McGain’s Anglesea is a hidden, but much lauded, attraction along the Great Ocean Road. Here you’ll find offerings of delicious house-made foods and local produce amidst a unique and lush botanical setting. The colourful native parrots meander amongst the tables and plants, happy to be hand-fed, whilst the striking New Holland honeyeaters chirp loudly at those standing too close to “their” stunning grevilleas dotted throughout the nursery.
CYCLING / MOUNTAIN BIKE / TRAIL BIKE RIDING
The natural landscape is just outside our door. Anglesea has cycling tracks suitable for beginners and experts alike, with varying degrees of difficulty and length. Also, mountain bike tracks abound allowing close-up exploration of heathland, river ecosystems, bushland and clifftops.
Geelong Mountain Bike Club web site: http://gmbc.com.au/surfcoasttg has full details for the tracks around Anglesea and Emeralla Scout camp. The Eumeralla Trail Map courtesy of Parks Vic is now available. It’s free and available for download on your smartphone using the free Avenza Maps App – https://www.avenzamaps.com. This map has a gps layer so it will show you exactly where you are on the network – all offline usage once downloaded so no internet connection required. Simply use the search term “Eumeralla” and download the one titled “Eumeralla Visitor Area Otway National Park”.
If Trail Bike Riding is your passion, then Anglesea Heathland is the place to be. It offers single tracks through to trails of all standards. Click here to download maps and details of all the trails from Anglesea through to the Otways.
The outskirts of Anglesea have an abundance of walking tracks. McGain’s is an excellent starting point as many such tracks pass near our café. Walk for half an hour, all day or somewhere in between. The variety of scenery is amazing – expansive ocean views, colourful cliff faces changing with the light, bush tracks through gum trees and grass trees, all providing the distinct possibility of spying echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos, kookaburras and more. Click this link to download the “Surf Coast Walks” map.
For a map of Anglsea and its surrounding attactions and walking trails click here.
NATIONAL PARKS AND WORLD HERITAGE SITES
Our Anglesea Heathlands are abundant with the most diverse vegetation in all of Victoria – 25% of all Victorian plant species are found here. We have 100+ orchid species and 700+ fauna species. For bird watchers there are many rare and beautiful bird species living here, with over 100 in the Heathlands alone. If walking or cycling sounds like too much activity for your day, you may prefer to hand feed some of them right here at the café whilst enjoying our delightful offerings.