Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Bluff Road
Barwon Heads, Victoria, 3227



Located near the mouth of the Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17 hectares of reef and sea life. Featuring a diversity of habitats in a small area, it makes an excellent spot for learning about local marine life by exploring the rock platforms and beaches on an organised or self-guided tour.

It is also a great place for snorkelling and diving to discover a fascinating and complex underwater world featuring feather stars and barnacles, sea slugs, rays and small sharks, and schools of fish living amongst the kelp forests, sandstone arches, and colourful sponge gardens.

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Sea Country of the Wadawurrung Peoples.

Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Before your visit, please check the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website for updated changes of conditions and familiarise yourself with important bushfire safety information to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. For information about fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans visit


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Bluff Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria, 3227

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