Great South West Walk - Trewalla Camping Area to Mallee Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cape Nelson State Park, Cape Nelson Lighthouse Reserve)

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Great South West Walk - Trewalla Camping Area to Mallee Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cape Nelson State Park, Cape Nelson Lighthouse Reserve)

Traverse the white sandy beach of Bridgewater Bay along the Trewalla Camping Area to Mallee Camping Area section of the Great South West Walk. Step back in time at the historic Cape Nelson Lighthouse and learn of the shipwrecks that lie in the depths of the Southern Ocean off Cape Nelson.  

How to get there

Great South West Walk - Trewalla Camping Area to Mallee Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cape Nelson State Park, Cape Nelson Lighthouse Reserve)

Need to know

Great South West Walk - Trewalla Camping Area to Mallee Camping Area (Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cape Nelson State Park, Cape Nelson Lighthouse Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Slippery surface
  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area

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.

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 

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