Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River, Nelson Streamside Reserve)

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Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River, Nelson Streamside Reserve)

Switch riverside views for wild ocean vistas along the Simson Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area section of the Great South West Walk. Take a civilised break at Nelson, a quaint town before following the long, lonely beach towards your next camp.  

How to get there

Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River, Nelson Streamside Reserve)

Facilities

Carpark
Lookout
Toilets

Need to know

Great South West Walk - Simsons Camping Area to Lake Mombeong Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River, Nelson Streamside Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No generators
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • Management vehicle only
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Discovery Bay Coastal Park this includes:
 
  • Rock platform near blowholes carpark at Cape Bridgewater
 
This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

Visitor Saftey - Glenelg River Fluctuating River Height

Please be aware, the water level in the Glenelg River is currently fluctuating regularly due to seasonal conditions including rainfall events, tidal movements and ocean conditions.  Higher than normal water levels can cause some jetties and boat ramps to be inundated with water.
 
Visitor Safety is priority - Do not enter an inundated jetty or boat ramp, as conditions are likely to be very slippery and there could be damage to the structure not easily observed. 
 
Park Rangers are regularly monitoring conditions.  If a jetty or boat ramp is expected to be inundated for an extended period, the visitor asset may be closed for public safety until such time the asset can be deemed safe for use.  Please observe warning and closure signs where erected.

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