Update on Great Ocean Road fires – situation has returned to normal and the fires were in areas that don’t affect the Great Ocean Walk and our walking trips there. The recent fires were burning around 20 kms East of Apollo Bay, and travelling further East towards Lorne (40+ kms away from Apollo Bay). All […]
Parks Victoria have been doing a wonderful, on going job with improvements to the GOW track and facilities, with more benches and rest platforms added this year. The viewing platform at the walk’s end overlooking the Twelve Apostles has also been upgraded with a finished stone floor and improved seating. It makes for the best […]
Australian fur seals seem to have made a home on Wreck Beach and been spotted a few times by groups walking on this spectacular remote beach. Often they make a dash from their resting place to the safety of the sea when they see walkers approaching, as they are unaccustomed to humans here. If you […]
There is now a TrailRider All Terrain Wheelchair to be located at the Apollo Bay Visitors Information Centre. This wheelchair is free to hire (with a small deposit) and can be used on a number of different walking tracks and in a variety of locations. Read the full article here.
Walk For Wellness 2014 – with RAW Travel By event participant Paige Fitzroy. On Friday 21 November (2014), a group of 11 patients, staff, family and friends of Epworth set off on the 2014 Walk for Wellness along Victoria’s magnificent Great Ocean Walk to raise funds to assist country patients to gain access to cancer […]
Training walk – Special Camino weekend at the Great Ocean Walk Get ready for your Camino trip and walk “your way” along the beautiful Great Ocean Walk. This weekend will have you experiencing the art of walking and will help you prepare and educate you for your Camino adventure. Dates: March 20th – 22nd, 2015 See website for full details […]
Spoil the one you love You’ll find plenty to love at Raw Travel this Valentine’s Day. This year, treat your special someone to 2 nights accommodation in beautiful Victorian coastal bushland amongst koalas and see nature at its best. The 3 day Great Ocean Walk Couples weekend welcomes all couples. Dates: February 13th – 15th, 2015 See […]
Parks Victoria wish to advise the Great Ocean Walk track in the Great Otway National Park is currently extremely slippery, river levels are high and there are trees down across the track. The section of walk from Milanesia Track to Ryans Den has been particularly compromised by severe weather. It is not recommended to attempt […]
The Great Ocean Walk section from Castle Cove to Rotten Point has been widened, regraded, and realigned and drainage improved.
The Sand Road bridge between Aire River East and West is now open to vehicles with a 2 ton and 2.1m height limit. A high-limit gantry has been erected.
The Aire River East Campground is now open to vehicles. The lower campsites are closed due to wet conditions, but the picnic area and a limited number of campsites on the higher area are open.
We have been informed that there will be some delays on parts of the great ocean road and that our guides are aware of these and will make alternative arrangements to keep our walking trips on track. http://www.standard.net.au/story/2587279/road-works-to-limit-great-ocean-road-traffic/?cs=72
Track upgrade works on the 4.1km section of track between Milanesia and Ryans Den on the Great Ocean Walk commenced 22 September and are expected to take up to six weeks to complete. The walk will remain open however there may be machinery on the track. Signs and traffic controllers will be advising walkers of […]
Parks Victoria has announced that the Milanesia to Ryans Den section will undergo a track upgrade commencing Monday, 22 September. Works are expected to take up to six weeks. The track upgrade will include track regrading, widening and reforming, drainage, minor realignments and step-planking boardwalks. The walk will remain open to walkers along these sections […]
Parks Victoria has announced that the Castle Cove to Rotten Point section will undergo track upgrades commencing Tuesday 29 April. Works are expected to take between four to six weeks. These track upgrades include: Upgrading approximately 3 to 3.5km of walking track between Castle Cove and Rotten Point to a width of 1,200mm; Undertaking all […]
Aire River East Campground is closed to vehicles due to wet conditions. The campground remains accessible for walk-in camping. (2 June 2014)
Over the summer Parks Victoria have installed seats at five strategic locations on the section from Elliot River to Blanket Bay. (14 March 2014)
The section from Milanesia Beach to Ryans Den has been slashed over the past week and now the whole Walk is in excellent condition. (26 February 2014)