Anglesea Riverbank

Anglesea Riverbank

Have a dabble at a paddle! The river invites gentler adventure with canoeing and stand up paddle boarding aplenty.


The estuary’s shallow waters are a perfect intro to ocean water-play without the waves. Why not set up the whole fam for the day at the sandy entrance on the beach? 

Let’s go! The Anglesea riverbank offers tracks and boardwalks traversing through changing landscapes — perfect for relaxing or little adventures. Try throwing in a line from one of the fishing platforms or bridges to see what’s biting! 

Fishing Platforms

Throw in a line and try your luck. Maybe you’ll land a BIG one! Stake out a spot on one of the many fishing platforms dotted along the Anglesea River. (* Adults must hold a fishing licence). 

Walk the Walk

Take the littlies for a stroll on a shorter section or challenge yourself to a longer distance — the Surf Coast Walk connects the Great Ocean Road coastal townships from Fairhaven through to Torquay.

Riverbank Markets

Set in one of the most picturesque locations, this Sunday market is a sprawling treasure trove of eclectic stalls and stallholders. 

River Boating

Hire a motorised paddle boat to thrill the kids or paddle it out in a canoe with a friend. 

TIP: If you want to take it easy sit in the back! 

Splash on a SUP

Stand up paddle-boarding is equal parts fitness and fun. You can hire boards from a number of outlets in Anglesea. Be sure to slip, slop and slap before you SUP! 

Fairyland Reserve

Fairyland Nature Reserve (on the east side of Anglesea River) is named for the twisted Moonah trees overshadowing its carpet of spongy green moss. An idyllic reserve, perfect for walking (and fairy tale quests) any time of year. The boardwalk section takes you from the bridge past the caravan park to the river mouth at the beach. 

Coogoorah Park

Explore the riverbank and spend family fun time at Coogoorah Park, up-river from the action. Play hard or chill out with a picnic — you’ll be glad you discovered this special spot!

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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.