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Great South West Walk

50 Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Portland
Type: Hiking Trails
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I live in the amazing seaside city of Portland Vic and we have one of the best kept secret natural attractions of a world class walking trail. It winds along our diverse sea coast which features the highest seacliff in Australia, along great winding sandy beaches, inland across amazing heathland thriving with beautiful birds and kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas everything... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Brilliant views of the coastline, great for sunrise photography and whale spotting. The walk takes you to a seal colony and there are plenty of birds if you are into birdlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

GSWW is one of my favourite memories as a kid. As my dad was a scout master and knew i was super keen on the outdoors, he enrolled me into scouts at a young age and the GSWW was a walk we would constantly hike for adventures. It has beautiful scenery and can be very long and challenging if you... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We walked two sections of this walk - Cape Bridgewater to the Blowholes and Nelson to the Glenelg River Gorge near Hasletts. Both had striking scenery, local flora and fauna and far fewer invasive plants than we expected. This is a tribute to the volunteers who maintain the tracks. We found the free guide books on the Great South West... More

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Howlong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My partner and I decided to go for a small walk and we enjoyed every minute the scenery was fantastic as were the views! Remember to take the camera!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The scenery around this area is fantastic. You choose how far you wish to go or whether to split the trip into sections. Walk for an hour or two or spend a few days on the trail. Don't forget the camera, water and aeroguard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

I just did a small section of this walk to go and see the seal colony. It was spectacular. It was just under 2 hours round trip starting at the car park. I was also lucky enough to see a huge mob of kangaroos. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Best way to de-stress and re-energise, don't put it off any longer, get out there in the great outdoors and start living... best walk ever

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

short walks, long walks, coastal, national park - things in between. there are shelters, things to bbq on and drop toilets at places you can camp at. I have only done 1-4 hr walks. Amazing coast line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Starting from Portland, Australia this is a long distance walk with designated camp sites along the way. It is also easy to pick out sections and do these as day walks. Great variety of areas , beach , cliff top , forest , Nelson River Gorge , or riverside walking.The wild flowers in Spring an extra bonus.

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