Anglesea - Things to See & Do

‘Where the bush meets the sea’

Anglesea is surrounded by long sandy beaches, coastal heathland and eucalypt forests and is where the Great Ocean Road first winds its way down to greet the sea.

WALKS

Anglesea Beach Walk
Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the beach commencing from Anglesea main beach walking to Point Roadknight (approximately 20 minutes).

Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk
This walk is a 2km return (or 1 hour) 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.

Surf Coast Walk
This spectacular walk is a marked trail that commences at Jan Juc and finishes at Moggs Creek. While the total distance is around 30km, the walk consists of several sections to suit your energy level. All are easily accessed and the scenery will take your breath away.

PICNIC & BBQ AREAS
There are many BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets available along the Anglesea River. Another popular picnic spot is in the Coogoorah Park with BBQ facilities and toilets.

SHOPPING
Anglesea has many retail outlets to browse including gift shops, boutique clothes shops and surf shops along with all the necessities such as a supermarket, bank and newsagency.

EATING OUT
Anglesea has a variety of fantastic cafes, restaurants and eateries to choose from. Refer to Anglesea Food Guide

WINERIES & LOCAL 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.

Refer to Otway Harvest Trail and Geelong Wineries map

BEACHES
There are two patrolled beaches during the summer period including Anglesea’s main beach just off the Great Ocean Road and Point Roadknight Beach.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Auswalk Walking Tours
Inn to Inn self guided tours running from Torquay to Lorne. Maps and self guided material supplied and luggage is moved for you while you’re out walking. Tours depart daily. Ph: 03 5356 4971

Big Stick Adventures
Big Stick Adventures specialises in unique team building and incentive experiences for corporate markets.
Ph: 03 5261 9181

Go Ride a Wave
Go Ride a Wave is Australia’s favourite surf school. Originating in Anglesea, they have been teaching people to surf for 25 years on the surf coast. Located right opposite Anglesea Main Beach, Go Ride a Wave offers daily learn to surf classes, surf hire and has a large retail store. 143b Great Ocean Road - Book online at www.gorideawave.com.au or call 1300 132 441 .

Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours
GORATS hire out surf gear, canoes and bikes. They also operate tours for groups only. Ph: 03 5236 3321

Eco Logic Environmental Services
Eco-Logic offer a wide variety of activities including rock pool rambles, ocean snorkel tours, guided walks and specialised environmental talks. Ph: 03 5263 1133

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
Surf Tours & lessons down the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne and Torquay, specialising in small, friendly groups for full 1, 2, 3 & 5 day surf tours. All inclusive are transport, lunch, lessons & coaching, board, wetsuit & surfing ‘show bag.’ Ph: 1800 787 353

Southern Exposure Eco Adventure Sports
Eco-adventure company offering specialist learn to surf programs, mountain biking and sea kayaking on the Great Ocean Road
Ph: 03 5261 9170

Split Point Lighthouse Tours
Join a cultural, historical and environmental tour of the Split Point Lighthouse. Famous for its starring role in the TV series, Round the Twist. The White Queen has some of the best views of the coast is a must see in the Surf Coast region. Ph: 1800 174 045

Torquay Surfing Academy
Comprehensive surfing lessons & surf retail store selling surfboards, body boards, skim boarding, skateboarding & wetsuits.
Shop 34A Bell St Torquay. Ph: 03 5261 2022

Westcoast Adventure
Surfing lessons for all ages and abilities. Qualified instructors, wetsuits & soft beginner surfboards. Equipment hire, ocean kayak instruction and hire, snorkelling and rock-climbing. Ph: 03 5261 2241

Wildlife Tours Australia
Wildlife Tours Australia offers fun sightseeing tours for the budget conscious traveller. We have both one and two day tours with the option to hop on - hop off along the way.
Ph: 1300 661 730

TAXI SERVICE
Anglesea has two taxis (one standard conventional and one wheelchair accessible). Transport service areas include Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven and along the Great Ocean Road to Lorne.
Ph: 0408 325 992
MARKETS
Anglesea Riverbank Market
A market with assorted stallholders held between 9am - 4pm. Held on various Sundays throughout January, March Long Weekend and Easter.

FISHING
There are plenty of fishing spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Anglesea include the Anglesea River Mouth, Point Roadknight, Hutt Gully and Urqharts Bluff. Common catches include Snapper and Salmon.Refer to Surf Coast Fishing Guide

ACTIVITIES & SPORT
Cycling
The Great Ocean Road offers some of Australia's finest cycling, with world-famous coastal scenery and an ever-changing hinterland providing great opportunities for all levels of cyclists, from families to seasoned professionals
Bush rides
Anglesea Forest and Flowers Ride (48km)
Anglesea is a township lucky enough to enjoy the very best of beach and bush. It is also a mountain biking mecca with the townships bush and hinterland ideal for exploration. Between August and November, the hills burst into colour as wildflowers bloom in their thousands.

