OVERVIEW

The Great South West track has got to be Victoria’s best kept secret – a 250km continuous loop of untouched environment, from dramatic isolated coast with massive limestone cliffs and pristine beaches, to meandering rivers and remote bushland teaming with wildlife. Aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and freshwater lakes make this one of the most varied walks in Australia. This walk is a “Symphony in Four Movements”, depicted beautifully in this video.

The first stage of the Great South West Walk is the Cobboboonee Forest containing the headwaters of the Surry and Fitzroy Rivers. Here kangaroos are visible bounding across the track with the loud calls of red-tailed black cockatoos in the background. Next is the picturesque Glenelg River, which stretches out as it nears the coast then carves its way through a spectacular limestone gorge. Onto the pristine sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and freshwater lakes of Discovery Bay Coastal Park. The grand finale is the Three Capes and Bays section where the track hugs the clifftop all the way. These rugged, wave-bashed headlands are the highest in Victoria and are perfect for whale spotting in season. The colony of Australian fur seals at Cape Bridgewater is there year-round, so they can’t be missed. The variety of habitats makes this a great place to see all the iconic creatures like kangaroos, echidnas, koalas and emus range freely.

The full Great South West Walk option is a “walker’s walk” and a real challenge. This is why we also offer the Great South West Walk Highlights, a challenge in itself, but with the added advantage of experiencing the combined variety of this walk in a more manageable 8 days.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
13 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 3155

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 655

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

DAY 1
PORTLAND WALK ALONG THE FORESHORE

Start in Portland any time after 2pm. There is no walking scheduled for today, but you can easily enjoy exploring the old buildings, walking along the beach or visiting the excellent Maritime Discovery Centre.

Walking: Optional

Accommodation: Lorelei B&B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 2

The 250km circuit commences in Portland at the Portland Lighthouse and coastal cliffs before heading inland across farmland then into the bush.

Note: As accommodation is limited on this remote track, you will be picked up at the end of the day’s walking and transferred back to your stay for the night. The following morning you will be returned to where you finished walking the day before.

Walking: Moderate / 25.7km / 6-7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Lorelei B& B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 3

A bush day today in the recently proclaimed Cobboboonee National Park. Wildlife abounds, with kangaroos hopping across the track, echidnas digging for ants, goannas climbing trees and numerous parrots flocking about.

Walking: Moderate / 25.3km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunches

Accommodation: Lorelei B& B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 4

Another day through the Cobboboonee National Park is highlighted by the Inkpot and pretty Moleside Creek. You’ll be met here at the end of the day and taken on to new accommodation at Nelson.

Walking: Moderate / 23.8km / 5.5–6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 5

Today you’ll begin the picturesque Glenelg River section, hiking from Moleside Creek to Sapling Creek. The track is close to the river most of the way giving rise to delightful opportunities to take a swim.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 27.6km / 6.5–7.5 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 6

A real highlight today is when you progress through the Glenelg River Gorge and continue to follow the river all the way into the settlement of Nelson. The character of the river changes dramatically as it makes its way through the gorge. The river then widens as it nears the coast and you’ll start to see boat sheds that have been converted into waterfront holiday houses.

Walking: Moderate / 24.4km / 5.5–6.5 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 7

Spend the morning following the sandy beach of Discovery Bay, before heading inland, parallel to the coast, to emerge at a huge freshwater lake in the afternoon.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 22km / 6–7 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 8

Spend some of the day at the beach and hike from Lake Mombeong to Swan Lake, another large freshwater lake. These lakes are a delightful place for a refreshing dip at the end of the day.

