Great South West Walk, Portland

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The Great South West Walk is a 250km walking track, established in 1981, and located predominately in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia. Much of the course of the track passes through the Lower Glenelg National Park, the Cobboboonee National Park, the Discovery Bay Coastal Park, the Mount Richmond National Park and the Cape Nelson State Park, and may be explored through shorter or overnight hikes, or the entire 12- to 14-day circular hike, starting and finishing in either or. A short portion of the track is located in South Australia, near.
The track is administered, maintained and promoted by The Friends of the Great South West Walk Inc., a volunteer organisation, in partnership with Parks Victoria.
The Great South West Walk track, which notionally begins and ends at the Visitor Information Centre in Portland, traverses forest, river gorge, high cliff tops and bays. It was designed as a long distance walking track, with the option for short and day walks. It is accessed from roads in and near the towns of Portland and Nelson. The walk's difficulty is rated as moderate, and consists of fifteen sections of varying lengths. The walk contains 14 camp sites along the track; all supplied with fresh water, cleared tent sites and bush toilets. All overnight stays at 14 campsites require an online booking and a fee. Links to the online booking site can be accessed via the walk's website.
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  • Beautiful village on the beach halfway between Mossel Bay and George in the heart of the famed Garden Route. Has lovely inland lagoon fed from the sea for watersports fishing boating family picnics! B...  more »
  • Completed the full 250km GSWW in April 2019, taking 12 days with a rest day half way in Nelson. Fantastic hike, with four distinct landscapes, being forest, river, beach and cliffs. The campsites all ...  more »

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