Self-guided

OVERVIEW

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk bears the mantle of being one of Australia’s most iconic walks.

As you walk, you will meander your way through giant mountain ash forest, the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia, then traverse massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous. There’s also ample opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos to wallabies, echidnas and koalas, to black cockatoos, sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, dolphins and whales.

Highlights:

  • The Twelve Apostles and time to explore Lochard Gorge
  • Stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove the Gables and at Wreck Beach
  • Flexibility with the transport given we have our own vehicle and guide doing the pick-ups
  • Pristine nature and deafening surf at Johanna Beach, one of the ultimate beach walks
  • Breathtaking and deserted coastal landscapes, ancient Gondwana forests of Antarctic beech, shady wooded glades and heathland plateaus
  • Excellent accommodation and meals

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some uphill sections and occasional steps. Walks are generally shorter and walking experience is not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2495

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 675

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of a room when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

DAY 1
START AT CAPE OTWAY

The walk starts at Cape Otway on the Great Ocean Road, any time after 1 pm. If you’re arriving by public transport to Apollo Bay, you will be met in Apollo Bay and transferred to your first night’s accommodation.  If you’re arriving by a private vehicle, you are able to park the car at your first night’s accommodation for the remainder of the trip (we will transfer you back to it at the end of your holiday).

Walking: Optional walk to Crayfish Bay

Meals: Two-course dinner

Accommodation: Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park in rooms with ensuites

DAY 2
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION TO CASTLE COVE

We start our trek on the Great Ocean Road Highlights at the light station, hiking via Station Beach and an optional short trek to Rainbow Falls, where a spring cascades down to the rocky coastal platforms below. The track then leads you through some wind-sculpted sand dunes and along the cliff tops to the Aire River estuary and wetlands. Stunning coastal scenery awaits on the route to Castle Cove.

Walking: Moderate / 15.5km / 5 -6 hrs / optional 2km walk available

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner in Guesthouse restaurant

Accommodation: The Retreat or Chi Medicinal Farm in rooms with ensuites

DAY 3
MILANESIA BEACH TO THE GABLES

Milanesia Beach is one of those secret beaches people can’t get to if they are just driving the Great Ocean Road. It’s one of those beautiful places that we are rewarded with if we take the time to walk. From the beach, the track continues along the cliff tops, and you can see all the way back to Cape Otway Lighthouse. High sea cliffs, breathtaking views and coastal forests lead you to Moonlight Head. The reward for walking is not over as you walk from Moonlight Head to the magnificent views of the Gables via a lovely eucalypt forest.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 18.5km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation:The Retreat or Chi Medicinal Farm in rooms with ensuites

DAY 4
THE GABLES TO THE 12 APOSTLES

Today’s first highlight is The Gables Lookout, perched on one of the highest sea cliffs in mainland Australia. This is a superb spot for whale watching between June and September. Continue through a grove of casuarinas to Wreck Beach, where the remains of two shipwrecks can be inspected. Today’s walk finishes at the impressive Twelve Apostles, a group of limestone sea stacks that are constantly changing.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 20.1km / 6 –7 hrs / optional extra 1km and 5km walks available

Meals: Breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Motel in Port Campbell in rooms with ensuites

DAY 5
LOCH ARD GORGE AND PRIVATE TRANSFER BACK TO CAPE OTWAY OR CAMPERDOWN

After breakfast from Port Campbell, you will be transferred to Loch Ard Gorge for a private tour of the surrounding area. This is the highlight in our view of the 12 Apostle precinct, which many people overlook. You will have time to explore the area and its many tracks before being transferred either back to the Cape Otway (where you started and if you arrived by car) or to Camperdown for public transport connections.

Walking: Easy / 3km / 1.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast at Waves Restaurant

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Five-day pack free walking holiday
  • The highlights of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Four nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Private tour of Loch Ard Gorge
  • Breakfasts, two-course dinners and substantial walkers lunches
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating much more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

All of the accommodations are more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites. Your first night will be spent at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park. The exclusive use of the Lightstation’s environs in the evening and morning are a special part of this walk. At Bimbi Park you will be accommodated in a comfortable cabin in a beautiful manna gum woodland setting very close to Koalas and kangaroos.

