Great South West Walk is a 153 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located in the state of Victoria, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 153.0 miles Elevation Gain: 14,163 feet Route Type: Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

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5 months ago

A great walk for getting into multi-day hikes. Campsites were exceptionally well maintained with bush toilets and plenty of rainwater tanks. You will be needing to book in advance though. Did the entire walk in 10 days with 1 day rest at Nelson in a counter clockwise direction and in summer. Saw a huge amount of wildlife and natural vistas. Timing the segments so that lunch can be done at Nelson & Cape Bridgewater is recommended as they serve some excellent food. Word of warning, doing the walk in summer will attract a huge amount of bush flies near the Portland area. Did run into a few snakes along the way and bush fire broke out not far from Cobboboonee camp whilst we were there.

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10 months ago

Couldn't recommend this enough!!! Walked it in the middle of winter and although windy and rainy the scenery was absolutely breathtaking! I'm a local Portlander and didn't realize just how much of the area I hadn't seen! This trail takes you through many unique wilderness, sea, forest, rivers, cliff tops, volcanic coast line and pristine bushland! I will definitely do it again possibly in spring this time when the weather's a bit warmer

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Tue Feb 21 2017

Best kept secret, this walk. I didn't find it difficult, heavy going on the beach if the tide is high, so would pay to check that out before you leave and make sure you are walking Discovery Bay on a low tide. Great diversity, you walk through forests, along a magnificent river, (which you can swim in), along a wild beach and then transverse spectacular cliffs. The walk had very few hikers, except the odd school group, or day walkers near settlements. Heaps of wildlife, both on land, in the air and in the sea! The camps are simple, (which is a welcome change from all the 'fancy' walks around these days), a shelter, open fire pit, tables and benches, rainwater and bush toilet. The track can be accessed at many points, so is a great walk to be able to do in sections. Highly recommend.

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