Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head

Home > Bellarine Peninsula > Barbecue | Beaches | Camping | Picnic Spots | Playgrounds
by KJ (subscribe)
Published August 6th 2018
A camping and recreation area on the Bellarine Peninsula

Taylor Reserve is a beautiful camping and recreation area located on the Bellarine Peninsula in the seaside suburb of Indented Head.

The reserve features camping sites, a playground, picnic facilities, public toilets, walking tracks, access to the nearby beach, and a monument for the nearby 'Ozone' shipwreck.

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, beach access, camping, campsites, holiday park, camping on the bellarine, bellarine camping,
The view across the bay from Taylor Reserve


Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, beach access, camping, campsites, holiday park, camping on the bellarine, bellarine camping, the foreshore, drinking fountain,
A walking track and water fountain near the Ozone monument at the south end of the reserve


The reserve is accessible by road from The Esplanade, and also by foot from the beach and The Foreshore walking track.

Camping:
Taylor Reserve is one of the three-holiday parks located in Indented Head. It has 49 sites and will be open for camping this summer from 14th of December 2018 - 3rd of February 2019.

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, beach access, camping, Holiday Park, Bellarine Bayside,
Image Source: Bellarine Bayside Coastal Management


A brochure detailing camping rules and local information is available online, and enquiries can be made via the Bellarine Bayside Coastal Management website.

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, beach access,
Camping sites at Taylor Reserve


Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, beach access, camping, campsites, holiday park,
The camping sites in the north-west area of the reserve


Playground:
The playground is set over pine bark and is perfect for younger children. It features a wooden fort with a range of equipment including:
Metal ladders
Slide
Wobbly bridge
Fireman's pole

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, park, public bbq, barbecue, beach,
The playground at Taylor Reserve


There is also another playground approximately 450 metres away, at Anderson Reserve (just follow the track to the north).

Picnic Facilities:
One of the best features of the reserve is the picnic hut and cooking facilities. Facilities include seating and tables, an outdoor sink with running water, rubbish and recycling bins, and electric barbecues.

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, picnic hut, seaside, overlooking the ocean, australia, geelong, rubbish bin in australia, geelong,
This picnic hut provides the perfect spot for a seaside picnic lunch


Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, park, public bbq, barbecue, beach, BBQ, Sinks,
The electric barbecues and sink


Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, picnic hut, seaside, overlooking the ocean, australia, geelong, rubbish bin in australia, geelong,
Rubbish bin and recycling bins are located near the picnic hut


Public Toilets:
There are male, female and disabled public toilets located at the reserve.

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, park, public bbq, barbecue, beach, public toilets, toilets,
The public toilet block at Taylor Reserve


Ozone Monument:
At the south of the reserve, there is a clearing with a water fountain, picnic table and monument in recognition of the nearby 'Ozone' shipwreck.

The Ozone was a paddle steamer that was built in Scotland and operated a service between Queenscliff and Melbourne. It was in operation from 1886 until 1918 and was sold in March 1925. Later that year, it was dismantled and sunk off Indented Head, to create a breakwater for small boats.

The monument was unveiled in 1995 and features one of the two anchors from the boat, and a plaque detailing the history of the vessel.

Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, ozone monument, paddle steamer, plaque,
The Ozone Monument at Taylor Reserve




Taylor Reserve, Indented Head, Ozone, Shipwreck, camping, picnic spots, bellarine, geelong, playground, beach, beach access,
The Ozone shipwreck can be seen in the distance from Taylor Reserve


Recommendation:
I'd highly recommend Taylor Reserve to those who are visiting the Bellarine during summer and are looking for a smaller holiday park to stay at.

I'd also recommend the reserve to those who are keen to do a day trip to the Bellarine Peninsula and are looking for a nice, quiet spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. The close proximity to Batman Park and Anderson Reserve also makes it a good spot for those who are interested in exploring the Indented Head foreshore.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  10
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? To have a picnic lunch by the seaside, have a look at the Ozone monument, or go camping for a few days over summer.
When: Any time
Where: The Esplanade, Indented Head, Victoria, Australia, 3223
Cost: Free to visit, camping fees apply
Your Comment
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions