Walk down to Elliot river admiring the crashing waves of the southern ocean as you cross at the estuary before ascending to begin the meander through delightful mountain ash forest to Blanket Bay, then through coastal forests and along the cliff tops to Parker Inlet – a postcard setting and one of our favourites and the original anchorage for dropping off supplies in this area. The Mountain Ash trees through here are some of the biggest trees in Australia, making for superb walking.
Continue through manna gum forests that are home to large numbers of koalas, emerging at Point Franklin.
After admiring the Cape Otway Lighthouse while meandering the stunning coastline, we will get to tour it after todays hike.
Walking: Moderate / 20 km / 6-7 hrs / shorter options are available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, a walkers lunch and a two-course dinner
Accommodation: Apollo Bay