TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
A series of flowing channels connected by bike paths and bridges make Anglesea River a popular destination for activities such as fishing from one of the many platforms, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing or hiring a paddle boat. The wide river is ideal for numerous activities to suit all ages. The many bbq’s and tables along the riverbank also make it an ideal picnic area.
The river and its surroundings is also an important habitat for native wildlife including owls, possums, echidnas, kangaroo and wallabies, as well as native fish, eels and many species of waterbird.
The mountains are calling…so, get on your bike and take a hike through the scenic bushy surrounds of Anglesea on one of many mountain bike trails, including the Beach View and Kangaroos Trail, the Best of Anglesea Ride, Wildflower and Wattle Ride, and Anglesea Heath Mountain Bike Adventure. Bring your mountain bike and get into gear before exploring the Great Otway National Park on tracks around Eumeralla and on named tracks through the park (seasonal closures apply).
Stop. Breath. Relax. Marvel. Patrolled surf and swimming beaches surrounded by beautiful forest and coastal scenery make Anglesea a popular tourist hub. Attractive parks and gardens line the coastal foreshore and the Anglesea River, with Coogoorah Park at the end of River Reserve Road featuring a network of islands linked by boardwalks and bridges through wetlands
GOLF AT ANGLESEA
Play a round at Anglesea with its resident kangaroo population, a must for anyone from abroad. These iconic Australian native animals live in the nearby forest and spend their days as unofficial greenkeepers lounging on the fairways.
Playgrounds are the perfect place to expend pent up energy the ever popular Coogoorah Park on River Reserve Road has a big pirate ship, swings and slides. Near the entrance to town you can’t miss the Lions Playground or the Riverfront Playground known for its large tyre swing. Still more energy? JUMPZ Anglesea has huge trampolines with spring-loaded frames, allowing kids to bounce even higher the squeals of joy are a testament to the excitement and fun had here!
From beginner to pro the wet suit is an essential part of the tool kit when hitting the surf off Torquay, in the cooler southern waters. But let’s face it they are neither easy to get into (or out of) and are not really flattering unless you are a super model. But what they do for you, as a surfer is magical. Firstly, you feel the part, all tightly snug in neoprene you look like all the others, no one can tell if you are a first timer or if you have been at it for years. Secondly, you are warm and toasty