Self-guided

OVERVIEW

This is your chance to walk the walk and unplug on Australia's most iconic coastal walk. We've pieced together the best of the Great Ocean Walk track, following the coast through the Great Otway National Park via mountain ash forest, over pristine beaches and over what's said to be the grandest sea cliffs in Australia.

This brilliant diversity of landscape works together with the astonishing fauna and flora to make this walk very special.  The energy and power of the massive swells are an amazing backdrop to the walk as are the koalas, roos and abundant birdlife that make this place their home. Walking into the 12 Apostles makes for a dramatic end to this amazing walk.

Highlights

  • Traverse inaccessible pristine beaches and witness the awesome power of the Southern Ocean
  • Ample opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat: from kangaroos and koalas to whales and wedge-tailed eagles
  • Step through giant Mountain Ash forest, beneath the tallest flowering plants in the world
  • Mesmerising cliff top walk to Parker Inlet
  • Stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove and at The Gables
  • The pristine nature and deafening surf of Johanna Beach
  • The imposing Twelve Apostles

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Challenging

Grade 5 - Challenging

Longer, tougher, steeper hill sections, rough surfaces and many steps. Active lifestyle, good fitness and walking experience required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2625

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 815

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.

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ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
APOLLO BAY TO SHELLY BEACH

The walk starts in Apollo Bay, on the Great Ocean Road in the morning. Leave the tourists behind as you meander along the coast. The track follows the coast before heading inland through the forest; be surprised if you don’t spot at least a couple of koalas around Shelly beach. This is also a great place to spot echidnas, wallabies, seabirds, dolphins and in season whales.

Walking: Easy to moderate / 7.9 km / 3 -3.5 hrs

Meals: Walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park in ensuite rooms

DAY 2
SHELLY BEACH TO CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION

From Shelly Beach, you make your way up through magnificent Mountain Ash forest and then down to the delightful Blanket Bay, an ideal place for a swim. From Blanket Bay the track contours through coastal forests and along the cliff tops to Parker Inlet – a picture-postcard setting and definitely one of our favourite places! An optional side-trip to Crayfish Bay is also a highlight.

The track continues through Manna gum forests that are home to large numbers of koalas, eventually emerging at Cape Otway Lightstation.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 25.8 km / 6-8 hrs / plus optional 1 hr walk
This day can be split into two parts, 15kms and 10kms, if you wish which adds another nights’ accommodation to the trip, making it a 7-day trip. See Great Ocean Walk 7 day Unplug trip.

Meals: Substantial breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park in ensuite rooms

DAY 3
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION TO CASTLE COVE

On to Station Beach and an optional short trek to pretty Rainbow Falls where a spring cascades down to the rocky coastal platforms below. The track then continues through wind-sculpted sand dunes and along the cliff tops to the Aire River estuary and wetlands. Stunning coastal scenery awaits you on the route to Castle Cove.

Walking: Moderate / 15.5 km / 5 – 6 hrs / plus 2 km (50 mins) optional walk

Meals: Substantial breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation:  A Retreat at Castle Cove in ensuite rooms

DAY 4
CASTLE COVE TO MILANESIA GATE

Today’s section has some of the most spectacular coastal views of the entire track. It’s also a great day for wildflowers with colourful heathlands and numerous grass trees. In the winter months, there are native orchids and masses of pink heath – Victoria’s floral emblem. Another highlight is the long, white, sandy expanse of Johanna Beach.

Walking: Moderate / 15.2 km / 5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: A Retreat at Castle Cove in ensuite rooms

DAY 5
MILANESIA GATE TO THE GABLES

Milanesia Beach is one of those secret beaches, not many people get to and one of the most special places on the walk. It is only accessible on foot. From here the track continues along the cliff tops, and you can see all the way back to Cape Otway lighthouse. The walk is characterised by high sea cliffs, breathtaking views and coastal forests which lead you to Moonlight Head. The last highlight today 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.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 18.5 km / 5 – 6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: A Retreat at Castle Cove in ensuite rooms

DAY 6
THE GABLES TO 12 APOSTLES

From the Gables, it is another walk through a grove of casuarinas to Wreck Beach, where you can inspect the remains of two shipwrecks. Next, follow the track through Princetown and finish at the impressive 12 Apostles, a group of limestone sea stacks that are constantly changing. We will collect you at 4 pm to take you back to either Apollo Bay or Camperdown, depending on how you got to Apollo Bay.

