Werribee South

Population 651

Nearby national parks

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park

    In Brisbane Ranges National Park low mountains are dissected by rugged gorges and hidden gullies with basalt grasslands and woodlands. An...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

Fishing spots near town

Werribee 1 km

The Werribee River is popular, both as an access point to the bay and the estuary itself. Excellent catches of whiting and flathead are made inshore near the weed beds. Further offshore, the deeper reefs have a big... Find out more

Portarlington 16 km

Land-based anglers are well catered for at Portarlington. The main pier runs north–south, and at the end there is a breakwater that runs west–east. Salmon often run along here in good numbers. Mullet, garfish... Find out more

Altona to Williamstown 19 km

The skyline stretching around the shore from Altona to Williamstown provides an unlikely backdrop for top fishing. Industry dominates, in particular refineries, with flames burning off gases. However, anglers who fish... Find out more

Indented Head 19 km

A major difference between Indented Head and most other areas of Port Phillip Bay is that it has small inshore reefs mixed with grass beds. Boats dominate the fishing scene and a dual boat ramp with mooring jetty is... Find out more

Point Wilson 21 km

Opposite Clifton Springs, the long Commonwealth Explosives Pier easily distinguishes Point Wilson. Boaters need to stay at least  300 m away from the pier at all times. The waters surrounding the pier produce... Find out more

St Leonards 22 km

One of the most vivid memories for me was the sight of Tilley lanterns glowing along the front of the old ramshackle pier at St Leonards during spring. During the 1970s, from October through November, this sight was... Find out more

Yarra River 24 km

Mulloway are one of the most sought and least caught Victorian species. Anglers often put in hundreds of hours in unsuccessful quests for a trophy of this enigmatic species. During autumn, reports tell of mulloway being... Find out more

Clifton Springs 24 km

Clifton Springs is a sheltered harbour with a double boat ramp, mooring jetty and toilets. The facility is well signposted. To get there, take the Portarlington road out of Geelong and turn left at Jetty Road just before... Find out more

Bird Rock 26 km

An area on the north side of the outer harbour, opposite Point Henry, from Bird Rock east to an area known as the ‘Quarries’ (due to the large quarry on the shore), produces snapper most of the year. Anglers... Find out more

St Kilda 27 km

St Kilda Marina gives boat anglers easy access to excellent snapper and whiting grounds. Inshore there is plenty of seagrass and sand areas for whiting while the deeper waters offer reef areas for snapper. The St Kilda... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Mountain-biking around Melbourne 30 km

With 20 kilometres of tracks developed by the Mountain Bike Association of Australia, Lysterfield Lake Park has something for all standard of mountain-biker, including family-friendly loops and exciting single-track... Find out more

Cycling around Melbourne 30 km

Melbourne has an active cycling community that has helped develop and establish some great routes and a network of cycle paths. One of the best sources of information is Bicycle Victoria. One option is to hop on the Main... Find out more

Indigenous tours - Melbourne 30 km

To grasp what Melbourne was like before the skyscrapers arrived you can take a two-hour Koori Heritage Trust walking tour. You will gain an insight into Indigenous history and the natural and cultural landscape of the... Find out more

Melbourne Zoo 31 km

Melbourne has a choice of two excellent zoos: Melbourne Zoo, with more than 320 species on display; and the 225-hectare open range zoo at Werribee, about 30 minutes drive from the city centre (access from the Princes... Find out more

Marine Discovery Centre, Queenscliff 33 km

Primarily set up to educate school children about the marine environment, this government-run facility also has an interesting holiday program and an interactive aquarium and touch tanks. Holiday activities include... Find out more

Swim with dolphins, Sorrento 41 km

In the warmer six months of the year, the eco-accredited Moonraker Charters will help you get in the water, swimming alongside Australian fur-seals and bottlenose dolphins. Of course, swimming is not compulsory on the... Find out more

