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Welcome to www.greatoceanwalk.info here you will find the most inspiring and comprehensive information about hiking the Great Ocean Walk. Enjoy the journey.
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THE GREAT OCEAN WALK

The Great Ocean Walk (Great Ocean Road 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 Great Ocean Walk offers completely different perspectives, far from the roads and people.

This inspiring 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 Great Ocean Walk 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 or by bike. If you decide to travel by bike ensure you speak to your local bike accessories shop to know the essentials you may need.

Here you can find great information relating to the route and stages, specialist expert guides, accommodation (luxury or budget), food, transport, maps, distances, appropriate equipment, safety, communications, weather and tide information, Camping permits and much much more.

When you are ready to experience this wonderful part of Victoria’s coastline you can find information on RAW Travel’s range of  highly rated guided and self-guided tour and trip options for your consideration.

In October 2021 severe weather has resulted in the closure of a section of the Great Ocean Walk between Johanna beach and Ryan’s Den due to a landslip and fallen trees. (This does not affect the majority of the track, almost 90% is still open for walkers.)   An estimated re-open date for this section has now been given by Parks Victoria for Jan 28 2022.

GREAT OCEAN WALK ROUTE

Great Ocean Walk Map

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

Day WALKS

Discover the many one day walking itineraries.

Independent trips

Learn more about walking independently.

The Route

Discover maps and trip notes on each section.

Accommodation

Compare accommodation and lodgings along the Great Ocean Walk.

Guided Walks

Discover the benefits of walking with a guide.

TRANSPORT

Learn more about shuttle bus options between sections of the Great Ocean Walk. 

SAFETY

Key safety requirements of the walk

Local Experts

Guided expert experiences of the GOW

WHEN TO GO

Learn about the advantages of each season on the Great Ocean Road Walk.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Be sure to watch the video below from RAW Travel on the Great Ocean Road Walk sections and scenery and you’ll get a good idea of what to expect.  

Learn more about this incredible walk with Will Cox, a Park’s Victoria Ranger 

GOW INSPIRATION

Image Gallery

See all the highlights of the Great Ocean Walk.

Video Gallery

We have curated the best YouTube videos of the GOW.

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Self-guided walk with RAW Travel

November 11, 2021

Thank you for all the organisation that meant everything went so smoothly. We had a great time, finding some sections a bit challenging especially the weather on the final day. Our drivers Lee and Drew were fabulous, so helpful and knowledgeable about each section of the walk. Our accommodation was great, the food at Chi Medicinal Farm to die for. We would certainly recommend your company to anyone wishing to complete a walk. We’ll be looking at some of your other opinions for future adventures. Thanking you again

Jenny and Pat McAloon

WOW – You must complete this walk end to end

August 24, 2018

We saw a window of incredible weather and decided to head back down to the Great Ocean Walk and complete it end to end! Winter wonderland with minimal tourists at the end of the work was a bonus!

Margaret

The Great Ocean Walk was incredible

May 24, 2018

The greatoceanwalk.info website was super helpful in assisting us to plan the most exceptional Great Ocean Walk trip. We decided to book a 6 day guided walk with RAW Travel. Eric our guide was the best we could not imagine how we would of completed this walk without his encouragement.

Judy

Thank you GOW.info

April 17, 2018

Thank you to the creators of greatoceanwalk.info for helping us plan our independent camping trip of the Great Ocean Walk.

Tim

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