Walking: Moderate / 20.1 km / 6-7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Pack free walking at your own pace, with who you want, when you want
  • Private vehicle transfers in the company of our friendly knowledgeable Auswalk driver who knows the area intimately, plus all luggage transfers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Breakfasts daily, two-course dinners and substantial walkers lunches
  • National Park fees
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support with our local partner network on the ground
  • Enjoy Auswalks nearly 30 years of experience in organising these types of holidays

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

From Apollo Bay, it is on to Cape Otway where you will stay at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or at Bimbi Park. The exclusive use at night of the Lightstation’s environs is a special highlight of your walk. The accommodation is more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites. If staying at Bimbi you will be in a very comfortable cabin in an Australian Bushland setting close to native wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas.

The Great Ocean Walk Retreat or Chi farm is the next stop where you’re in for a showcase of regional produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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 a substantial 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 walkers 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).

  • NIGHTS 1 & 2

  • NIGHTS 3, 4 & 5

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

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DISTANCE - ABOVE AVERAGE

Distance training is a major consideration in your overall training program. As you progress, incorporate longer walks into your training plan.

Schedule one or two long walks each week, gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably cover 17-25 km in a single day. Also include walks on consecutive days to help your body adapt to the demands of walking for multiple days in a row. Take every opportunity you can to walk. If you have a fitness watch or phone, you should try to reach >15,000 steps every day.

Ensure you can comfortably walk the average distance per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

ELEVATION - ABOVE AVERAGE

Elevation training is a major consideration in your overall training program. You must include walks with serious hill climbs.

If you do not have access to hills, it is essential to replicate the elevation level you will be undertaking in any way possible such as on a treadmill or stair climber. Walking up and down stairs at work, at a local oval with a grandstand, or up and down small hills is incredibly useful. Also, prioritising resistance weight training will help you develop overall muscle strength.  Elevation is often where walkers encounter problems, opposed to distance, as it uses an entirely different set of muscles to everyday flat walking.

If high altitude is a factor, incorporate sessions at a higher altitude to acclimatise your body to reduced oxygen levels if you are able to. Ensure you can comfortably walk the average elevation per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

TERRAIN

MOUNTAINOUS / UNDULATING TERRAIN

As terrain associated with mountain climbs is often somewhat uneven and rocky, balancing and core exercises are vital.

Try to also include some form of elevation in more than 50% of your walking and prioritise resistance training, whilst incorporating stairs anytime you can. Walking up mountains or hills, up and down stairs at work, or up and down at a local oval with a grandstand is incredibly useful. Elevation is often where walkers encounter problems not distance, as it uses an entirely different set of muscles to everyday flat walking. Concentrate on doing lots of squats and lunges to build your glute muscles.

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

GENERAL INFO

Travel down on the Great Ocean Road to the start of the walk. You will have to arrive by 12:00 midday on your first day to commence the walking. This walk is for people that are wanting to condense the number of nights on the walk and/or are looking for a bit of a challenge.

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. All you need to carry is a daypack with what you need for the day. We provide comprehensive walk notes for you. It’s easy to find the way on this track but with our notes you’ll also receive lots of information to help you better appreciate the flora, fauna, history and geology you’re experiencing along the route.

We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the highlights, staying in different accommodations on the route. This means more variety, less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle and more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 18kms each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to extend themselves.

The walking terrain is varied following clifftops, wide forest tracks, rough trails, beach traverses, including Wreck Beach and tracks shaded by the forest canopy. It’s mostly easy-going, flat stretches, with some steady, challenging climbs and long downhill descents. The walk is moderate to challenging with some longer days, these provide a great opportunity for fit walkers to challenge themselves.

