GSWW Section 13 – The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

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If you haven’t done so already, check out our Great South West Walk hiking trail summary or go back to GSWW Section 12 – Tarragal Camp to The Springs Camp. Else, let us continue on with this thirteenth section of the Great South West Walk from The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp.

This section has quite a few viewing points along the way so you may wish to add extra time to complete it. We arrived at the blowhole lookout at low tide, so there really wasn’t anything to see which was a shame. I did see it blow on the approach from afar – must have been a rogue wave. Else I think you need to try to time this one for higher tides. The petrified forest has some interesting rock formations, and the seals and dolphins seen on the approach to Bridgewater Bay are certainly worth checking out, right on the trail.

Bridgewater Bay has a kiosk/restaurant. Eat. Food. Lots of it. Drink. Wine. Beer. Fill your stomach. YES!

This section has a fair amount of elevation gain to go with all of these sights. It will wear you out. Take it easy and leave your campsite at The Springs early!

Trewalla Camp is an overnight walkers camp in Discovery Bay Coastal Park set amongst coastal scrub. A lookout provides excellent views of Bridgewater Bay. The campsite offers shared table, seasonal tank water (treat before drinking), shelter and toilet. A shared fireplace is provided but fuel stoves are preferred by Parks Victoria.

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Great South West Walk: Section 13 – The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Section 13: The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp.

  • Section Features: The Blowhole Lookout, Petrified Forest, Bridgewater Bay, Seals, Whales, Dolphins.
  • Reported Distance: 15km
  • Measured Distance: 17.5km
  • Elevation Gain: 575 metres
  • Elevation Loss: 565 metres
  • Minimum Elevation: 0 metres
  • Maximum Elevation: 110 metres
  • Time to complete: 4-6 hours
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Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

The Springs Camp

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Petrified Forest

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Seal Colony lookout point

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

This kangaroo was huge – over 7 foot tall.

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Bridgewater Bay

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Dual views of Discovery Bay Coastal Park and Bridgewater Bay

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Bridgewater Bay

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Bridgewater Bay – Can you see it? There’s a cafe on the beach. Go there. Eat food. Real food. Stuff yourself silly.

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Sun going down on Bridgewater Bay

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Bridgewater Bay

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Another view looking back at the sun setting on Bridgewater Bay.

Great South West Walk Section 13 - The Springs Camp to Trewalla Camp

Trewalla Camp

Continue on to Great South West Walk Section 14 – Trewalla Camp to Mallee Camp.

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Last modified: January 30, 2018