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3 Day Great Ocean walk

Great Ocean walk

3 day Pack-Free walk with Wow-Mazing Inclusions

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 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.

Walking is only part of the adventure on this fantastic 3 day walking holiday. A highlight of your journey is a wow-mazing spectacular helicopter flight to view the Twelve Apostles from the air. An amazing way to view the spectacular beauty of this area from a Bird’s Eye view.  Walking with only a day-pack, our CEO – (Chief Experience Officers) will guide you across this natural iconic landscape of cliff-tops to view the iconic Apostles and then down to the beaches to gape at their sheer height. You'll also experience wildlife and the history of this remarkable region. 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.



Pack Free Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

This walking holiday has been designed for those looking for a guided multi-day walking experience where everything is 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.


Johanna Seaside

Accommodation close to the trail

Johanna Seaside is situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road at Johanna, between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. The property provides both a seaside and rural experience, with guest accommodation in a magnificent coastal setting. Guests will stay in The Valley, a spacious five-bedroom home, nestled between the valley and Johanna Beach featuring a stunning open-plan kitchen with a large living and dining area, an outdoor entertaining area, and an indoor heated swimming pool.
*Please note: Single supplements will stay in an alternative accommodation on the same property called The Farm House. All meals and social activities will still take place at the main accommodation.

Wow-Mazing Inclusions

Twelve Apostles Helicopter Experience

Life’s An Adventure always include a Wow-Mazing experience so that you that your journey is a truly inspirational. 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. Note: If you don’t like helicopters we will discount your walk when booking.


Meals and wine included

on the tour

During your walk enjoy breakfast and dinner at your accommodation.

Packed lunches will be prepared to carry with you.

Flexible Walking

and personalised Tours

Our tours are designed to be suit your needs with flexible walking options each day, where you can choose a shorter day or extra afternoon walking.


Our CEO Guides

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.


21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.


Genuinely all-inclusive

Nothing more to pay

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 and on day 3 your stunning helicopter flight is part of your tour package.

No Credit Cards fees.



Cancel for any Reason Option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
3 Day Great Ocean walk

Your 3 day walking holiday includes:

  • Fully supported Pack-Free walk with no overnight packs to carry
  • Helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles
  • 2 nights at Johanna Seaside – The Valley
  • 3 lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • 2 x dinners served with wine
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy while walking
  • Professionally guided by local guides – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers to and from Melbourne CBD
Day One: Melbourne - Parker River
3 Day Great Ocean walk



TRAIL DETAILS: 6kms. 3 hours. Easy Grade 2.

TERRAIN: This walk stays high and behind the sea cliff for its full duration except where we descend to beautiful Crayfish Bay for a short break. There are a couple of sets of steps but mostly the track is very gently undulating with a firm, sandy surface.

WALK ITINERARY: Meet your guides at 7.30am at The Langham Melbourne. From here, we transfer to the Great Ocean Road with short stops along the way at Anglesea and Apollo Bay, before arriving at Parker River. Our first walk takes us to Point Franklin and Crayfish Bay. Crayfish Bay offers beautiful vistas and rock ledges hiding clear salt-water pools, and is often used for snorkelling and spear-fishing activities. The area used to house some beach shacks, occupied by local fishermen, but these were removed when the area became part of the National Park. This section of the Great Ocean Walk mostly follows the cliff line and affords superb views of the ocean where the foliage clears; we may also see koalas relaxing in the trees. The track is gently undulating, with a firm, sandy surface, interspersed with some sets of wooden steps/staircases. Afterwards, we transfer further to our accommodation at the stunning Johanna Seaside property. Tonight enjoy dinner prepared by our guides. Sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow companions.


Day Two: Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head. Optional walk: Gables Lookout and Wreck Beach
3 Day Great Ocean walk

TRAIL DETAILS: 13km.  6 hours plus breaks. Medium to Hard Grade. Grade 3 Terrain.

