Great Ocean Walk
Destination: Great Ocean Walk, Victoria
Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
In the Great Otway National Park lives the Great Ocean Walk. Spanning from Apollo Bay through to the Twelve Apostles. The trail mostly follows the coastline through temperate rainforest and sandy shores. We’ve chosen sections we regard as highlights. Every day is different, from the terrain to the view from our trail.
Together, with a maximum of 11 ladies, you will be hiking 8 - 14 kms per day carrying a light day pack. The trail traverses over undulating hills and sometimes on the sand which will challenge some. We recommend this journey for active women, ideally but not necessarily, with some previous hiking experience.
What to Expect
Day ONE: Meet at mid-morning for a light snack and briefing. Spectacular views as we begin today looking out from cliff-tops. The afternoon sees us arrive at our cottages by foot as we meet up with the sand, walking alongside a powerful ocean at Johanna Beach.
Day TWO: Today we start our walk from our cottage. Passing the beach and winding our way through the countryside to begin, passing through farmland, a remote beach, and an uphill push in the afternoon to Ryan’s Den.
Day THREE: We begin today back at Ryan's Den, making our way passed the spectacular views of Moonlight head. We will keep an eye on the tides and have the option to stay in the bush or head down onto Wreck Beach, for some more sand walking and clues as to how this area got the title of the Shipwreck Coast.
Day FOUR: For our final day we will make our way to back to Princetown to start our days walk. From the Gellibrand River, it's on to the ultimate crescendo as we close in on the Twelve Apostles.
You will work for your supper but with minimal strain on your body - light packs and friendly hiking terrain. We leave plenty of time to reach camp, so distances are physically challenging but very obtainable.
We've had ladies in their early-30s upto their late-60s loving these trips, so if you’re active and have previous hiking experience, this is the trip for you. Still unsure? Get in touch and we can talk it over.
Health & Wellbeing
The food is cooked fresh, plant-based and organic (where possible). Menu collaborated with our knowledge of what keeps well in the bush and nutritionist, Steph Wearne’s, expert advice.
At our cottage, you will have access to yoga mats, a foam roller and suggested sequences. Our days are active, hiking for most of the day. With small packs and plenty of rests, you will end the day feeling good.
All Women of Wander journeys include nutritious food and experienced guides. Below is a complete list of inclusions specific to this journey.
Maximum group size of 11
4 x days of guided hiking
All meals (3 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 3 x dinner & snacks)
3 x nights of cottage style accommodation (own room)
Guide books and map access
Park Victoria trail fees
Shuttle to the trail each day
What People Say
"I've sent my kids on so many adventures but never thought I'd do something similar. It took a push to get me there but I'm so glad I went along with it. Cass (WoW) made it more achievable and comfortable than I thought possible.
I couldn’t recommend the experience more highly. I can’t wait to go again"
— Alex Wood
Date & Price
Cost: $1,699 per person
12 - 15 November 2023 (sold out)
Women of Wander acknowledges the Gadubanud & Girai wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land in which we walk. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that Aboriginal people have cared for and protected this land we call home since the dreaming. Their connections to the land, animals, seas and waterways was and continues to be a part of their being and we thank them for their significant contributions to the landscape we will move through on this journey.