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Start the Surf Coast Walk in Anglesea

For natural beauty and easy access, the Surf Coast Walk is your world-class walking destination – no matter what your age or fitness level. Coast through scenic landscapes one section at a time: Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and everything between. 

 

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Pack up your troubles and hit the pavement, sand or trail. Adventures don’t need to be fast-paced to deliver thrills! There’s a swag of walking tracks to inspire everyone – try the heath, the sand or the Surf Coast Walk. 

Have a go! Whatever your fitness level, the easy-access 44-kilometre Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a world-class walking destination at your own pace. Many distinctive tracks invite you to explore inspiring landscapes on foot or bike beyond the edge of Victoria’s beautiful Great Ocean Road. Plenty of options for accommodation and refreshments from budget to luxury just a step off the track. 

Distance: 44km
Track condition: Good
Grade: Moderate
Start: Point Impossible Carpark (north of Torquay) 

You choose!  

The Surf Coast Walk has 12 sections stretching from Point Impossible to Fairhaven. Sections 6, 7 and 8 begin from Anglesea. Section 6 is a rugged trail taking in the spectrum of coastal colours – vivid ochre of the cliffs, brilliant blue of the ocean and dappled green of the heathland. Along the way, you might spot kangaroos and hear native birds playing out their improvised soundtrack. Among the low brush forest, look for wild flowers putting on a spectacular spring show. 

Walk it your way! Anglesea is the mid-point of the Surf Coast Walk, linking to Torquay via Eumeralla, Point Addis and Bells Beach, or to Aireys Inlet via Point Roadknight. 

Why not opt for a shorter section to start, then work up to the reaches beyond? Every step is a new adventure waiting for you. 

 

Anglesea Riverbank 

A super-easy and accessible 1.6km riverside stroll with loads to see.

Anglesea Heath 

The 7.3km Anglesea Heath section spans Anglesea to Point Addis, taking in a year-round rainbow of spectacular ochre cliffs, deep blue ocean and lively green heathland.

Point Roadknight 

Take the 3.1km walk up and over the hill from Anglesea to Point Roadknight for panoramic views back across the township, river and ocean – making every step worthwhile.

More info: https://www.surfcoastwalk.com.au/

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