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

WEATHER

December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays as the Great Ocean Road walk gets very busy. 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 to 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

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road and ends in Port Campbell. As you are walking on day 1 we recommend starting your walk at 12pm to comfortably be at the pick up point on time. Fast walkers can explore Apollo or start slightly later if necessary.

Arriving / Departing via Private Vehicle – Self Drive 

This is the recommended way to travel for this trip. If you are driving you can park your car in a quiet street in Apollo bay near the Visitor Information Centre. At the end of your walk on the last day of your trip we will transfer you back to your car in Apollo Bay.

Important note: Please advise your arrival time to your destination consultant to arrange for your luggage to be collected from the Visitor Information Centre.

Arriving / Departing via Public Transport 

If catching public transport we recommend having a pre tour night in Apollo Bay to ensure you start on time. This is a combined train and coach service operated by PTV. You will first need to take a regional VLINE train from Melbourne to Geelong. In Geelong you will take a coach to Apollo Bay Visitors Information Centre the entire journey will take around 4hrs. You can plan your journey and purchase tickets here. At the end of your walk on the last day of your trip we will transfer you to Camperdown Station for train connections back to Melbourne. Alternatively, if you would like to stay a post tour night you can do so either at Port Campbell or Apollo Bay. Please bear in mind transport connections are 2hrs 45 mins from Camperdown (near Port Campbell) or 3hrs 45 mins from Apollo Bay.

If Flying into Melbourne Tullamarine / Geelong Avalon 

If you are flying into Melbourne Airport, there is a direct coach service that will transfer you to Geelong Train Station. The trip from Melbourne Airport to Geelong takes around 1 hour will Gull Airport Service. You will need to make a booking directly with them.

If you are flying into Avalon Airport, Avalon Airport Shuttle meets every flight that arrives into Avalon. They will transfer you to Geelong Train Station which will take around 30 minutes. This journey needs to be pre-booked. Please check online for the most up to dates prices and times.

Private Transfer 

Private transfers are subject to availability please ask you destination consultant at time of booking. Private transfers work best for groups of 4 or more.

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, 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.

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DEPARTURE DATES

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    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Feb 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2625

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $815

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

  • 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $3235

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $1205
  • 1 Feb 2025 - 15 Dec 2025
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2760

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $855

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

REVIEWS

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  1. Monica M

    5 July, 2022 at 3:33 PM
    5

    Really enjoyed all of the trip, thank you.

  2. Peter C

    5 July, 2022 at 2:48 PM
    5

    We were extremely happy with the high level of service and organisation provided by the Auswalk Team. We thoroughly enjoyed the Great Ocean Walk and would not hesitate to complete future walks with Auswalk. Thanks for supporting us to experience the magnificent Otway Ranges and some of Victoria’s best coastline.

  3. Rob T

    5 July, 2022 at 2:26 PM
    5

    Great walk, well organised, terrific food, bus drivers friendly and on time, accomodation great.

  4. Peter & Wendy L

    5 July, 2022 at 1:23 PM
    5

    Our party of six have just completed the Self Guided 6 Day Unplug GOW. From beginning to end we were extremely happy with the accommodation arrangements, walking notes, and catering. In particular the Pick up & Drop off transfer service provided by John & Georgie was exceptional.

  5. Stewart A

    5 July, 2022 at 1:48 PM
    4

    Overall a fantastic experience despite a couple of wet days at the end. We would be very pleased to do the next walk with Auswalk.

  6. Angela B

    5 July, 2022 at 11:58 AM
    5

    From organising the original booking, making last minute changes due to border closures, supplying detailed walking notes, detailed transport arrangements, great accommodation and a fantastic support crew during the walk, aside from the food, it couldn’t have been any better. I would not hesitate to book with Auswalk again. Our time on the Great Ocean Walk was certainly a memorable one we will not forget in a hurry. A special shout out of thanks to Anne (bookings) and Johnny (support crew) who made this trip seamless.

