Sixteen hardy people braved the early morning chill to join the Get to Know Our Tracks walk on Saturday 25 June. Our route included parts of both the Surf Coast Walk and the Anglesea Perimeter Track (eastern loop).

From the ANGAIR Natural History Centre we followed the track along the eastern side of the Anglesea River Estuary and the clifftops to the Great Otway National Park.

Track

In this section we walked in single file giving way to runners in the Surf Coast Trail Marathon (Torquay to Fairhaven).

Runners

The main species flowering in the windswept heathland were Eastern Correa, Propeller Plants, and Common Heath.

Common Correa
Common Correa

Common Heath
Propeller Plant and Common Heath

An uphill section led to the Eumeralla Scout Camp and our morning tea stop.

Morning tea

From a lookout just off the main track (known as Don’s Track), we had expansive views of the ocean, river mouth and Anglesea township. We headed downhill, carefully negotiating some muddy and slippery sections of track, and crossed the Great Ocean Road to reach Ixodia Track.

Ixodia track

After a short distance, we turned down Firebreak Track to Camp Road where we admired the Anglesea Primary School’s indigenous garden (an ANGAIR project). Following lunch at Coogoorah Park, it was a gentle stroll along the western bank of the river and back to the start.

Ros Gibson & Chris Morrissey

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