In the area


Nelson is ideally situated at the estuary mouth of the Glenelg River, giving visitors easy access to both the river and ocean beaches, coastal and inland National Parks.

The Glenelg River begins in the Grampians and travels 400 kilometres to the sea at Nelson. Close to Nelson, the Glenelg River has carved a spectacular gorge up to 50 metres deep through limestone.

The river is a wonderful place to go boating or canoeing, swimming or water skiing. Take a 3-hour river cruise to the Princess Margaret Rose Caves, hike or camp in the unspoiled surrounds of the national parks.

The Glenelg estuary, the longest in Victoria, provides a salt water habitat far upstream for a wide range of fish including mulloway, bream, mullet, salmon, trout and estuary perch. This makes it one of Australia’s most popular fishing destinations. Boats can be hired in Nelson, and fishing gear and licences can be purchased at the local store.


In South Australia

In Victoria