is mid point between Torquay and Aireys Inlet. It is a beautiful
little coastal town surrounded by Eucalyptus Bush and coastal heath
land. There's good accommodation
for all budgets if you want to stay a day or two. To look at a map
of the Anglesea circuit click the map button or click
If you wish to explore Anglesea there is no better
way to start than to take the number 2 walking track around the
town. Give yourself a couple of hours to do it.
If you begin the Anglesea Circuit at the Anglesea
Main Beach, Number 2 Walking Track follows the steep incline of
Harvey Street up past Loveridge Lookout. The Lookout commands one
of the Surf Coast's most spectacular views. It's clearly sign posted,
so you wont miss it.
Continue up Harvey Street and along the hill ridge
which leads to Mount Ingoldsby. At the corner of O'Donnahues and
Harvey Street the Angahook Forest Park begins on the left. This
area is highly significant in that it contains several rare plants
and animals and is one of the few remaining tracks of relatively
untouched coastal heathland left in Victoria.
If you continue up Harvey Street you can't help but
notice to your right a collection of large communication towers.
These are relay towers for TV, telephones, mobile phones and emergency
services. A small track leads off to the right into the bush just
before you reach the towers. You can follow this track which runs
parallel with Harvey Street up to Mt Ingoldsby.
This little dirt track passes through Eucalyptus bushland,
which at the right time of the year, presents an abundance of wildflowers.