Anglesea Adventure Rides (Various)
Experience the scenic bushy surrounds of Anglesea on one of many mountain-bike trails. The tracks are moderate to advanced skill ranging from 7.8km to 20.3km.
Tennis Courts
Cameron Road ANGLESEA Ph: 03 5263 2714
Bowls
Anglesea Bowling Club. Visitors welcome. Ph: 03 5263 1229
Skate Park
Located between the Bowling Club & the Lions Park, Cameron Rd.

Open Cut Coal Mine Lookout – Views of the Power station.
Coalmine Road

Anglesea Art House
Cameron Rd Open daily, hours vary. Ph: 0418 179 554

Melaleuca Gallery
121 Great Ocean Rd Open weekends 11am - 5.30pm & by appointment Ph: 03 5263 1230

Anglesea Golf Course
Famous for the hundreds of kangaroos that graze happily on its undulating fairways this 18hole course is set amongst native bushland. Enjoy a round of golf or take in the panoramic views from the Clubhouse. Open for lunch and dinner. 45 Golf Links Road ANGLESEA Ph: 03 5263 1582

SPA & MASSAGE
Silk Spa & Beauty
Here at Silk we aim to provide you with the ultimate experience of pure relaxation whilst visiting our Spa. This architecturally designed haven will exceed all your expectations of spa & beauty. Nestled in a quiet location we are at one with our ocean environment using marine and botanical based products. Open 7 days per week.
Shop 1B 143a Great Ocean Road ANGLESEA Ph: 03 5263 3618

Surf Coast Resort Anglesea
Surf Coast Resort includes a day spa which provides massages, manicures & pedicures, facials, tinting, waxing, spray tan, hydrotherapy treatments, body wraps and indulgence packages.
105 Great Ocean Road ANGLESEA Ph: 03 5263 3363

ANNUAL EVENTS
Further Information: visit www.visitsurfcoast.com

DRIVES FROM ANGLESEA
Surf Coast Hinterland
Take a scenic drive and explore the hinterland of the Surf Coast. Just a 35 minute drive you’ll find Winchelsea, an attractive rural town by the banks of the Barwon River. Take the Forest Road and follow the signs to Winchelsea. This is also an alternate route inland to Geelong/Melbourne. Winchelsea has a range of things to do and see - from historic mansions, churches and hotels, to wineries, quaint tearooms and antique shops to explore.
 

Aireys Inlet - Things to See & Do

‘Home of the Split Point Lighthouse’
You can’t miss Aireys Inlet, keep a lookout for the towering light house and you know you’re not far away. Aireys Inlet has magnificent scenery with its bush setting and beautiful sandy beaches.

WALKS & LOOKOUTS
Lighthouse Precinct Walk

Explore Lighthouse Precinct area. This is a delightful experience incorporating the Split Point Lighthouse, Bark Hut, Allen Noble Sanctuary, the Memorial Cairn and heritage listed buildings. The Lighthouse was built in 1891 and towers 34 metres above the coastline. Enjoy the amazing views from the reserve of the Lighthouse.
The Bark Hut is a replica of a settler’s hut from the 1860’s which was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. There is a children’s playground here also.
The Allen Noble Sanctuary is an accessible wetland sanctuary in the centre of the town where you can watch native birds and the Memorial Cairn marks the resting place of the early settlers, Thomas Pearse and his wife Martha Pearse.

Cliff Top Walk
This walk commences from the Split Point Lighthouse precinct and is a fantastic 3.5km walk with spectacular views of the coastline.

Surf Coast Walk
This spectacular walk is a marked trail that commences at Jan Juc and finishes at Moggs Creek Picnic area. While the total distance is around 30km, the walk consists of several sections to suit your energy level. All are easily accessed and the scenery will take your breath away.
Refer to Town Walk Guides

Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
View the famous memorial arch which was erected to commemorate the returned serviceman from World War I who built the Great Ocean Road from 1918 to 1932. Look for the stunning ‘diggers’ sculpture commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the building of the Great
Ocean Road.

PICNIC & BBQ AREAS
The Inlet
Picnic tables close to the beach, toilets and playground.
Distillery Creek
Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.
Moggs Creek
Picnic tables, wood BBQ’s and toilets.
Urquhart Bluff
Picnic tables and toilets

BEACHES
Between Urquhart Bluff and the Inlet
Lie many secluded coves perfect for rockpool rambling, swimming, surfing, snorkelling and beach combing.
Sandy Gully and Step Beach
Both have step access to delightful little coves nestled between rocky outcrops.

Inlet Beach
Is an ideal spot for families with small children. Adjacent to toilets and a picnic area on the grassy embankment.

