Unique and varied, Anglesea offers heathland, coastal scrub, deep gully and wetland flora, more than 700 species, and all just 40 km south of Geelong. Great roadside displays in spring, with something of interest in every season. Map Ref: E:2525 / N:57435
Rare and threatened Western Plains grasslands, Yellow-gum grasslands, roadsides and railway reserves. Bannockburn bush and Inverleigh Common can be outstanding. Also worth a look is Mt. Mercer Rd, near Shelford. At its best in September / October. Take the Hamilton Highway to Inverleigh or the Midland Highway to the Bannockburn turnoff.
Melway Ref: 511 - D6
A diverse range of wildflowers, some 619 species make the Brisbane Ranges a wonderful place to go walking. There is always something flowering, with the peak months September - November. Try the Stony Creek Picnic ground and surrounds for a great introduction. From Anakie take the Ballan rod for about 5 km then turn right into Switch Road.
Melway Ref: 511 - D3
Edwards Point State Reserve
On the shores of Swan Bay, and Port Phillip, Edwards Point offers diverse coastal vegetation, including salt marshes, coastal tea-tree, wirilda wattle and wire-leaf mistletoe. Park at the end of Beach Road, St. Leonards. Also agreat place for birds, especially waders.
Position: Lat. -38.19325 / Long. 144.70983
Photos: M. Fagg, A. McWhirter, C. Totterdell - Australian National Botanic Gardens.