We heard about Walk91 and the Great Ocean Walk in the Lonely Planet.
Overall the Great Ocean Walk was great, but Parks Victoria could add more benches and put in more signs. It’s nice to know how many km are left to get to destination. We did a 3 day walk, I thought the first day the signs were better than the 2 other days.
Our tips for future walkers… bring a pedometer.
The scenery is amazing! Thank you.
Thank you for enabling us to do this walk. The whole thing was planned perfectly.
Special thanks to the drivers for the shuttles (they are so very obliging and always cheerful), our accommodation owners for being such great b and b hosts, all the …accommodation hosts were delightful.
Absolutely nothing could have been done to improve our stay!
We found Walk 91 online. The itinerary was perfect. The rest day was great – we were taken to the Otway Fly and Triplet Falls and it was fantastic.
It was easy to find the meeting spots each day the photographs really helped. (Auswalk walkers were jealous of these.) We found it quite a hard walk but it was well maintained and signposted. The walk is spectacular, varied and interesting.
We perhaps could have taken longer each day to admire the amazing flora and fauna.
Thank you for your organisation of the walk for us. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.
It was not too difficult physically and the scenery was stunning. We were blessed with mostly fine weather, the accommodation and food was great and our drivers were very informative and helpful.
We will recommend this walk to our friends.
We all just wanted to thank you for the great time that we had walking GOW. Everything was perfect.
The accommodation was great, the food fabulous and all the people that we met (our drivers and accommodation owners) made our trip very special. Great job guys, very professional, we’d recommend it anyone.
The itinerary was very well planned and I was pleased that Walk91 could easily accommodate our additional request to do a short 8km walk at the start of the tour, thus filling the afternoon after having arrived in Apollo Bay. Walking back from Shelly Beach into Marengo and Apollo Bay let us really appreciate the solitude and scenery of the next three days of walking.
The walking package was fine and we really appreciated having the Telstra phone with us to re-arrange pickups. We spent 2 1/2 hours at the Lighthouse (including lunch, talking to lighthouse staff and discussing the aboriginal display)) and did not manage to see everything on site! One of the cultural highlights on the tour.
The Youth Hostel was wonderful. We loved the atmosphere of the Guest House. Considerate hosts, everything was well prepared. Visiting the pub at Lavern Hill in the evening was an experience in itself.
We loved the food and atmosphere and would have made more of it if we wouldn’t have been so tired after three days walking. We found it easy to find the meeting spots each day.
We enjoyed most of the walk thoroughly, views, scenery and wildlife. The only part we struggled with was the long uphill leg towards Milanesia Gate, walking across farmland. At the end of a long day walking this was quite challenging – in particular as there was no extraordinary scenery to make up for it. Other than predicted, we did not find the leg between Milanesia Gate and Moonlight Head very hard but enjoyed every minute of it, and all the steep parts too.
Our tips for future walkers are: take your time in order to take everything in – its not a walk thats worth rushing through but something that should be enjoyed every second; if in doubt: ask for a later pickup (as we did on the last day which provided us with a luxurious 45 minute lunch break at Moonlight Head).
It would be nice if you could provide links on your website on other interesting walks that are organized by locals. Doing parts of the GOW makes me want to do more walking, but in doing so I really would like to support local communities and businesses.
We had a brilliant time! The weather was very kind to us. Such a spectacular trek. Very enjoyable and memorable. Thank you VERY much for the organisation.. all were impressed!
Accommodation was comfortable and enjoyable every night. The route was awesome and the drivers were great blokes.
Very lovely and bent over backwards to ensure that we were happy.
Many thanks for your kind efforts!
Thanks and kindest regards,
We first heard of Walk 91 through Deb on meetup.com. The itinerary was very well planned. Impressive. You did a great job of explaining the walk on day 1. I wish I was more awake!
I’d have liked to spend a bit more time just taking in the scenery and seeing optional parts. I was more than happy with the accommodation. It was very easy to find the meeting spots each day.
The shuttle bus service was very good. Your drivers were friendly, knowledgeable and early every time.
The walk was amazing. Easy track, no issues at all. However it would be good if the remaining km’s were on the markers, not just arrows.
Some sections are muddy and I guess eventually some board walks over these would be good. Maybe a slightly wider path in sections for the safety of snakes in the grass could be added? And obviously, it would be excellent if the walk extended to Loch Ard Gorge etc.
We saw a lot of snakes, so I’d recommend gaiters. I originally thought the emergency beacon was a bit overkill for this walk but after seeing the snakes, maybe not.
We first heard of you through your website. The itinerary was great. Just the right distance everyday. Everything went well.
Our accommodation was excellent, the new cabins are incredible and the staff were super helpful. The B&B was great as a place to stay and the hosts were fantastic. The walk was beautiful, a very rich mixture of scenery and walking.
Our itinerary was pretty good and the accommodation providers all excellent.
The actual walk was really fantastic! The views were amazing.
We understand that improvements are being made (which we saw towards the Apostle end of the walk). It would be very helpful to have more explicit distance signage along each leg of the walk as we found it difficult to know how to pace ourselves – meaning the exact kilometres to the various points/stages.
Since your luggage is being transported bring many changes of gear as you will need it due to weather and mud.
You will have a great time!
We heard about Walk 91 on line. The itinerary was great. We appreciated the up to date info re the state of the track and the appropriate changes made. The alternatives were perfect.
Our accommodation was excellent. The Eco Lodge could not be faulted. Great food and the wildlife talk was great. The B&B was also excellent. All accommodation was better than expected. The walk was really great – but we were lucky with the weather. The drivers were great – prompt and efficient.
Some of the signage could be more frequent – sometimes wondering if one is still on the right route. A more impressive final end sign would be good! Start promptly so there is time to enjoy the views.