Great South West Walk - Mallee Camping Area to Portland (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Nelson Bay Coastal Reserve)

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Great South West Walk - Mallee Camping Area to Portland (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Nelson Bay Coastal Reserve)

The Mallee Camping Area to Portland section of the Great South West Walk follows the spectacular cliffline of Nelson Bay. Take in the expansive views over the Southern Ocean, be mesmerised by the twisted trees of the Enchanted Forest and meet a colony of Gannets that call this stretch of the coast home. 

How to get there

Great South West Walk - Mallee Camping Area to Portland (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Nelson Bay Coastal Reserve)

Facilities

Viewing Lookout - Cantilevered

Need to know

Great South West Walk - Mallee Camping Area to Portland (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Nelson Bay Coastal Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No vehicles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No horses
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Discovery Bay Coastal Park this includes:
 
  • Rock platform near blowholes carpark at Cape Bridgewater
 
This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

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