Barwon River Geelong
From its beginnings in the Otway Ranges, the Barwon River winds its way through suburban Geelong before flowing into the ocean at Barwon Heads.
The Barwon River is the site for a huge number of leisure pursuits for Geelong residents. There are several rowing clubs located in Belmont, and a little further south there is an area for waterskiing.
At various points along the river as it runs through Geelong there are tracks for running, cycling and walking. There are also several parks, playgrounds, picnic spots and BBQ areas.
The mouth of the river has sandy banks that are well used walkers and families who build sandcastles and paddle in the shallows.
Fishing is popular on the jetties near the mouth of the river and kayakers and paddlers are often seen in this area.
Barwon Heads also has a sailing club where laser yachts are often seen at high tide. There are also BBQs and picnic areas alongside the riverbank.