Featuring some of the coast’s most child friendly beaches and activities, Anglesea has long been recognised as a family holiday destination of choice. With almost all activities accessible by foot or bike, Anglesea invites its guests into a slower pace of life, providing all the simple things that make a holiday relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Of all the ‘must do’ family activities in Anglesea, below are some of our favourites.
Jumpz Anglesea is a trampoline playground where you can literally jump off the walls. The outdoor facility is ideal for families and friends, offering 360 degrees of trampoline fun, plus The Deck hang out and games area, two bocce courts, coin operated BBQs and a licenced Kiosk (open during the summer school holidays).
The Jumpz Anglesea trampoline area is lined with trampolines covering the floors and walls, providing hours of fun for you and your mates as you flip forward, backwards, sideways and reach for the sky!
Address: 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 3363
Anglesea Paddle & Canoe
Located opposite the Great Ocean Road Resort on the Anglesea River, Anglesea Paddle and Canoe offers a range of watercrafts for rent, including canoes, low powered motor boats and aqua bikes. The watercrafts are available to rent most days of the year, with the facility also able to cater for larger school and community groups.
Hiring a canoe from Anglesea Paddle and Canoe is a great way to explore the various arms of the Anglesea River. Pack a picnic and stop off at one of the river’s several private piers for a spectacular lunch location.
Address: Anglesea River foreshore
Phone: +61 408 599 942
Go Ride A Wave
Go Ride A Wave is one of Australia’s leading centres for surf lessons, providing a safe and friendly progression path for beginner through to more experienced surfers. The company has access to several of Anglesea’s favourite beaches, maximising the chance of finding a wave perfect for your level.
Go Ride A Wave also rents surfboards, SUPs and wetsuits from their Anglesea store. Given the coast is a world famous surf destination, it is a ‘must do’ on any visit.
Address: 143B Great Ocean Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5215 6188
Anglesea Mini Golf
Anglesea Golf Club is internationally renowned for the kangaroos that call its well manicured fairways, home. The course has been featured in publications such as the Lonely Planet and is one of the ‘must sees’ on the Surf Coast.
Anglesea Mini Golf, located opposite the course’s clubhouse, provides the ideal outing for a family. Once you’ve claimed your mini victory, make sure you check out the bistro for a counter meal with a spectacular view over the course.
Address: Golf Links Road, Anglesea
Phone: +61 3 5263 1582
Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Created by passionate foodies, Ian and Leanne Neeland, the Chocolaterie is a sweet tooth’s paradise where you can share in their love of chocolate and create a memorable experience for the entire family. Delight in free chocolate and ice cream tastings, watch the art of chocolate making – from hand crafting to hand packing and say hello to their European Chocolatiers. Explore the spectacular showroom choc-filled with thousands of chocolates to tempt you and dine at Pod Café featuring produce from their kitchen garden.
Address: 1200 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae
Phone: +61 3 5263 1588
Anglesea hosts some of the more creative parks in the region, each with its own unique theme and discovery pathway.
Located in Coogoorah Park, the Pirate Park is a half sunken pirate ship complete with its own buried treasure awaiting discovery.
Lions Park is home to Anglesea’s skate park as well as a cute little fairy village best suited to our smallest visitors.
Did you say ‘shark?’ Art meets play in the Anglesea Foreshore Playground, with handcrafted sea creatures providing space for kids to explore.