Dec 06, 04:06
Another stunning pic of the "Enchanted Forest " section of the GSWW. This section is a very protected area from the weather due to it facing East and it has a good canopy overhead. This makes it a fantastic experience almost any day or time of the year. Tip - Its best to walk down the steps and head South West towards the Cape Nelson Light House and either have a second vehicle placed at the Flat Rocks car park or turn and walk back to where you began. Many thanks for allowing the Share, Darryl. This Mornings walk through the Enchanted Forest, just beautiful.
Nov 27, 03:04
Congratulations to Powerhouse Productions on their Gold Medal for 'The Great South West Walk' video. Brilliant work, well done Peter and Karen Corbett, we are very proud of you and our walk! Bushwalking Victoria, Parks Victoria, Portland Tourist Association, Glenelg Shire Council Watch it on YouTube or our Facebook page. Peter Corbett won a Gold Medal in the Ron Taylor AM ACS Wildlife & Nature category at the Australian Cinematographers Society Awards last night for The Great South West Walk video. Thank you to the ACS and the category sponsors, Saffire Freycinet, Spirit of Tasmania, and VA Digital Hire. Excellently hosted by the very funny Brian Nankervis from RocKwiz.
Nov 21, 06:15
Come and visit the spectacular Petrified Forest on the Great South West Walk.
Nov 12, 11:44
A tourism video promoting the Great South West Walk has been released.
Nov 10, 07:42
Today the Glenelg Shire Council hosted the much-anticipated film of The Great South West Walk. Launched by former State Premier Denis Napthine, a full house at the Portland Art Centre was treated to the premiere of this outstanding production showcasing one of the great walks of the world. Filmed over the last two years, the film features the insights and experiences of three walkers who traveled through this rugged and beautiful landscape. This unforgettable journey winds around three National Parks, the pristine Glenelg River and the vast Southern Ocean. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this production, including the Friends of the Great South West Walk, the Portland Field Naturalists Club, Powerhouse Productions, Glenelg Shire Council and the many volunteers who assisted in so many ways.
Nov 06, 07:20
I really love it when you feel like you're discovering something just for yourself. That's how I felt hiking the Great South West Walk, out of Portland in Victoria. Not many people, LOADS of wildlife and an amazing variety of landscapes. Just yours to discover. For more info check out the current Great Walks Annual magazine for an article I wrote on this awesome hike. #greatsouthwestwalk
Nov 06, 06:38
The October issue of the Friends of the GSWW newsletter has been uploaded to the website and is available here. http://www.greatsouthwestwalk.com/membership/news.php
Nov 03, 11:17
Roll-up, Roll-up! The launch of the much anticipated Great South West Walk video is happening....see below for more details
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