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Walk itineraries

Choose from these suggested Great Ocean Walk itineraries to help you plan your hiking adventure according to how much time you have to spend and how frequently you'd like to stop and camp overnight in the natural environment.

One night, two day walks

Option 1 – Shelly Beach to Cape Otway
Tall forest and coastal woodland. Koala viewing opportunities. Fee applies for entry to Cape Otway Lightstation. Stay overnight at Blanket Bay Great Ocean Walk campsite.

Option 2 – Cape Otway to Johanna Beach
Coast and heathland walk. Some beach walking. Fee applies for entry to Cape Otway Lightstation. Stay overnight at Aire River Great Ocean Walk campsite.

Option 3 – Milanesia Beach to Moonlight Head
Isolated with spectacular views. Undulating with some steep sections. Stay overnight at Ryans Den Great Ocean Walk campsite.

Two night, three day walks

Option 1 – Apollo Bay to Cape Otway
Tall forests and coastal woodland. Fee applies for entry to Cape Otway Lightstation. Spend the first night at Elliot Ridge Great Ocean Walk campsite and the second at Blanket Bay Great Ocean Walk campsite.

Option 2 – Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach
Coast and heathland walk. Koala viewing opportunities. Spend the first night at Cape Otway Great Ocean Walk campsite and the second at Aire River Great Ocean Walk campsite.

Option 3 – Milanesia Beach to Glenample
Spectacular views. Undulating with some steep sections. Takes hikers to the end of the walk within sight of the 12 Apostles. Spend the first night at Ryans Den Great Ocean Walk campsite and the second at Devils Kitchen Great Ocean Walk campsite.

Three night, four day walk

Shelly Beach to Johanna Beach
Tall forest, coast and heathland walk. Koala viewing opportunities. Spend three nights at Blanket Bay, Cape Otway and Aire River Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

Four night, five day walks

Option 1 – Apollo Bay to Johanna Beach
Coast, tall forest and heathland walk. Spend four nights at Elliot Ridge, Blanket Bay, Cape Otway and Aire River Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

Option 2 – Cape Otway to Glenample
Coast and heathland walk. Spectacular views. Fee applies for entry to Cape Otway Lightstation. Route takes you to end of walk within sight of the 12 Apostles. Spend four nights at Aire River, Johanna Beach, Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

Five night, six day walks

Apollo Bay to Glenample
Requires a 24.7-kilometre walk on day two, and 25.1-kilometre walk on day three. Spend five nights at Elliot Ridge, Cape Otway, Johanna Beach, Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

Six night, seven day walk

Option 1 – Apollo Bay to Glenample
Requires a 24.7-kilometre walk on day two. Spend six nights at Elliot Ridge, Cape Otway, Aire River, Johanna Beach, Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

Option 2 – Apollo Bay to Glenample
Requires a 25.1-kilometre walk on day four. Spend six nights at Elliot Ridge, Blanket Bay, Cape Otway, Johanna Beach, Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

Seven night, eight day walk

Apollo Bay to Glenample
Coast and heathland walk. Spectacular views. Takes you to the end of the walk within sight of the 12 Apostles. Spend seven nights at Elliot Ridge, Blanket Bay, Cape Otway, Aire River, Johanna Beach, Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen Great Ocean Walk campsites respectively.

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Outdoor activities

Camping

Sleep under the stars in the Great Ocean Road region at camping grounds deep in the Otways or park your campervan on a tranquil beachside bush site.

Walking & hiking

Surf Coast Walk

Stroll along sandy beaches beneath towering cliffs or take in fine views of the Surf Coast from above the crashing waves against rocky headlands.

Destinations

Apollo Bay

Base yourself in Apollo Bay at the foothills of the Otways to explore the Great Ocean Road region, 12 Apostles or stopover on the Great Ocean Walk.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.