5-day Guided Great South West Walk

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

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.

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  • 4-nights accommodation and return transfers to/from central Melbourne.
  • Most meals and refreshments including Cape Nelson Lighthouse dinner and talk.
  • Experienced RAW hiking guide and driver support vehicle.
  • Walk with Indigenous guide at World Heritage-listed Budj Bim.
  • History walk around Port Fairy with local guide.

Making a difference

  • The RAW Travel team aim to be carbon neutral by 2024.
  • For each trip, a native tree is planted on your behalf.
  • RAW Travel is a B Corp Certified business.

A word from your host

Dave and Melinda Reynolds, Founders

“We have a deep-seated passion for being out in nature, connecting people with locals, extraordinary places and learning about the world. We love getting to know our travellers and connecting with that passion we all share for discovery and exploring the world on foot.”

Getting there

This experience is held on Gunditjmara Country.
Portland is about 4 hours from Melbourne.
Pick up and drop of is at the Melbourne Arts Centre, St Kilda Road in Melbourne.


From AU $2550 per person, twin share. This trip operates on a private group basis for groups of 6+ people.

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