Glenelg Drive is currently closed for road works. Detour signage is in place for access into Battersbys campsite and Forest Camp South. Access to these two sites is via Forest Track, accessible from Winnap Road. Sapling Creek Boat Ramp is also closed.
at Lower Glenelg National Park
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
The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75kms from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson.…
Take a tour and explore the beauty of the Princess Margaret Rose Cave, often referred as 'the jewel in the…
The park is criss-crossed by fire trails, which offer short scenic bush walks. The Great South West Walk also passes…
Stay in a cabin, pitch a tent, bring a caravan and stay in the grounds at the Princess Margaret Rose…
Native animals, though sometimes difficult to find, include Eastern Grey kangaroos, Rednecked wallabies, Brush-tail possums, koalas and echidnas. In the…
- Visitor centre
- Toilet and Shower Block
- Sealed carpark
- Lower Glenelg National Park - Campground maps (PDF 1.5 MB)
- Lower Glenelg National Park - Map (PDF 4.7 MB)
- Lower Glenelg National Park - Princess Margaret Rose Caves - Park note (PDF 681.0 KB)
- Lower Glenelg National Park - River guide (PDF 2.5 MB)
- Lower Glenelg National Park and Discovery Bay Coastal Park - Park note (PDF 4.5 MB)
- Lower Glenelg NP and Discovery Bay CP - Park note (accessible version) (MS Word Document 3.4 MB)
- Lower Glenelg NP River guide (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.7 MB)
- Ngootyoong Gunditj Ngootyoong Mara South West Management Plan (PDF 17.9 MB)
- Ngootyoong Gunditj Ngootyoong Mara South West Management Plan - maps (PDF 14.2 MB)
Separate download file containing maps referenced in the main Ngootyoong Gunditj Ngootyoong Mara South West Management Plan document.