Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail one step closer to being built

Sep 08, 2022

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The Victorian Government has just announced the Final Draft Masterplan for the new Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail (Fairhaven to Skenes Creek).

A 90km walking trail will traverse Gadubanud Country along the Otway coast and hinterland, providing eco-tourism experiences and never before seen views from suspension bridges. It will provide experiences from the full 7 day/6-night hike, day walks, half-day walks and shorter loop trails.

While not yet included in the design guidelines of this Master Plan, there is an opportunity through the detailed design phase to consider options for on-walk roofed accommodation in addition to the on-walk hiker camps.

It’s expected the Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail will significantly increase visitor spend in the region. The trails aim to attract visitors to the Otway Coast region more evenly across the seasons, benefiting the local tourism economy year-round.

 

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In the meantime if you fancy exploring this area on foot you’ll love our 3-day Great Ocean Walk experience.

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.

 

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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 walking holiday has been carefully curated so that you experience walking the best sections in just 3 days, allowing you to discover its exceptional natural beauty over a long weekend.

 

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On this 3-day trip you’ll experience a diversity of natural landscapes from majestic tall forests and coastal heathland 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.

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