Walking: Moderate / 17km / 5–6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 9

After the morning on the beach, you’ll leave the sand behind and tackle the only hill on this walk, Mount Richmond. The summit area has magnificent wildflower displays and a colony of koalas. For the afternoon, the track heads inland parallel to the coast, to emerge at Bridgewater lakes.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 26.2km / 6.5–7.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 10

Begin the Three Capes Section of track. Highlights include the Blowholes, the Petrified Forest and a seal colony. The track hugs the cliff the entire way with ample photo opportunities. Walk right up to your accommodation at Bridgewater Bay.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16.5km / 4.5–5.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 11

From Bridgewater Bay, the route continues via the beach, then clifftop track to Cape Nelson Lighthouse. The cliffs here are higher than anywhere else in Victoria which makes for excellent hiking. There’s a cafe here to reward yourself at the end of the hike.

Walking: Moderate / 18.3km / 5–6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 12

Continue from Cape Nelson all the way into Portland. Highlights include Yellow Rock, Cape Sir William Grant, a colony of endangered Australasian gannets and the Portland Battery. Then it’s back to the B&B in Portland where you can boast about your achievements.

Walking: Moderate / 23km / 5.5­–6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Lorelei B& B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 13
PORTLAND

Finish after breakfast.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 13 day pack free walking holiday
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • 12 nights’ accommodation with ensuites (except at Nelson)
  • Cooked breakfasts, two course dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
  • 24/7 support with our local partner network on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

This supported hike has you walk in and out of remote tiny hamlets and staying at small bed and breakfasts and lodges. Your hosts Denis, John, Trish and Roger have been part of our team for nearly twenty years and love accommodating and feeding our walkers. The rooms all have ensuites except at Nelson Lodge. Nelson Lodge was an old police station and has real character and it is most likely that you will have the place to yourself. The views from Sea View Lodge at Bridgewater make you feel like you never left the track. On some of the days’ walks, you are literally walking in and out of accommodations.

The food is prepared by your hosts and the local restaurant at Bridgewater where the food is prepared by a chef.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

This trip starts and finishes in Portland, which is a 5-hour drive from Melbourne. If you prefer, you can fly to Portland from either Melbourne or Adelaide. There are also public transport services from Melbourne. Contact us for more details.

We have rated this walk as moderate as some days are quite long. Full day walks average about 22km, 5 to 7.5 hours walking each day. The walking is mostly flat over reasonably well-walked paths, bush tracks and with some sandy sections. This is a great opportunity for fit walkers to rack up some long distances.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

This walk can be done any time of the year except for the winter months of June, July and August. September to April is the ultimate time of the year for walking. Sea breezes usually keep the temperatures comfortable in summer, although there can be a period of quite hot weather, especially during February.

Warning about tide times – we may have to a little flexible with your start date to make sure that the walking on the beach at high tide is avoided.

This walking holiday includes some sections of beach walking, so you need to take into account the tide times when choosing a starting date. To check tide charts, go to the Bureau of Meteorology and select your location as Portland. We can assist you if you need help understanding the charts.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3155

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $655

    13 day itinerary

  • 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $685

    13 day itinerary

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  1. Keith B

    19 January, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    We have just completed 11 days of walking with 12 nights accomodation self guided with Auswalk. The organisation worked perfectly for us. The walk notes worked well as we had no problem finding our way and at no time felt more information was necessary. The accomodation and food provided was the best availlable in the locations we stayed and our hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming or helpful. The couple of evening meals we had to organise ourselves in one of the small villages we stayed were difficult because of the limited options in the village. However this is no fault of Auswalks and we understand they are doing everything they can to make alternative arrangements. The walking is generally relatively easy without any significant steep climbs or descents however there are some long distances with some days over 25km. We found it was possible to reduce the length of some of these days without feeling we had missed anything significant. The walking was varied with a mix of forest, river valley including some gorge, long sandy beaches and cliff top capes. Wildlife encountered included several emus, wallabies, echidnas and koalas, fortunately only one snake.We were lucky enough to have perfect walking weather for our first 10 days but did suffer on the last day with temperatures in the high 30s. This was soon forgotten after a couple of cold beers at our final destination. Many thanks to the whole team at Auswalks.

