature Reserve (Banksia Track). These areas can be explored for short or long walks, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen, and have some water with you.

How to get involved

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As part of the Department of Education and Training's School Policy for Excursions and Activities, schools must notify the park prior to any visit. For information on how to plan for a field trip and notify the park, please visit the Parks Victoria Teacher Portal here.


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