Jun 13, 00:24
Congratulations Bill. Your tireless effort to improve the environment on and around the Great South West Walk for 35+ years is legendary. From all whom you have been an inspiration to, we salute you. Landcare groups enthralled by district projects (bit.ly/2srPyrz) Also in today's edition: - $1.2 million youth boost; headspace centre for Portland (bit.ly/2r8B5Nc) - Purcell: firefighters worried (bit.ly/2taxH4N) Read more in today's Portland Observer, or subscribe to our epaper eobserver.spec.com.au for only $4 per week.
May 30, 12:52
Great shot Marcel! This is one of the many highlights that can be found either on or from the Great South West Walk. Many thanks to ParksVic for allowing the share. Love is in the air at Point Danger! This pair is part of the mainland gannet colony located at Point Danger near Portland, at the end of the Great Ocean Road. This is the only mainland gannet rookery in Australia, which has been present there for over 20 years. The birds are protected from their main predator, the fox, by a fenced enclosure which was constructed with help from The Portland Field Naturalists’ Club. Ranger Marcel says that breeding is still going strong, with approximately 300 pairs in the colony. #birdsofaustralia #australianbirds #PointDanger Photo credit: Marcel Hoog Antink
May 30, 06:36
The 'Tuesday Gang' laying Bunglamesh to deter water and wind erosion just north of the Blowholes today.
May 23, 09:21
WANTED...MAN/WOMAN POWER!!! The Friends of the Great South West Walk are working on a Landcare project on the cliff frontage near the Cape Bridgewater Blowholes. A number of working bees are planned in the coming weeks, so if you have a morning spare and would like to contribute to restoring this badly eroded area, please ring 0417 345 440 for details. Thank you🙂
May 04, 09:07
All of our hard working Volunteers are invited to a function to celebrate National Volunteers Week 2017 For further information, or to RSVP, visit: http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/National_Volunteer_Week_
Apr 24, 13:27
Great photos from the Melbourne Bushwalkers, thank you & glad you enjoyed it! Great South West Walk - Nelson to Portland The Great South West Walk is without doubt one of the iconic walks in Australia. With a dedicated band of volunteers looking after the track and ensuring that no matter which part of the 250km circuit you do you will have a memorable experience, it is a walk that should be on every bushwalkers to-do list. Last week Melbourne Bushwalkers did the coastal section from Nelson to Portland in near perfect weather. (More details at: http://www.greatsouthwestwalk.com/intro/
Mar 28, 09:06
Come down to the Portland Botanic Gardens this Friday and experience a visual, aural and gastronomic smorgasbord of entertainment. All funds raised supporting the Friends of the Great South West Walk and their upkeep of this world-renowned track. Glenelg Shire Mayor Anita Rank is ready to rock for this Friday's Twilight Gardens screening of "Grease"! Just a few days to the Twilight Gardens evening; a pop-up showcase of the region’s best locally produced food and wine, music and the arts as part of an outdoor cinema screening of the cult classic "Grease"! Local DJ Chegs will play relaxed beats before Portland’s acclaimed Since Tuesday hit the main stage to launch their new EP, plus much more. Entry to the event is a gold coin donation with all funds raised supporting the Friends of the Great South West Walk. This hard working volunteer committee spend thousands of hours each year maintaining the 250km world-famous track. Gates open from 5.30pm with "Grease" to screen from 8.30pm. (Official screening by Twilight Cinemas Pty Ltd for Glenelg Shire Council. Courtesy Paramount Pictures ©1978.) #iamportland #greatsouthwestwalk #gssw
Mar 27, 11:57
Say hello to Sandy, she recently completed the Friends, Assisted long walk and spent a lot of time looking through her lens. You will see many photos of the GSWW on her page. Enjoy I am based in the seaside town of Barwon Heads, Vic, Australia. I just like mucking about with a camera.
Mar 20, 10:43
Feb 21, 11:39
Good advice for the hikers about to start the Friends Supported Walk, stay safe and enjoy! Leading a hike is not always as simple as strapping on your pack and expecting the rest of the group to follow. There are different levels of fitness, capabilities, experience, skills, personalities and pace of individuals to consider when keeping your hiking group together. When heading out on... #trailhikingaust #trailhiking #adventure #hiking #wandervictoria #bushwalking #lovehiking #walking #hikinglife #letsgohiking #hikingadventures https://www.trailhiking.com.au/?p=8223
Feb 03, 03:11
WOW, good wrap! You all would have met our legendary co-founder, Bill Golding in the video. Well he has received a thank you letter, I thought I'd share.... "I have learned that you are the person behind the Great South West Walk. I have hiked in Europe, North America, Asia and the Himalayas, as well as throughout Australia, and this walk is easily equally the best of any long hikes in Australia and certainly the best coastal hike ANYWHERE. Thank you so much for what you have created." And A BIG SHOUT OUT to all the many volunteers involved with the walks maintenance & construction, all legends, thank you.
Jan 30, 11:55
So happy to have the DVD now - beautiful memories forever. Thanks again to my talented husband Peter for producing such a wonderful DVD. 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.
Jan 29, 10:13
Brilliant Shane. A totally different perspective from walking along the track. Thanks for allowing the share Had a great day walking out to see the seals today at Bridgewater
Jan 18, 08:40
Cobboboonee Forest, Ralph's Bridge
Jan 18, 08:32
Jan 18, 08:25
Jan 17, 02:38
Great pic Diane. You have captured the magic that is part of this Great south west coast. Many thanks for allowing the share Tonight at Whites Beach.
Dec 11, 18:25
Great to see this crew out on the track👍 Almost finished an epic trip. Cant wait for the next one. Stay tuned for a go pro video from both the girls and boys.
Dec 06, 05:06
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, 04:04
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, 07:15
Come and visit the spectacular Petrified Forest on the Great South West Walk.