  7. Michael B

    5 July, 2022 at 10:39 AM
    5

    We completed the self- guided Great Ocean Walk with Auswalk. The service in planning the trip was outstanding. The trip from pick up to drop off went without a hitch. Accomodation was first class and meals were of a very high standard ( much better than we anticipated) John our driver was friendly, professional, and very reliable. Nothing was a problem. The walk and experience was well above our hopes and expectations. I can’t recommend more highly.

  8. Ruth F

    1 July, 2022 at 11:12 AM
    4

    We have just completed the Great Ocean Walk which we did as an Auswalk five nights and six days. The walk itself was absolutely stunning, not only the wild coastal stretches but also the beautiful rain forest and bush tracks. The GOW trail is mostly well marked but when it was not we found that the trail notes supplied by Auswalk could not be improved. Additionally the estimated walking times were really accurate and very helpful. We had not really thought too much about the accommodation before we left home but we absolutely loved staying in the Otway Light Keeper’s house for two nights. It was simply and tastefully decorated, very spacious and very comfortable. The bathroom was modern with a great hot shower and the front room had a fire which we lit and sat by in the evening. The pictures of the past lightkeepers and their families and the information about the shipwrecks kept us thinking about all that had happened in the house over the years. The food provided was also abundant and delicious. Our second accommodation was at the Chi Medicinal Farm.Shane greeted us and was a kind and helpful host.Our room was modern with a very stylish bathroom with a lovely hot shower. However, the outstanding feature here was the cuisine. The food was absolutely knockout! We could hardly wait to see what we would have for lunch or evening meal. I have never had such amazing food on the trail before and we have done heaps of walks! The evening meals were exquisite. Jodie is a gifted cook and we really appreciated it. Another aspect of the walk that we hadn’t really thought about was the interaction with the drivers who were picking us up and transporting our bags. We think that your company is extremely lucky to have found such a great group. We met Georgie, John, Jenny and Lee. All were so good humoured and friendly. Georgie’s knowledge of the country is deep. Her great grandparents and grandparents early pioneers on the land, so we got to know much more that we had anticipated about the region and it made it so interesting. John was warm, friendly and good company. He also went “the extra mile” to rescue a jacket that I had left behind at the lighthouse and he spent time showing us where we might like to eat out on our last night in Apollo Bay. We followed his advice and had a brilliant meal. We also met Jenny and Lee, Jenny picked us up from one trip and Lee had collected my coat from the lighthouse – both were warm and hospitable. Meeting such good people on top of walking one of the most majestic coastal trails made this such a great holiday. We are thinking of doing it again, and we would certainly recommend Auswalk to our friends. Thank you

  9. Greg H

    1 July, 2022 at 11:42 AM
    5

    The GOW ticked all the boxes. Great scenery, diverse terrain, wildlife, and well maintained tracks. The flawless and flexible transfers, comfortable and unique accommodation, and quality food ensured the holiday was one of the most enjoyable l have ever had.

  10. Tim T

    11 February, 2021 at 12:05 PM
    5

    The Great Oceean walk was exceptionally well organised with seamless transfers and lovely, helpful staff. The walk is amazing with stunning scenery and fascinating wildlife and flowers. Loved it

  11. Suzanne and Reed

    11 November, 2020 at 1:58 PM
    5

    Gorgeous walk, well paced, mostly easy to moderate terrain, varied landscapes. Loved the ferns! The trip was accurately documented, extra flora and fauna materials much appreciated, pick ups and drop offs and all communication was seamless, accommodations were great, hosts were most gracious, and the food was terrific. Highly recommended to avid walkers of all abilities.

  12. Jeff

    22 April, 2020 at 2:48 PM
    5

    This walk was a surprise package. The scenery was unbelievably beautiful and we walked wetlands, rain forest, Heathlands and of course the magnificent coast.
    Auswalk made our trip seamless. We even stayed at Cape Qttoway lighthouse.
    The walk itself is not too hard a few hills but the scenery more than makes up for it.
    I would highly recommend Auswalk and I would especially recommend this walk.

