Start at the Cape Nelson Lighthouse car park, turn left and follow the green trail markers. This walk will take you around the tip of Cape Nelson and then along the majestic east coast. You leave the east coast, and the Great South West Walk and head inland through the Cape Nelson State Park, which was formed to protect the rare native vegetation including the Soap Mallee. You pass through the picnic ground then cross the Lighthouse Road onto the Seacliff Nature Walk. This heads to the equally majestic west coast of Cape Nelson and back to the Lighthouse.
Cape Nelson Lighthouse was built of basalt in 1884. Tours are available.
This is an ideal place to stop, have a rest, and have a bite to eat.
Be aware of traffic at this crossing.
The Seacliff Nature Walk was constructed in 1979 by students, staff and parents of Portland High School and was the fore runner to the much longer Great South West Walk.
Soak in the stunning view of the Bass Strait.