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Anglesea

Great Ocean Road VICTORIA


Welcome to

Anglesea

Find your own adventure by the sea


Welcome to Anglesea – a seaside village for untamed spirits.

Come play with us Anglesea is the stuff of daydreams and childhood memories – where littlies first dip their toes into the ocean, families trek hand-in-hand along bushland trails and new experiences challenge spirits of all ages. We’re all about fun, the outdoors and safely finding your (happy) place in the world, one day at a time.

Let yourself go What will you try today? A surfing lesson, kayaking on the river or a lazy pub lunch? Relax – our beaches are family-friendly and you’ve all the time in the world. Whatever you dare for today, whatever your ability, you’ll find tour operators and friendly locals ready to help with know-how and equipment hire.

Colour and movement Year-round, energetic folk gather here for organised events: running, mountain biking, ocean swimming, surf carnivals and more. Anglesea has long been a hotspot for kids’ camps with many running holiday events and activities open to visitors. Why not join in and share the fun? Check in at the Visitor Information Centre to see what’s on.

Stay and play Let Anglesea truly inspire you… stay a few days, get to know us. Choose from holiday parks and backpackers to motels, resorts, camps and self-contained cottages near the beach or the bush. Wherever you stay, wake to the inspiring potential of a brand new day in Anglesea.


Let’s get active

Outdoor

Active


For the love of the great outdoors.

Hit the trail, walking or running Sample Anglesea’s twisting clifftop, beach, river, woodland and heathland tracks on the 22.6km Anglesea Perimeter Walk (includes Cliff Top Track). Find the Surf Coast Walk’s best access points at the river – stroll east towards Bells Beach, or west to Aireys Inlet. Saunter the 2km return Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk.

Take me to the river Anglesea River offers boardwalks, jetties, riverside parks, paddleboats and flat water perfect for newbie kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Hire whatever you need – bikes, boards, motorised boats, kayaks, paddles or paddle-boards – then plunge in.

Park central Picnic at Coogarah Reserve where young buccaneers can captain a sunken pirate ship. At Lions Park, they’ll thrill to a little people playground and skate park, then climb some massive carved wooden sea creatures near the Four Kings playground near the river mouth and beach access.

Give it a whirl Zero in on Anglesea Bike Park’s 500m world-class mountain cross (4x) track and other awesome off road mountain bike tracks. Cycle the shared sections of the Surf Coast Walk or hit the coastal bush for semi-established single-track. Fish from the boardwalk or beach, go barefoot bowling or team up for a hit of tennis.


Go Ride A Wave

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We have been teaching learn to surf since 1987. Our experience & large range of beginner equipment will make your surf lesson unforgettable. We offer lessons at Torquay, Anglesea, Ocean Grove & Lorne along the Great Ocean Road. There is only one way to get started to learn to surf and that’s to get in the water. With helpful tips, the right equipment and encouragement from your highly qualified and experienced instructor, you will be standing on your surfboard in no time. A: 143B Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 1300 132 441 E: info@gorideawave.com.au gorideawave.com.au

Jumpz Anglesea

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OUTDOOR TRAMPOLINES

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Jumpz Anglesea is a unique, outdoor trampoline facility designed for one purpose - to have FUN! Jumpz offers 360 degrees of trampolines, where you can jump off the walls, race your friends, flip forwards and flip backwards. Jumpz is jam-packed with excitement! $10 for 30mins and $15 for 60mins. Open from 10am - Sunset, 7 days a week. Bookings not required. Passes can be purchased direct from our kiosk, hotel reception or The Coast Restaurant. A: 105 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3363 E: jumpz@greatoceanroadresort.com.au ANGLESEA

jumpzanglesea.com.au

Anglesea Golf Club

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The Anglesea Golf Course, situated on the Great Ocean Road, is an undulating 6,074m par 73 layout set in natural bushland. There is also the ever present resident population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos which number approximately 300. The club now has a dedicated 6 bay driving range open to the general public and run kangaroo tours Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Visitors welcome to the Clubhouse 7 days a week. Bar and bistro open daily from 10am til late. A: Golflinks Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1582 E: info@angleseagolfclub.com.au angleseagolfclub.com.au


