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Cape Nelson - Sea Cliff Nature Walk




This gentle 3km loop walk begins at the car park adjacent to the Cape Nelson Road and Scenic Road. It encompasses coastal scrub, cliff tops and views out to the Southern Ocean.

The Sea Cliff Nature Walk (3km), the Lighthouse Walk (6km) and the Great South West Walk offer excellent walking opportunities for everyone. All these walks are linked, providing the opportunity to walk as little or as much as desired.

Lighthouse Loop Walk - Twice the distance of Sea Cliff Nature Walk this is still a relatively easy walk with a little more preparation. Water, shoes, hat and sunscreen are essential. The full loop walk will take you through coastal heathland, Soap Mallee and several coastal outlook platforms.

Great South West Walk - Experience some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery and wildlife on this great 250km loop walk. It also passes Point Danger where Victoria’s only land-locked Gannets breeding colony is located.

Review:


This is a lovely walk, initially through the coastal vegetation and then reaching the spectacular sea cliffs. Take a copy of the Sea Cliff Nature Walk notes (download link below) because there are numbered posts on the walk corresponding to the information in the notes. This helps to make the walk more interesting for the kids.

The section of the walk along the cliff tops is quite short but can be very windy and cold and it might be worth bringing along some extra clothes for that section. When we went on the walk the wind was extremely strong and there is a section of the trail close to the edge. Thankfully the wind was blowing from the cliff edge rather than towards the cliff edge. This bit could be a bit scary for some people. Generally the walk is fairly well protected from the wind.

The path splits at one point near the cliffs between the Sea Cliff Nature Walk and a track to the Lighthouse.

The path is fairly flat but is quite sandy in places and there are lots of little holes from digging animals (probably echidnas which are quite common in the area - we saw one on the path and another one beside the road while driving to the walk)

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Address | Contact


Cnr Cape Nelson Lighthouse Rd and Scenic Rd,  Portland 3305, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X925 Ref: K8

Web Links


Link Cape Nelson State Park - Visitor Guide

Link Cape Nelson State Park - Sea Cliff Nature Walk (PDF)



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