6 THINGS TO FINALLY DO IN ANGLESEAby GREAT OCEAN ROAD
Anglesea is a place that’s always full of adventure and with so much more to discover, the perfect place to set your family up in for a while. We hope to see you soon.
1. Walk Through the Ironbark Basin
The Ironbark Basin walk is one stunning leg of the Surf Coast Walk. This section in Anglesea starts at Bells Beach carpark and ends at Point Addis carpark. 8km in total one way, this walk will take you inland through the Anglesea Heath amongst stunning ironbark trees and birdlife. By the end of this one, you would have earned yourself a good break and bite to eat!
2. See Anglesea from the Water
Anglesea River is so serene and the perfect way to experience the town. Hire a canoe, kayak or even a stand up paddle board and make a morning or an afternoon of it with the family. With plenty of birdlife to spot along the way, this is the perfect mix of relaxation and active adventure to earn yourself a nice lunch.
3. Get Peddling at Anglesea Bike Park
Anglesea is fast becoming known for its fantastic mountain bike tracks. The state of the art Anglesea Bike Park has 400m of mountain cross and jump tracks and will provide challenges for novice and experienced riders alike. It features well-designed mounds, rollers, jumps and table-tops, as well as an excellent dirt jump area and a single track with log rides. Don’t let the lingo put you off, this park is a great place to visit as a family and suitable for a range of skill levels. Surrounding the Bike Park is a series of trails ideal for cross country mountain biking. The Anglesea Bike Park on Camp Road, Anglesea is always open and free.
4. Discover Underwater Treasures
Rock pooling is a fun little past time for inquisitive eyes and minds. Kids will love searching the rock pools for little creatures and shells that have nestled there. A perfect spot is XXXX. Just make sure that if you turn over any rocks or pick up any little creatures, be sure to return them to the same spot as not to disrupt their home.
5. Visit Your Neighbours - Torquay & Aireys Inlet
If you’ve set yourself up in Anglesea, why not pop over and visit one of your neighbours? Take a quick drive (or longer walk) over to Aireys Inlet, the neighbouring town to the west. See the iconic Split Point Lighthouse and Eagle Rock, or take one of the beautiful walks from Distillery Creek Picnic area. Aireys is always worth the visit. If dining in at a restaurant of chilling at an ocean fronted bar is more your thing, head on over to Torquay, a short 15 minute drive away.
6. Native Orchids
The Anglesea Heath surrounds Anglesea and extends up around 20kms, and west over to Aireys Inlet. A little known fact about Anglesea is that these parts are home to over 100 different types of stunning native orchids. If this is right up your alley, then the September ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna) Wildflower and Art Weekend is one not to be missed. Showcasing wildflowers and related art, plus nature walks and rambles to take you out into the bush to find local gems. With plants for sale, you can even take home your own native plant and kids, there are plenty of activities on for you as well! If you can’t make the show, try heading out on a little adventure and see how many orchids you can spot.