The Wonders of Anglesea - Victoria
Anglesea in Victoria, Australia is a favourite holiday haunt for its
characteristic natural ambience. Tourists gather in this little town to
participate in flower and folk festivals and Christmas. If you are keen
to catch sight of the kangaroos of Australia in their natural habitat,
come to the golf courses of Anglesea. You will find the riverine markets
and surfing beaches of this cool town of Victoria unique.
Originally known as the Swampy Creek, Anglesea thrived on a whaling
industry. Initially locals came here to catch sight of the amazing
humped back whales at Victor Harbour. Those who came for hunting
purposes preyed upon these whales until they were on the brink of
extinction in the 1930s.
Currently the whaling industry is extinct and at Victor Harbour, you
can see various videos and records on whales. You can also spot the
Little Penguins around Granite Island of Anglesea. Enjoy trips on the
Sunday steam trains and Cockle trains from Adelaide Hills to Victor
Harbour. There are also wildlife conservation parks and a myriad of
other attractions to be explored in Anglesea.
The must-sees of Anglesea
Here are a few tourist spots you must not miss at Anglesea:
The Bluff – This 200-metre high granite outcrop, also called Rosetta
Head offers a magnificent view of Encounter Bay.
Greenhills Adventure Park – Situated at the bank of Hindmarsh River,
this is an abode for recreational activities and a favourite haunt for
Urimbirra Wildlife Park – Do not leave Anglesea without seeing so
many species of animals and rare birds at this park of Australia.
Accommodation and food at Anglesea
You can stay at the Anchorage Guest House where you can avail spa
facilities. Some other standard hotels are the Villa Victor Bed and
Breakfast, the Family Inn Motel, and the Adare Caravan Park. Have a big
bite of the freshly baked German cakes at Cafe Bavaria. For Italian
cuisines, you can check into Nino Solari’s Pizzeria. The Hotel Crown
should be your choice for the best drinks.