local attractions.

Nelson is located at the mouth of the mighty Glenelg River.

Nelson is a small, picturesque fishing and holiday township of about 350 people located at the mouth of the Glenelg River in the south-western corner of Victoria. It is 433 km west of Melbourne and a couple of kilometres from the South Australian border.

Nelson is surrounded by scenic countryside, the value of which has been recognised through the declaration of Lower Glenelg National Park, which extends eastwards along the Glenelg River, and Discovery Bay National Park which stretches south-east along the coastline to Cape Bridgewater. Despite the beauty of the area, its relative remoteness means that it has undergone little commercialisation.

The estuary, river, rock ledges and beaches are noted for the fishing opportunities they afford and the tidal estuary has become a haven for waterbirds. River cruising and swimming are other obvious attractions.

"The peace and quiet was great, everything we were looking for and more". M and J, Vic.