• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM £ 1,640 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 560 per person

OVERVIEW

This is your opportunity to walk the walk and unplug on Australia's most iconic coastal walk over 7 days at a relatively leisurely pace. Walk the whole linear track from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles, along the coast through the Great Otway National Park.   Walk via mountain ash forest, pristine deserted beaches and finish at the grandest sea cliffs of all, the 12 Apostles.

The diversity of landscape, fauna and flora on this walk is truly amazing.  It snakes along the coast with the massive swells of the southern ocean on your left and the stunning Otway mountains on your right for much of the way. The koalas, roos, and abundant birdlife that make this place their home all add to the joy of walking the Great Ocean Walk.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Traverse pristine beaches, many only accessible by foot
  • Cliff-top track with breathtaking views showcasing the incredible power of the Southern Ocean
  • The picture-postcard perfect Parker Inlet
  • Ample opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos and koalas to sea eagles and even whales
  • Gables lookout, a great spot for whale watching between June and September
  • Explore the two wrecks at Wreck Beach and marvel at the grand Twelve Apostles

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate to Challenging
PRICE FROM
£ 1640 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 560 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack free walking at your own pace, with who you want, when you want
  • Private vehicle transfers in the company of our friendly knowledgeable Stroll driver who knows the area intimately, plus all luggage transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Breakfasts daily, substantial walkers lunches and two-course dinners
  • National Park fees
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

From Apollo Bay, it is on to Cape Otway where you will stay at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park. The exclusive use at night of the Lightstation’s environs is a special highlight of your walk. Both accommodations are more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites.

The Great Ocean Walk Retreat or Chi farm is the next stop where you will stay in a beautiful and remote accommodation a very short walk from the track.

When we stay at remote retreats and guest houses, the meals are prepared by your expert hosts or a local caterer. The days start with a substantial breakfast and end with a 2-course dinner. Each day you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and the opportunity to enjoy it whilst taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. A walker’s lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

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

GENERAL INFO

Travel down on the Great Ocean Road to the start of the walk. You will have to arrive by 12:00 midday on your first day to commence the walking. This walk is for people that are wanting to condense the number of nights on the walk and/or are looking for a bit of a challenge.

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. All you need to carry is a daypack with what you need for the day. We provide comprehensive walk notes for you. It’s easy to find the way on this track but with our notes, you’ll also receive lots of information to help you better appreciate the flora, fauna, history and geology you’re experiencing along the route.

We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the highlights, staying in different accommodations on the route. This means more variety, less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle and more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 15 km each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to extend themselves.

The walking terrain is varied following clifftops, wide forest tracks, rough trails, beach traverses, including Wreck Beach and tracks shaded by the forest canopy. It’s mostly easy-going, flat stretches, with some steady, challenging climbs and long downhill descents. The walk is moderate to challenging with some longer days, these provide a great opportunity for fit walkers to challenge themselves.

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

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The trip starts in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road. You will have to arrive in the morning (by midday at the latest) on your first day. There are various ways to get the start, however, if you are going to use public transport (a train to Geelong and a connecting bus to Apollo Bay) then you will need to arrive the day before. This walk is for people that are either in a rush, perhaps live in Melbourne or want to challenge themselves (or all three).

If you drove to Apollo Bay we will transport you back there, arriving late afternoon. If you arrived by Public transport we will drop you in Camperdown to catch the train back to Spencer St Station in Melbourne CBD.

WEATHER

December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays as the Great Ocean Road walk gets very busy. March through May is usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking. The winter months (June to August) are cool and sometimes stormy, providing exhilarating walking along the beaches. In winter, the hills are covered with pink heath, Victoria’s floral emblem. September to November are usually cool to warm and this is when most of the colourful wildflowers appear.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

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, or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Feb 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1640

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 560

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

  • 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1955

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 825
  • 1 Feb 2025 - 15 Dec 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1700

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 590

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

sections

Overview

This is your opportunity to walk the walk and unplug on Australia's most iconic coastal walk over 7 days at a relatively leisurely pace. Walk the whole linear track from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles, along the coast through the Great Otway National Park.   Walk via mountain ash forest, pristine deserted beaches and finish at the grandest sea cliffs of all, the 12 Apostles.

The diversity of landscape, fauna and flora on this walk is truly amazing.  It snakes along the coast with the massive swells of the southern ocean on your left and the stunning Otway mountains on your right for much of the way. The koalas, roos, and abundant birdlife that make this place their home all add to the joy of walking the Great Ocean Walk.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Traverse pristine beaches, many only accessible by foot
  • Cliff-top track with breathtaking views showcasing the incredible power of the Southern Ocean
  • The picture-postcard perfect Parker Inlet
  • Ample opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos and koalas to sea eagles and even whales
  • Gables lookout, a great spot for whale watching between June and September
  • Explore the two wrecks at Wreck Beach and marvel at the grand Twelve Apostles
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Pack free walking at your own pace, with who you want, when you want
  • Private vehicle transfers in the company of our friendly knowledgeable Stroll driver who knows the area intimately, plus all luggage transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuites
  • Breakfasts daily, substantial walkers lunches and two-course dinners
  • National Park fees
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes
Accommodation & Dining

From Apollo Bay, it is on to Cape Otway where you will stay at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park. The exclusive use at night of the Lightstation’s environs is a special highlight of your walk. Both accommodations are more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites.

The Great Ocean Walk Retreat or Chi farm is the next stop where you will stay in a beautiful and remote accommodation a very short walk from the track.

When we stay at remote retreats and guest houses, the meals are prepared by your expert hosts or a local caterer. The days start with a substantial breakfast and end with a 2-course dinner. Each day you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and the opportunity to enjoy it whilst taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the world. A walker’s lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

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

General Info

Travel down on the Great Ocean Road to the start of the walk. You will have to arrive by 12:00 midday on your first day to commence the walking. This walk is for people that are wanting to condense the number of nights on the walk and/or are looking for a bit of a challenge.

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. All you need to carry is a daypack with what you need for the day. We provide comprehensive walk notes for you. It’s easy to find the way on this track but with our notes, you’ll also receive lots of information to help you better appreciate the flora, fauna, history and geology you’re experiencing along the route.

We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the highlights, staying in different accommodations on the route. This means more variety, less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle and more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 15 km each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to extend themselves.

The walking terrain is varied following clifftops, wide forest tracks, rough trails, beach traverses, including Wreck Beach and tracks shaded by the forest canopy. It’s mostly easy-going, flat stretches, with some steady, challenging climbs and long downhill descents. The walk is moderate to challenging with some longer days, these provide a great opportunity for fit walkers to challenge themselves.

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

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The trip starts in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road. You will have to arrive in the morning (by midday at the latest) on your first day. There are various ways to get the start, however, if you are going to use public transport (a train to Geelong and a connecting bus to Apollo Bay) then you will need to arrive the day before. This walk is for people that are either in a rush, perhaps live in Melbourne or want to challenge themselves (or all three).

If you drove to Apollo Bay we will transport you back there, arriving late afternoon. If you arrived by Public transport we will drop you in Camperdown to catch the train back to Spencer St Station in Melbourne CBD.

WEATHER

December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays as the Great Ocean Road walk gets very busy. March through May is usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking. The winter months (June to August) are cool and sometimes stormy, providing exhilarating walking along the beaches. In winter, the hills are covered with pink heath, Victoria’s floral emblem. September to November are usually cool to warm and this is when most of the colourful wildflowers appear.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

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, or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Feb 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1640
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 560
    DETAILS

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

  • Date
    16 Dec 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1955
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 825
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Feb 2025 - 15 Dec 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1700
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 590
    DETAILS

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

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