Cape Nelson Loop Walk

Cape Nelson, Victoria

Cape Nelson Loop Walk

Cape Nelson, Victoria
1 h 54 m
7.6 km
Intermediate
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Summary

This ~8 km walk incorporates parts of the Great South West Walk, Lighthouse Walk and Seacliff Nature Walk. Please be aware of snakes in warmer months.

Cape Nelson Loop Walk

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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.

584 Views

Points of Interest

1. Cape Nelson Lighthouse

Cape Nelson Lighthouse was built of basalt in 1884. Tours are available.

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2. Picnic Area

This is an ideal place to stop, have a rest, and have a bite to eat.

3. Road Crossing

Be aware of traffic at this crossing.

4. Seacliff Nature Walk

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.

5. Viewing Spot

Soak in the stunning view of the Bass Strait.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot

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