Anglesea is a year-round playground for the adventurous and curious. With a seemingly endless supply of spectacular beaches, adventure activities and nature experiences, you’ll have to schedule carefully to leave enough time to sample the local produce.
To fuel your inspiration, here are 10 of our favourite things to see and do around Anglesea:
1. KANGAROO TOUR
Suitable for families, the Roo Tours at Anglesea Golf Club offers one of the coast’s most budget-friendly nature experiences. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: Short walk
2. ANGLESEA BEACHES
Anglesea’s beaches are famous for their spectacular red cliffs, protected bays and hiking trails. A few ‘not to be missed’ beaches include Point Addis, Anglesea Main Beach and Point Roadknight.
3. GREAT OCEAN ROAD CHOCOLATERIE & ICE CREAMERY
Delight in chocolate and ice cream tastings, watch the art of chocolate making and say hello to their European Chocolatiers. Festivals and special events run throughout the year so check their events calendar when planning your trip! Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: 10-minute drive
4. SURF COAST WALK
Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walk can be joined and exited at any number of locations including Anglesea. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: Short walk
5. ANGLESEA PADDLE BOATS
Hiring a canoe from Anglesea Paddle and Canoe is the perfect way to explore the arms of Anglesea River. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: Short walk
6. LEARN TO SURF
Go Ride a Wave provides a safe and friendly progression for you to learn to surf at one of our local beaches. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: Short walk
7. BELLS BEACH
Home of the world’s longest running surf competition, the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach is infamous amongst surfers, worldwide. Watch the waves roll in from several accessible viewpoints. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: 15-minute drive
8. MOUNTAIN BIKING
Having undergone upgrades, the bike trails that weave through Anglesea’s spectacular beachside heath, have never been more accessible. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: Short ride
9. SPLIT POINT LIGHTHOUSE
Split Point Lighthouse is a must on any trip to the coast, combining epic views over cliffs and sea stacks, numerous walking trails and a glimpse into times of old. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: 15-minute drive
10. BELLBRAE ESTATE
Wine, cheese, beautiful surroundings and space for the kids to run around. If this sounds like you, then put a visit to Bellbrae Estate on the to-do list. Distance from Great Ocean Road Resort: 10-minute drive
To make the most of your time and see the best the region has to offer, base yourself at Great Ocean Road Resort in Anglesea. Situated opposite the beautiful Anglesea River, you’ll be within walking distance to the main shops, Anglesea Beach, Anglesea Golf Club and numerous walking trails.
Great Ocean Road Resort is also within a short drive of more beautiful coastal towns along the Great Ocean Road including Torquay and Aireys Inlet, as well as having the Great Otway National Park just a stone's throw away, with more beautiful landscapes to explore!