Oct 18, 23:16
Latest update on the track... It's all open! Very wet under foot in places but all the track is accessible. Just be prepared for wet feet! Happy hiking!
Sep 22, 03:44
TRACK UPDATE: The inland section of the Great South West Walk is closed, between Portland and Nelson, until further notice. Due to flooding the Cobboboonee Forest and the Lower Glenelg National Parks are closed. The coastal, and Mt Richmond sections are open, between Portland and Nelson. We will keep you posted!
Sep 14, 13:34
Due to the huge amount of rain in our district, the Glenelg River is under flood and also some other areas of the Great South West Walk. Please check for changing conditions on the Parks Victoria website http://m.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/lower-glenelg-national-park#changeOfConditions
Sep 14, 01:11
'These boots were made for walkin'...' Lets get ready for the skies to dry and the sun to shine. Learn how to choose hiking boots with this easy-to-read buyers guide. What features you need, how to get a good fit, what to ask the seller and much more.
Sep 03, 07:17
:: The Great South West Walk :: One of the most dramatic walking tracks in Australia runs the perimeter of Cape Nelson :: Imagine the horror of international tourists and inter-state explorers when they confront the mud, the flies and the stench of an industrial feed lot operation :: Please show your support and sign the petition - https://www.change.org/p/stop-another-feedlot-at-cape-nelson
Sep 01, 04:14
Welcome to our supporters at Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat, a heritage listed property set on 2 acres of secluded rural land; and well located as a base for day walking sections of the Great South West Walk in the Glenelg River and the Cobbobbonee National Park. https://www.facebook.com/drikdrikschoolhouse/about/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info
Aug 23, 13:28
Great South West Walk Virtual Tour. I am after some interesting locations around the GSWW. Can you suggest your favourites. Im after the top 10 locations. http://www.goodmanphotography.com.au/VirtualTour/Goodmanphotography/GreatSouthWestWalk2/index.html
Aug 23, 00:11
A short video of Southern Right Whales visiting Portland, the start of the Great South West Walk. A montage of our large visitors to Portland Bay including mother and calf.
Aug 17, 23:17
Aug 15, 03:04
Nicole Stanley to Great South West Walk - Portland Vic 2 hrs · Can anyone travelling the Nelson Road or heading out along the GSWW please keep an eye out for a big blue (grey) greyhound who is missing - last seen between Coast Road and the Dartmoor/Winnap turnoff. He may be in the Lake Monibeong area. He is very friendly but is injured. If you find him please contact me or take him to the Portland Vet Clinic. Please help us find 'Jon'.
Aug 12, 07:12
Would it be possible to share our Trail Running event on your Facebook page? It's a beautiful and challenging course and may appeal to your followers. It is the Australian Adventure Festival and it will be held in the Mitchell River National Park in East Gippsland. We have a 55km Ultra & 21km Half Marathon. Our website is www.adventurefestival.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/australianadventurefestival Thanks!
Aug 09, 02:14
A revised Official GSWW map produced by Meridian maps and Carto graphics is about to be released for sale soon. Details will appear on FB and our website when they become available.
Jul 28, 09:13
Another group of children from Portland South Primary School went out on the GSWW today, again visiting the Enchanted Forrest. They got right into the magical, enchanted side of things, searching for and 'seeing' heaps and heaps of Pixies and Fairies! They even found secret stone messages and a hanging fairy house. They were under expert guidance from Bill, [Golding], the pied piper - Their teacher, Bernie Gibbons said the kids really asked lots of questions today and hung off his every word!
Jul 23, 03:27
Well done Peter. The GSWW is very proud to acknowledge and grateful for the partnership that we have with Parks Victoria. Fancy getting soaked this weekend? Glenelg Area Ranger Peter Hill says that no other time of year compares to the winter season’s violent and dramatic weather on the south-west Victorian coast. “No pretty sunsets for me, the dark, brooding ocean is an incredibly powerful and exciting place,” he says. One of Peter’s favourite winter locations is The Blowholes lookout at Discovery Bay Coastal Park (bit.ly/1HD5ILw) in Cape Bridgwater where you can get drenched in sea spray on a viewing platform at the top of a cliff. The surge pool below the lookout smashes waves back into incoming swell, sending spray up to 50 metres into the air! As well as leaving you soaked, the lookout also offers amazing ocean views to the South and West, and nothing but water between you and Antarctica. The Cape Bridgewater Walk takes you from Bridgewater Bay, past the Seals lookout to the Blowholes. There are many viewing platforms and signs along the way; you will get wet, tossed around and blown away. But it’s spectacular when the waves are pounding against the cliff 50 metres below you! This is part of the coastal section of the Great South West Walk. Peter says that while winter in the area is very windy and wet, temperatures can still be quite mild with nothing close to the snow type weather seen in the Grampians or Ballarat. If you are looking for a new part of Victoria to explore this weekend, make the trip to the south-west for coastal and forest walks, lookouts and a possible drenching! #wandervictoria #visitmelbourne
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Amazing Gannet action at Nun's Beach - the start of the Great South West Walk. A short video about a rare close encounter with an amazing seabird. Filmed on the Sony F5 with Sigma lenses. Music by Beautiful People - The Sea...Eventually.…
Jul 02, 00:32
The current (June) Newsletter of the Friends of the GSWW is available to download now at ..... http://www.greatsouthwestwalk.com/membership/news.php
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