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

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

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, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets
Lookout

Need to know

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

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, cats, pets 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.

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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