Finish your experience off with a Lodge/ Retreat and then a small neat Motel in Port Campbell. All the properties are conveniently located near the track and have beautiful bush settings right on the edge of the national park. The Motel in Port Campbell is in the centre of the quaint town.

We sometimes have to swap accommodations around or out for others that are of equal standard. We will advise you when this occurs.

When we stay at remote retreats and guest houses, the meals are prepared by your expert hosts or a local caterer. The days start with breakfast and end with a 2-course meal. Each day you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and the opportunity to enjoy it whilst taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. A walker’s lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHT 1

  • NIGHT 2 & 3

  • NIGHT 4

GENERAL INFO

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the Great Ocean Road highlights, staying in different accommodation on the route. This means more variety and less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle for more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 15–16 km each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to extend themselves.

The walking terrain is varied following cliff tops, wide forest tracks, beach traverses including Wreck Beach and some shaded forest canopy. It’s relatively easy going, flat stretches, with a couple of steady but challenging climbs. The walk is rated overall as easy to moderate.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

You will be picked up from Apollo Bay (about 3 hours SW of Melbourne), if you arrive by public transport, then transferred to your first night’s accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation. There are daily train/coach services from Melbourne. If you’re arriving by private vehicle then you will able to drive the Great Ocean Road and park the vehicle at Cape Otway Lighthouse for the duration of your holiday. The holiday finishes with a transfer back to your car or to Camperdown for public transport connections back to Melbourne. More detail regarding transfers is available, so please contact us

 

WEATHER

Weather for a Great Ocean road trek: December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays. March through May is usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking. The winter months (June to August) are cool and sometimes stormy, providing exhilarating walking along the beaches. In winter, the hills are covered with pink heath, Victoria’s floral emblem. September and November are usually cool to warm and this is when most of the colourful wildflowers appear.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

climate graph for the Great Ocean Walk

Source; BOM

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

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.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Great Ocean Walk Highlights, 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 info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Feb 2023 - 15 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2495

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $675

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

  • 16 Dec 2023 - 31 Jan 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2595

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $755
  • 1 Feb 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2555

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $715

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

REVIEWS

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  1. Tim M

    5 July, 2022 at 12:56 PM
    5

    We really enjoyed our Great Ocean Road walk. The walk itself was amazing-through bushland, across beaches, through forests. Wonderful views all along the way. The food provided was very tasty and plentiful, the accommodation was very comfortable (important after a long day walking), transfers worked seamlessly, and the Auswalk team was outstanding. Highly recommended. Thank you Auswalk.

  2. Karen F

    5 July, 2022 at 11:02 AM
    5

    Thanks for this well-supported walk. The drivers were helpful and always on time (and even came early when we were ahead of schedule!). The food was delicious and the accommodation was very comfortable. The Great Ocean Walk itself was outstanding. I highly recommend this self-guided walk.

  3. Deb & Wendy

    1 July, 2022 at 4:30 PM
    5

    We had a amazing time on our walk. Simone and all the Auswalk staff were fabulous, easily contactable and so accommodating, taking the time to help us with any concerns we had. The accommodation at Otway lighthouse was a highlight and the views and hospitality at the southern Anchorage was wonderful. We would highly recommend doing the Great Ocean Road highlights and look forward to our next walk with Auswalk.

  4. Catherine R

    1 July, 2022 at 3:33 PM
    5

    Very well organised and resourced with lovely, helpful Auswalk staff and very comfortable accommodation. Highly recommended.

