location

Baywater Estate, Curlewis, is situated on the northern shores of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

The estate overlooks the outer Geelong harbour and Port Phillip Bay.

Nearby are the bayside towns of Clifton Springs and Drysdale.

It’s a short drive to central Geelong (17kms), the historic bayside villages of Portarlington (11kms) and Queenscliff (21kms), and the surf beaches of Ocean Grove (14kms) and Barwon Heads (18kms).


Attractions and Things to do

Ride the heritage steam train on the old railway line between Drysdale and Queenscliff, or hop aboard the legendary Blues Train for one of Victoria’s most popular dining and entertainment experiences.

Visit one of many local award-winning vineyards including:

• Curlewis Winery, Curlewis • Leura Park Estate, Curlewis • Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Bellarine • Scotchman's Hill Winery, Drysdale.

Enjoy the tastes of the Bellarine at an extraordinary array of cafes and restaurants. You'll discover a wide range of fresh seafood and local produce on the menu.


Outdoor activities

Enjoy a quiet picnic at the nearby Dell or one of the many family-friendly Bellarine beaches. Explore the rock pools, collect a few shells, have a paddle or a swim, and breathe in the salty sea air.

Walk or ride along the Bellarine Rail Trail, rated by www.railtrails.net.au as "Australia's best rail trail". Curlewis is at the midpoint of this superb 34km shared pathway for cyclists, walkers and horses stretching from the city centre, to Queenscliff at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

Head for the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay. Whether you like boating, fishing, diving or snorkeling, you'll find a magic spot to pursue your pastime. The Clifton Springs Boat Harbour, a short walk from Baywater Estate, has all the boating and fishing facilities you need. There's abundant marine life right around the coast and reefs and shipwrecks aplenty. One of the best surfing strips in the world starts just minutes away at Ocean Grove and extends down the Great Ocean Road.


Shopping

The bustling Drysdale village shopping centre has two supermarkets, the major banks, a library, council offices, and a good range of shops.

A new neighbourhood centre, including a supermarket, is proposed near the estate.

The Geelong CBD is just 15 minutes away and there  are also large shopping centres at Ocean Grove and Leopold.


Education

Drysdale and Clifton Springs Primary Schools, Bellarine Secondary College (Drysdale campus) and St Ignatius College are a few minutes from the estate.


Sport

The local community has a full range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including two bowls clubs. The Bellarine Aquatic Centre is at Ocean Grove.