Stay and Play

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The Anglesea Backpackers and Anglesea Paddleboats have teamed up to offer a package deal. Stay at the Anglesea Backpackers and enjoy the beautiful Anglesea River with a half price canoe ride. Anglesea Paddleboats are located at the Anglesea Bridge on the Great Ocean Road. To reserve your canoe call: 0408 599 942 or visit angleseapaddleboats.com. Ensure you get the staff at the backpackers to stamp this ad for redemption. No stamp, no discount. A: 40 Noble St, Anglesea T: 03 5263 2664 E: bookme@angleseabackpackers.com.au angleseabackpackers.com.au

The Anglesea Bike Park

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Located on Camp Rd opposite the Anglesea Primary School. The park’s track consist of straights and switchbacks and is about 500m long. Various track features have been included to enable users of all skill levels to safely enjoy the track, including mounds, rollers, jumps and table tops which vary in height from 200mm to 1,800mm high. Other features of the Anglesea Bike Park include a dirt jump area and a skills course with log rides. A: 80 Camp Rd, Anglesea

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Split Point Lighthouse Tours

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Spectacular views and close to the Great Ocean Road. Our 30-45 minute tours are perfect for families, sightseers, photographers, lighthouse historians and Round the Twist fans. Open every day. Tours begin at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, with extended hours in January and Easter. For more great tours in the area, such as Rockpool Rambling, Stand-Up Paddle, Canoeing, Snorkeling, Fossil Hunters and more, contact Eco-Logic on 5263 1133. A: Federal St, Aireys Inlet T: 1800 174 045 E: tours@splitpointlighthouse.com.au splitpointlighthouse.com.au


Arts & Culture Photo: Cinnamon Stephens - Studio 66 - Anglesea Art Studios

Art’s desire


A calendar of cultural events and inspiration for the whole family. Anglesea’s cultural community buzzes year-round with events including: Surf Coast Century, KAOS (Kids Adventure Outdoors), the famous ‘Rock to Ramp’ ocean swim and Surf Coast Arts Trail. Explore a sprawling treasure trove of eclectic wares at the Anglesea Riverbank Community Market: various Sundays through January plus long weekends. Drop in to the Visitor information centre for a list of events. Visit Moongate Studios – sculpturing dreams into reality. Set in bush land acreage near Anglesea. Moongate Studios is the owner-built mud brick home, gallery, studios and gardens of internationally acclaimed artists and part of the Anglesea Art Studio’s. Step up to the leisurely 2.5km Anglesea Art Walk for unique mosaic art works that capture the history and natural values of Anglesea. Feed your inner artist with an Anglesea Art House watercolours workshop or hook-up with whole-of-family holiday fun with the Kids Art Bash. ADVERTISEMENT SYMBOLS Attraction

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Food Eat your heart out


When the hungries bite, head to Anglesea’s favourite eateries. For breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as live music, hit up SeaEyes Café and Restaurant. You’ll love Uber Mama’s river outlook, kids’ playground and outdoor verandah. For award-winning pies and sausage rolls, dive into Ocean Corner Café. At McGain’s Nursery, Café and Food Store, fill up in the leafy, light-filled dining area, browse the nursery then stock up on organic produce at the food store. Or embrace Maids Pantry Brunchbar’s lovable local general store vibe.

Dinner with a view In the evening, at the end of your fun packed day of adventure and exploration, its time to wind down with the locals. Have a drink on the balcony or dine in the bistro at the Anglesea Golf Club, overlooking the 18th fairway which has it’s usual inhabitants of eastern grey kangaroos!

EATING IN OR OUT Like prawns, calamari or scallops with your pizza? How about a Nutella calzone? You’ll love The Coast Restaurant. Set inside the Great Ocean Road Resort, it’s the place to go for your pizza and pasta fix and an impressive sweet treat.


