Anglesea Heath

Anglesea Heath

Come discover a natural gateway, where the bush meets the ocean. We’ve got flora, fauna and nature-loving fun galore! 


I am on top of the world. 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 Victoria’s richest, most diverse vegetation community.  

Rare Orchids

Anglesea Heath is a haven for flora, particularly rare orchids and native flowers during spring. More than a quarter of Victoria’s plant species grow here including over 100 varieties of orchids. Blooming amazing! Many vehicle tracks offer photographers, walkers, artists and bird watchers up-close encounters. 

Loveridge Lookout

For amazing 270 degree views over Anglesea, the river, Point Roadknight to Aireys Inlet, Loveridge Lookout is tops. The lookout was built in 1938 as a memorial to James Loveridge. His widow Bertha selected the site — his favourite vantage point to watch the ocean. 

The Anglesea Lookout reserve is nationally important in maintaining indigenous flora and fauna biodiversity. This small remnant of coastal heathland is extremely rich in plant species. Windswept low-growing grasses, herbs and small shrubs form a blanket cover over the landscape. In spring, look for beautiful orchids beside the tracks and in the more open areas. 
Car park access is from the Great Ocean Road via Harvey Street, between Anglesea and Point Roadknight.

Bundjil Mirr Lookout and Yan Wirring Mirr walking trail

Set amongst the diverse heathland plant community, the Bundjil Mirr lookout has been designed to be accessible for visitors of all abilities and features a leaf-shaped bench-seat. Located on Alcoa Boundary Track, the lookout connects with a carpark and pathway for those walking along the 6km bushwalking trail. From the lookout you can take in sweeping views to the west before following Bald Hills Road and Salt Water Creek through the park and then returning on a loop.

Meaning “walk, listen, look” in the language of Traditional Owners, the Wadawurrung, the Yan Wirring Mirr trail takes you through heathlands considered one of the most floristically diverse in Australia.

For more information head to Parks Victoria.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.