  2. Gat16

    25 April, 2017 at 8:13 AM
    5

    I was a member of a group that did sections of the Great South West Walk on a self-guided basis, customised by Auswalk to the group’s requirements. All the details and logistics were handled by Auswalk, and everything worked like clockwork. The notes were good and the maps provided by Auswalk were outstanding.
    Both of the places we stayed at were obviously familiar with dealing with Auswalk and all the arrangements, including the drop-offs and pick-ups went without a hitch. On the two longest days, the arrangements provided options for drop-offs allowing some shortening of the days concerned, which the B&B hosts (who provided the transport) were happy to work with.
    The arrangements included some self-catering and the B&B proprietors were very helpful in assisting with this aspects.

  3. AussieApples

    7 July, 2017 at 6:01 AM
    5

    A well organised walk. Accomodation and meals were excellent and the flexibility of the hosts and taxis enabled us to adapt our days to suit our needs. We would book with Auswalk again.

  4. kathijean

    23 December, 2017 at 5:34 AM

    We recently completed the Great South West Walk self guided trek facilitated by auswalk and what wonderful walking holiday it was! I can’t imagine a better introduction to the beauty and wonders Australia has to offer. We trekked though the forest, along a limestone gorge with the Glenelg River flowing peacefully below followed by a dramatic coastline complete with sandy beaches and rocky outcrops continuously pounded by and incredibly blue ocean. And that was just the scenery. First time sightings of kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, emus, a countless variety of new birds and snakes added to the down-under experience. As fabulous as all that was, I have to say each BnB also holds a special memory of outstanding welcomes and accommodations. Also, a huge thank you to the team at auswalk for their complete and accurate descriptions of trail conditions and times.It took the worry out of the day and left us to enjoy.
    What a wonderful country! I am already planning my next trip for 2019.

Overview

OVERVIEW

The Great South West track has got to be Victoria’s best kept secret – a 250km continuous loop of untouched environment, from dramatic isolated coast with massive limestone cliffs and pristine beaches, to meandering rivers and remote bushland teaming with wildlife. Aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and freshwater lakes make this one of the most varied walks in Australia. This walk is a “Symphony in Four Movements”, depicted beautifully in this video.

The first stage of the Great South West Walk is the Cobboboonee Forest containing the headwaters of the Surry and Fitzroy Rivers. Here kangaroos are visible bounding across the track with the loud calls of red-tailed black cockatoos in the background. Next is the picturesque Glenelg River, which stretches out as it nears the coast then carves its way through a spectacular limestone gorge. Onto the pristine sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and freshwater lakes of Discovery Bay Coastal Park. The grand finale is the Three Capes and Bays section where the track hugs the clifftop all the way. These rugged, wave-bashed headlands are the highest in Victoria and are perfect for whale spotting in season. The colony of Australian fur seals at Cape Bridgewater is there year-round, so they can’t be missed. The variety of habitats makes this a great place to see all the iconic creatures like kangaroos, echidnas, koalas and emus range freely.

The full Great South West Walk option is a “walker’s walk” and a real challenge. This is why we also offer the Great South West Walk Highlights, a challenge in itself, but with the added advantage of experiencing the combined variety of this walk in a more manageable 8 days.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
13 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience recommended.

PRICE FROM
$ 3155

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 655

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13

DAY 1
PORTLAND WALK ALONG THE FORESHORE

Start in Portland any time after 2pm. There is no walking scheduled for today, but you can easily enjoy exploring the old buildings, walking along the beach or visiting the excellent Maritime Discovery Centre.

Walking: Optional

Accommodation: Lorelei B&B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 2

The 250km circuit commences in Portland at the Portland Lighthouse and coastal cliffs before heading inland across farmland then into the bush.

Note: As accommodation is limited on this remote track, you will be picked up at the end of the day’s walking and transferred back to your stay for the night. The following morning you will be returned to where you finished walking the day before.

