GSWW  Campsites

 

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Campsite on the Glenelg river



Walker's overnight campsites are located every 10-20 kilometres along the walk.  Fees and bookings  are now required for the designated GSWW campsites. 

Further information can be obtained by contacting our walker liaison co-ordinator during your planning or prior to your arrival.
 

All 14 campsites now have a new shelter (see below), most have a fireplace with a grate and all have a table, pit toilet and a tank for fresh water supply.
N.B. Firewood is very scarce along the coast, so a gas or fuel stove should be carried.

The GSWW overnight camp sites can be easily identified by referring to the map.

Download the original 420Kb full size map. - Ideal for planning purposes: click here



The Official GSWW Map
Available from the suppliers Meridian Maps,  ABC maps and other larger map retailers.  Also over the counter at the Portland Visitor Information Centre and Davis & Sons Newsagency Portland.





















 


Parks Victoria campsites that are located along the Glenelg River in the Lower Glenelg NP, at Nelson and also Lake Monibeong are for the general public, and may be used by walkers.
However these sites are busy during the holiday periods and would need advance booking. Camping fees apply for these sites.
 

WARNING - Water is stored at the campsites in tanks. However stored water cannot be guaranteed safe to drink, as there are numerous ways that it can become contaminated. Drinking untreated water such as creek water, bore water or sometimes even rainwater, can lead to illnesses such as gastroenteritis and diarrhoea.

Signs have been placed at each site stating - 'Untreated rain water. Do not drink'   These signs have been required by the land managers and are in common usage throughout the state of Victoria.

Walkers should always carry sufficient drinking water and have the knowledge or means to treat the stored water.

For more information, follow the link to the Parks Victoria website information.
Water - Make it Safe to Drink



PLEASE NOTE ! 

The new Mallee campsite has now been commissioned. The new site is some 2 km from the old and will not be accurately
shown in all of our publications until they are reprinted in the future.   Signs on the track will direct you to this campsite
.

As from December 2011, Battersbys, which now set up with a new shelter, is an official GSWW walker’s campsite.
N.B. There are also Parks Victoria campsites adjoining this area, which also require a fee and booking. 
 

Post and Rail campsite and Murrells campsite on either side of Battersbys, as well as White Sands along Discovery Bay have been decommissioned.

This change effectively reduces the total number of walker's campsites from 16 to 14.

N.B. Walking along Discovery Bay requires planning and preparation.
Ensure you have plenty of time, it is low tide - for easier walking along the damp sand, carrying water, there are reasonable weather conditions, and you are appropriately dressed and equipped as there is no shade when extremely hot, or sometimes extreme wind chill.




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Shelter at the Springs Campsite


 Approximate distances between campsites (anticlockwise)                                                           GPS co-ordinates

The 14 Campsites in bold have new weather shelter.  

Those in italics have been decommissioned.

              MGA94

UTM                54H

                   GDA94

Latitude                    Longitude

Portland to Cubby’s

20 km

Cubby's

552024

5767618

-38.2379351

141.5944698

Cubby’s to Cut Out

15 km

Cut-Out

543701

5773547

-38.1849448

141.4990029

Cut Out to Cobboboonee

9.4 km

Cobboboonee

538437

5777676

-38.1479727

141.4386742

Cobboboonee to Fitzroy 

12.5 km

Fitzroy

536780

5785296

-38.0793667

141.4193708

Fitzroy  to Moleside

22 km

Moleside

523562

5788099

-38.0545452

141.2685668

Moleside to Batterbys

17 km

Battersbys

513970

5788791

-38.0485073

141.1592213

Battersbys to Pattersons

13 km

Pattersons

505341

5793840

-38.0030935

141.0608358

Pattersons to Simsons

17 km

Simsons

499486

5790473

-38.0334554

140.9941429

Simsons to Nelson Kiosk

3 km

 

 

 

 

 

Nelson Kiosk to White Sands

10 km

White Sands

506979

5783825

-38.0933457

141.0795908

White Sands to  Monibeong (via beach)

12 km

Monibeong

516144

5779190

-38.1350022

141.1842161

White Sands to Lake Monibeong (inland route)

13.3 km

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Monibeong to Swan Lake

16.5 km

Swan Lake

527272

5770421

-38.2137651

141.3115305

Swan Lake to The Springs

21 km

The Springs

532378

5753936

-38.3621630

141.3706105

(Swan Lake to Tarragal) via Mt Richmond

20 km

Tarragal

539166

5759718

-38.3097837

141.4479855

(Tarragal to The Springs) via Mt Richmond

12 km

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Airport to Tarragal camp
(To avoid walking, transport must be prearranged!)

2 km

 

 

 

 

 

The Springs to Trewalla

15 km

Trewalla

540459

5754111

-38.3602571

141.4630961

Trewalla to new Mallee

14.8 km

Mallee

547971

5746724

-38.4264567

141.5495792

 Mallee to Portland (no GSWW campsite)

21.7 km

Portland

553086

5755592

-38.3462507

141.6075074

 

 




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