We had a great time. It was fantastic. A wonderful family holiday.
The itinerary was done well. We were happy about the rest day and suggest that you recommend that to people we consider ourselves to be pretty fit but were quite tired at the end.
Our favourite place to stay was the conservation centre where we had the best food. The next B&B was lovely. The hosts were friendly without being intrusive and the accommodation arrangements suited us perfectly.
The information pack was great
Our tips for walkers:
– Consider building in a rest day;
– Two of us walked in runners which was fine as it was fairly dry and the path is so well established but next time I would bring proper walking boots.
– For kids: make sure their boots have been well worn in. Blisters are probably inevitable no matter how well worn the shoes are so carry proper blister dressings.
– Also for kids: they also need to be “walked in” beforehand: at least a few long walks a week (min. 10km) for at least a month. This is how we prepared our two seven year olds and they did marvellously but we would have had a miserable time with them if they had not put in the hard work beforehand. I do note recommend the walk for children of this age unless they are (i) very enthusiastic; (ii) easily motivated; and (iii) have been properly prepared.
– We saw a number of snakes.
– Walkers should carry a good first aid kit that contains a compression bandage.
Thanks for all. We would not have missed it for the world!
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.
Just a note to thank Walk 91 for a great, Great Ocean Walk, hike last week.
The weather was kind, the accommodations excellent, the scenery outstanding and we met some lovely people.
Everything went smoothly and we’ll certainly recommend Walk91 to any friends interested in doing the Great Ocean Walk. Cheers.
I really enjoyed the Great Ocean Walk. The distances were appropriate – support and advise given was very helpful.
The accommodation was very good, with accommodating, wonderful hosts. The walk was generally beautiful and ‘isolated’ enough.
The track was well maintained and signposted, although more information boards on history, ecology and aboriginal history would be good.
Thank you for such a wonderful trip. The itinerary you planned for us was excellent. We were very satisfied with the information pack, and we particularly liked the laminated photographs you gave us.
The Great Ocean Walk was beautiful – stunning- and exceeded all our expectations. The accommodation was also well chosen and the hosts were very friendly.
We would recommend this walk for all reasonably fit people. We managed it in our sixties, and although we were quite tired at the end, we both thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Thanks for a great Great Ocean Walk. The weather was nice – not too hot and no rain!
The walk really is stunning and the sea views magnificent.
The laminated note you gave us were a great help, as we knew nothing really of Australia’s flora and fauna.