Walking: Moderate / 25.7km / 6-7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Lorelei B& B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 3

A bush day today in the recently proclaimed Cobboboonee National Park. Wildlife abounds, with kangaroos hopping across the track, echidnas digging for ants, goannas climbing trees and numerous parrots flocking about.

Walking: Moderate / 25.3km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunches

Accommodation: Lorelei B& B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 4

Another day through the Cobboboonee National Park is highlighted by the Inkpot and pretty Moleside Creek. You’ll be met here at the end of the day and taken on to new accommodation at Nelson.

Walking: Moderate / 23.8km / 5.5–6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 5

Today you’ll begin the picturesque Glenelg River section, hiking from Moleside Creek to Sapling Creek. The track is close to the river most of the way giving rise to delightful opportunities to take a swim.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 27.6km / 6.5–7.5 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 6

A real highlight today is when you progress through the Glenelg River Gorge and continue to follow the river all the way into the settlement of Nelson. The character of the river changes dramatically as it makes its way through the gorge. The river then widens as it nears the coast and you’ll start to see boat sheds that have been converted into waterfront holiday houses.

Walking: Moderate / 24.4km / 5.5–6.5 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 7

Spend the morning following the sandy beach of Discovery Bay, before heading inland, parallel to the coast, to emerge at a huge freshwater lake in the afternoon.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 22km / 6–7 hrs / shorter option available

Meals: Cooked breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Nelson Cottage B&B

DAY 8

Spend some of the day at the beach and hike from Lake Mombeong to Swan Lake, another large freshwater lake. These lakes are a delightful place for a refreshing dip at the end of the day.

Walking: Moderate / 17km / 5–6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 9

After the morning on the beach, you’ll leave the sand behind and tackle the only hill on this walk, Mount Richmond. The summit area has magnificent wildflower displays and a colony of koalas. For the afternoon, the track heads inland parallel to the coast, to emerge at Bridgewater lakes.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 26.2km / 6.5–7.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 10

Begin the Three Capes Section of track. Highlights include the Blowholes, the Petrified Forest and a seal colony. The track hugs the cliff the entire way with ample photo opportunities. Walk right up to your accommodation at Bridgewater Bay.

Walking: Easy to Moderate / 16.5km / 4.5–5.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 11

From Bridgewater Bay, the route continues via the beach, then clifftop track to Cape Nelson Lighthouse. The cliffs here are higher than anywhere else in Victoria which makes for excellent hiking. There’s a cafe here to reward yourself at the end of the hike.

Walking: Moderate / 18.3km / 5–6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Sea View Lodge Bridgewater Bay in ensuited rooms

DAY 12

Continue from Cape Nelson all the way into Portland. Highlights include Yellow Rock, Cape Sir William Grant, a colony of endangered Australasian gannets and the Portland Battery. Then it’s back to the B&B in Portland where you can boast about your achievements.

Walking: Moderate / 23km / 5.5­–6.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two course dinner

Accommodation: Lorelei B& B Portland in ensuited rooms

DAY 13
PORTLAND

Finish after breakfast.

Meals: Cooked breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 13 day pack free walking holiday
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • 12 nights’ accommodation with ensuites (except at Nelson)
  • Cooked breakfasts, two course dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container
  • 24/7 support with our local partner network on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

This supported hike has you walk in and out of remote tiny hamlets and staying at small bed and breakfasts and lodges. Your hosts Denis, John, Trish and Roger have been part of our team for nearly twenty years and love accommodating and feeding our walkers. The rooms all have ensuites except at Nelson Lodge. Nelson Lodge was an old police station and has real character and it is most likely that you will have the place to yourself. The views from Sea View Lodge at Bridgewater make you feel like you never left the track. On some of the days’ walks, you are literally walking in and out of accommodations.

The food is prepared by your hosts and the local restaurant at Bridgewater where the food is prepared by a chef.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walkers Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A Walkers Lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

GENERAL INFO

This trip starts and finishes in Portland, which is a 5-hour drive from Melbourne. If you prefer, you can fly to Portland from either Melbourne or Adelaide. There are also public transport services from Melbourne. Contact us for more details.

