The Great Ocean walk is one of Australia’s most popular Bucket List walks. Whilst the famous Great Ocean Road doesn’t always follow the coastline, this walk allows you to go where the road doesn’t. To walk the entire Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the impressive Twelve Apostles is a staggering 104kms, taking around 8 days. Our Great Ocean Road walking holiday has been carefully created so that you experience walking the best sections in just 3 days, allowing you to discover its exceptional natural beauty over a long weekend.
On this fantastic 3 day walking holiday you will experience a diversity of natural landscapes from majestic tall forests and coastal heathlands to a dramatic coastline like no other with the sandstone sea stacks of the Twelve Apostles its impressive finale. Along the way you will be charmed by the abundant local wildlife you will encounter in this area. It is easy to spot koalas lazing in a gum tree, echidna and wallabies, as well as an array of birdlife.
Pack Free Experience
This walking holidays has been designed for those looking for a guided multi day walking experience with everything taken care of for you. Our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight packs for the entire tour, as our tours are designed to be pack-free experiences. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying a heavy rucksack on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera and lunch.
2 nights at Alkina Lodge – A touch of luxury
This wonderful architectually designed lodge is ideally set near the heart of the Great Ocean Road. This contemporary private accommodation has been built with sensitivity to the local landscape and the stunning use of light and space brings a touch of the outdoors inside. Wake up to the sight of kangaroos feeding outside of your bedroom window.
Amazing Helicopter Experience to see the Twelve Apostles
Life’s An Adventure always include a wow factor so that you that your journey is a truly inspirational experience. On day 3 we end our walk with a spectacular helicopter flight over one of the most breathtaking coastlines in Australia. From the air you will marvel at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the collapsed London Bridge, The Sentinel, Two Mile Bay and Point Hesse.
Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 10 people. However if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.
Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers
We refer to our guides as CEOs – Chief Experience Officers whose aim is to deliver you a world class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs with an enthusiasm for their homeland. They are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience.
Fabulous meals featuring local produce
You’ll be delighted by the meals on this tour. All meals are prepared by our personal Chef Cindy Leveille-Goulet who will create a menu featuring premium ingredients sourced locally served with wonderful Australian wines.
Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as this is included in the price of the tour. Even down to the smallest detail has been taken care of, we won’t even ask you to pay additional credit card fees.
Photos courtesy of Mark Watson, Roberto Seba & Tourism Victoria
Be met by your guides at our central hotel in the Melbourne CBD. From here we transfer to the Great Ocean Road. Today our walk takes us from picture perfect Parker River Inlet to Cape Otway Lighthouse including Point Franklin and Crayfish Bay. This section of the walk follows a cliff line that, when the foliage clears, affords superb views of the ocean. This is a delightful section of the walk offering the chance to see koalas relaxing in the trees in the eucalyptus forest. We arrive at this historic Cape Otway Lighthouse, Australia’s oldest continuously operating lighthouse. After our walk we transfer to our accommodation at stunning Alkina Lodge offering a touch of luxury. Tonight enjoy dinner prepared by the lodge’s personal chef featuring high quality local produce matched perfectly with local Victorian wines. Sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow companions in this modern and stylish accommodation.
This morning enjoy a wonderful breakfast with hot and cold options before setting out on our day’s walk. Today will be the most challenging day of the tour. You will see the most spectacular and isolated areas of the Great Ocean Walk. From Milanesia Gate, you will walk through the forest to Milanesia Beach. After wandering along the beach, we will start climbing. The trail is dissected by gullies before the climb, which has a great view over Milanesia. Rough tree ferns and stands of remnant Eucalyptus dot the path before an ascent of 138 steps. After this, the track will go on to another small climb, leading out of the forest to Ryans Den Campsite. Follow the coastal line from here and you will be led to Cape Volney. We head to our accommodation nearby for some relaxation. Late this afternoon our guests can enjoy an additional walk to Gables Lookout and a visit to Wreck Beach to discover the shipwreck anchors found there.
Note: Fit groups can choose to do a longer 20km day from Johanna Beach and walk through the green hills of Johanna Valley, populated with a lot of kangaroos. Stretch out on a country lane to the highest point of the Great Ocean Walk.
After a hearty breakfast we head out for our last walking experience day’s walk from Princetown to the coast. This dramatically beautiful final section of the walk is a fitting finale to our 3 day walk. We start our walk across a boardwalk that crosses wetlands and pretty creek that flows into a river. Our trail winds through coastal scrub greening the hills between the river and the ocean. We follow the cliff tops and from every rise there are fabulous views. We head to Gibson’s steps where we descend to the beach to views the cliffs from below and visit the impressive limestone sea stacks of Gog and Magog. We continue on our final destination and admire the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles rising majestically from the Southern Ocean. Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs over 10–20 million years. At the end of our walk we join a helicopter for a spectacular flight over the Twelve Apostles and coastline, a great way to gain a perspective of the grandeur of this region. After lunch we head back to Melbourne. The end of a wonderful journey.
More information on this area:
For more information on this area you can visit this local Great Ocean Walk website.
We have the following scheduled departures:
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2019: 15 February; 29 March; 3 May
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Spot Special Price
$ 1749 /p
|Pack Free Walk|
|2 nights at Alkina Lodge with a touch of luxury|
|2 x wonderful dinners prepared by the lodge's personal chef|
|2 x hot and cold breakfasts|
|3 x lunches to enjoy whilst walking|
|Trail mix & fresh fruit|
|Australian wine during dinner|
|Professional Local Guides with a wealth of knowledge of the area|
|Transfers to and from Melbourne CBD|
|National Parks Fees|
|NO Credit card fees apply|
Spot Special Price $1749
Normal Price $1899
Private Group Spot Special $1699
Private Group Normal Price $1849
Due to limited accommodation on this tour, Single Supplements are not available. Solo travellers will need to share with another solo traveller of the same gender.
Exclusive departure dates can be organised for groups of 8 or more subject to availability. For private groups we also offer discounted rates and FREE walking shirts – click here for details
We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.
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