Brisbane Ranges National Park 44 km

With a vibrant koala population, this relatively small national park only 80 kilometres west of Melbourne has picnic areas, walking tracks through rocky gorges and a basic camping area.... Find out more

Dandenong Ranges National Park 63 km

About an hour’s drive out of Melbourne, some 35 kilometres east of the city, this park has forests of towering mountain ash and lush, damp fern gullies. Around 300 kilometres of walking tracks crisscross the park,... Find out more

Kayaking on Phillip Island 71 km

For a great way to start the day, join a kayaking breakfast tour at Phillip Island Holiday Hire, which starts with a 45-minute paddle from Cowes and includes a civilised breakfast at a cafe. There is also a Devonshire... Find out more

Wildlife-watching - Phillip Island 76 km

Phillip Island is best known for the little penguins that come ashore every night (bookings essential). But spend time exploring the area and you will find Seal Rocks, with Australia’s largest colony of fur-seals,... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Sanctuary Lakes Resort 11 km

Greg Norman stood on the balcony of a second-storey building in the late 1990s and surveyed the vast plain of salty wasteland before him. Beside him was Bob Harrison, chief course architect of Greg Norman Golf Design.... Find out more

Eynesbury Golf Club 24 km

Some golf courses, Graham Marsh believes, are created not with strategy in mind, but simply with the aim of penalising bad shots. ‘We are pitching golf at a level that is just too difficult,’ he says.... Find out more

Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course) 30 km

Golf is unique in that it allows its devoted followers – no matter how good or bad their swing – the opportunity to emulate the champions of their sport on the finest arenas the game has to offer. The... Find out more

Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East Course) 30 km

Dr Alister MacKenzie was long gone from Royal Melbourne and construction of his West course was in full swing when the idea of a second course was mooted. Two plots of land east of the main site at Black Rock had ... Find out more

Victoria Golf Club 31 km

Strategy wins out over brute strength every time at Victoria Golf Club, acclaimed worldwide as a fantastic shot-makers’ course. This is probably why the club has produced so many fine players. Peter Thomson... Find out more

Yarra Yarra Golf Club 34 km

First-time visitors to Yarra Yarra Golf Club, expecting the river with the similar name to play a pivotal role, might be surprised. The closest the Yarra gets to this acclaimed sandbelt course is the spot where it... Find out more

Kingston Heath Golf Club 35 km

Kingston Heath has long been regarded as the second best course in Australia, only marginally behind nearby Royal Melbourne’s West course. Both layouts call on players to be strategically smart from tee to... Find out more

Commonwealth Golf Club 35 km

It is nearly 90 years since the first rounds were played where the Commonwealth Golf Club now lies. The club was constituted in 1920 and land – regarded as scrub country, and comprising only 89 acres – was... Find out more

Metropolitan Golf Club 36 km

Metropolitan has changed dramatically over the past century but has never been short of plaudits. The club, the second oldest on the Melbourne sandbelt, was established in 1908. J. B. Mackenzie was one of the founding... Find out more

Woodlands Golf Club 36 km

Woodlands is one of the Melbourne sandbelt’s oldest courses, and since expanding to an 18-hole layout in 1917 it has also had a reputation for being one of the finest. That reputation is starting to spread as... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Foster's Group (Abbotsford Brewery) 33 km

Re-branded as the Foster’s Group in the 21st century, Carlton & United Breweries was formed in 1907 through an amalgamation of the city’s six largest beer-makers: McCrackens City Brewery, Victoria... Find out more

Mountain Goat Brewery 33 km

Kicking off in 1997, home-brewer Dave Bonighton and music industry booking agent Cam Hines proved that two good mates can start a successful microbrewery with no money, but with unlimited enthusiasm, dogged perseverance... Find out more

2 Brothers Brewery 33 km

A microbrewery is not exactly what you might expect to find tucked away among panel-beaters and sheet-metal fabricators in the industrial estates of Moorabbin, 20 minutes south-east of Melbourne. While the location may... Find out more

