If you haven’t done so already, check out our Great South West Walk hiking trail summary or go back to Section 4 – Cobboboonee Camp to Fitzroy Camp. Else, let us continue on with this fifth section of the Great South West Walk from Fitzroy Camp to Moleside Camp.
This is a long (22.5km) section through varying terrain. Elevation gain isn’t too bad, but there are sections where the trail becomes sandy and difficult to hike in, and there are also sections with leeches in the tall grass about 3km from the start of the trail. You may be lucky enough to find some wild garlic growing in this area too. We did a small harvest and used it in our freeze dried meals over subsequent days, and also chewed on the stems for a bit of flavour along the way, very refreshing.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos become more plentiful in this area, and you’ll notice them flying overhead frequently screeching their lungs out. We also spotted a couple of Emus nearby.
A welcome sight for me after walking through the forest for 5 days was Glenelg River near the end of the trail and at the campsite. I was eager for a drastic change in scenery, however my hiking partner was very content with the entire forest section.
Moleside Camp is an overnight walkers camp in Lower Glenelg National Park set on the banks of the Glenelg River amongst tall eucalypts and blackwoods. The campsite offers a shared table, seasonal tank water (treat before drinking), shelter and a toilet. A shared fireplace is provided but fuel stoves are preferred by Parks Victoria.[adinserter block=”5″]
Great South West Walk: Section 5 – Fitzroy Camp to Moleside Camp
Last modified: January 30, 2018