Dec 5 to 8 Anglesea lies at the eastern edge of the Great Ocean Road and we use it as our base to ‘do’ the first half of the famous tourist road. Anglesea is a particularly significant town on the Great Ocean Road as it marks the first spot south-west of the road’s official start at Torquay where it meets the coast. Patrolled surf and swimming beaches surrounded by beautiful forest and coastal scenery make Anglesea a popular tourist resort with the vast expanse of sand surrounding the mouth of the Anglesea River being a popular spot for swimmers. Other scenic spots along the coast include the rocky Point Roadknight and the lookouts off Harvey Street and the Great Ocean Road above the town’s main surf beach.
Attractive parks and gardens line the coastal foreshore and the Anglesea River, with Coogoorah Park at the end of River Reserve Road featuring a network of islands linked by boardwalks and bridges through wetlands.
We play golf at the picturesque local Anglesea golf course which is famous for its on-course kangaroo mob. Bob has a second game in the men’s comp on the following day. Ross, one of Bob’s playing partners, suggested a local pasta and we had a lovely meal with Ross and his wife Gill.
From Anglesea, we head west to Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River and Apollo Bay. No apologies for the number of photographs of the 4 days spent at Anglesea. It is impossible to find the correct words to describe the beauty of this part of the Great Ocean Road.