Loveridge Lookout
Loveridge Lookout
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were staying in Anglesea for a few nights and went for a drive to this lookout.

Views were pleasant if not somewhat obstructed by the greenery.

Anglesea overall is a lovely area.
Written 29 April 2024
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ1,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This lookout is about 1 ½ hours from Melbourne in Anglesea on Great Ocean Road Drive. It offers a beautiful view of beach.
Written 7 April 2024
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The town of Anglesea seems to get short shrift when the Great Ocean Road comes up. Most people will start at Torquay and towns such as Lorne and Apollo Bay tend to be accommodation hubs for the conveyor belt of tourists making their way along one of Australias bucket list attractions. It doesn't even have the cuteness factor of Port Campbell or the striking coastline and lighthouse combination of Aireys Inlet.

However it would be a shame to skip it altogether and this lookout is a great way of catching some views of the town and the coastline it sits on. There isn't a mountain of parking but you should be able to get a spot unless you are really unlucky and there is an undercover area in case you are caught out by the variable Victorian weather.
Written 25 September 2023
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
My wife and I drove here to enjoy the scenic views, during our recent holiday along the Great Ocean Road.

Loveridge Lookout was one of many observation posts along the Victorian coastline during World War II established as an early warning system against enemy attack.

Built in 1938 by Bertha Loveridge as a memorial to her husband James, Loveridge Lookout captures some of the most scenic views of Bass Strait.
Written 13 August 2023
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia4,013 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Needed a plus to sit and eat lunch.
Noticed lucky sign to Lookout at top of hill west of Anglesea.
Infrastructure a bit dated however views remain modern … and ancient … Beauty.
Wonderful spot to enjoy scenery … free of crowds.
Written 18 May 2023
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Andrea H
Hobart, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We came here as it was part of the Art Walk (which was a bit hit and miss). Very expansive panoramic views, a beautiful mosaic art piece, a striking and unusual lookout, plus a great story of the Loveridges.
Written 28 May 2022
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gregs3071
melbourne7,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I asked the lady at Seaside Seconds Op Shop in Anglesea for good, scenic spots to have morning tea and she suggested Loveridge Lookout.

Loveridge Lookout is easy to find, If you are heading West along the Great Ocean Road you will find a sign at the Harvey St intersection after you cross the bridge over the Anglesea River. Just drive up the hill. The car park is of a decent size, there was only one other vehicle there when I stopped but I think it would comfortably hold at least a dozen vehicles.

The view is very good. There is a pergola to provide shelter from wind and rain. There is also a series of plaques with historical information.
Written 21 July 2021
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Wayne G
Ballarat, Australia58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The views of the ocean from here are woth the stop. Take time to read the history on the site. Sadly the Plaque is hard to read and needs to get some attention but with some difficulty you can read the history.
Written 29 March 2019
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John M
Geelong, Australia1,182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Watch the surfers on the Anglesea Beach. Watch the ships pass in and out of Port Phil;lip Bay in the distance. See the rescue helicopters pass at eye level while scanning for sharks. On a really good day, you would think that you could see for ever.
Written 16 January 2019
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Beck & Steven X
Melbourne, Australia4,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The year was 1938 & local Anglesea resident Mrs Bertha Loveridge was organising finance for a 'modern day Scenic Lookout' to be built in memoriam to her late husband James. A spectacular section of Crown Land said to be his favourite spot from which to view Bass Strait was chosen as the site.

Designed in what is now referred to as the "inter-war Modern Functionalist Style" the lookout consists mainly of concrete & is currently reported as being the only structure of this type remaining in all of Anglesea.

Personally I love its streamlined look & can understand why this particular style was extremely popular, apparently being in vogue from 1915-1945. Tiny segments cut from the walls allow for multi-angle views of the surrounding landscape. Built in benches allow visitors to sit & stay a while.

[Second World War Gives A Whole New Meaning To The Word Lookout ]:
An additional reason why this location is worth a visit dates back to 1942 & the outbreak of World War Two. After It was reported that a Japanese Floatplane had flown reconnaissance along this very Coastline & as far inland as the Yarra River the need to patrol the region seemed vital.

With this site providing panoramic views from the Anglesea River as far across as Aireys Inlet it is no surprise that a 24/7 patrol was established. Barbed wire was erected to create an enclosure, signs warning that this was now a "RAAF Prohibited Area" were posted & with the installation of fifty-six dedicated locals the Anglesea Volunteer Air Observers Corps was born. Records of this event provide a fascinating glimpse into the past & for those interested to learn more the Anglesea Historical Society may be a good place to start.

[Summary]:
On the day of my visit it was blowing a gale & the rain was steady. Rugging up in a blanket & staying under the roof helped me to remain mostly dry. The storm clouds added a different perspective & even now, after having experienced those icy winds at the Lookout I can imagine how terribly cold it must of been for those whom diligently kept watch on the skies above here through three long winters.

Despite the weather I stayed for quite a while & almost by way of a reward a rainbow appeared above Point Roadknight, a bright shining arc against a darkening sky - the perfect compliment to the superlative view that lay before me.

There is no doubt that the vista will be equally as amazing in the Summer months & I look forward to returning at that time with my family. Meanwhile I highly recommend that a stop here be included in your itinerary. Please keep in mind that the surrounding Anglesea Nature reserve is certainly worth a ramble so ensure ample time to enjoy all that is on offer.

Thank you for reading this review, I hope that it has been helpful. Please also refer to the photographs as they form as part of this review.

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Written 28 June 2018
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