GSWW Section 15 – Mallee Camp to Portland

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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 14 – Trewalla Camp to Mallee Camp. Else, let us continue on with this fifteenth and final section of the Great South West Walk from Mallee Camp to Portland.

The final section is another long one at 22km into Portland, but it is the last one, so you’ll find a whole bunch of extra energy that you never knew you had. Just knowing there is more real food at your destination. Always a sure fire bet to get you there quicker.

There is a gem on this section called the Enchanted Forest. Be prepared to have your camera in hand for at least 15 minutes happy snapping along the way. What a beautiful section of the hike this is!

When you get back to Portland, take a rest at the Visitor Information Centre and chat with the staff there about your trip. They are a friendly bunch and always happy to hear of another great adventure on the Great South West Walk.

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Great South West Walk Section 15 – Mallee Camp to Portland

Section 15: Mallee Camp to Portland.

  • Section Features: The Gannet Rockery & Lawrence Rocks, Lookouts, Echidnas, The Enchanted Forest, Surfers at Yellow Rock, Rufous Bristlebirds, gannets, whales & dolphins.
  • Reported Distance: 21.7km
  • Measured Distance: 22km
  • Elevation Gain: 520 metres
  • Elevation Loss: 555 metres
  • Minimum Elevation: 1 metre
  • Maximum Elevation: 85 metres
  • Time to complete: 5-7 hours
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Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Mallee Camp

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

The views on leaving these coastal campgrounds are just spectacular (Mallee Camp)

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Wind Farms.

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

What a great sight. Just lovely walking along here.

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

The forest leading up to the Enchanted Forest.

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

The Enchanted Forest

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

This is such a beautiful section of the trail. I couldn’t put my camera down.

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Looking out to Nelson Bay from the Enchanted Forest

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Nelson Bay

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Crayfish Bay

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Grant Bay

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

The final section to Portland.

Great South West Walk Section 15 - Mallee Camp to Portland

Portland Information Centre. Congratulations! Another round?

Go back to our Great South West Walk hiking trail summary.

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Last modified: January 30, 2018