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Overview

OVERVIEW

This is your chance to walk the walk and unplug on Australia's most iconic coastal walk. We've pieced together the best of the Great Ocean Walk track, following the coast through the Great Otway National Park via mountain ash forest, over pristine beaches and over what's said to be the grandest sea cliffs in Australia.

This brilliant diversity of landscape works together with the astonishing fauna and flora to make this walk very special.  The energy and power of the massive swells are an amazing backdrop to the walk as are the koalas, roos and abundant birdlife that make this place their home. Walking into the 12 Apostles makes for a dramatic end to this amazing walk.

Highlights

  • Traverse inaccessible pristine beaches and witness the awesome power of the Southern Ocean
  • Ample opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat: from kangaroos and koalas to whales and wedge-tailed eagles
  • Step through giant Mountain Ash forest, beneath the tallest flowering plants in the world
  • Mesmerising cliff top walk to Parker Inlet
  • Stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove and at The Gables
  • The pristine nature and deafening surf of Johanna Beach
  • The imposing Twelve Apostles

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Challenging

Grade 5 - Challenging

Longer, tougher, steeper hill sections, rough surfaces and many steps. Active lifestyle, good fitness and walking experience required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2625

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 815

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 6

DAY 1
APOLLO BAY TO SHELLY BEACH

The walk starts in Apollo Bay, on the Great Ocean Road in the morning. Leave the tourists behind as you meander along the coast. The track follows the coast before heading inland through the forest; be surprised if you don’t spot at least a couple of koalas around Shelly beach. This is also a great place to spot echidnas, wallabies, seabirds, dolphins and in season whales.

Walking: Easy to moderate / 7.9 km / 3 -3.5 hrs

Meals: Walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park in ensuite rooms

DAY 2
SHELLY BEACH TO CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION

From Shelly Beach, you make your way up through magnificent Mountain Ash forest and then down to the delightful Blanket Bay, an ideal place for a swim. From Blanket Bay the track contours through coastal forests and along the cliff tops to Parker Inlet – a picture-postcard setting and definitely one of our favourite places! An optional side-trip to Crayfish Bay is also a highlight.

The track continues through Manna gum forests that are home to large numbers of koalas, eventually emerging at Cape Otway Lightstation.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 25.8 km / 6-8 hrs / plus optional 1 hr walk
This day can be split into two parts, 15kms and 10kms, if you wish which adds another nights’ accommodation to the trip, making it a 7-day trip. See Great Ocean Walk 7 day Unplug trip.

Meals: Substantial breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park in ensuite rooms

DAY 3
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTSTATION TO CASTLE COVE

On to Station Beach and an optional short trek to pretty Rainbow Falls where a spring cascades down to the rocky coastal platforms below. The track then continues through wind-sculpted sand dunes and along the cliff tops to the Aire River estuary and wetlands. Stunning coastal scenery awaits you on the route to Castle Cove.

Walking: Moderate / 15.5 km / 5 – 6 hrs / plus 2 km (50 mins) optional walk

Meals: Substantial breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation:  A Retreat at Castle Cove in ensuite rooms

DAY 4
CASTLE COVE TO MILANESIA GATE

Today’s section has some of the most spectacular coastal views of the entire track. It’s also a great day for wildflowers with colourful heathlands and numerous grass trees. In the winter months, there are native orchids and masses of pink heath – Victoria’s floral emblem. Another highlight is the long, white, sandy expanse of Johanna Beach.

Walking: Moderate / 15.2 km / 5 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: A Retreat at Castle Cove in ensuite rooms

DAY 5
MILANESIA GATE TO THE GABLES

Milanesia Beach is one of those secret beaches, not many people get to and one of the most special places on the walk. It is only accessible on foot. From here the track continues along the cliff tops, and you can see all the way back to Cape Otway lighthouse. The walk is characterised by high sea cliffs, breathtaking views and coastal forests which lead you to Moonlight Head. The last highlight today 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.

