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Address: 50 Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Beaut scenery,good walk with pristine bush along the best river in southern Aust.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
craig c
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Portland, Australia
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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 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 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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Narrawong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Have just completed the Great South West Walk in the Western district of Victoria. To escape the pressures of life, home comforts and technology and to be at one with nature is an awesome experience. We walk through bush, along the magnificent Glenelg river, atop cliffs with amazing rock formations and along wild and deserted beaches. We swam in rivers... More 

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This walk is one of the most scenic walks you could think of. Itr encompasses cliff pathways with spectacular views of the sea, Beach walks along Discovery bay and Bridgewater, sand dunes along the way and then you come around to the Glenelg river and also a walk through the Lower Glenelg state forest and the Cobbonnee state forest. Plenty... More 

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Nuriootpa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We enjoy walking and seeing what effect mother nature and the elements have on the coastline. Was somewhat windy as is expected in that region but still enjoyed it.

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Thank Julie H
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I ran the first 10k from Portland along the coast and it's a lovely coastal trail. I wish I had time to run more of it.

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Great South West Walk starts and finishes in Portland but in between there is a 250km track that meanders through forests, Glenelg River, Beaches and the awesome Capes and coastlines of this part of south western Victoria. I took 10 days to complete the walk and felt that this was about right for me .... The first day leaving... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great walk from the blowholes to the seal colony and back. Spectacular sea and coastal views - pity there were only two seals visible on the day but enjoyed the walk anyway.

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Ballarat, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What an amazing experience. The walk weaves you along the rugged Portland coastline. I hope to do it again during whale spotting season

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