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Walking & hiking

The Great South West Walk

Walk the whole circuit or just a part of one of Victoria's premium trails, the Great South West Walk. See most of the major attractions of the Great South West Walk via shorter walks such as Cape Bridgewater and Discovery Bay.

Explore the beautiful limestone galleries of the Princess Margaret Rose Cave in Lower Glenelg National Park. Admire the stunning spring wildflowers blossoming along the magnificent Glenelg River. Discover the forests and wetlands of Mount Richmond National Park, and watch the fur seals, nankeen kestrels and peregrine falcons at Bridgewater Bay. Take to the water and canoe on the Glenelg, or relax in a friendly fishing town or swim at a surf beach.

There are 14 campsites dotted along the way. If camping is not to your taste, stay overnight in a local B&B or hotel.

For safety reasons, you should register at the Portland Visitor Information Centre or with local police before attempting an overnight leg of this walk. Obtain a detailed map of the area, follow all the travel tips, watch weather conditions, record your arrival and departure dates at campsites and check track conditions with park staff.

Distance: 250km
Duration: 12 days return
Track condition: Good
Grade: Flat
Start: Portland Visitor Information Centre
Finish: Portland Visitor Information Centre
Nearby: Portland.

Content: Tourism Victoria