Great Ocean Walk 4 Day Itinerary
Walk 71kms of the ‘Wild Side’ of the track on this 4 Day Great Ocean Walk Tour. Explore the tougher stretch of this incredible walking path without having to carry your pack (we transport it to each accommodation) and without having to find and book accommodation (we do this for you). This is the perfect choice if you don’t have time to complete the whole Great Ocean Walk as you will still see most of it while staying in comfortable accommodation at the end of each day’s trek. This is a 4-day Great Ocean Walk itinerary with loads to offer, but you’re looking for the complete experience, check out our 6-day Great Ocean Walk Itinerary or if you are super fit challenge yourself to doing the whole walk in 4 Days! Browse our entire range of pre-designed Great Ocean Walk Tours and check out our Custom Great Ocean Walk Tours if you’d prefer a personalised experience made just for you. Read the details below to find out all of the features and what you can expect each day on this 4-day tour. Explore the shipwreck coast along, stopping to take in the sights along the way, and end your adventure at the spectacular 12 Apostles! If you have any follow-up questions before booking, please get in touch.
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YOU'LL COMPLETE 71KMS 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 - Cape Otway to Castle Cove
We will provide you a pack lunch when we drop you off at your starting point. Today you’ll visit to the Cape Otway Lighthouse. Walk up the 18 metre, 150 year old lightstation for views of the rugged coastline. Learn about the hard-working, isolated and incredibly resourceful lighthouse keepers. Visit the telegraph station built in 1859, the World War ll radar station and the Indigenous Cultural Centre.
Passing the old cemetery you’ll see tombstones reflecting the hardships experienced by the early settlers here. The track meanders on towards 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!
Day 2 - Castle Cove to Milanesia Gate
This section of the walk features rocky escarpments and coastal views. You will pass heath land, wild flowers and grass trees. Be prepared for some beach walking as you drop down onto Johanna Beach. Look out for birds such as the majestic wedge-tailed eagles and white bellied sea eagles. Then you climb upwards alongside a picturesque farmland valley before heading towards Milanesia.
Day 3 - Milanesia to The Gables
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)
Denise Faulks & Christian Dualé
Everybody we met was just right- genuinely friendly and welcoming without putting any pressure on. We ate well, slept well...
Jaz & James
Thank you for going above and beyond for us. We really did have a fantastic time doing our walk...
We thought our itinerary was professionally organised and well done. We were all very satisfied with the package...