• Great Ocean Walk - The Apostles
    Great Ocean Walk - The Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Currently there are 8 apostles left but the name remains as does the fame and attraction of this wonderful natural formation.
  • Great Ocean Walk - Milanesia Beach
    Great Ocean Walk - Milanesia Beach
    Melanesia Beach is located in a bay between Lion Headland and Bowker Point. The beach is backed by steep, forested slopes and Nettle Pass valleys that drains Melanesia into running creeks that sometimes forms a small lagoon behind the beach.
  • Great Ocean Walk - Crayfish Bay
    Great Ocean Walk - Crayfish Bay
    A steep beach, deep water lying between the beach and the reefs 50m offshore. At the western end of the bay, next to the point, is a second 70 m long beach. On the western side of Crayfish Point is the third small beach, a 50 m strip of protruding sand surrounded by rock platforms and backed by the point.
  • Great Ocean Walk - Cape Otway
    Great Ocean Walk - Cape Otway
    Cape Otway is part of the Great Otway National Park features rainforest and streams in the Otway Ranges, and extends right down to the coast where a rugged coastline meets with pockets of sandy beaches. One of Cape Otway's most popular attractions is the Cape Otway Lightstation. It began operating in 1848,
  • Great Ocean Walk - Wreck Beach
    Great Ocean Walk - Wreck Beach
    Over 350 steps descend down to Wreck Beach, and you will be rewarded with the anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and the Fiji (shipwrecks).
  • Great Ocean Road trip
    Great Ocean Road trip
    Why not take an extended trip along one of the World's great drives while you are coming to the area for your Great Ocean Walk. The walk sits approximately mid way along the main attractions of the Great Ocean Road so it's easily combined with sightseeing of the many other local attractions.
  • Cape Otway Lighthouse
    Cape Otway Lighthouse
    The oldest surviving light-station in mainland Australia, Cape Otway Light-station has been in continuous operation since 1848. Perched on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide.
  • Wallabies
    Wallabies
    Found along numerous areas of the track but most commonly at Cape Otway.
  • Great Ocean Walk
    Great Ocean Walk
    The Great Ocean Walk takes is some truly spectacular coastline and scenery.
  • Great Ocean Walk
    Great Ocean Walk
    Sunset on the Great Ocean Walk
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A comprehensive guide to the Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk is Victoria's premier long distance walk, hugging the dramatic coastline between Apollo Bay and the landmark Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. It offers a great variety of contrasting habitats, historical interest points, wildlife and beautiful remote beaches to explore - bounded by the wild Great Southern Ocean. Many people are familiar with the Great Ocean Road but the Walk offers completely different perspectives, far from the roads and people. The Great Ocean Walk can be tackled as an extended trip of up to 7-8 days or broken down into smaller sections and day hikes, with accommodation options nearby accessed from the Great Ocean Road. This web site is intended to provide useful information to the would-be walker and help you get the most from your exploration of this fabulous walk and coastline, whether you are panning on undertaking an organised tour or walking independently.

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