Self-Guided Great Ocean Walk in 4 Days
Trek the entire 104kms of the Great Ocean Walk in 4 days with a little help from Walk 91, as we transfer your pack to your accommodation each night, allowing you to enjoy the walk pack free! Not having to carry all your luggage is a novelty that never gets old! We also source great accommodation for the end of each day, letting you catch your breath in comfort, with no hassle. We feel it’s worth saying that i’s a real challenge to do a 4-day self-guided tour of the entire Great Ocean Walk, so this tour is really only for the very fit! If you’d love to do the walk at a more leisurely pace then you can opt for our 4 Day Walk covering fewer kilometers, or if time is not a problem our or our 6-day Great Ocean Walk Tour. Back to our toughest tour: it’s no easy task to traverse the entire Great Ocean Walk, which is why it’s so much better to let Walk 91 take care of your accommodation and to help along the way. You will admire pristine beaches, the tall trees of the Otways, magnificent cliff views, and the spectacular 12 Apostles. Read below for more details and highlights. And please get in touch if you need any more information.
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YOU'LL COMPLETE 104 KMS OF THE GREAT OCEAN WALK IN 4 DAYS
Before Your Adventure Begins
Walk91 look forward to welcoming you on arrival with your own personal walk briefing. We will hand you a map, tide chart, walk notes, emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) & phone, if needed. You will start your journey with our Walk91 team feeling relaxed, confident & safe in the knowledge that we are never far away and you can call us at any time!
Day 1 - Apollo Bay to Parker Hill
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 where you’ll hike past tree ferns and tall eucalypts. After Blanket Bay the vegetation changes to dry coastal forests inhabited by echidnas and king parrots. Walking back towards the ocean you’ll enjoy views over Parker Inlet.
Day 2 - Parker Hill to Johanna Beach
Following the track to Victoria’s oldest lighthouse, enjoy the views of the Bass Strait from the cliff tops. You’ll visit the Cape Otway Lightstation. Walk up the 18 metre, 150 year old lightstation for views of the coastline. Learn a little of the lives of the hard-working lighthouse keepers. Visit the telegraph station built in 1859, the World War ll radar station and the Indigenous Cultural Centre.
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 and on to the wild and wonderful Johanna Beach.
Day 3 - Johanna Beach to The Gables
After leaving Johanna Beach behind you, you climb upwards alongside a picturesque farmland valley before heading towards Milanesia. Look out for birds such as the majestic wedge-tailed eagles and white bellied sea eagles. The trail descends onto the rugged shoreline of Milanesia Beach. As the track rises back to the cliff tops you are presented with outstanding views from the coastal forests, high on the sea cliffs. Walk on through the blue gums, ending amongst the heath at the breathtaking Gables Lookout.
Day 4 - The Gables to the 12 Apostles
Your last day will start with a walk through the Sheoak trees, dropping down onto historical Wreck Beach with its old anchors rising out of the sand. Hike on towards the Gellibrand estuary and as the track climbs up to the last section of the walk you will see the iconic 12 Apostles in the distance. At the end of your walk you can celebrate with a photo from the official 12 Apostles viewing platform. We will collect you at 4pm and transfer you back to Apollo Bay.
GOOD TO KNOW
- You may extend your walk to include a night’s stay in Port Campbell. Please ask us for a quote. More details are available on the FAQ page.
- 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!
- If this particular walk is too long or too short for you, please refer to our other multi-day walking options or call us for a chat on (+61 3 5237 1189)
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