What makes the Great Ocean Walk unique is that it is one of the few walk-on, walk-off tracks available in
Victoria which means you have access to accommodation en route.
RAW Travel cabins on Great Ocean Walk
Camping & Permits
Places to Stay
If you are planning to walk and base yourself in accommodation along the way then we have listed a few options below. A week’s walk is best done by basing yourself at a few spots as you head westward such as such as Apollo Bay, Cape Otway, Johanna, Princetown, and Port Campbell.
Most tour operators use just one base for reasons of economy, the exceptions to this are RAW Travel
This is by no means an exhaustive list of accommodation – there are many more places to stay in Apollo Bay and Port Campbell especially – and you should consult an accommodation website such as stayz.com.au or the Apollo Bay Visitor Centre. For a comprehensive list of accommodation options in the Otway Ranges please click here.
Seaview Motel & Apartments – 6 Thomson Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233.
Ph: (03) 5237 6660 – www.seaviewmotel.com.au
Chris Beacon Point
Chris’s Beacon Point – 280 Skenes Creek Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233.
Ph: (03) 5237 6411 – www.chriss.com.au
The Cape has a limited amount of accommodation as development is restricted but there are some excellent options on offer.
Budget & Medium:
Cape Otway Ocean Lodge – 150 Bracks Access, Cape Otway, Victoria 3233.
Ph: (03) 5237 9272 – Cape Otway Ocean Lodge (Trip Advisor)
90 Manna Gum Drive, Cape Otway, Victoria 3233.
Ph:(03) 5237 9246 – www.bimbipark.com.au
To book visit: www.bimbipark.com.au
Cape Otway Lightstation
Escape to Cape Otway Lightstation and experience what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper in days gone by. Immerse yourself in history with Australia’s most significant and recognisable lighthouse right on your doorstep. Spectacular ocean views, lighthouse tours, wildlife, serenity, sunsets, peace and tranquillity will all be highlights of your stay. This is an excellent location to base yourself- central to the Great Ocean Road and most of the major tourist attractions in the Otways and also midway between the Surf Coast and the famous Shipwreck Coast and its many attractions including the Twelve Apostles.
Ph: (03) 52379240 – www.lightstation.com
Great Ocean ecolodge
Great Ocean Eco Lodge – 635 Otway Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway, Victoria 3233.
Ph: (03)5237 9297 – www.greatoceanecolodge.com.au
The Great Ocean Ecolodge is a magnificent multi award-winning environmentally sustainable guest house within the grounds of The Cape Otway Centre for Conservation Ecology. Adjoining the Great Otway National Park and close to the Great Ocean Walk, the Ecolodge is a certified Advanced Eco-tourism destination.
Aire River & Johanna Beach
Aire Valley Guest House – 2590 Great Ocean Road, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3238.
Ph: (03) 5237 9223 – www.airevalleyguesthouse.com.au
3815 Great Ocean Road, Johanna, 3238 Victoria.
Ph: (03) 52374213 – www.theboomerangs.com
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Accommodation for both luxury and budget walkers. Offering self-contained accommodation with balcony and a hot tub or spa bath, Southern Anchorage Retreat is located 5 minutes’ drive from the Great Ocean Road.
50 Parkers Access Track, 3237 Wattle Hill – www.southernanchorage.com
The 13th Apostle Backpackers Hostel – 5 Post Office Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269.
Ph: (03) 5598 8062 – www.the13thapostle.com.au
Apostles Camping Park & Cabins – 36 Post Office Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269. Ph: (03) 5598 8119 – www.apostlescampingpark.com.au
Ph: (03) 5598 8277 – www.twelveapostles.com.au
Ph: (03) 5598 8076 – www.12apostlessecretspot.com.au
Port Campbell Hostel – 18 Tregea Street, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269.
Ph: (03) 5598 6305 – www.portcampbellhostel.com.au
Loch Ard Motor Inn – 18 Lord Street Port Campbell Victoria 3269 (03)5598 6328 Absolute beach-front rooms with stunning bay views www.lochardmotorinn.com.au
Port Campbell Parkview Motel & Apartments – 4 Desaily Street, Port Campbell, 3269 Victoria.
Ph: (03) 5598 6445 – www.portcampbellaccommodation.com
Seafoam Villas – 14 Lord Street, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269.
Ph: (03) 5598 6413 – www.seafoamvillas.com.au
Help with Accommodation
If you would like any help with booking your accommodation you can contact the Apollo Bay Information Centre