Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Nelson Streamside Reserve, Glenelg River Heritage River, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park)

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Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Nelson Streamside Reserve, Glenelg River Heritage River, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park)

Switch riverside views for wild ocean vistas along the Simson Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area section of the Great South West Walk. Take a civilised break at Nelson, a quaint town before following the long, lonely beach towards your next camp.  

How to get there

Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Nelson Streamside Reserve, Glenelg River Heritage River, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park)

Facilities

Lookout
Toilets
Carpark

Need to know

Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Nelson Streamside Reserve, Glenelg River Heritage River, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No generators
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • Management vehicle only
  • No dogs allowed

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Glenelg River jetties underwater - Hazardous Conditions

The Glenelg River mouth is closed by a sand bank due to natural processes.  The closed mouth is causing the water level in the Glenelg River to rise, resulting in some Jetties, Landings and Boat Ramps that are attached to campsites and visitor sites to become submerged.
 
Sites located in the Lower Glenelg National Park and sites near the river mouth/estuary area of Discovery Bay Coastal Park are impacted.  Campsites are not currently impacted, only the waterway assets including jetties, landings, and boat ramps.

Partially submerged or submerged water based assets are hazardous to park users.  Fluctuating water levels can cause silt and mud to accumulate on deck boards causing slippery conditions.  Deck boards can become loose or dislodge when rising water puts pressure on jetties causing gaps and trip hazards that cannot be seen underwater.  

Park users including water craft users are advised not to use partially or submerged jetties and landings for their safety.
 


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