Winchelsea is located on the Barwon River 115km south west of Melbourne and 37km from Geelong. There are a number of attractions that include the Barwon Hotel which was built in 1842 and stands near the river in Main Street.
There is a bridge near the hotel which was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867 and is considered to be one of Victoria's finest stone structures. The area also has picnic areas which are popular.
The Anglican Church was built in 1846 and is situated at Barwon Terrace.
Barwon Park is off the Princes Highway on Inverleigh Road. There is a 42 room bluestone mansion that is open to the public.
Lake Murdeduke is a popular fishing area and is just to the north west while Lake Modewarre is another lake that contains trout.
Killarney Park Lavender Farm is at the end of the Otway Ranges and The Otway Roses is a rose garden surrounded by the Wormbete Forest. Both are excellent commercial gardens to visit.