If you haven’t done so already, check out our Great South West Walk hiking trail summary or go back to Great South West Walk Section 2 – Cubby’s Camp to Cut Out Camp. Else, let us continue on with this third section of the trail from Cut Out Camp to Cobboboonee Camp.
Along this section you will see more signs of Echidnas in the area. Edges of the trail will be scratched up by them typically searching for food in the form of ants from the small ant hills you see along the trail. When you do spot one it will typically try to bury itself into the ground with it’s spikes up in the air for protection. If you stand very still from a distance of about 1 meter, and wait a couple of minutes, they will typically pop their head up, look around and carry on with the daily activities. Such an interesting animal to watch.
One thing that we noticed along this section and the previous section was a deep grumbling noise. At first we could not figure it out, but then we understood that it was the sound of the ocean extending over the land towards our location.
This is another easier section of the trail with a distance of just 10.5km and an elevation gain of less than 100 meters. You will need this extra time to gain strength for some tougher sections ahead as you approach Glendelg River.
The overnight walkers camp in Cobboboonee National Park is once again set among tall eucalypts in a sheltered location. The campsite offers shared table, seasonal water tank (treat before drinking), shelter and toilet. A shared fireplace is provided but fuel stoves are preferred by Parks Victoria.[adinserter block=”5″]
Great South West Walk: Section 3 – Cut Out Camp to Cobboboonee Camp
Last modified: January 30, 2018