Barwon Coast is proud to welcome the Wonderland Spiegeltent, a beautiful 1930s nostalgic wooden mirrored and antique travelling European circus tent, to Barwon Heads this summer. Running from the 26th December to the 28th of January, the Spiegeltent will be located on the foreshore at Lahey Square Park on the foreshore in Barwon Heads, adjacent to the Barwon Heads Bridge.
Car parking on the coast can be tricky over the busy summer months, so patrons of the Wonderland Spiegeltent are encouraged to consider other travel options. Those attending matinee shows will be most affected by low car parking availability.
There are excellent coastal trails leading straight to the Wonderland Spiegeltent site, so why not put on a pair of walking shoes or ride your bike to the show? Bike parking will be available onsite. Perhaps you could convince a friend to drop you off and walk or catch an Uber or a taxi home. Car-pooling with friends is another great idea to reduce the stress of finding a car park.
Barwon Coast runs a small shuttle bus over the summer months between Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. This could be an option for the matinee shows, but will not be running for the evening shows. Public buses also run from Geelong and other areas of the Bellarine to Barwon Heads, see http://www.mcharrys.com.au/ for timetables.
If you can’t walk or ride to the Wonderland Spiegeltent, parking may be found at a number of sites. Suggested spots include the carpark on the end of the Ocean Grove spit at 20W followed by a short walk across the iconic Barwon Heads bridge, carparks in the Bluff Rd precinct, within Lahey Square itself and along Flinders Parade. A map of suggested car parking sites is available for Spiegeltent patrons and can be found on this page.
Revenue raised from the Spiegeltent’s site rental will go towards Barwon Coast’s coastal management operations. Barwon Coast manage 13km of coastal Crown land from 7W beach access in Ocean Grove to 42W beach access to the west of 13th Beach, Barwon Heads. Management of the coastal reserves is funded through revenue provided by the Barwon Heads Caravan Park, Riverview Family Caravan Park in Ocean Grove, the Riverside Camping area, restaurant leases and events such as the Wonderland Spiegeltent.