Walking: Moderate to challenging / 18.5 km / 5 – 6 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: A Retreat at Castle Cove in ensuite rooms

DAY 6
THE GABLES TO 12 APOSTLES

From the Gables, it is another walk through a grove of casuarinas to Wreck Beach, where you can inspect the remains of two shipwrecks. Next, follow the track through Princetown and finish at the impressive 12 Apostles, a group of limestone sea stacks that are constantly changing. We will collect you at 4 pm to take you back to either Apollo Bay or Camperdown, depending on how you got to Apollo Bay.

Walking: Moderate / 20.1 km / 6-7 hrs

Meals: Cooked breakfast and walkers lunch

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Pack free walking at your own pace, with who you want, when you want
  • Private vehicle transfers in the company of our friendly knowledgeable Auswalk driver who knows the area intimately, plus all luggage transfers
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Breakfasts daily, two-course dinners and substantial walkers lunches
  • National Park fees
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Auswalk’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support with our local partner network on the ground
  • Enjoy Auswalks nearly 30 years of experience in organising these types of holidays
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

From Apollo Bay, it is on to Cape Otway where you will stay at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or at Bimbi Park. The exclusive use at night of the Lightstation’s environs is a special highlight of your walk. The accommodation is more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites. If staying at Bimbi you will be in a very comfortable cabin in an Australian Bushland setting close to native wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas.

The Great Ocean Walk Retreat or Chi farm is the next stop where you’re in for a showcase of regional produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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 a substantial 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 walkers 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).

  • NIGHTS 1 & 2

  • NIGHTS 3, 4 & 5

Fitness Guide

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

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DISTANCE - ABOVE AVERAGE

Distance training is a major consideration in your overall training program. As you progress, incorporate longer walks into your training plan.

Schedule one or two long walks each week, gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably cover 17-25 km in a single day. Also include walks on consecutive days to help your body adapt to the demands of walking for multiple days in a row. Take every opportunity you can to walk. If you have a fitness watch or phone, you should try to reach >15,000 steps every day.

Ensure you can comfortably walk the average distance per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

ELEVATION - ABOVE AVERAGE

Elevation training is a major consideration in your overall training program. You must include walks with serious hill climbs.

If you do not have access to hills, it is essential to replicate the elevation level you will be undertaking in any way possible such as on a treadmill or stair climber. Walking up and down stairs at work, at a local oval with a grandstand, or up and down small hills is incredibly useful. Also, prioritising resistance weight training will help you develop overall muscle strength.  Elevation is often where walkers encounter problems, opposed to distance, as it uses an entirely different set of muscles to everyday flat walking.

If high altitude is a factor, incorporate sessions at a higher altitude to acclimatise your body to reduced oxygen levels if you are able to. Ensure you can comfortably walk the average elevation per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

TERRAIN

MOUNTAINOUS / UNDULATING TERRAIN

As terrain associated with mountain climbs is often somewhat uneven and rocky, balancing and core exercises are vital.

Try to also include some form of elevation in more than 50% of your walking and prioritise resistance training, whilst incorporating stairs anytime you can. Walking up mountains or hills, up and down stairs at work, or up and down at a local oval with a grandstand is incredibly useful. Elevation is often where walkers encounter problems not distance, as it uses an entirely different set of muscles to everyday flat walking. Concentrate on doing lots of squats and lunges to build your glute muscles.

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

Travel down on the Great Ocean Road to the start of the walk. You will have to arrive by 12:00 midday on your first day to commence the walking. This walk is for people that are wanting to condense the number of nights on the walk and/or are looking for a bit of a challenge.

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. All you need to carry is a daypack with what you need for the day. We provide comprehensive walk notes for you. It’s easy to find the way on this track but with our notes you’ll also receive lots of information to help you better appreciate the flora, fauna, history and geology you’re experiencing along the route.

We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the highlights, staying in different accommodations on the route. This means more variety, less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle and more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 18kms each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to extend themselves.

The walking terrain is varied following clifftops, wide forest tracks, rough trails, beach traverses, including Wreck Beach and tracks shaded by the forest canopy. It’s mostly easy-going, flat stretches, with some steady, challenging climbs and long downhill descents. The walk is moderate to challenging with some longer days, these provide a great opportunity for fit walkers to challenge themselves.

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

WEATHER

December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays as the Great Ocean Road walk gets very busy. 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 to 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

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road and ends in Port Campbell. As you are walking on day 1 we recommend starting your walk at 12pm to comfortably be at the pick up point on time. Fast walkers can explore Apollo or start slightly later if necessary.

Arriving / Departing via Private Vehicle – Self Drive 

This is the recommended way to travel for this trip. If you are driving you can park your car in a quiet street in Apollo bay near the Visitor Information Centre. At the end of your walk on the last day of your trip we will transfer you back to your car in Apollo Bay.

Important note: Please advise your arrival time to your destination consultant to arrange for your luggage to be collected from the Visitor Information Centre.

Arriving / Departing via Public Transport 

If catching public transport we recommend having a pre tour night in Apollo Bay to ensure you start on time. This is a combined train and coach service operated by PTV. You will first need to take a regional VLINE train from Melbourne to Geelong. In Geelong you will take a coach to Apollo Bay Visitors Information Centre the entire journey will take around 4hrs. You can plan your journey and purchase tickets here. At the end of your walk on the last day of your trip we will transfer you to Camperdown Station for train connections back to Melbourne. Alternatively, if you would like to stay a post tour night you can do so either at Port Campbell or Apollo Bay. Please bear in mind transport connections are 2hrs 45 mins from Camperdown (near Port Campbell) or 3hrs 45 mins from Apollo Bay.

If Flying into Melbourne Tullamarine / Geelong Avalon 

If you are flying into Melbourne Airport, there is a direct coach service that will transfer you to Geelong Train Station. The trip from Melbourne Airport to Geelong takes around 1 hour will Gull Airport Service. You will need to make a booking directly with them.

If you are flying into Avalon Airport, Avalon Airport Shuttle meets every flight that arrives into Avalon. They will transfer you to Geelong Train Station which will take around 30 minutes. This journey needs to be pre-booked. Please check online for the most up to dates prices and times.

Private Transfer 

Private transfers are subject to availability please ask you destination consultant at time of booking. Private transfers work best for groups of 4 or more.

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, 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.

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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

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  • 1 Feb 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
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    $2625

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    $815
  • 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
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    $3235

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    $1205
  • 1 Feb 2025 - 15 Dec 2025
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    $2760

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $855
Reviews

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

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  1. Monica M

    5 July, 2022 at 3:33 PM
    5

    Really enjoyed all of the trip, thank you.

  2. Peter C

    5 July, 2022 at 2:48 PM
    5

    We were extremely happy with the high level of service and organisation provided by the Auswalk Team. We thoroughly enjoyed the Great Ocean Walk and would not hesitate to complete future walks with Auswalk. Thanks for supporting us to experience the magnificent Otway Ranges and some of Victoria’s best coastline.

  3. Rob T

    5 July, 2022 at 2:26 PM
    5

    Great walk, well organised, terrific food, bus drivers friendly and on time, accomodation great.

  4. Peter & Wendy L

    5 July, 2022 at 1:23 PM
    5

    Our party of six have just completed the Self Guided 6 Day Unplug GOW. From beginning to end we were extremely happy with the accommodation arrangements, walking notes, and catering. In particular the Pick up & Drop off transfer service provided by John & Georgie was exceptional.

  5. Stewart A

    5 July, 2022 at 1:48 PM
    4

    Overall a fantastic experience despite a couple of wet days at the end. We would be very pleased to do the next walk with Auswalk.

  6. Angela B

    5 July, 2022 at 11:58 AM
    5

    From organising the original booking, making last minute changes due to border closures, supplying detailed walking notes, detailed transport arrangements, great accommodation and a fantastic support crew during the walk, aside from the food, it couldn’t have been any better. I would not hesitate to book with Auswalk again. Our time on the Great Ocean Walk was certainly a memorable one we will not forget in a hurry. A special shout out of thanks to Anne (bookings) and Johnny (support crew) who made this trip seamless.

