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Great South West Walk


The Great South West Walk is south western Victoria’s premier 250 kilometre bushwalking trail, located between Portland and Nelson at the western gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

While the full 14-day walk is quite popular, the track is also designed for shorter walks with starting and finishing locations throughout the trail accessible to vehicles. The walk has accordingly been developed as a trail suitable for most ages and abilities.

This world-class experience includes four unique walking environments that have been divided up into the Forest Walk, the Glenelg River Gorge walk, the Discovery Bay Beach walk and the Capes and Bays walk – providing sections to meet every walker’s interests.

The trail winds around tall hardwood forests, the pristine Glenelg River, aboriginal cultural sites, the mighty Southern Ocean with vast sand dunes, sandy bays and beaches, rugged cliffs, freshwater lakes, stunning Bridgewater Bay and a diversity of natural fauna and flora.

Fourteen campsites are built along the track with all sites including a pit toilet, fresh water supply and a wood barbecue or stone fire ring.

Find out more on the Great South West Walk

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