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Great South West Walk

Address: 50 Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Portland
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Warrnambool, Australia
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62 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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