  7. Michael B

    5 July, 2022 at 10:39 AM
    5

    We completed the self- guided Great Ocean Walk with Auswalk. The service in planning the trip was outstanding. The trip from pick up to drop off went without a hitch. Accomodation was first class and meals were of a very high standard ( much better than we anticipated) John our driver was friendly, professional, and very reliable. Nothing was a problem. The walk and experience was well above our hopes and expectations. I can’t recommend more highly.

  8. Ruth F

    1 July, 2022 at 11:12 AM
    4

    We have just completed the Great Ocean Walk which we did as an Auswalk five nights and six days. The walk itself was absolutely stunning, not only the wild coastal stretches but also the beautiful rain forest and bush tracks. The GOW trail is mostly well marked but when it was not we found that the trail notes supplied by Auswalk could not be improved. Additionally the estimated walking times were really accurate and very helpful. We had not really thought too much about the accommodation before we left home but we absolutely loved staying in the Otway Light Keeper’s house for two nights. It was simply and tastefully decorated, very spacious and very comfortable. The bathroom was modern with a great hot shower and the front room had a fire which we lit and sat by in the evening. The pictures of the past lightkeepers and their families and the information about the shipwrecks kept us thinking about all that had happened in the house over the years. The food provided was also abundant and delicious. Our second accommodation was at the Chi Medicinal Farm.Shane greeted us and was a kind and helpful host.Our room was modern with a very stylish bathroom with a lovely hot shower. However, the outstanding feature here was the cuisine. The food was absolutely knockout! We could hardly wait to see what we would have for lunch or evening meal. I have never had such amazing food on the trail before and we have done heaps of walks! The evening meals were exquisite. Jodie is a gifted cook and we really appreciated it. Another aspect of the walk that we hadn’t really thought about was the interaction with the drivers who were picking us up and transporting our bags. We think that your company is extremely lucky to have found such a great group. We met Georgie, John, Jenny and Lee. All were so good humoured and friendly. Georgie’s knowledge of the country is deep. Her great grandparents and grandparents early pioneers on the land, so we got to know much more that we had anticipated about the region and it made it so interesting. John was warm, friendly and good company. He also went “the extra mile” to rescue a jacket that I had left behind at the lighthouse and he spent time showing us where we might like to eat out on our last night in Apollo Bay. We followed his advice and had a brilliant meal. We also met Jenny and Lee, Jenny picked us up from one trip and Lee had collected my coat from the lighthouse – both were warm and hospitable. Meeting such good people on top of walking one of the most majestic coastal trails made this such a great holiday. We are thinking of doing it again, and we would certainly recommend Auswalk to our friends. Thank you

  9. Greg H

    1 July, 2022 at 11:42 AM
    5

    The GOW ticked all the boxes. Great scenery, diverse terrain, wildlife, and well maintained tracks. The flawless and flexible transfers, comfortable and unique accommodation, and quality food ensured the holiday was one of the most enjoyable l have ever had.

  10. Tim T

    11 February, 2021 at 12:05 PM
    5

    The Great Oceean walk was exceptionally well organised with seamless transfers and lovely, helpful staff. The walk is amazing with stunning scenery and fascinating wildlife and flowers. Loved it

  11. Suzanne and Reed

    11 November, 2020 at 1:58 PM
    5

    Gorgeous walk, well paced, mostly easy to moderate terrain, varied landscapes. Loved the ferns! The trip was accurately documented, extra flora and fauna materials much appreciated, pick ups and drop offs and all communication was seamless, accommodations were great, hosts were most gracious, and the food was terrific. Highly recommended to avid walkers of all abilities.

  12. Jeff

    22 April, 2020 at 2:48 PM
    5

    This walk was a surprise package. The scenery was unbelievably beautiful and we walked wetlands, rain forest, Heathlands and of course the magnificent coast.
    Auswalk made our trip seamless. We even stayed at Cape Qttoway lighthouse.
    The walk itself is not too hard a few hills but the scenery more than makes up for it.
    I would highly recommend Auswalk and I would especially recommend this walk.

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