  5. Suzanne K

    1 July, 2022 at 1:37 PM
    5

    I did the Great Ocean Walk Highlights. It was great. The scenery was beautiful. Excellent accommodations and food. The walking notes were helpful. The AusWalk team Leslie and John were amazing driving me around everywhere. Special mention to John who did most of the driving and also a great tour of Loch Ard Gorge. They were completely reliable and always on time and friendly and helpful. They even helped with transport when I added an extra day on the end of my trip to stay at Skypods. Sandpiper Motel at Apollo Bay Cute little ocean themed room, staff very friendly and helpful. Cafe 153 at Apollo Bay Nice food, opened early for me and let me choose a simple but delicious breakfast. Chi Medicinal Farm near Castle Cove Beautiful, like a farm on the outside and a posh hotel on the inside. Restaurant quality food. Prettiest bathroom I’ve seen. Parkview at Port Campbell Spacious and comfortable, good location. Waves Restaurant at Port Campbell Great service, flexible let me choose scones and hot chocolate for breakfast, great food.

  6. Fred N

    11 February, 2021 at 11:49 AM
    4

    Had a great time doing this walk(despite of one rainy day) thanks to AUSWALK who had put together a great package of accommodation with luggage transfer. Nothing to do but enjoy the walk and at the end a good meal from friendly hosts.

  7. Peter & Rosie

    11 November, 2020 at 1:33 PM
    5

    We have just completed the Great Ocean Walk Highlights with Auswalk (self-guided). We did this at a difficult time for everyone due to the start of restrictions for COVID 19. The walk itself was beautiful, the accommodation was excellent, and the staff went out of their way to make it trouble free and enjoyable. Thanks particularly to John who was great company and a knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed this walk very much and hope all goes well for Auswalk in the hard times coming and hope they can continue to with their high quality walking holiday experiences.

  8. Lesley T

    22 April, 2020 at 2:32 PM
    5

    A wonderful walk along the southern coast of Victoria from Cape Otway to Port Campbell on well maintained paths, with views only available to walkers. And the views were spectacular! From hidden river inlets to majestic ocean views including on the final day a breath-taking view of the 12 Apostles. The walk at times is not easy – it can be challenging. But one foot in front of the other is all that is needed.

    The accommodation was not 5 star but ranged from delightful guest houses to quirky cottages. I did enjoy the shower and glass of wine at the end of every day.

    Overall a wonderful experience and even the weather was kind.

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Overview

OVERVIEW

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk bears the mantle of being one of Australia’s most iconic walks.

As you walk, you will meander your way through giant mountain ash forest, the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia, then traverse massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous. There’s also ample opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos to wallabies, echidnas and koalas, to black cockatoos, sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, dolphins and whales.

Highlights:

  • The Twelve Apostles and time to explore Lochard Gorge
  • Stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove the Gables and at Wreck Beach
  • Flexibility with the transport given we have our own vehicle and guide doing the pick-ups
  • Pristine nature and deafening surf at Johanna Beach, one of the ultimate beach walks
  • Breathtaking and deserted coastal landscapes, ancient Gondwana forests of Antarctic beech, shady wooded glades and heathland plateaus
  • Excellent accommodation and meals

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some uphill sections and occasional steps. Walks are generally shorter and walking experience is not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2495

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 675

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

DAY 1
START AT CAPE OTWAY

The walk starts at Cape Otway on the Great Ocean Road, any time after 1 pm. If you’re arriving by public transport to Apollo Bay, you will be met in Apollo Bay and transferred to your first night’s accommodation.  If you’re arriving by a private vehicle, you are able to park the car at your first night’s accommodation for the remainder of the trip (we will transfer you back to it at the end of your holiday).

Walking: Optional walk to Crayfish Bay

Meals: Two-course dinner

Accommodation: Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park in rooms with ensuites

DAY 2
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION TO CASTLE COVE

We start our trek on the Great Ocean Road Highlights at the light station, hiking via Station Beach and an optional short trek to Rainbow Falls, where a spring cascades down to the rocky coastal platforms below. The track then leads you through some wind-sculpted sand dunes and along the cliff tops to the Aire River estuary and wetlands. Stunning coastal scenery awaits on the route to Castle Cove.