3 Ravens Brewing Company 38 km

This microbrewery began operating from the basement of the successful Thornbury-based engineering company Zetkin and has proved to be an interesting diversion or sideline for the principal business. Some of the company... Find out more

Matilda Bay Garage Brewery 45 km

Previously operating as the Stockade Brewery, this South Dandenong-based microbrewery was acquired by the Foster’s-owned Matilda Bay Brewing in 2004 and re-badged as their ‘garage’ brewery. Then head... Find out more

Red Hill Brewery 54 km

Becoming hop farmers wasn’t part of their business plan when David and Karen Golding first applied to develop a microbrewery and cafe from their Mornington Peninsula property. Ultimately, though, they were advised... Find out more

Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company 69 km

Craft brewers come from all sorts of different backgrounds but classical pianist Simon Walkenhorst and his opera singer wife Beth Williams are among the more exotic. Together, they started Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company... Find out more

Holgate Brewhouse 70 km

Paul and Natasha Holgate have travelled a decidedly different path to most other craft-brewery operators over the past decade or so. They started brewing ales from a shed adjacent to their family home in Woodend in the... Find out more

Campsites around town

Portarlington Seaside Resort 16 km

You’ll usually need to book well in advance of your visit to get one of the campsites arrayed along the beachfront at this sprawling holiday complex, located on Sproat St in Portarlington. Popular activities here... Find out more

Anderson Reserve camping area 17 km

Anderson Reserve is one of 3 foreshore camping options at Indented Head on the Bellarine Peninsula, the others being Batman Park and Taylors Reserve. John Batman, Melbourne’s founder, set up camp at Indented Head... Find out more

Taylors Reserve camping area 18 km

Several dozen campsites are congregated at Taylors Reserve, off The Esplanade in Indented Head. Like the 2 other campgrounds in the bayside township, Batman Park and Anderson Reserve, this place is popular with... Find out more

Batman Park camping area 18 km

This park is situated off The Esplanade within the tiny town of Indented Head, which occupies a small wedge of land on the western shore of Port Phillip Bay. It’s one of 3 camping options in Indented Head: the... Find out more

St Leonards Foreshore caravan and camping area 23 km

You can camp in two parks on the foreshore at St Leonards, off The Esplanade. This is a useful base from which to explore the other lovely towns of the Bellarine Peninsula, or you can just sit and stare across placid... Find out more

Victoria Park caravan and camping area 33 km

Victoria Park is on Hesse St, near Queenscliff’s main street with its quaint cafes and shops, and is almost as close to the dramatic entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Its campsites are arrayed opposite the town’s... Find out more

Queenscliff Recreation Reserve camping area 33 km

This foreshore reserve has lots of shady sites and plenty of wide open spaces for playing games. Go for a wander through the streets of the historic township or watch enormous tankers and cargo ships navigate the Rip,... Find out more

Royal Park camping area 34 km

Point Lonsdale is joined to Queenscliff by a narrow isthmus and shares the same ocean-wide view. It’s here you’ll find snug Royal Park. Stroll the promenade behind the seawall down to the point itself, or... Find out more

Riverview Family Caravan Park 36 km

The beach here at Ocean Grove is a lovely stretch of sand that’s very popular with holidaymakers when the summer sun is shining. Equally popular is the nearby nature reserve, where there is over 140 ha of native... Find out more

Barwon Heads Caravan Park 39 km

The campsites here are sprinkled alongside the Barwon River, right where the watercourse flows out into Bass Strait. Aside from the picturesque views, the park offers safe freshwater swimming, quick access to a surf... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks - Portarlington 16 km

This beachfront park with a large number of powered sites is a very popular summerholiday park on a safe, bayside beach, with loads of appeal for families. The park has extensive facilities and is just 1.25 km from the... Find out more

BIG4 Beacon Resort 34 km

This award-winning establishment has all the trimmings you would expect of a park of this quality, including an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis courts. It is just a short walk to the beach. Bookings are required... Find out more