TERRAIN: This walk commences in a forest setting but becomes progressively steeper as we approach Milanesia Beach. After a short beach walk, there is some steady climbing on a firm track of compacted earth with several sets of steps. It remains undulating, on a stable surface, for the entire journey today, giving the benefit of distant views ahead and behind us.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Optional longer walk available: there may be an option to add an additional 6km to today’s walk, to finish at Wreck Beach. Please discuss doing this option with your guide on evening of day 1.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning, enjoy breakfast, before setting out on our day’s walk, which will be the most challenging of the tour. We will depart the lodge at 830am to enable an early start on the trail. You will see spectacular and isolated areas of the Great Ocean Walk, traversing from Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head on an undulating trail that is usually compact and stable. We begin surrounded by beautiful coastal forest as we trend downhill to the isolated tranquility of Milanesia Beach, where a short wander along the sand brings us to our first climb for the day – a steady ascent on a firm track with several sets of steps. The trail continues to undulate on a generally stable surface for the full journey, dissected by gullies, featuring Rough Tree Ferns and other lush flora, as well as drier sclerophyll forests. Our climbs regularly afford us spectacular views along the coast in both directions. An ascent of 138 steps and an additional small climb brings us to one of the official GOW campsites at Ryans Den. Typically our lunch spot, this high point provides an expansive outlook of our surrounds, and the chance to recharge our batteries for the 2nd half of today’s walk. We mostly follow the coastline from here, heading west toward Cape Volney and beyond, alternating between high points and shady gullies, with a final stepped climb to emerge onto Moonlight Head, where we can celebrate our achievements with incredible views once again. With our accommodation located nearby, we can take some time-out to freshen up and enjoy some afternoon tea. Later in the day, we can explore the area a little further, with a visit to nearby Wreck Beach to learn more of the local maritime history and view remnants of past shipwrecks, including well-preserved anchors. This involves approximately 1.5km of additional walking, as well as scaling a series of 300+ steps that lead to and from the beach. Tonight after dinner, relax and enjoy reflecting on your day, and the wonderful experience you shared with your fellow hikers.


Day Three: Princetown to Gibson’s Steps. 12 Apostles & Helicopter Ride
3 Day Great Ocean walk

TRAIL DETAILS: 6km walk. 3 hours plus breaks. Easy Grade 2.

TERRAIN: Very similar gradient to Day 1 through coastal bushland. Along this section of track, various surface treatments have been used to keep us on a firm footing. Otherwise, it is a firm compacted surface throughout as we approach the Twelve Apostles. Several sets of stone steps are encountered, and at Gibson’s Steps, where we view the rock stacks Gog and Magog, there are around 50 steps descending to the beach.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we depart from the accommodation at 8:30am and drive a short distance west for our final walking experience of the tour: Princetown to Gibson’s Steps/12 Apostles. This dramatically beautiful final section of the walk is a fitting finale to our 3-days, starting on boardwalk that crosses the pristine wetlands of the Gellibrand River, which supports extensive bird and aquatic life. The trail winds through coastal scrub and follows the cliff tops on varying surfaces of compacted earth or board-walked path, providing fabulous views. The spectacular vistas ultimately include the famous Apostles, rising majestically from the Southern Ocean. Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs over millions of years, the rugged splendour of these ancient sea-stacks is striking to the eye. At Gibson’s Steps, we descend approximately 50 man-made steps to the beach to view the stunning limestone cliffs from below. We also experience a closer view of the impressive sea-stacks of Gog and Magog, not strictly included as Apostles, but worth a look, all the same. On completion of our morning walk, we enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight over the Apostles and surrounding coastline a fabulous way to gain a true perspective of the grandeur of this region. A short drive takes us to Loch Ard Gorge, where we enjoy our final lunch together on the beach, if conditions are suitable. We then return to Melbourne via the inland route, with a short break at the little hamlet of Winchelsea, usually arriving at The Langham Melbourne at approximately 5.30pm the end of a wonderful journey.

FINISH TIME: Arrive back at The Langham Melbourne at approximately 5.30pm

More information on this area: For more information on this area you can visit this local Great Ocean Walk website.


.. and the resultCustomer Testimonials
A fantastic tour, the guides were great, the group were fantastic and all seemed to have a similar fitness level. The walk was excellent and the helicopter ride was the cherry on top - an amazing experience!!! Accommodation was great - very modern.

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Guides Richard and Moira really made this a great trip - they helped create a great atmosphere in our group. They were attentive and easy going and happy to share information and assist where needed.

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Our guides, Richard and Moira were fabulous. They were informative, organised and kept a good pace for all. Nice new bus too. Loved the plant info (incl Latin names!) and animal sightings. Other guests were interesting and friendly. Weather was also in our favour. Couldn’t fault it.

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Richard and Andrew were fantastic - informative, caring and accommodating. The accommodation was beautiful, and Room 1 was sensational. Meals were great, and my special dietary requirements were honoured and respected. I would highly recommend the tour to family & friends.

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Tour Availability

We run regular weekly tours from September to mid-May every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Our once a year sale is on now with fantastic Super Earlybird savings of up to $1000 per couple or $500 per person available on September 2024 to May 2025 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.

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Super Earlybird prices available on next season’s departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
Price: $259 per person.

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking.


*Please note: Due to limited rooms at the main house, single supplements will be staying at a different accommodation on the same property. All meals and social activities will still take place at the main accommodation.

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

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10 – 12 participants

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Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • 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.

Credit for cancelled activities

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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