Walking: Moderate / 15.5km / 5 -6 hrs / optional 2km walk available

Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and two-course dinner in Guesthouse restaurant

Accommodation: The Retreat or Chi Medicinal Farm in rooms with ensuites

DAY 3
MILANESIA BEACH TO THE GABLES

Milanesia Beach is one of those secret beaches people can’t get to if they are just driving the Great Ocean Road. It’s one of those beautiful places that we are rewarded with if we take the time to walk. From the beach, the track continues along the cliff tops, and you can see all the way back to Cape Otway Lighthouse. High sea cliffs, breathtaking views and coastal forests lead you to Moonlight Head. The reward for walking is not over as you walk from Moonlight Head to the magnificent views of the Gables via a lovely eucalypt forest.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 18.5km / 6–7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Walkers Lunch and two-course dinner

Accommodation:The Retreat or Chi Medicinal Farm in rooms with ensuites

DAY 4
THE GABLES TO THE 12 APOSTLES

Today’s first highlight is The Gables Lookout, perched on one of the highest sea cliffs in mainland Australia. This is a superb spot for whale watching between June and September. Continue through a grove of casuarinas to Wreck Beach, where the remains of two shipwrecks can be inspected. Today’s walk finishes at the impressive Twelve Apostles, a group of limestone sea stacks that are constantly changing.

Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 20.1km / 6 –7 hrs / optional extra 1km and 5km walks available

Meals: Breakfast and Walkers Lunch

Accommodation: Motel in Port Campbell in rooms with ensuites

DAY 5
LOCH ARD GORGE AND PRIVATE TRANSFER BACK TO CAPE OTWAY OR CAMPERDOWN

After breakfast from Port Campbell, you will be transferred to Loch Ard Gorge for a private tour of the surrounding area. This is the highlight in our view of the 12 Apostle precinct, which many people overlook. You will have time to explore the area and its many tracks before being transferred either back to the Cape Otway (where you started and if you arrived by car) or to Camperdown for public transport connections.

Walking: Easy / 3km / 1.5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast at Waves Restaurant

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Five-day pack free walking holiday
  • The highlights of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Four nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Private tour of Loch Ard Gorge
  • Breakfasts, two-course dinners and substantial walkers lunches
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating much more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Auswalk’s transfer company and representatives on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

All of the accommodations are more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites. Your first night will be spent at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park. The exclusive use of the Lightstation’s environs in the evening and morning are a special part of this walk. At Bimbi Park you will be accommodated in a comfortable cabin in a beautiful manna gum woodland setting very close to Koalas and kangaroos.

Finish your experience off with a Lodge/ Retreat and then a small neat Motel in Port Campbell. All the properties are conveniently located near the track and have beautiful bush settings right on the edge of the national park. The Motel in Port Campbell is in the centre of the quaint town.

We sometimes have to swap accommodations around or out for others that are of equal standard. We will advise you when this occurs.

When we stay at remote retreats and guest houses, the meals are prepared by your expert hosts or a local caterer. The days start with breakfast and end with a 2-course meal. Each day you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and the opportunity to enjoy it whilst taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. A walker’s lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHT 1

  • NIGHT 2 & 3

  • NIGHT 4

General Info

GENERAL INFO

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the Great Ocean Road highlights, staying in different accommodation on the route. This means more variety and less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle for more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 15–16 km each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to extend themselves.

The walking terrain is varied following cliff tops, wide forest tracks, beach traverses including Wreck Beach and some shaded forest canopy. It’s relatively easy going, flat stretches, with a couple of steady but challenging climbs. The walk is rated overall as easy to moderate.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

You will be picked up from Apollo Bay (about 3 hours SW of Melbourne), if you arrive by public transport, then transferred to your first night’s accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation. There are daily train/coach services from Melbourne. If you’re arriving by private vehicle then you will able to drive the Great Ocean Road and park the vehicle at Cape Otway Lighthouse for the duration of your holiday. The holiday finishes with a transfer back to your car or to Camperdown for public transport connections back to Melbourne. More detail regarding transfers is available, so please contact us

 

WEATHER

Weather for a Great Ocean road trek: December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays. March through May is usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking. The winter months (June to August) are cool and sometimes stormy, providing exhilarating walking along the beaches. In winter, the hills are covered with pink heath, Victoria’s floral emblem. September and November are usually cool to warm and this is when most of the colourful wildflowers appear.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

climate graph for the Great Ocean Walk

Source; BOM

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

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.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about the Great Ocean Walk Highlights, 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 info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Feb 2023 - 15 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2495

