• GROUP-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,925 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 410 per person

Group-guided

OVERVIEW

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife, and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk is one of Australia's most iconic walks.

Walk the 104km Great Ocean Walk track from end to end as it meanders its way through manna gums with koalas only a few steps away, to traversing massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous.

A local shipwreck historian will give incredible insight into the local shipwreck history. One of the most fascinating stops along the Great Ocean Walk is the geological formations and shipwreck of Loch Ard Gorge.

We move you along the coast staying in excellent accommodation as we go. We take care of every last detail and with 2 expert and very experienced guides looking after you, you can pace yourself and with options to shorten the walk if you prefer.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Step through giant Mountain Ash forest, beneath the tallest flowering plants in the world
  • Spotting a koala or three!
  • Mesmerising cliff top walk to Parker Inlet
  • Stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove and at The Gables
  • The pristine nature and deafening surf of Johanna Beach
  • The imposing Twelve Apostles

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1925 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 410 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All inclusive pack free Great Ocean Walk walking holiday (all luggage transfers)
  • Two engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Six nights comfortable ensuite accommodation
  • Move along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Daily meals including cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches, two-course dinners and track snacks
  • Tour of lighthouse and national park admission
  • Stroll comprehensive walking notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

We provide very comfortable ensuite rooms for the 6 nights of this holiday. We stay 2 nights in Apollo Bay right on the foreshore. The hotel has all the modern conveniences you’d expect and we make sure there’s enough time to explore this very lovely quaint seaside town.

We then move from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway into modern ensuite cabins. The property is expansive, and you are once again free to roam (on select departures the accommodation may be the same as night 2 or 5).

The last two nights are spent at Port Campbell in private rooms with ensuites. Port Campbell is a gorgeous little town and a great place to swim. It is one of the rare places along the coast where there is a break in the cliffs and where you can sit on the beach or swim safely. There are limited single rooms available on this walk so please speak to the office if you need one.

By shifting along the track from accommodation to accommodation we greatly reduce the time spent in a vehicle each day. It is up to a two-hour drive from one end of the track to the other.

We provide healthy and delicious food for breakfast and dinner, including a la carte meals on most nights. 

The comprehensive lunches are taken in cafes for four of the mornings and the remainder laid out in the morning by our guides. The local cafes are excellent and the local restaurants we dine in at are all of good quality.

We take great care to ensure that our walkers are always well fed and of course ensure that you remain hydrated throughout the day. Please bring at least 2 water bottles.

GENERAL INFO

The trip starts and finishes in Melbourne. Most walks range from 18-22 km on well-formed tracks with a few short beach sections. Whilst the walking is mainly easy to moderate, there are a few steep hills making it tiring in some places. Those that want to walk the whole track will be able to do so. This trip operates with two professional guides ensuring that you have both a safe and enjoyable walking holiday. Knowledgeable of the region and specific area, they can offer easier and harder walk options along the way. Please contact the office if you need further advice, or if you wish you can speak with one of our guides.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

 

For what to bring please refer to the Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

PICK UP LOCATION AND DROP OFF LOCATION AND TIME

Our pick up location for this trip is the Mercure Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, with an early departure of 8:30 am (we request you be there by 8.15 am). It would be beneficial to stay near here as it is near everything. There are many options, however, we can also recommend the nearby Quay West Suites, or the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Melbourne.

We arrive back in Melbourne on the last day at approximately 4.30 pm.

WEATHER

We only offer this holiday during the very best periods to walk, autumn and spring, when daily temperatures are usually mild. It can sometimes still be quite warm, too hot on occasions but there is usually an opportunity for a refreshing swim. See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

climate graph for the Great Ocean Walk

Source; BOM

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 9 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1925

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 410
  • 4 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1925

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 410
  • 24 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1925

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 410

sections

Overview

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife, and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk is one of Australia's most iconic walks.

Walk the 104km Great Ocean Walk track from end to end as it meanders its way through manna gums with koalas only a few steps away, to traversing massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous.

A local shipwreck historian will give incredible insight into the local shipwreck history. One of the most fascinating stops along the Great Ocean Walk is the geological formations and shipwreck of Loch Ard Gorge.

We move you along the coast staying in excellent accommodation as we go. We take care of every last detail and with 2 expert and very experienced guides looking after you, you can pace yourself and with options to shorten the walk if you prefer.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Step through giant Mountain Ash forest, beneath the tallest flowering plants in the world
  • Spotting a koala or three!
  • Mesmerising cliff top walk to Parker Inlet
  • Stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove and at The Gables
  • The pristine nature and deafening surf of Johanna Beach
  • The imposing Twelve Apostles
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • All inclusive pack free Great Ocean Walk walking holiday (all luggage transfers)
  • Two engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Six nights comfortable ensuite accommodation
  • Move along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Daily meals including cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches, two-course dinners and track snacks
  • Tour of lighthouse and national park admission
  • Stroll comprehensive walking notes
Accommodation & Dining

We provide very comfortable ensuite rooms for the 6 nights of this holiday. We stay 2 nights in Apollo Bay right on the foreshore. The hotel has all the modern conveniences you’d expect and we make sure there’s enough time to explore this very lovely quaint seaside town.

We then move from Apollo Bay to Cape Otway into modern ensuite cabins. The property is expansive, and you are once again free to roam (on select departures the accommodation may be the same as night 2 or 5).

The last two nights are spent at Port Campbell in private rooms with ensuites. Port Campbell is a gorgeous little town and a great place to swim. It is one of the rare places along the coast where there is a break in the cliffs and where you can sit on the beach or swim safely. There are limited single rooms available on this walk so please speak to the office if you need one.

By shifting along the track from accommodation to accommodation we greatly reduce the time spent in a vehicle each day. It is up to a two-hour drive from one end of the track to the other.

We provide healthy and delicious food for breakfast and dinner, including a la carte meals on most nights. 

The comprehensive lunches are taken in cafes for four of the mornings and the remainder laid out in the morning by our guides. The local cafes are excellent and the local restaurants we dine in at are all of good quality.

We take great care to ensure that our walkers are always well fed and of course ensure that you remain hydrated throughout the day. Please bring at least 2 water bottles.

General Info

The trip starts and finishes in Melbourne. Most walks range from 18-22 km on well-formed tracks with a few short beach sections. Whilst the walking is mainly easy to moderate, there are a few steep hills making it tiring in some places. Those that want to walk the whole track will be able to do so. This trip operates with two professional guides ensuring that you have both a safe and enjoyable walking holiday. Knowledgeable of the region and specific area, they can offer easier and harder walk options along the way. Please contact the office if you need further advice, or if you wish you can speak with one of our guides.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

 

For what to bring please refer to the Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

PICK UP LOCATION AND DROP OFF LOCATION AND TIME

Our pick up location for this trip is the Mercure Southbank, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, with an early departure of 8:30 am (we request you be there by 8.15 am). It would be beneficial to stay near here as it is near everything. There are many options, however, we can also recommend the nearby Quay West Suites, or the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Melbourne.

We arrive back in Melbourne on the last day at approximately 4.30 pm.

WEATHER

We only offer this holiday during the very best periods to walk, autumn and spring, when daily temperatures are usually mild. It can sometimes still be quite warm, too hot on occasions but there is usually an opportunity for a refreshing swim. See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

climate graph for the Great Ocean Walk

Source; BOM

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    9 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1925
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 410
    DETAILS
  • Date
    4 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1925
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 410
    DETAILS
  • Date
    24 Oct 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1925
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 410
    DETAILS

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