Park Trek walking holidays, Australia
Email info@parktrek.com.au | Call us on (03) 5639 2615
Duration: 7 days
Location: Ex Melbourne
Price: from $2,350 including GST
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Take up the challenge to complete one of Australia’s great journeys – The Great Ocean Walk.The seven day end to end trip traverses the entire 105km coastal trail. Come and join this Park Trek tour, it will be an experience you will not forget.

The seven day end to end trip traverses the entire 105km coastal trail. Come and join this Park Trek tour, it will be an experience you will not forget.

Trip Dates 2018

  • Tuesday 20 to Monday 26 February – Women’s Only (Adventurous Women)
  • Thursday 11 to Wednesday 17 October

Tour inclusions

  • Three nights at Cape Otway Lightstation, two nights motel-style accommodation at Port Campbell.
  • Afternoon at Twelve Apostles
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 two-course dinners included (dinner on last night at own expense)
  • Tour the historic Cape Otway Lightstation
  • All transport and guiding (pick up and drop off in central Melbourne)
  • Plenty of trail mix, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles, tea/coffee

Itinerary

DAY 1 – 8km (moderate)

Depart Melbourne 7.30am

Morning tea – Anglesea

Walk: Apollo Bay to Shelley Beach

Through the Marengo foreshore, past secluded beaches and onto the Otway rainforest.

Lunch on the trail

Two-course dinner prepared by your guides

Overnight accommodation Cape Otway Lightstation

DAY 2 – 18.5km (moderate)

Walk: Shelley Beach to Parker Inlet

Walk through a heavily forested section of the Great Otway National Park where huge Mountain Ash trees tower overhead. On to Blanket Bay to dip your toes in the ocean and finish at Parker River Inlet. It is common to spot echidna, black wallaby and variety of birdlife on today’s walk.

Lunch on the trail

Two-course dinner prepared by guides

Overnight accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation

DAY 3 – 16 kms (moderate)

Walk: Parker River Inlet to Aire River

Today’s walk depends on the tide –  travel along the waters’ edge or take the cliff top past groves of manna gum filled with koalas. The afternoon walk is along the cliff tops above Station Beach.

Morning tea at Cape Otway Lightstation

Lunch on the trail

Two-course dinner prepared by guides

Overnight accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation

DAY 4 – 13.5 – 16.5km (moderate)

Walk: Aire River to Johanna Seaside Cottages, via Johanna Beach

Climb through a sheltered grove of tea tree, to see spectacular ocean panoramas of the rugged coastline. Pass through Castle Cove and finish at Johanna Beach where it’s just 500m to our accommodation. See seals and dolphins playing in the surf find birds of prey hovering above.

Lunch on the trail

Two-course dinner prepared by guides

Overnight accommodation at Cape Otway Lightstation

DAY 5 – 12-20km (12km moderate/hard; 8km hard)

Walk: Johanna Beach to Moonlight Head via Ryan’s DenThis is one of the most spectacular sections of the entire

This is one of the most spectacular sections of the entire walk. You can opt out of the first part of the walk that takes you from Johanna to the start of Milanesia Beach. If you choose to walk this section you will be rewarded with rolling hills, clear views and kangaroos grazing.

Lunch on the trail

Two-course dinner prepared by guides

Overnight accommodation at Loch Ard Motor Inn, Port Campbell

DAY 6 – 12 – 16.5km (moderate)

Walk: Moonlight Head to Princetown

Wander from Moonlight Head through to the Gables Lookout. The second half of the morning brings you to Wreck Beach, see the two shipwrecks that lie submerged and continue to the Devils Kitchen.

Lunch on the trail

Afternoon tea at Princetown

Afternoon at the Twelve Apostles

Dinner at local hotel (own expense).

Overnight accommodation at Loch Ard Motor Inn, Port Campbell

DAY 7 – 8.5km (moderate)

Walk: Princetown to the Twelve ApostlesWalk through coastal heath and past dramatic coastal views to see the stacks of the Twelve Apostles come into view.

Walk through coastal heath and past dramatic coastal views to see the stacks of the Twelve Apostles come into view.

Lunch at a purpose built platform with views of the Twelve Apostles.

Depart for Melbourne – (arrive approximately 5.30pm).

Return transfer to Melbourne CBD central drop off location.

Guest note

Single Supplement is $390.00 for 6 nights.

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Thank you for such a great trip . I loved it. I found parts quite challenging but the rest I managed OK, albeit with a few groans whenever I saw an incline. The trip was incredibly well-organised and our guides Cindy and Ann did a brilliant job with the guiding, organising and cooking!

Accommodation was great too – loved the history and staying at the lightstation is wonderful and a first for me.

Caroline – Great Ocean Walk