Portland, Victoria - This walk was supposed to take place last April but COVID-19 put a stop to it. I am going to try again this year: 3-17 April, 2021.The trip was full so preference is given to those who were ready to go last year. However, as circumstances change some may not be able to come along this year.
The Great South West Walk: Pack Walk over 14 days & 252km (plus 1 rest day- depending on whether we fly or drive to Portland)) that begins and ends in Portland, Victoria. This unforgettable experience winds around 3 National Parks, hardwood forests, the pristine Glenelg River, the picturesque township of Nelson, aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and vast sand dunes, sandy bays and beaches, rugged cliffs, freshwater lakes, the Cape Nelson Lighthouse, the stunning Bridgewater Bay and amongst a diversity of natural fauna and flora including Blue and Southern Right Whales, a mainland Fur Seal colony and Australia's only mainland Australasian Gannet rookery and much more. Max. 8 walkers. This walk fits nicely into the April 2021 school hols: We might fly into Avalon Airport and get transport to Portland (cost TBA). Food 'drop' and gas collection half way point at Nelson where we might have a rest day. Joint walk with the Bush Club and SBW. For more details contact leader. Map: The Great South West Walk