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Lower Glenelg National Park

Lower Glenelg National Park
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Princess Margaret Rose Caves
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Park Statistics

  • Established:December 1969
  • Area:26430ha
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Medium walk / Day walk
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The Glenelg River is the central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Along the last part of its winding 400 kilometre path to the sea the river has carved a spectacular gorge up to 50 metres deep through limestone. River erosion and the action of rainwater have created a remarkable cave.

There are great places for fishing, canoeing, camping and picnicking along the Glenelg River.

Explore Lower Glenelg and Discovery Bay on the 250 kilometre Great South West Walk, linking Portland and Nelson via the river and coast. Another highlight is the Princess Margaret Rose Cave, where you can join a guided tour of amazing limestone formations.

How to get there

Lower Glenelg National Park is in south-west Victoria adjoining the South Australian border, about 420kms from Melbourne and 490kms from Adelaide. The major access roads are the Portland - Nelson Road for south of the river or Wanwin Road for north of the river.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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Popular things to do

  • Canoeing The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75kms from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson.…

  • Princess Margaret Rose Caves Take a tour and explore the beauty of the Princess Margaret Rose Cave, often referred as 'the jewel in the…

  • Walking The park is criss-crossed by fire trails, which offer short scenic bush walks. The Great South West Walk also passes…

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