We have rated this walk as moderate as some days are quite long. Full day walks average about 22km, 5 to 7.5 hours walking each day. The walking is mostly flat over reasonably well-walked paths, bush tracks and with some sandy sections. This is a great opportunity for fit walkers to rack up some long distances.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

WEATHER

This walk can be done any time of the year except for the winter months of June, July and August. September to April is the ultimate time of the year for walking. Sea breezes usually keep the temperatures comfortable in summer, although there can be a period of quite hot weather, especially during February.

Warning about tide times – we may have to a little flexible with your start date to make sure that the walking on the beach at high tide is avoided.

This walking holiday includes some sections of beach walking, so you need to take into account the tide times when choosing a starting date. To check tide charts, go to the Bureau of Meteorology and select your location as Portland. We can assist you if you need help understanding the charts.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3155

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $655
  • 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $3195

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $685
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  1. Keith B

    19 January, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    We have just completed 11 days of walking with 12 nights accomodation self guided with Auswalk. The organisation worked perfectly for us. The walk notes worked well as we had no problem finding our way and at no time felt more information was necessary. The accomodation and food provided was the best availlable in the locations we stayed and our hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming or helpful. The couple of evening meals we had to organise ourselves in one of the small villages we stayed were difficult because of the limited options in the village. However this is no fault of Auswalks and we understand they are doing everything they can to make alternative arrangements. The walking is generally relatively easy without any significant steep climbs or descents however there are some long distances with some days over 25km. We found it was possible to reduce the length of some of these days without feeling we had missed anything significant. The walking was varied with a mix of forest, river valley including some gorge, long sandy beaches and cliff top capes. Wildlife encountered included several emus, wallabies, echidnas and koalas, fortunately only one snake.We were lucky enough to have perfect walking weather for our first 10 days but did suffer on the last day with temperatures in the high 30s. This was soon forgotten after a couple of cold beers at our final destination. Many thanks to the whole team at Auswalks.

  2. Gat16

    25 April, 2017 at 8:13 AM
    5

    I was a member of a group that did sections of the Great South West Walk on a self-guided basis, customised by Auswalk to the group’s requirements. All the details and logistics were handled by Auswalk, and everything worked like clockwork. The notes were good and the maps provided by Auswalk were outstanding.
    Both of the places we stayed at were obviously familiar with dealing with Auswalk and all the arrangements, including the drop-offs and pick-ups went without a hitch. On the two longest days, the arrangements provided options for drop-offs allowing some shortening of the days concerned, which the B&B hosts (who provided the transport) were happy to work with.
    The arrangements included some self-catering and the B&B proprietors were very helpful in assisting with this aspects.

  3. AussieApples

    7 July, 2017 at 6:01 AM
    5

    A well organised walk. Accomodation and meals were excellent and the flexibility of the hosts and taxis enabled us to adapt our days to suit our needs. We would book with Auswalk again.

  4. kathijean

    23 December, 2017 at 5:34 AM

    We recently completed the Great South West Walk self guided trek facilitated by auswalk and what wonderful walking holiday it was! I can’t imagine a better introduction to the beauty and wonders Australia has to offer. We trekked though the forest, along a limestone gorge with the Glenelg River flowing peacefully below followed by a dramatic coastline complete with sandy beaches and rocky outcrops continuously pounded by and incredibly blue ocean. And that was just the scenery. First time sightings of kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, emus, a countless variety of new birds and snakes added to the down-under experience. As fabulous as all that was, I have to say each BnB also holds a special memory of outstanding welcomes and accommodations. Also, a huge thank you to the team at auswalk for their complete and accurate descriptions of trail conditions and times.It took the worry out of the day and left us to enjoy.
    What a wonderful country! I am already planning my next trip for 2019.

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