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The George Bass Coastal Walk

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Published September 12th 2015
View from the George Bass Coastal Walk
Rolling green hills around Kilcunda

As the weather gets sunnier and warmer, thoughts turn to outdoorsy activities. Located about 1.5 hours south-east of Melbourne, the George Bass Coastal Walk is one of the nicest day walks I've been on and is still an easy day trip from Melbourne.

It's a 7km walk (14 km return) starting from either Punchbowl Road on the outskirts of San Remo or Shelley Beach car park in Kilcunda. The walk parallels the cliff line between San Remo and Kilcunda.

I decided to start in Kilcunda this time and have to say if you're short on time and can't do the whole walk, this is the part to do rolling green hills on one side and the roaring surf crashing into towering cliffs on the other side.

Rolling green hills around Kilcunda
Beautiful scenery along the George Bass Coastal Walk

The photos above and below were taken along the George Bass Coastal Walk coming out of Kilcunda. If you're observant enough and lucky enough, you can sometimes see an echidna ambling near the trail.

Farmhouse and Cloudscape
Like something out of a painting

After a couple of km walking the trail drops down next to a beach it's a good place to stop and soak up the atmosphere.

Having down the San Remo side of the George Bass Coastal Walk on several occasions previously, I decided to cut the walk short and check out the Woolamai Hills which I've been meaning to explore for a while.

The views were spectacular and the photos really don't do the place justice. I'll have to return soon and really try to capture the spirit of the place in a photo.
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I plan to do this walk, not necessarily all at once. I love Kilkunda and find the beach are ather particularly nice. Have some great photos of the trestle bridge from the beach.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8059) 1986 days ago
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