George Bass Coastal Walk

George Bass Coastal Walk, San Remo: Address, George Bass Coastal Walk Reviews: 5/5

George Bass Coastal Walk
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PhilMalone
Footscray, Australia1,188 contributions
Unbeatable ocean and headland views
Nov. 2020
This has to be one of Australia's great coastal walks - a relatively easy 16 kms return from Kilcunda to Punchbowl that provides views of beautiful beaches, rocky headlands and unique rock structures.

It can be very windy in this area, so be prepared. We did it on a 23 degrees spring day, but I imagine it may be too cold in winter unless you're rugged up. Even on the fine day we did the walk, it was still cold because of the southerly wind chill.

There are some steep parts and some beach walking, but anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be OK. I would thoroughly recommend this walk ... it is just so spectacular and varied.
Written 17 November 2020
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G3995HVsaral
Melbourne, Australia76 contributions
Excellent hiking on a sunny day
Nov. 2020 • Couples
We parked at the southern end of Punchbowl Rd in San Remo, all the cars including ours were parked on the side of the road. Beautiful views started immediately. We walked to Punchbowl Coastal Reserve (marker 9) and back- it took 2.5hrs.. I blame it on my poor lockdown fitness and pregnant body, plus wearing hiking shoes that I haven't taken on a long hike before! Was only planning to allocate 1.5hrs previously! The track is popular both directions but not so busy that you don't have it to yourself for several minutes or more. Several options to access the beaches (just not for swimming/wading as waters are too rough and unpatrolled). I recommend a hat, sunblock, hiking shoes, water/ light snack as there are lots of exposed sections. Lots of steep sections too and gravel/sandy parts. One section was hard to follow with a lack of a marker but we managed to find it. Beautiful fresh air. Saw lots of people taking their dogs and kids (older kids are better).
Written 14 November 2020
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,378 contributions
Spectacular and extremely rewarding coastal walk
Jun. 2020 • Couples
Our motel dropped us off at the bottom of Punchbowl Road and we walked the 8kms to Kilcunda. This was unbelievably wonderful and photogenic walk, with beauty around every corner. The coast line here is spectacular as are the beaches and coves. We are in our mid-50s and whilst there were a few ups and downs, we took our time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend.
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Written 1 July 2020
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Mei Y
Nullagine, Australia1,331 contributions
Better than Cinque Terre in my opinion!
Oct. 2019
Fresh, inviting and wow! The grass highway that highlights the folding ribbon coastline is just so postcard quality! Walking that 8 km stretch from Punch Bowl to Kilcunda is my favourite of all times! The Blow Holes add to the excitement of that walk. Make sure you wear comfortable hiking shoes as the uneven slope can easily roll the ankle. For the young and looking for challenge, try the return journey, stopping by the beaches to watch the thunderous blow holes is so rejuvenating! I hope you enjoy as much as I do! The cycling along the Bass Coast Rail Trail is fantastic as well on the well marked good quality lilydale topping.
Written 14 October 2019
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Parters X
Melbourne, Australia127 contributions
A Must Walk
Oct. 2019
This is superb coastal views that anyone going near Philip Island must take the time to see. We did not have to go very far to experience some beautiful views of water, surf rocks and cliffs.
We went for an hour but you could walk for up to four hours.
It reminded me of Warnambool.
Anyway, make sure you walk some of the track.
Cheers
Written 5 October 2019
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Sakshi K
6 contributions
Worth a visit!
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We decided on this hike based on all the reviews and recommendations from our friends. It’s a beautiful hike with it’s fair share of challenges. Most of the stretches are easy to walk. Scenery is just to beautiful :) highlights have to be spotting kangaroos!
We started it from Kilcunda. Highly recommend a stop at Kilcunda General Store for a delicious lunch/breakfast.
Written 29 September 2019
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Britney R
Edithvale, Australia5 contributions
18.9km Hike
Sep. 2019 • Couples
It is an 18km round walk, it’s challenging and there is steep inclines. The views are absolutely incredible and breathtaking, we took our two dogs on lead. There are no real spots to let them off useless you take the rail trail home as we did. I would advise to avoid this hike if it has been raining as it would be hazardous!
Challenging but wonderful.
DOG FRIENDLY LEAD ONLY.
Written 20 September 2019
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Michael O
2 contributions
Gippsland Greyhound Walks
Jun. 2019 • Friends
What a wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday morning. Walking the George Bass Coastal with our beautiful Greyhounds.
#LeadsOnMuzzlesOff
#AdoptDontShop
Written 30 June 2019
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Nedelakttraveler
Salmon Arm, Canada655 contributions
Wow-what a hidden Gem
Mar. 2019
We were looking for some scenic walking area near Phillip Island ….. and this is it. In over an hour, we saw only 1 other person. Spectacular coast line, crashing waves, unique rock formations..... worth a visit.
Written 17 April 2019
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But does it have a view?
Melbourne, Australia89 contributions
Spectacular coastal views from Kilcunda towards San Remo!
Apr. 2019 • Couples
We only did a portion of this walk, from Shelley beach at Kilcunda, heading towards San Remo. There are many great lookouts along the way and it's mostly along the clifftop so has fantastic views. We could see how whale watching from here in season would be perfect! You also get to see the houses with views along the coast near Kilcunda and some are really impressive. Very rugged cliff formations with crashing surf, so a beautiful walk which we'd highly recommend.
Written 13 April 2019
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