Fairhaven to Eastern View
Offers 8 km of pristine beach ideal for walks. Accessed easily from car parking areas off the Great Ocean Road. Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club patrol near the club house during the peak period.

SHOPPING
Aireys Inlet has a general store, post office, garden shop, video hire, book shop and gift shops.

EATING OUT
Aireys Inlet has excellent restaurants for special occasions, a number of cafes, delis, a hotel, take away outlets and tearooms.
Refer to Aireys Inlet Food Guide

WINERIES & LOCAL 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.

Refer to Otway Harvest Trail and Geelong Wineries map

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Auswalk Walking Tours
Inn to Inn self guided tours running from Torquay to Lorne. Maps and self guided material supplied and luggage is moved for you while you’re out walking. Tours depart daily.
For bookings phone: 03 5356 4971

Big Stick Adventures
Big Stick Adventures specialises in unique team building and incentive experiences for corporate markets.
For bookings phone: 03 5261 9181

Blazing Saddles
Provide a fantastic horse riding experience for all ages, with both bush and beach riding experiences available. Booking ahead is recommended. Tours operate daily.
Bimbadeen Drive AIREYS INLET Ph: 03 5289 7322
 Eco Logic Environmental Services
Eco-Logic offer a wide variety of activities including rock pool rambles, ocean snorkel tours, guided walks and specialised environmental talks.
For bookings phone: 03 5263 1133


Great Ocean Road Adventure Tours hire out surf gear, canoes and bikes. They also operate tours for groups only. Ph: 03 5236 3321

Split Point Lighthouse Tours
Join a cultural, historical and environmental tour of the Split Point Lighthouse. Famous for its starring role in the TV series, Round the Twist. The White Queen has some of the best views of the coast is a must see in the Surf Coast region.
For bookings phone: 1800 174 045

Wildlife Tours Australia
Wildlife Tours Australia offers fun sightseeing tours for the budget conscious traveller. We have both 1 and 2 day tours with the option to hop on - hop off along the way.
For bookings phone: 1300 661 730

CYCLING
Cycling is a great way to explore the coastal and hinterland scenery of the Surf Coast. From a short 3km leisurely ride to a more physically challenging 60km ride there is something to suit all levels. There are more than 30 recommended trails to choose from in the ‘Cycling the Surf Coast’ guide. Rides around Aireys Inlet include the ‘Picnic Pedal’ ride, the ‘Mangowak’ ride, the ‘Ocean Views’ and the ‘Pinchgut Hill’ ride.

ART GALLERIES & NURSERIES
Art Aireys
23 Anderson Street AIREYS INLET Ph: 03 5289 7102 Open by appointment

Eagles Nest Gallery
48-50 Great Ocean Road AIREYS INLET Ph: 03 5289 7366
Open 10am to 5pm daily in peak period

Sea Echo Nursery & Landscaping
32 Great Ocean Road AIREYS INLET Ph: 03 5289 7340

Otway Indigenous Nursery
By appoiuntment only: Ph: 0417 154 413

FISHING
There are plenty of fishing spots along the Surf Coast. Popular spots around Aireys Inlet include Painkalac Creek, Fairhaven Beach Moggs Creek (Creek Mouth), Eastern View, Spout Creek and Grassy Creek Mouth. Common catches include Salmon, Snapper, Bream and Mullet.
Refer to Surf Coast Fishing Guide

ACTIVITIES & SPORT
Tennis Courts
Tennis courts are located next to the Hall, just off the Great Ocean Road. Check on the notice board for booking details.
Skate Parks
Located beside the Painkalac Creek, off Inlet Crescent.
Includes 1/4 pipe, flat bank, pyramid and spine ramp. There are also barbecues, toilets and a playground.

DRIVES FROM AIREYS INLET
Surf Coast Hinterland
Take a scenic drive and explore the hinterland of the Surf Coast. Just a 45 minute drive you’ll find Winchelsea, an attractive rural town by the banks of the Barwon River. Winchelsea has a range of things to do and see - from historic mansions, churches and hotels, to wineries, quaint tearooms and antique shops.

Bambra Road is an unsealed forest road leading to Deans Marsh, Birregurra.
Take the Forest Road via Anglesea. This is also an alternate route to Geelong/Melbourne.
Take the Great Ocean Road to the south and visit Lorne and Wye River; take the Great Ocean Road to the north and visit Anglesea and Torquay.
Otway Harvest Trail
Obtain from VIC for directions www.otwayharvesttrail.org.au

Barwon Park Historical Homestead
This homestead is a 42 roomed blue stone mansion built in 1869 to 1871. Among the most impressive features are the delicate iron lace veranda and the magnificent staircase. Open every Wednesday and Sunday 11am to 4pm or by appointment.
105 Inverleigh Road WINCHELSEA Ph: 03 5267 2204