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $675
  • 16 Dec 2023 - 31 Jan 2024
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2595

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $755
  • 1 Feb 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2555

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $715
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  1. Tim M

    5 July, 2022 at 12:56 PM
    5

    We really enjoyed our Great Ocean Road walk. The walk itself was amazing-through bushland, across beaches, through forests. Wonderful views all along the way. The food provided was very tasty and plentiful, the accommodation was very comfortable (important after a long day walking), transfers worked seamlessly, and the Auswalk team was outstanding. Highly recommended. Thank you Auswalk.

  2. Karen F

    5 July, 2022 at 11:02 AM
    5

    Thanks for this well-supported walk. The drivers were helpful and always on time (and even came early when we were ahead of schedule!). The food was delicious and the accommodation was very comfortable. The Great Ocean Walk itself was outstanding. I highly recommend this self-guided walk.

  3. Deb & Wendy

    1 July, 2022 at 4:30 PM
    5

    We had a amazing time on our walk. Simone and all the Auswalk staff were fabulous, easily contactable and so accommodating, taking the time to help us with any concerns we had. The accommodation at Otway lighthouse was a highlight and the views and hospitality at the southern Anchorage was wonderful. We would highly recommend doing the Great Ocean Road highlights and look forward to our next walk with Auswalk.

  4. Catherine R

    1 July, 2022 at 3:33 PM
    5

    Very well organised and resourced with lovely, helpful Auswalk staff and very comfortable accommodation. Highly recommended.

  5. Suzanne K

    1 July, 2022 at 1:37 PM
    5

    I did the Great Ocean Walk Highlights. It was great. The scenery was beautiful. Excellent accommodations and food. The walking notes were helpful. The AusWalk team Leslie and John were amazing driving me around everywhere. Special mention to John who did most of the driving and also a great tour of Loch Ard Gorge. They were completely reliable and always on time and friendly and helpful. They even helped with transport when I added an extra day on the end of my trip to stay at Skypods. Sandpiper Motel at Apollo Bay Cute little ocean themed room, staff very friendly and helpful. Cafe 153 at Apollo Bay Nice food, opened early for me and let me choose a simple but delicious breakfast. Chi Medicinal Farm near Castle Cove Beautiful, like a farm on the outside and a posh hotel on the inside. Restaurant quality food. Prettiest bathroom I’ve seen. Parkview at Port Campbell Spacious and comfortable, good location. Waves Restaurant at Port Campbell Great service, flexible let me choose scones and hot chocolate for breakfast, great food.

  6. Fred N

    11 February, 2021 at 11:49 AM
    4

    Had a great time doing this walk(despite of one rainy day) thanks to AUSWALK who had put together a great package of accommodation with luggage transfer. Nothing to do but enjoy the walk and at the end a good meal from friendly hosts.

  7. Peter & Rosie

    11 November, 2020 at 1:33 PM
    5

    We have just completed the Great Ocean Walk Highlights with Auswalk (self-guided). We did this at a difficult time for everyone due to the start of restrictions for COVID 19. The walk itself was beautiful, the accommodation was excellent, and the staff went out of their way to make it trouble free and enjoyable. Thanks particularly to John who was great company and a knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed this walk very much and hope all goes well for Auswalk in the hard times coming and hope they can continue to with their high quality walking holiday experiences.

  8. Lesley T

    22 April, 2020 at 2:32 PM
    5

    A wonderful walk along the southern coast of Victoria from Cape Otway to Port Campbell on well maintained paths, with views only available to walkers. And the views were spectacular! From hidden river inlets to majestic ocean views including on the final day a breath-taking view of the 12 Apostles. The walk at times is not easy – it can be challenging. But one foot in front of the other is all that is needed.

    The accommodation was not 5 star but ranged from delightful guest houses to quirky cottages. I did enjoy the shower and glass of wine at the end of every day.

    Overall a wonderful experience and even the weather was kind.

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