Point Addis - Anglesea - Bushwalking Victoria


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Point Addis - Anglesea Great Otway National Park

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  • Walk Length: 9 km
  • Walk duration: 3 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Style: One Way
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Point Addis - Anglesea

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Anglesea

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  110 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes

Walk Details Collected:  October 2010

Walk Details Provided By:  Waverley Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

The walk follows a gravel road, 4WD walking tracks and sandy beaches.

Parks Victoria issued a media release on 5 August 2013 advising of a recent landslip at Jarosite Headland near Point Addis. Visitors are urged to take note of signage and avoid cliffs in the area, especially between Anglesea Beach and Southside Beach. Visitors should always take care near sandstone cliffs along the coastline as they are notoriously unstable, especially following storm events or high tides.

Descend the stairs on the west side of the car park down to the beach. Note the first 'Surf Coast Walk' marker as you go down the steps.  Head west along the beach to the rocky headland and yellow Surf Coast marker 87W. You may notice some wonderful features (like mini Bungles Bungles) along the cliff faces as you walk along.

Follow the signed walking track up over the headland and along the clifftops.  The well-defined track runs parallel to the coast through open heathland and then into sheoaks and stunted gums to another Surf Coast marker. Turn right (as indicated by the marker) and walk 100m to the next marker.  Turn left on to a 4WD road.

Follow the 4WD road to a management gate and cleared area.  Turn left about 30m  after the gate.  The track descends steeply to a T-junction with a gravel road.  Follow the gravel road to a barrier on the edge of the caravan park.

You will notice a bitumen path marked 'Surf Coast Walk', that runs alongside (not in) the Caravan Park.   Follow this path and a left turn will take you to the beach.  You will note the Surf Coast Marker 89W as you go down to the beach. Follow the headland around to the mouth of the Anglesea River and follow the river back towards the bridge and the Great Ocean Rd.  If the river is in flood you will need to get permission to walk through the caravan park.

Drivers will be required to go back to the start to collect the cars.

Getting There

As this is a one-way walk it is necessary to leave a car in the park down by the Anglesea River near the completion of the walk to enable you to get back to collect the cars left at the start (Melways 196 F6).

To get to the start of the walk from Anglesea travel on the Great Ocean Rd towards Geelong for 7km and turn right into Point Addis Rd and travel along to the end of the road to the car park (Melways 611 D10). 

Further Information

Map:  Vicmap 1:50000 Torquay 7721-S, First edition 2008

Parks VictoriaGreat Otway National Park

Parks Victoria:  Point Addis Marine National Park

Mobile phone coverage information 

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