Moderate Terrain: 6-10 Miles Daily
The wild coast of Australia’s state of Victoria has long been hidden from view, an unspoiled green ribbon of rolling hills sandwiched between the scenic Great Ocean Road and the tempestuous surf of the Southern Ocean. Today, walkers can experience the primitive and pristine beauty of this beautiful corner of Great Otway National Park, thanks to the recently completed Great Ocean Walk. Lace up your boots to explore almost 60 miles of untouched wilderness, choosing high trails over towering sea cliffs or beach hikes alongside crashing surf. From the charming village of Apollo Bay to the famed Twelve Apostles sea stacks, this is some of the most remote and remarkable terrain you’re ever likely to traverse. Using rustic, homestead-style lodgings in sparsely populated seaside towns as your base, you’ll hike through primeval manna gum forests where koalas linger high in the canopy and past wide grassland grazed by kangaroos. Trace heathland ablaze with vibrant wildflowers and lush wetlands where rivers and waterfalls meet the sea. Marvel at shipwrecked anchors cemented in beach sand and stroll through working farmlands. But perhaps the real beauty of hiking the undulating Great Ocean Walk is this: few people have walked it before you, and it is pure privilege to count yourself among the first to witness its magnificence.
8 days, 7 nights
FROM $3,798 USD
per person, double occupancy
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