Riverview Family Caravan Park 36 km

This is a large holiday park with a long frontage to the Barwon River. It is popular with families during summer. Bookings are required at Christmas, Easter and long weekends, with a minimum-length stay period during... Find out more

Barwon River Tourist Park 37 km

On the south side of the Barwon River about 2 km from the centre of Geelong, this place has good facilities and is easily accessible. There are nicely shaded sites and it is just a short walk to the shopping centre. A... Find out more

Riverglen Holiday Park 38 km

This is a large, owner-operated park with good facilities and is located just 2 km from the centre of Geelong. Bookings are required at Christmas, Easter and long weekends, with a minimum-stay period at Easter and long... Find out more

Geelong Riverview Tourist Park 38 km

This is a great park on the south side of the Barwon River, just 2 km from the centre of Geelong. Bookings are required at Christmas, Easter and long weekends.... Find out more

Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park 38 km

This is a tourist park in a quiet area of Melbourne’s northern suburbs, just 9 km from Melbourne’s CBD. The park has relatively easy access to the Hume Highway and other northern approaches and is a popular... Find out more

Barwon Heads Caravan Park 39 km

This is a large park fronting the wide picturesque estuary of the Barwon River close to the river mouth. It is a popular summer beachside park and just a short walk from the town centre. Waterfront sites are available at... Find out more

Geelong Surfcoast Highway Holiday Park 43 km

This park between Geelong and Torquay has been rejuvenated as a tourist park and importantly for those who travel with pets is one of the very few parks in the region that takes pets. It is easily accessible from the... Find out more

BIG4 Frankston Holiday Park 45 km

This is a good quality park in the far outer south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is a great base for those exploring the Mornington Peninsula or those connecting with the Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry. Bookings are... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Alto Hotel on Bourke 29 km

Although it is not doing anything radical, this plush hotel on Bourke Street is one of the most ecologically aware in Melbourne, and should be commended for its power-saving measures, garbage sorting, supply of... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Torquay park area 51 km

At Torquay

Overlooking the beach on the esplanade.

Meredith park area 56 km

At Meredith

Large area located in a side street (turn off at the roadhouse) at Pioneer Park.

Leigh River rest area 57 km

At Inverleigh

Large grassed area just off the highway under shady trees. On the east side of town.

Anglesea Park Area 66 km

West side of town

Large area adjacent to the road on the west side of town. Good facilities.

Clarendon rest area 69 km

26km S of Ballarat (R) or 60km N of Geelong (L)

Large secluded area just off the highway behind some shady trees.

Urquharts Beach park area 71 km

6km SW of Anglesea (L) or 23km NE of Lorne (R)

On the foreshore 500m off the highway.

Winchelsea park area 82 km

At Winchelsea

On the riverbank via Barton Tce.

Gumbuya rest area 86 km

77km E of Melbourne (L) or 40km W of Yarragon (R)

Secluded among trees well off the highway.

Lorne park area 88 km

At Lorne

On the foreshore, just off the highway. On the east side of town.

Slaty Creek camping area 90 km

T/O at Creswick

Small secluded campground located 6km (partly unsealed) south-east of Creswick via Bungaree, Slaty Creek and Petticoat rds.

Mount Franklin rest area 92 km

26km S of Castlemaine (L) or 10km N of Daylesford (R)

Secluded area 1km off the highway in a shady forest setting.

Creswick South rest area 92 km

16km N of Ballarat (L)

Very small area adjacent to the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Smythesdale camping area 96 km

At Smythesdale

Secluded and shady setting 500m north of the highway via Gardens St.

Woady Yaloak Creek rest area 98 km

26km E of Skipton (L) or 6km W of Smythesdale (R)

Surrounded by scrub just off the highway.

Bunyip rest area 99 km

29km W of Yarragon (L)

Adjacent to the highway. For westbound only.

Vaughan Springs camping area 100 km

T/O 9km S of Castlemaine (L) or 27km N of Daylesford (R)

Small campground 6km east of the highway via Vaughan Springs Rd in Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Facilities at nearby picnic area.

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