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Address: 50 Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Victoria, Australia
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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Karrine H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Karrine H
Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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 stars Reviewed May 1, 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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1 Thank Diddicoy
Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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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1 Thank Joy S
Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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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1 Thank DiBurch2014
Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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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Thank craig c
Victoria, Canada
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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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3 Thank vicsail0r
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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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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