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Address: 50 Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Victoria, Australia
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We dipped in and out of this huge walk

This is a well-signed, beautiful 250 km loop walk from Portland, which takes in Cape Bridgewater & Cape Nelson. We did small parts of the walk & loved the beautiful views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Karen M
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Daylesford, Australia
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Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a well-signed, beautiful 250 km loop walk from Portland, which takes in Cape Bridgewater & Cape Nelson. We did small parts of the walk & loved the beautiful views & stunning scenery.

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Thank Karen M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Members of our bushwalking club walked the inland section of the Great South West Walk from Nelson to Portland. We found the whole track well maintained and sign-posted, but using a good quality map is recommended. We started the walk after heavy rain and strong winds, so there were many water hazards and fallen trees along the way. However, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Best walk I had ever I wanted this type of walk for a long time Satisfied with the beauty and happy for a stop from Adelaide to Melbourne

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Walks along the Glenelg River provide something different around every bend, Cape Bridgewater to Cape Nelson and into Portland magnificent views of cliffs and ocean. Walks can be long or 1/2 day, easy to access, good picnic/bbq facilities. You need 2 cars to alleviate retracing steps, but there is always somewhere to finish with a bbq and talk of what... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Walked both ways from Cape Nelson and also at Cape Bridgewater Lakes. Great views and good for birdwatching. Saw wallabies and a fox. Portland stretch has good walking surface after lighthouse towards Bridgewater you really need boots due to rough rocky surface.

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I have walked small sections of the walk and enjoyed them very much, my favourite being the walk from Bridgewater Bay to the Blowholes, passing the Seal Lookout along the way. This section takes around 21/2 to 3 hours for a slow walker and photographers, but I am sure fast walkers can do it in far less time. The outstanding... More 

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We have done many lets of the walk but also the complete walk over 14 days. It covers bush, river, beach, forest and cliffs. The scenery is amazing and it isn't too challenging a walk.

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Glenelg River is a spectacular estuary and this is part of the GSWW .The walk is part of the walk which offers unique coastline,flora and fauna and river views along the way.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

We've just completed about half of the Great South West Walk, including most of the Glenelg River and coastal sections. We walked up to 20 km/day for 7 days. The walking itself was outstanding - well maintained trails with little elevation gain although some sections had more ups and downs than others.. There were a few rocky bits but mostly... More 

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a spectacular walk which covers over 200 kilometres along the coast and then back through forests and heathland. I have only walked a short part of the walk but the entire area is accessible from nearby roads and I have seen most of the coast and inland areas covered. It was originally established by the Portland State High... More 

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