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Beach, bush and kangaroos are the ingredients used to make Anglesea a favourite holiday spot. Located 10 minutes west of Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, Anglesea is perfect for a natural adventure.
FAUNA & FLORA
Anglesea is renowned for its wildlife, particularly the kangaroos and walllabies who can be easily spotted on the greens of the local golf course almost daily. The Anglesea Golf Course is the place to meet the real locals, with beautiful kangaroos coming out to graze at dusk and dawn. It is a beautiful sight to see.
Amazingly, about a quarter of Victoria’s plant species can be found here including over 80 different types of Orchids. Equally as diverse is the wildlife that lives here. 29 mammal species have been recorded. More than 100 species of native birds thrive here including the Crimson Rosella, Bronzewing pigeons and a variety of Honeyeaters. Read more
There is more to Anglesea than its fresh clean air and glorious water views. Anglesea is a recognised haven for its abundant flora, particularly rare orchids and native flowers during spring. With attractive parks and gardens, Anglesea is also renowned for its wildlife, particularly the kangaroos. Take an hour (or a day) to explore the spectacular Surf Coast Walk - it showcases the beautiful coastal landscape of the region and the untouched natural beauty. The Anglesea Golf Course is the place to meet the real locals, with beautiful kangaroos coming out to graze at dusk and dawn. It is a beautiful sight to see.
Surf Coast Walk is a marked trail commencing at Point Impossible and passing through famous Bells Beach, the Iron Bark Basin, Point Addis, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and finishing at Fairhaven. While the total distance is 44km, the walk consists of several sections of varying lengths to suit your energy level.
Anglesea Art Walk - Experience the joy of discovering a series of unique mosaic art works as you stroll along a 2.5km walk through Anglesea
Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk - Enjoy this 2km return walk that commences from Point Addis. There are signs along the way that interpret aspects of their unique way of life and show how they lived in harmony with the environment.
WINERIES & PRODUCE
There are many fantastic local wine and food producers in the region. Pick up a copy of the Otway Harvest Trail and go on a mouth watering tour of the Surf Coast hinterland. Seasonally opened.
Eat and Drink
McGain's Nursery, Cafe and Food Store
McGain's Nursery, Cafe and Food Store is a hidden gem in a colourful conservatory setting. Delicious fresh seasonal menu sourced from the food store and nursery vegetable garden.
With views of the idyllic Anglesea river, Uber Mama is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, coffee and cake or cold beer.
Jums Chicken Bar
Jums Chicken Bar is an Anglesea institution. Established over 30 years ago, Jums is best known for their hot chips and gravy. Jums provides the ideal post surf or swim snack.
McGain's Cafe is a hidden gem within a colourful conservatory setting located just off the Great Ocean Road.
Apollo Bay Hotel
Apollo Bay Hotel is located in the coastal town of Apollo Bay, just two and a half hours drive west of Melbourne on the breathtaking Great Ocean Road.
The Coast Restaurant and Bar
The Coast Restaurant is located in the heart of the beautiful Great Ocean Road Resort and has established a fantastic reputation with both the locals and visitors for serving delicious...
What To See and Do
Anglesea Beach Club
Beach Club is a Geelong based company and is owner operated. There are 16 stores around the Victorian coast, from Warrnambool to Sorrento. The newest additions, being Mornington and Barwon Heads.
Anglesea Fruitz Provedore is a fruit, vegetable and gourmet food store on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. They pride themselves on stocking the best quality produce on the surf coast.
Anglesea Surf Centre
The Anglesea Surf Centre is situated in the heart of the Surfcoast, ten minutes from the surf capital of Torquay and twenty minutes from the popular coastal get away Lorne.
Melaleuca Gallery has been a fine art venue for over 20 years. It is located at 121 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, opposite the river, protected by the ancient Melaleuca trees,...
Silk Spa and Beauty
At Silk Spa and Beauty they aim to provide you with the ultimate experience of pure relaxation whilst visiting the spa.
Anglesea Hotel is a modern establishment, with a TAB facility attached to a cosy public bar, enhanced by an open wood fire for winter warmth.
Around the region
Geelong Cross Country Anglesea 8 Kilometre Footrace
On Sunday, 6 August 2017 the Geelong Cross Country Club will conduct a handicap race for runners 16 years and older starting near...
Surf Coast Century 100km and 50km Ultra Marathon
The Surf Coast Century is a spectacular 50 kilometre and 100 kilometre ultra marathon along Victoria’s Surf Coast and wildflower hinterland with beautiful...
The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face - Race 4 - Anglesea
The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations...