We thought the itinery was really well planned. After the first day, we had some idea of how we would manage the longer hike distances and how we went against the trip estimates (hours reqd). Therefore we were well prepared for the more challenging days – and also happy to have a few shorter days in the middle.
Walk 91 offered us the perfect way to complete the Great Ocean Walk. The self-catering cottage was clean and homely with a great outlook and tucked away so that we felt away from it all.
The B&B accomodation was like an oasis after a long hike and 2 nights camping out. The hot shower, bathroom, great food, amazing views and friendly hosts was a highlight! We really enjoyed our 2 nights camping too. On both nights we met interesting people and spent time swapping stories.
We were extremely thankful that Mark had mentioned the flies were in abundance, so we came armed with face nets and insect repellant.
The flora & fauna info and maps sent by Walk 91 was a great way to familiarise with the area before we got there.
The camping gear was clean and well packed we were able to have a camp fire at Aire River, and were able to enjoy our chicken curry and rice without using the gas cooker.
We had a 2 man and 3 man tent.Although we had booked and paid to camp in the walk-in camps we chose not to… as it was just myself and my two young daughter (aged 10 and 12), we opted for the public camping area which had several families in tents and vans but we called in at the walk-in site to admire the view the following day as we embarked on our walk.
The meeting spots were easy to find – especially due to the photos and description supplied by Walk 91. We had very warm weather during our walk and it would have been great to have a meeting place with shelter/shade. We arrived early at most spots ‘the driver’ did an amazing job each day arriving right on time to meet us. He was friendly and helpful.
The walk itself met all our expectations, amazing views, lots of variety in the surrounding environment, peace and quiet, adventure, excercise, challenges, and at the end, an amazing sense of pride and achievement that we had done it!…We have talked to many people since we returned from the Great Ocean Walk and talk highly of the way Walk 91 organised things for us. We are not seasoned hikers or campers but with your
assistance, we were able to really enjoy the experience.