Lawn bowls is a sport for people from all walks of life. Around Australia, mid-week lawn bowls clubs are taken up by serious players and the competition is stiff. Come the weekend, many venues turn into casual outdoor gatherings with a youthful, lively vibe that carries on well into the night. We’ve compiled 10 of the best and most picturesque lawn bowls venues in Australia to tick off your bowls bucket list.
Clovelly Bowling Club, Sydney
Located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Clovelly Bowling Club is perched on the edge of Clovelly’s sheer cliffs. Incorporate a stroll along the Bondi Beach to Coogee coastal walk.
Mornington Bowling Club, Victoria
Mornington Bowling Club is located an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. It is situated on a cliff overlooking Port Phillip Bay. The Mornington Peninsula has a thriving craft beer and artisan spirit scene, with a number of small independent brewers. Visit a local brewery and enjoy a hands-on experience at a distillery, producing your own special gin with infused botanicals. Other local sights to check out include Cape Schanck’s 1850s lighthouse or Point Nepean’s historic military installations. The Mornington Peninsula vineyards are also worth a visit.
Ocean Shores Country Club, northern NSW
Situated on a hilltop with panoramic hinterland and ocean views, Ocean Shores Country Club boasts a championship golf course, bowling greens and hospitality facilities. Just 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and 30 minutes south of Coolangatta Airport, Ocean Shores Country Club was established in 1969. The area is a haven for birdlife, including cranes, herons, swamp pigeons, kites and goshawks. The large colony of fruit bats makes a spectacular sight at sunset as they fly out to the surrounding forests to feed. The town’s lookout has spectacular 360 degree views.
Mosman Park Bowling Club, Western Australia
Known as the club with the ‘million dollar views,’ Mosman Park Bowling Club certainly lives up to its name. Located approximately 14 kilometres from Perth, the club boasts spectacular views of the Swan River, Perth city skyline and Darling Ranges.
Port Elliot Bowling Club, South Australia
Dubbed as the ‘the carpet on the coast’, Port Elliot is situated on the famous Horseshoe Bay on The Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Located an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the club offers a full coastal panorama. Horseshoe Bay is protected by several small islands not far offshore where whale sightings are a regular attraction in winter. The town is a model seaside village, renowned for its cafés, pubs, bakery and gift shops along The Strand.
West Launceston Bowls Club, Tasmania
A stone throw’s away from central Launceston, West Launceston Bowls Club takes in a wonderful view of the riverside city and is well worth a visit when on the Apple Isle.
Darwin Bowls Club, Northern Territory
One of the Territory’s most historic bowls clubs, Darwin Bowls Club is located just off the shoreline of Fannie Bay, a middle/inner suburb of Darwin. The suburb features Fannie Bay Gaol museum, Fannie Bay Race Track and a monument to Ross Smith, captain of the Vickers Vimy, that on 10 December 1919, was the first aircraft to fly from England to Australia in less than 30 days.
Torquay Bowls Club, Victoria
Named as the Stockland Retirement Living Club of the Year by Bowls Australia in 2017, Torquay is home to a thriving bowls club in a stunning location. Situated South-west of Melbourne, the seaside town is a 30 minute drive from Geelong at the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road and is known for popular surf beaches like Bells Beach and Jan Juc.
Carrum Bowling Club, Victoria
Located just under an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD, Carrum Bowling Club offers great ocean views of Port Phillip Bay and pristine greens.
Tathra Beach Bowling Club, NSW
With the waves crashing in the background, Tathra Beach Bowling Club is a jewel in the crown of the Sapphire Coast. The club is situated around 25km north of Merimbula and three hours south of Canberra. Tathra is a club worth dropping in for a roll when visiting the surrounding holiday region.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club
Burleigh is a vibrant hot spot on the Gold Coast offering an ocean backdrop while still being located in the heart of the town.
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