Ocean Corner Café

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Ocean Corner Café is a fully licensed, family run café open 7 days a week offering both inside and outside dining. The café also serves as a quick take-away service for the Anglesea main beach and those passing though Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road. Famous for our homemade national award-winning pies and pastries. All day breakfast and lunch menu including sandwiches, rolls, wraps and focaccia’s, sausage rolls, pasties, quiches, cakes and slices. A: 143A Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3413 E: oc_cafe@iinet.net.au

SeaEyes Café and Restaurant

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Locally owned and operated, our family run café/ restaurant offers breakfast, lunch every day with dinner being offered Thursday through Sunday during the quieter months and then seven days over the busier season. Come and try some of our signature dishes like traditional Paella, local calamari to name a few. We have a strong focus on quality and great service, enjoy our hospitality whist soaking up the sun in our alfresco area and taste some of our best local wines. A: 12-14/87 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1010 E: faye.seaeyes@gmail.com

The Coast Restaurant

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The Coast Restaurant, set within the stunning grounds of Great Ocean Road Resort, offers an exceptional dining experience for guests, local residents, tourists, and tour groups alike. Our Italian and seafood inspired menu for dinner consists of traditional Italian pizzas, pastas and risottos with seafood and meat dishes also available. Our dinner menu is also available for take-away. For breakfast choose from our a la carte menu. View our website for menu & opening hours. A: 105 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1683 E: thecoast@greatoceanroadresort.com.au thecoastrestaurant.com.au


Anglesea Fitness Centre

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We are located at Great Ocean Road Resort and are the ultimate recreational and training facility for fitness beginners and enthusiasts alike. With state-of-the-art life fitness gym equipment, two air-conditioned training rooms for weight training and cardio activity and an indoor heated swimming pool with in-ground spa and steam sauna. Looking and feeling good has never been so easy. Memberships can be purchased from $175 and casual passes from only $15 per visit. A: 105 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3363 E: afc@greatoceanroadresort.com.au angleseafitnesscentre.com.au

Lux Day Spa

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Lux Spa located at Great Ocean Road Resort has been designed with your every need in mind, from body and skin care therapies to relaxation and anti-aging treatments. We work with the world’s finest spa products and state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to deliver targeted therapeutic outcomes and general beauty and wellness. Our exquisite range of pampering and relaxing treatments and products are perfect for individual and group day spa experiences. A: 105 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3363 E: luxspa@greatoceanroadresort.com.au luxspa.com.au

Anglesea News and Lotto

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Great Ocean Road’s leading retailer of ‘lifestyle essentials’ – newspapers, magazines, cards and wrap, souvenirs, locally-made giftware, stationery, photocopying, mobile phone accessories, books, games, toys and more! If you’re feeling lucky, we offer Tattslotto, OzLotto, Powerball, Set For Life and instant scratch-its! Try your luck in one of our group syndicates or let us help you create your own with your friends and family! Bring this guide in to claim a free postcard! A: 89 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1411 E: nigrotatts@bigpond.com


Natural

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Coastal riches to lift your spirits.

Flora and fauna Anglesea’s diverse habitats boast more than 100 bird and animal species, and 100-plus orchid species, including Large White Spider Orchid. As you wander the coastal, clifftop and heathland trails, scan for wildlife like Rufous Bristlebird or the Southern Brown Bandicoot.

To the sea, to the sea Main Beach’s shallow waves are your ideal learn-to-surf spot and home to our award-winning surf school, Go Ride a Wave. Imagine your whole gang tackling their first waves together in a safe setting, under pro guidance. Point Roadknight Beach is a fave with young families. Both beaches are patrolled in summer. For rock pooling, dog running or beach walking, head to Back Beach or Urquhart Bluff.

Where the river meets the sea Nature thrives in the Anglesea River estuary. Witness the tide turn in a stunning environment full of life – stroll the riverbanks or boardwalks, wander the parks and reserves.

A natural world beckons 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 the richest and most diverse vegetation community in Victoria.


Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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Otway Fly Treetop Adventures takes your rainforest experience to new heights in the lush surrounds of the magnificent Otway Ranges. Whether you’re soaking up the breathtaking birds-eye view of the stunning rainforest or soaring through the leafy treetops on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Zipline Tour: The Otway Fly Zipline Tour is an extreme rainforest experience you will never forget. Visitors can zip through the leafy treetops of the magnificent Otway Ranges from one ‘Cloud Station’ to another, suspended up to 30 metres above the forest floor. Treetop Walk: Experience a breathtaking birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges from the world’s tallest treetop walk. The 600 metre-long, 25 metre-high elevated walkway provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the treetops. Don’t miss the 45 metre tall Spiral Tower and the cantilever perched above Young’s Creek – a truly exhilarating experience as you gently sway with the rainforest canopy. Type of operation: Treetop Walk, Zipline Tour, café, outdoor playground and souvenir shop. A: 360 Phillips Track, Weeaproniah T: 1800 300 477 E: admin@otwayfly.com.au otwayfly.com.au

Cape Otway Lightstation

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Climb Australia’s most significant lighthouse (1848) to experience awesome views 90m above the wild Southern Ocean. Explore our Cultural Centre for insight into local indigenous ways, artefacts and bush tucker plants. Heritage buildings including the Telegraph Station, WW2 Radar Bunker or even stay in the original Lightkeeper’s Cottages. Enjoy fresh food at our Lightkeeper’s Kitchen. See koalas and kangaroos in nearby Great Otway NP. Whales May-Oct. Open daily 9am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm. A: Cape Otway Lighthouse Rd via Great Ocean Rd, Cape Otway T: 03 5237 9240 E: keeper@lightstation.com lightstation.com


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Bells Beach

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Urquhart Bluff

Fairhaven

Aireys Inlet Split Point

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★★★★✩ Stunning location Fish. Surf. Swim. Walk. • Beach and river access

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• Accommodation to suit your style and budget

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• Resort style outdoor pool and indoor heated spa

• Accommodation from $109 per night

• Sites from $40 per night

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BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park

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Your coastal adventure or relaxed beach holiday starts here at BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, right on the Great Ocean Road’s doorstep. Swim in the new indoor water complex – complete with waterslide, waterfall and wet play area, say hello to the visiting kangaroos, bounce on the jumping pillow or have fun in the indoor toddler playroom. Family owned for 30-plus years, BIG4 Anglesea is a holiday you won’t want to end. A: 45 Murray St, Anglesea T: 03 5263 1640 E: info@big4anglesea.com.au big4anglesea.com.au


Baptist Camping Victoria – Burnside Camp

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Large Group accommodation 30+ people. Set within the famous coastal heath and bush of Anglesea close to parks, surf beaches and shops. We take churches, schools, community and corporate groups and have fully qualified staff to deliver adventure activities. Our clients will be challenged, encouraged and rewarded, through our programs as well as the town providers. We’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your next camp. Please contact us. A: 60 Ellimatta Rd, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3222 E: office@baptistcamping.com.au baptistcamping.com.au

Baptist Camping Victoria – Camp Wilkin

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Large Group Accommodation 30+ people. Situated in Anglesea opposite the famous Anglesea Golf Course. Just an easy walk to the beach, river, bush and shops. Fully qualified staff will setup programs, taking in the natural environment and our adventure activities, for churches, schools, community and corporate groups. Day groups are welcome. Your group will be encouraged, rewarded and challenged. Contact us for your next camp. A: 57 Noble St, Anglesea T: 03 5263 3222 E: office@baptistcamping.com.au baptistcamping.com.au

The Anglesea region is served by the Anglesea Visitor Information Centre Look for the white on blue ‘i’ symbol to direct you to the Visitor Information Centre, where you will find everything you’ll need to help you make the most of your visit to Anglesea. Closed Christmas Day. Anglesea Visitor Information Centre Anglesea River Bank, Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea P. 1300 614 219 W. angleseaadventure.com.au

Anglesea-Adventure @AngleseaAdventure

Open between Nov - Easter from 9am-5pm and 10am-4pm outside these times


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