Picturesquely located on the banks of the Barwon River,
Winchelsea is a rural town steeped in history and surrounded by the
fertile farmland of Victoria's Western District.
Fishing is popular in this section of the Barwon River, with
brown trout, redfin and eels commonly caught nearby. There
are also lakes and reservoirs close by that are popular with
Winchelsea's historic origins are clearly visible in town, with
some grand buildings including the National Trust property Barwon
Park, which was built in 1871. The magnificent building and
grounds are on the town heritage trail, as is the Winchelsea
Railway Station which houses a steam-hauled passenger train.
As you'd expect in an area steeped in such history, there are a
collection of antique, gift, art and craft stores in town, and
traditional fare can be found in tea houses and cafes in town.
History Alive! The Age of Gunpowder - 4 & 5th May
The Military Historical Society Geelong and the Geelong Military
Re-enactment Group, in association with the National Trust are
presenting a Military Living History weekend at the historic Barwon