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One of the stops on our Australian trip was to Anglesea, a little town along the Great Ocean Road about 1.5 hours from Melbourne. We flew into Avalon airport from Sydney and rented a car. Avalaon airport is situated halfway between Anglesea and Melbourne, making it the perfect choice for visiting both cities. I was worried about driving on the opposite side of the road, especially not having a second adult with me, but it was totally fine! We got upgraded to an SUV and were on our way.
We stayed at the Big 4 Anglesea Holiday Park for 2 nights, which is a very family friendly accommodation along the ocean road. Many people had tents, some had RVs but that is not our style! We rented a cabin, which more suits our way of camping. The cabin had 2 beds and a full kitchen, perfect for our 2 nights there. There’s a supermarket down the street if you’re making your own meals, however we ate out most of the time as cooking while traveling is not my favorite thing!
The grounds here were awesome for kids. They have multiple playgrounds, an indoor heated pool and tons of activities throughout the day for kids. It was a busy holiday weekend when we came, so there were lots of kids for Milana to play with.
Our main reason for visiting this area was to see wild kangaroos. While the campground advertises that you may see them on their grounds, we visited during a holiday weekend which was packed. There were so many screaming kids here, starting at the crack of dawn, that I doubt a kangaroo would approach! But walk or drive a short distance away and you will see tons of wild ones grazing on the grass. We were even fortunate enough to see a little joey peeking out of mama’s pouch!
Anglesea also has a beach, a short walk from the campground, if you’re looking for some beach time! Just like in Sydney, it was hot in Anglesea unlike the fall weather we had expected so the beach was a nice place to cool off. There’s also a playground here for the kids to play.
On the way back to Melbourne, we stopped at the chocolate factory on Great Ocean Road. Don’t skip this gem! Milana loved the chocolate samples and watching them make chocolate. They have a restaurant on site too if you’re hungry.
It was a short trip here, but exactly what we were looking for. Milana loved seeing the wild kangaroos and has been talking about it nonstop! Our next stop was Melbourne!