6 Day Escape to Nature Camping
Walk the whole track and spend five nights in some great camping spots. We'll transfer your camping gear, food, bags and provide drinking water and you finish at the Twelve Apostles on day six.
You'll Complete 100 kms of the Great Ocean Walk in 6 Days
Day 1 - Apollo Bay to Blanket Bay
The walk from Apollo Bay sets the standard for the rest of your journey, offering sweeping ocean views of the Cape Otway region. The track 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. Upon arrival you will collect your gear from the locked trailer. We replenish the containers of water in the trailer so that you have drinking water and water to cook with.
Day 2 - Blanket Bay to Aire River
In the morning you will lock up your camping gear, luggage and food in our trailer for collection. As you start your walk today the vegetation changes to dry coastal forests inhabited by echidnas and king parrots. Following the track to Victoria’s oldest lighthouse you’ll enjoy views of the Bass Strait from the cliff tops. After visiting the Cape Otway Lightstation (optional), you will pass the old cemetery. As you walk on, the sweeping Aire River with its multitude of birds welcome you to your campsite. When you arrive you can collect your gear and drinking water from the trailer.
Day 3 - Aire River to Johanna Beach
This morning you’ll leave your gear for collection in the trailer at Aire River. Today’s walk features rocky escarpments and stunning coastal views. You will pass heath land, wild flowers and grass trees. Be prepared for some beach walking as you drop down onto beautiful Johanna Beach. Look out for amazing birdlife such as majestic wedge-tailed eagles and white bellied sea eagles. You collect your camping gear and drinking water from the trailer at Johanna Beach in the afternoon.
Day 4 - Johanna Beach to Ryans Den
Leave any of your gear in the trailer today that you do not wish to carry. We cannot get into Ryans Den campsite, as it is a very secluded spot, so take enough food and water from our trailer with you for your day’s walk and evening’s camp. Your walk today starts with a climb upwards alongside a picturesque farmland valley before the trail descends onto the rugged shoreline of Milanesia Beach. As the track rises back to the cliff tops you are presented with views from the coastal forests, high on the sea cliffs. Wander on through the forest into the wonderfully isolated Ryans Den campsite.
Day 5 - Ryans Den via Wreck Beach to Devils Kitchen
Walking out of Ryan’s Den campsite, the Great Ocean Walk track climbs a steep hill through rich, green farmland. Follow the track for views of Submarine Rock and the Lost Apostle. The track meanders through pretty gullies to The Gables. Walking on past Wreck Beach you might just see anchors from the old shipwrecks if the sea is calm. At 4.30pm we leave the trailer at Wreck Beach. Once you have replenished your supplies from the trailer and refilled your water bottles, you walk on to Devil’s Kitchen carrying your gear & rucksack for 1.5km.
Day 6 - Devils Kitchen to 12 Apostles
Today you have a choice of carrying your gear to the 12 Apostles, or back tracking 1.5km to the trailer and storing all your gear at Wreck Beach before walking. This last section winds through grass trees and through sand dunes and coastal heath. Pass along the boardwalks, skirting the Gellibrand River, then walk on to catch your first glimpse of the 12 Apostles. You will eventually reach the 12 Apostles Great Ocean Walk photo opportunity platform at Glenample. This is a great place to celebrate the end of your walk and take some memorable photos!
Good to Know
- Before you book this assisted camping package with Walk 91 please be aware that you must book your campsites with Parks Victoria (the price of the campsites is not included).
- If you would like an official Great Ocean Road Map, a lighthouse ticket or to hire camping gear, you may purchase on the booking page and collect on arrival.
- Food is not included and the are no shops on the walk (only a cafe in the Lighthouse).
- You cannot drink the water on the track. We supply drinking water each day.
- For suggestions on clothing and what to bring please refer to our FAQ page.
- Phone reception is ‘patchy’ on some sections. Telstra sim cards offer the best reception.
- It’s important to prepare for your trip. See our FAQ page for some tips!
The Great Ocean Walk walk-in sites were tucked away within the bush & so peaceful, the only sound we could hear at night was the grunting koalas!