• SELF-GUIDED
  • 5 DAYS
  • Easyto Moderate
PRICE FROM $ 1,220 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 330 per person

Self-guided

OVERVIEW

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

As you walk you will meander your way through giant mountain ash forest, the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia.  Traverse the massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous. There's also ample opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos and echidnas to koalas and whales.

The breathtaking and deserted coastal landscapes, ancient Gondwana forests of Antarctic beech, shady wooded glades and heathland plateaus are the backdrop to a walk that will inspire, challenge and reward.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stunning coastal scenery en route to Castle Cove
  • High sea cliffs with breathtaking views and coastal forests
  • Spotting a koala or three!
  • Beautiful Milanesia Beach, only accessible by foot
  • The Gables lookout – spectacular views and super for whale watching
  • The imposing Twelve Apostles

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easyto Moderate
PRICE FROM
$ 1220 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 330 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Five-day pack free walking holiday
  • The highlights of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Four nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Breakfasts, substantial walkers lunches and two-course dinners
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating much more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

All of the accommodations are more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites. Your first night will be spent at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park. The exclusive use of the Lightstation’s environs in the evening and morning are a special part of this walk. If staying at Bimbi you will be in a very comfortable cabin in an Australian Bushland setting close to native wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas.

Finish your experience off with a Lodge/ Retreat and then a small neat Motel in Port Campbell. All the properties are conveniently located near the track and have beautiful bush settings right on the edge of the national park. The Motel in Port Campbell is in the centre of the quaint town.

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 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).

On the last day one of Stroll’s local guides will take you on a tour of the Loch Ard Gorge on the last morning. You can look forward to a fascinating last morning of walking and exploring.

GENERAL INFO

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the Great Ocean Road highlights, staying in different accommodation on the route. This means more variety, and less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle for more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 15–16 km each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to do some extra exploring.

The walking terrain is varied following cliff tops, wide forest tracks, beach traverses including Wreck Beach and some shaded forest canopy. It’s relatively easy going, flat stretches, with a couple of steady but challenging climbs. The walk is rated overall as easy to moderate.

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

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

You will be picked up from Apollo Bay (about 3 hours SW of Melbourne), if you arrive by public transport, then transferred to your first night’s accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation. There are daily train/coach services from Melbourne. If you’re arriving by private vehicle then you will able to drive the Great Ocean Road and park the vehicle at Cape Otway Lighthouse for the duration of your holiday. The holiday finishes with a transfer back to your car or to Camperdown for public transport connections back to Melbourne. More detail regarding transfers is available, so please contact us.

 

WEATHER

Weather for a Great Ocean road trek: December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays. 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 and 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 about the Great Ocean Walk Highlights, 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 $ 1220

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 330

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

  • 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1535

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 535
  • 1 Feb 2025 - 15 Dec 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1285

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 350

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

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Overview

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

As you walk you will meander your way through giant mountain ash forest, the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia.  Traverse the massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous. There's also ample opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos and echidnas to koalas and whales.

The breathtaking and deserted coastal landscapes, ancient Gondwana forests of Antarctic beech, shady wooded glades and heathland plateaus are the backdrop to a walk that will inspire, challenge and reward.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stunning coastal scenery en route to Castle Cove
  • High sea cliffs with breathtaking views and coastal forests
  • Spotting a koala or three!
  • Beautiful Milanesia Beach, only accessible by foot
  • The Gables lookout – spectacular views and super for whale watching
  • The imposing Twelve Apostles
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Five-day pack free walking holiday
  • The highlights of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Four nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Breakfasts, substantial walkers lunches and two-course dinners
  • Luggage transport and vehicle transfers
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating much more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes
Accommodation & Dining

All of the accommodations are more than comfortable and all rooms have ensuites. Your first night will be spent at the historic Cape Otway Lightstation or Bimbi Park. The exclusive use of the Lightstation’s environs in the evening and morning are a special part of this walk. If staying at Bimbi you will be in a very comfortable cabin in an Australian Bushland setting close to native wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas.

Finish your experience off with a Lodge/ Retreat and then a small neat Motel in Port Campbell. All the properties are conveniently located near the track and have beautiful bush settings right on the edge of the national park. The Motel in Port Campbell is in the centre of the quaint town.

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 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).

On the last day one of Stroll’s local guides will take you on a tour of the Loch Ard Gorge on the last morning. You can look forward to a fascinating last morning of walking and exploring.

General Info

Each day we move your luggage ahead for you to the next accommodation. We’ve mapped a point-to-point walk to maximize the Great Ocean Road highlights, staying in different accommodation on the route. This means more variety, and less backtracking and time spent in a vehicle for more time to relax at the end of the day. You’ll walk an average of 15–16 km each day, with some optional side walks for those wanting to do some extra exploring.

The walking terrain is varied following cliff tops, wide forest tracks, beach traverses including Wreck Beach and some shaded forest canopy. It’s relatively easy going, flat stretches, with a couple of steady but challenging climbs. The walk is rated overall as easy to moderate.

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

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

You will be picked up from Apollo Bay (about 3 hours SW of Melbourne), if you arrive by public transport, then transferred to your first night’s accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation. There are daily train/coach services from Melbourne. If you’re arriving by private vehicle then you will able to drive the Great Ocean Road and park the vehicle at Cape Otway Lighthouse for the duration of your holiday. The holiday finishes with a transfer back to your car or to Camperdown for public transport connections back to Melbourne. More detail regarding transfers is available, so please contact us.

 

WEATHER

Weather for a Great Ocean road trek: December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. Book well in advance for January due to the summer school holidays. 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 and 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 about the Great Ocean Walk Highlights, 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 $ 1220
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 330
    DETAILS

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

  • Date
    16 Dec 2024 - 31 Jan 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1535
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 535
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Feb 2025 - 15 Dec 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1285
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 350
    DETAILS

    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SURCHARGE APPLIES

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