Anglesea equals fun, adventure and freedom. The popular holiday haven offers the best of the beach and bush along the Great Ocean Road.
Travel the iconic Great Ocean Road and discover Australia’s best surf beaches, stunning coastal scenery and most diverse ecosystems in Victoria.
Unsure what to do while you’re staying with us? Here are a few of our favourites!
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice-creamery
Delight in free chocolate and ice cream tastings. Watch the art of chocolate making – from hand crafting to hand packing – and say hello to the European Chocolatiers. Explore the spectacular showroom choc-filled with thousands of chocolates to tempt you. Also enjoy the café and enclosed garden with children’s ball games and sand pits.
Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve
It is easy to spend several hours in Coogoorah Park! Take a bush walk around the pathways, fish from the jetties, stop for a barbecue or rest while the children play in the playground which includes a wooden ship inspired by the ‘Inverlochy’, wrecked off the coast in 1902.
Want to see kangaroos up close and personal?
Anglesea Golf Club now offers 30 minute tours.
Mountain bike riding
Take a bike tour or hire your own bikes to see the wonders of the Anglesea region. Explore Hurst Road through the heathlands and Great Otway National Park or take your time along the spectacular Surf Coast Walk towards Point Addis or Fairhaven, the views are out of this world!
There are numerous spots to wet a line and try your luck for a fish, from angling in nearby creeks and rivers to surf fishing along the coast. Experienced fishers can try for a range of species including King George Whiting, Calamari, Gummy Shark and Snapper which are all caught from the beach or rocks along our coast. Rainbow Trout are also found upstream in the creeks and rivers around Lorne. Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide
One of the most diverse regions in Victoria, Anglesea offers a sea of colour during later winter and spring. The perfect activity all year round, see the wonders of the heathlands and coastal landscapes. There are several walks available through the National Park, Surf Coast Walk, Anglesea Boundary Walk, Aireys Inlet Clifftop Walk and more! Take a short stroll or go for the day, there’s options for everyone!
Come rain, hail or shine, Four Wheel Driving is a great way to cover some serious ground and see the amazing wildlife and flora in the area. Join a tour or explore with your own vehicle and be immersed in tall forests and heathlands. Pack a picnic lunch and see what the Great Ocean Road really has to offer. 4WD Guide to the Otways
The pristine beaches are at your doorstep and offer the perfect waves for both beginners and the more advanced surfer. With all water related activities you should always be careful. If you are a learner, we recommend you take a lesson or hire a board with one of the following accredited surf schools who are licensed and insured to provide lessons along our coastline:
Stand Up Paddle boarding
Take a gentle paddle down the Anglesea River. A family favourite, spend an hour or two exploring the estuary wildlife and relaxing on the water. Lessons available for beginners
Go Ride a Wave
A must for inquisitive minds, explore the wonders of the ocean at Point Roadknight Point at low tide. With amazing wildlife including crabs, starfish, sting rays, cuttlefish, squid, pufferfish, sea snails and more in the rockpools, you’ll be amazed. Take the torch out after dark, and if you’re super lucky you might even an octopus!
Take a time out - Mcgain’s Nursery
Visit the McGain’s Nursery for a bite to eat, relaxing coffee and a time out and you’ll be amazed with the friendly team and knowledge. Learn how to grow your very own veggie patch or indigenous garden to attract birds and wildlife! Perfect for the whole family.
Dinner with a view - Captain Moonlight
Enjoy the best views in town at the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club’s restaurant Captain Moonlite. Look out towards Anglesea, Point Addiscott, Port Philip Heads and the Bass Straight and revel in the wonders of the Great Ocean Road after your busy day.
Take a drive
The iconic Great Ocean Road is a must for those visiting. The perfect day outing, pack yourself a picnic and explore the winding turns that wrap around the picturesque Victorian coastline. Head to the Twelve Apostles to see Victoria’s most iconic landmark and enjoy the journey along the world’s biggest war memorial. The rich blue of the ocean will leave you amazed as you journey further down the coast.
Wine and dine
Did you know that the Surf Coast has some of the best restaurants and winery’s in the region? Explore the local wineries on your own or through an organised tour. Discover your new oasis with this list of Surf Coast wineries.
Explore the Otways
There’s a long list of things to do in the Otways Ranges which ranges from exploring the rainforests at the Otway Fly, to sampling the best food and wine in the region. There’s also a staggering number of breathtaking waterfalls and walks in this area.