3 DAY HIKE THE CAPE, SELF-GUIDED
The Hike the Cape walk is the first three days of the Great Ocean Walk. You'll walk 50.5km of the ‘Mild Side’ of the track and we'll transport all your heavy gear for you.
Standard and Premium Accommodation Pricing
YOU'LL COMPLETE 50.5KM OF THE GREAT OCEAN WALK IN 3 DAYS
Before Your Adventure Begins
Walk91 will provide a short, personalised briefing the day before you start your walk. We’ll give you a map, tide chart, walk notes and emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB). Plus, we’ll answer any questions you have and explain your itinerary and other important information. Remember that we are never far away and you can call us any time!
Day 1 - Apollo Bay to Blanket Bay
This morning you’ll collect your freshly packed lunch as you head out of Apollo Bay. The start of the walk commences with a stretch along the coastline offering sweeping views of the Cape Otway region. The track then meanders into the rainforest of the Great Otway National Park. Hike past tree ferns and tall eucalypts found in the wet gullies, through tall forests and along old forestry tracks. Spot black wallabies who inhabit this area, before winding down the trail onto beautiful Blanket Bay.
Day 2 - Blanket Bay to Cape Otway
As you set off today you will enjoy wonderful views over Parker Inlet. The vegetation changes to dry coastal forests inhabited by echidnas and king parrots. Following the track to Victoria’s oldest lighthouse, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bass Strait from the cliff tops. Remember to look up into the manna gums, as they are home to the local koalas.
Today you visit the Cape Otway Lighthouse where you can walk up the 18 metre, 150 year old lightstation and learn a little of the lives of the hard-working, isolated and incredibly resourceful lighthouse keepers. Visit the telegraph station built in 1859 and the World War ll radar station.
Day 3 - Cape Otway to Castle Cove
Setting off today you will pass the old lightstation cemetery. The tombstones reflect the hardships experienced by the early settlers here. The track then meanders on towards the wild and wonderful Station Beach, which is littered with driftwood. Take a small detour to Rainbow Falls, or carry on walking to enjoy sweeping views from the cliff tops. You’ll walk along the Aire Heritage River and over its bridge, towards Castle Cove. This magnificent beach has its own lookout station; a great way to end your days walk! We will transfer you back to Apollo Bay at approximately 4pm.
GOOD TO KNOW
- We can lend you walking poles if you would like them.
- We can lend you a mobile phone if you are visiting from overseas.
- Transfers to and from your start and finish points are included where required.
- Detailed transportation options to and from Apollo Bay are available on the FAQ page.
- We are happy to cater for any special dietary needs (please let us know when you book).
- It’s important to prepare for your walk. See the FAQ page for some tips!
Absolutely fabulous organisation, from enquiry through to booking and all the way through to final day of walk.
The itinerary was very well planned - daily start and finish times were realistic, allowing plenty of "rest" time. The first day briefing was excellent.
Deb & Jen
Everything went to plan and the accommodation was perfect. What a treat to arrive at these lovely places after a hard days walking.