Sporting pursuits are well catered for in Heathcote with a well-maintained golf club, a seasonal swimming pool, tennis and bowling club and much more. Other recreational activities enjoyed locally include horse riding, bushwalking, cycling, drag racing and motorbike riding.
The golf club was founded in 1928 and the course is famous for its fast, true-running, Peneagle bent-grass greens. Both amateur and professional players are attracted to the course for its quality. It is also home to a variety of wildlife including kangaroos, emus, corellas and sulphur-crested cockatoos.
Horse riding is a popular pass time for all ages. Areas of the nearby bushland allow horse riding and offer beautiful scenery along interesting tracks. Local shops specialise in feed and supplies for horses too.
Heathcote Park Raceway
Heathcote Park is the Victorian home of 1/4 mile Drag Racing and regularly presents Drag Racing, Burnout Competitions, Off Road Racing and a host of other motorsport disciplines. Regular events are held, attracting people for across Victoria and beyond.
Riding your motorbike through forest is a popular pursuit and there are many areas of State forest where riders can enjoy Victoria’s great outdoors, though there are restrictions to be aware of. To find out about the most suitable spots around Heathcote, visit the Visitor Information Centre for map.