We heard of Walk91 by Web, then via direct email dialogue which IMO worked very well.
The Great Ocean Walk itinerary satisfied our group needs, will need to finish the missing leg in the future and will be in touch.
The Great Ocean Walk accommodation, organisation etc were all first rate. We had no problems at all finding the meeting spots each day. We were very pleased with the actual walk, diverse and not too hard, blessed by good weather which helps. However Parks Victoria could remove the superfluous electric wire near Moonlight head!
Our tips are.. Just make sure you have enough water and a good jacket and hat.
We found Walk91 on Google and the Great Ocean Walk itinerary was excellent. Nothing could have been done to improve the Great Ocean Walk walking package and our accommodation was perfect! Excellent!
What really did it for us was at the Eco lodge to walk in and be offered tea or coffee (even though we were covered in mud). It was a nice way to finish our first day. The farmhouse was fantastic, nice to walk in after a day on the Great Ocean Walk in the cold to a nice warm fire. And the heated pool mmmmmmm.The food was fantastic. One thing..the caterer did not label all our food and one night we ended up with butterscotch sauce over our mashed potatoes (we thought it was gravy) an interesting combination. LOL.!
The Great Ocean Walk is better than a lot of national parks, maybe the occasional sign post to say “so many kms to”.
Our tips are make sure you have the gear, wet weather gear especially and a bladder in your backpack so you can drink as you walk. Need to keep hydrated. Also we had GPS watches which was good as it gave us an indication of how far we had to walk and how far we had covered.
All in all would recommend Walk 91 to any people who wish to do the Great Ocean Walk, and not have to worry too much about accommodation and food, etc. Especially those who don’t want to “rough it”.
Nice Italian restaurant in Apollo Bay up the side street from the hotel. The Youth Hostel in Apollo Bay was great, with welcoming fire and comfortable rooms and beds. Didn’t need anything more.
I heard about Walk91 and the Great Ocean Walk on an online search. It was almost perfectly organised.
All three accommodation places were wonderful and I hope you stick with these providers. I was laughing hysterically when the accommodation owner opened the blinds on my room because it was just so beautiful there.
I enjoyed all of my meals at all three places. The Eco Centre makes a mean sundried tomato wrap (delicious). Sue at the B&B made a wonderful dinner for me and also did a great job with their box lunches, too.
The Great Ocean Walk was good. I enjoyed the isolation. However at the G River car pack before the Princetown bridge, there should be a Great Ocean Walk sign directing walkers out of the car park.
My tip is to bring waterproof boots for the mud (deep puddles) on Day 1 ..(note Sept got heavy rain.)
Thank you for organizing a good trip.
I felt very well taken care of.
We heard about Walk 91 in a booklet sent to us by the tourist office at Apollo Bay after we enquired about the Great Ocean Walk.
It was all fine the way that our itinerary was planned. We appreciated being able to do Shelley Beach to Marengo as a separate section of the Great Ocean Walk, the afternoon before Day 1.
Plenty of information was received and the accommodation. All three were excellent. We found it easy to find the meeting spots each day. The walk was challenging. Good to see that a new high tide route will soon be available at Wreck Beach because it was a ‘bummer’ having to walk Old Coach Rd. Mud patches were a trial but these will no doubt be addressed in time. Our sense of achievement came on reaching Moonlight Head.
We experienced variable weather. One of our highlights was Johanna Beach with a cold head wind. Started the beach walk in sunshine, finished it having been through a hail shower and even stronger wind. Not something we would choose to do, but so invigorating after the event. Parks Victoria should upgrade the Great Ocean Walk track over time. The steep descent to Johanna Beach would be much safer with steps.
Just a quick note to say we really enjoyed the Great Ocean Walk. The drivers, the accommodation and our hosts were all terrific. The weather even cooperated, apart from a brief shower of two, we had perfect conditions, and made it safely to the end. Thanks for your help on this and pass on our appreciation.
We heard about walk 91 and the Great Ocean Walk on the ..Internet. The itinerary was. Perfect for us. 6 days – challenging. We can’t think of anything Walk91 could do to improve the package.
A highlight was the 4th night accommodation at the fauna wildlife park. You should promote that more. The hosts were welcoming and very helpful. Facilities were way above what we had expected from your description of “dormitory accommodation” (whilst camping). Please thank them.
The Great Ocean Walk was.. beautiful and varied. I loved the sheer scale of the cliffs, beaches and landscapes. Some small km indicators en route – say every 5 km would help with timing and pace. On the plus side, quality of hike in camp sites was excellent including the “loos with views”!
Our tips for fellow walkers/campers: Take the package we took – the drop in of tents, o/nite gear and our food was fantastic and the envy of our fellow hike in campers!
Also the 4th night off walk in a bed with shower was perfect timing. And the meal in the Lavers Hill pub that night was exquisite – Hot lamb shanks and chicken parmagiana in the pub lounge, lined with old photos and old saws from the regions forestry history was magnificent.
I feel you did an outstanding job collating our itinerary especially when the original 3 pulled out.
I found Walk 91 and the Great Ocean Walk on the net. Everyone we had contact with were extremely helpful. The meeting spots worked well for us. We were lucky with the weather, which made our walk pleasant, spectacular in places, and great to know that we were able to walk it with ease at our tender ages!!.
Parks needs to do a lot of pruning back on the board walks from wreck bay to Princetown. The walk into Johanna beach was very tricky on the decent onto the beach. The walk onto Wreck beach was well laid out with evenly placed steps, these steps would be beneficial for the walk into Johanna beach.
Thank you for organising our Great Ocean Walk. Your experience and expertise made our walk trouble free from our point of view. We were very happy with the planning it made things a lot easier for us when you are unfamiliar with the area.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Great Ocean Walk and consider we were very lucky with the weather at that particular time.
We had a wicked time on the Great Ocean Walk. Really special part of the world. Walk is stunning. Easier than expected (or at least by Kiwi alpine standards) and a really surprising variety of scenery. Lots of wildlife and the contrast between bush canopy and open coastlines keep it really interesting for sight seeing and walking. And yes, the walk through the eucalypts was stunning, although I wouldn’t want to do it in the wet. Fortunately for us it only rained on the days we were hugging the coast.
We heard of Walk 91 and the Great Ocean Walk on the web. It was then confirmed that Walk 91 services had been used by a friend who recommended after that.
They were really nicely planned stages. We really enjoyed all our accommodation and hosts. The range of lodgings and the opportunity to meet the locals was the very reason we chose this package. Take plenty of water. Breath deeply and enjoy.
We heard about Walk91 and the Great Ocean Walk in the Lonely Planet East Coast Australia Guide.
We were satisfied with the itinerary and the long first day gets you into the swing of things and gives confidence for the rest of the walk. We found day 3 a bit short but realise that it is difficult to even out the days because of pick up points.
We thought the Great Ocean Walk was fantastic. We really enjoyed our time on the walk, with such a variety of landscape and variations of paths, gravelly tracks, beach and grassy tracks. January proved to be an excellent time of year for us as the temperatures were moderate with a breeze along the coast.
We both had walking poles which we found very useful for the uphill and downhill sections. We used camelbacks for water which are good in that you can keep taking small drinks as you go along rather than having to stop and take a drink.
We thought the initial instructions and advice were pitched just right and we felt we had a good level of support on the walk.