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Living on the edge

Welcome to the new website of the Friends of the Bluff and the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary. This is a work in progress so if you find any omissions or errors please let us know. If you are a regular user of the old website and would like a working copy of this version contact us for a CD version. We will gradually transfer and update content but it will take time!

The Barwon Heads Bluff and surrounds is a special place. It is a place where the Barwon River enters the cool waters of Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. It is a place where tides and waves have shaped the rocks over time and created a wide diversity of places for animals and plants to live.

To find an Elephant Snail hidden beneath a rock, to watch the kelp sway back and forth with the waves, or to explore the magic gardens in the rockpools is to glimpse the beauty, complexity and uniqueness of the Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary.

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Barwon Bluff App

Barwon Bluff App available now

Available from the App Store, this App was produced by friends of the Bluff. The App will lead you around the Barwon Bluff and surrounds and help you to identify, understand and appreciate this unique environment and the plants and animals that live within.

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Download it now!

2013 Costcare Award

Friends of the Bluff are very proud to have taken out the Victorian Coastcare Award at the 2013 Victorian Landcare Awards

We received this award for our recently released App and ongoing commitment to producing cutting edge educational resources.

Friends of the Bluff will now go on to represent Victoria in the National Landcare Awards in 2014.


Help protect Hooded Plovers

BirdLife Australia is looking for volunteers who have some free time over the holidays to help protect Hooded Plover chicks on local beaches. We have a 12 day old chick at 8W Ocean Grove and two 4 day old chicks at 40W Barwon Heads.

If you can spare two – three hours a day to spend on the beach talking with beach users, raising awareness & reminding dog walkers to leash their dogs, please contact us!

Now is the time we need you most!

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