The trip starts and finishes in Melbourne. Most walks range from 18-22 km on well-formed tracks with a few short beach sections. Whilst the walking is mainly easy to moderate, there are a few steep hills making it tiring in some places. Those that want to walk the whole track will be able to do so. This trip operates with two professional guides ensuring that you have both a safe and enjoyable walking holiday. Knowledgeable of the region and specific area, they can offer easier and harder walk options along the way. Please contact the office if you need further advice, or if you wish you can to speak with one of our guides.
Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).
There are many good hotels in central Melbourne to choose from that are in close proximity to our pick up location, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. With an early departure of 7:30am (we request you be there by 7.15am) it would be beneficial to stay close to here. Hotels we can recommend are DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Melbourne, 270 Flinders St Melbourne and Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay Southbank. We arrive back in Melbourne at around 8.30pm on the last day dropping off at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
For what to bring please refer to the Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
We only offer this holiday during the very best periods to walk, autumn and spring, when daily temperatures are usually mild. It can sometimes still be quite warm, too hot on occasions but, as mentioned before, there is usually opportunity for a refreshing swim. See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.