Come discover a natural gateway, where the bush meets the ocean. We’ve got flora, fauna and nature-loving fun galore!
I am on top of the world. Get your bearings high at Loveridge Lookout: take in the coastline vista, the gentle curve of Point Roadknight Beach, the red cliffs, surfers dotted on Main Beach waves, the township rooftops and, beyond, the muted green hills of Anglesea Heath, claimed as Victoria’s richest, most diverse vegetation community.
Anglesea Heath is a haven for flora, particularly rare orchids and native flowers during spring. More than a quarter of Victoria’s plant species grow here including over 80 varieties of orchids. Blooming amazing! Many vehicle tracks offer photographers, walkers, artists and bird watchers up-close encounters.
For amazing 270 degree views over Anglesea, the river, Point Roadknight to Aireys Inlet, Loveridge Lookout is tops. The lookout was built in 1938 as a memorial to James Loveridge. His widow Bertha selected the site – his favourite vantage point to watch the ocean.
The Anglesea Lookout reserve is nationally important in maintaining indigenous flora and fauna biodiversity. This small remnant of coastal heathland is extremely rich in plant species. Windswept low-growing grasses, herbs and small shrubs form a blanket cover over the landscape. In spring, look for beautiful orchids beside the tracks and in the more open areas.
Car park access is from the Great Ocean Road via Harvey Street, between Anglesea and Point Roadknight.
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