Wildflowers in Spring
For birdwatchers, the area has over 100 species of native birds including the Crimson Rosella, Bronzewing pigeons and a variety of Honeyeaters. If you’re lucky you may also see one a Powerful Owl, one of the 29 mammal species recorded in the park.
Anglesea Heath is part of Great Otway National Park. It's less than two hour’s drive from Melbourne closeby to the popular Great Ocean Road near Anglesea.
Another option: Lerderderg State Park
Starting at the Lerderderg Campground Area and following the Upper Chadwick Track, you’ll find an amazing variety of wildflowers including wattles, peas, heath and orchids. Depending on the time of year, you’ll experience a sea of orange and white flowers at various points along the track. To get there, follow O’Briens Road to Diggers Track and follow the signs to Lerderderg Campground area.
The Lerderderg River has cut a rugged 300m gorge through sandstone and slate on its course southwards through the stunning Lerderderg State Park. An easy day trip from Melbourne (just over 1 hour’s drive), this park caters for a variety of activities including four-wheel driving, hiking, picnicking and camping.