The Great South West Walk is one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. It’s a long-distance hiking trail that has some of the most sublime scenery, as well as great historical and cultural places of interest.
Your guide will showcase some of the best and most dramatic sections of the walk and its diverse scenery such as the limestone gorges of the beautiful Glenelg River, rugged sea cliffs, remote beaches and the beautiful seclusion of Cape Nelson lighthouse. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way; plus a variety of seasonal orchids and wildflowers that enhance the trail in Spring.
Visit the ancient Indigenous site of Budj Bim and the Tower Hill reserve with a guided tour by an Indigenous Ranger and bush tucker lunch. Delve into the stories of ‘the Shipwreck coast’, take a walking history tour at the iconic village of Port Fairy, and stay in Victoria’s first permanent European settlement in Portland with its many historic buildings.
This 5-day walk is classified as moderate to challenging and you’ll walk between 5 and 8 hours each day with regular stops to take in the natural beauty. Walking is by its nature a low impact and sustainable activity that authentically connects you with your destination.