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Things to Do and See in Heywood and Surrounds

On the last Saturday in February join with the Heywood Community to celebrate at their family event, the fabulous Wood Wine and Roses Festival.

In and around Heywood:

Explore Heywood and surrounds on bicycle. For suggested routes see the Heywood Cycling Map.

Swim at the Heywood Swimming Pool in Hunter Street.

Stroll alongside the Fitzroy River walking tracks in Heywood to visit the Timber Heritage exhibitions.

Visit the Heywood Youth Park in Scott Street, featuring a a skate park, BMX track, a half basketball court and children's playground.

Have fun with the family at the Apex Park in Cameron Street, with a riverbank children's playground, BBQ, picnic area and shady spots to rest and relax by the picturesque Fitzroy River.

Use the internet facilities at the Glenelg Regional Library Branch at the Glenelg Shire Customer Service Centre, 77 Edgar Street.

Visit the Budj Bim Orientation Centre exhibition ‘Yarkeen Gunditj – Seeing Country’ to learn about Gunditjmara heritage along the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape at 21 Scott Street. From here you can also arrange a Budj Bim tour of this significant landscape.

View the Heywood Model Train Exhibition on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am to 2pm at the Old School Building in Edgar Street.

Freshen the sanitary of your caravan / motor home by visiting the Effluent Dump Point in Hunter Street.

Play golf at the Heywood Golf Club in its elevated bush setting on Mt Clay with views of surrounding hinterlands.

Have your picnic lunch at the Surry Ridge Reserve in the Cobbobonnee Forest and walk through the deep forest setting of the Surry River.

Experience the north-eastern views of Mt Eccles and Mt Napier by driving up and along the Mt Clay Road.

Drive through the Mt Clay forest to the Sawpit Picnic and Camping Ground for elevated views across Portland Bay from the Whalers Lookout.

Visit the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area, Taylors Road Tyrendarra. Walking trails at Tyrendarra allow visitors to explore features associated with two different aquaculture complexes and their wetland settings, as well as access the Tyrendarra interpretation trail. For more information on the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area

Travel to nearby Mt Richmond, which hosts a vast array of animals, birds and plants. The area is particularly popular with koalas and kangaroos.

The Glenelg River is a short drive away with boating and fishing activities amid camping grounds nestled in the Lower Glenelg National Park

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