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Great South West Walk
Lower Glenelg National Park

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Great South West Walk

Walk Summary

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.

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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:

  • Become an individual member of Bushwalking Victoria.
  • Take out a free where2walk subscription which provides access for six months
  • If you are a member of a Victorian bushwalking club affiliated with Bushwalking Victoria, subscribe as a member using a Coupon Code available from your club secretary.

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Further Information

For further information, visit the Great South West Walk web site.

Comments (1)

  • Alvin Cram

    Alvin Cram

    08 November 2012 at 07:23 |
    This walk has got to be one of the best kept secrets in Australia.
    Why not check out their website. www.greatsouthwestwalk.com

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