Great South West Walk
This 280-kilometre walk is a loop that starts and finishes at Portland, winding around Discovery Bay to the South Australian border then returning through Lower Glenelg National Park. Natural wonders along the way include a petrified forest, blowholes, an Australasian gannet colony, massive swells, seals, creeks, limestone gorges and forests. The walking is generally easier than many other long-distance walks, so most people can complete it in 12–14 days. Simple campsites, with pit toilets and fresh water, are located every 10–20 kilometres along the track, and there are a few places to have a comfy bed and a meal. South West Adventures runs guided tours of sections of the track, with overnight stops at B&Bs, talks by local historians and experts, and feasts of fresh crayfish barely out of the pots.
The walk is maintained, administered and promoted by the Friends of GSWW in partnership with Parks Victoria.
South West Adventures: (03) 5523 3175 or 0428 358 139
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