Travel and Accommodation Information

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Getting to the Bellarine Peninsula

By car from Melbourne

Geelong is only an hour from the Melbourne CBD via the Westgate and Princess Freeways, and Bellarine destinations are within half an hour of Geelong. 

By rail

Regular rail services operate between Melbourne's Southern Cross Station and Geelong, and buses connect central Geelong with the suburbs and villages of The Bellarine.

Check out timetables at Public Transport Victoria.

By ferry

A car and passenger ferry connects Queenscliff and The Bellarine with the Mornington Peninsula, Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and Phillip Island. The lounge and external decks all offer coastal views as passengers relax and enjoy a coffee and the scenery. The 40 minute crossing departs every hour, every day between 7am - 6pm (7pm 26 December - 31 January).

Visit for timetables, fares, special packages and to book online.

Accommodation at Curlewis

When it comes to facilities, functions and epicurean experience, the new Curlewis Clubhouse is next level. 

Commanding in both scope and ambience, no detail or expense has been spared in bringing The Bellarine’s newest and most dynamic destination to life.  

Add to that an accommodation complex like no other. Cool eco-suite installations are nestled amidst indigenous native landscape, flanking one of the region’s most revered golf courses. Sleeping up to 120, this is no ordinary sleepover, this is Curlewis. “Experience exceptional” is the tagline and pride abounds in the delivery. 

Each and every room features its own private balcony. 

Dining options including Claribeaux, Ivor’s Spike Bar and The Range @ Curlewis.

Visit to book or call  03 5251 1111

13th Beach Golf Lodges

Luxurious and spacious Studio Lodges with 55 square metres to enjoy, with your own private patio area overlooking the stunning Beach Golf Course and Lake Murtnaghurt.

Located less than a 2 minute gentle stroll from the Clubhouse where breakfast, lunch and dinner (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday nights) is available.

Convenient access to Thirteenth Beach directly through the grounds.

A perfect location to enjoy the many attractions on offer within the Bellarine area.

For more information visit or call 03 5254 2922

Barwon Heads Golf Course Clubhouse

Golfers have been making use of the accommodation facilities within the iconic Barwon Heads Clubhouse since 1924.

There are 19 ensuite rooms available in single, twin or double bedding configuration and a variety of packages available that incorporate your stay with golf, meetings, dining and entertainment.

Rooms are classified either ‘Standard’ or ‘Balcony’, the latter sharing access to a balcony that overlooks the course and the Barwon Coast.

To make a booking, or contact or call 03 5255 6255.

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