This unforgettable experience winds around 3 National Parks, hardwood forests, the pristine Glenelg River, the picturesque township of Nelson, aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and vast sand dunes, sandy bays and beaches, rugged cliffs, freshwater lakes, the Cape Nelson Lighthouse, the stunning Bridgewater Bay and amongst a diversity of natural fauna and flora including Blue and Southern Right Whales, a mainland Fur Seal colony, Australia's only mainland Australasian Gannet rookery and lots more.
Why not try one of the 17 shorter sections or tackle the entire 250 km walking trail, either way you are destined to experience some of Australia's most beautiful natural scenery and wildlife. On the other hand, if you prefer to return in the evening to a comfortable bed, shower and civilised cuisine, you can enjoy many of the integrated short loop walks that this internationally renowned walking track has to offer, as it is easy to access the walk from many locations.
Want access to all the information we have on each walk, including full walk descriptions, and where available a basic map of the walk? Your options are:
For further information, visit the Great South West Walk web site.
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join: