Great Ocean Walk - 4 day

4 days - Departing Melbourne
Great Ocean Walk - 4 day


4 days - Departing Melbourne
Level of Difficulty Moderate
  • Day 1:
    Blanket Bay to Parker Inlet/Cape Otway 7km
  • Day 2:
    Cape Otway to Aire River; Castle Cove to Johanna Beach 17km
  • Day 3:
    Milanesia Beach to Ryans Den; Moonlight Head to The Gables 13km
  • Day 4:
    Wreck Beach to The Twelve Apostles 16km

About This Tour

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For more frequent departures please see our 3 day walk, which uses accommodation at Cape Otway.

The Great Ocean Walk has deservedly become one of the Great Walks of Australia since it opened in 2006. The sheer variety of experiences along the walk make it quite unique: abundant wildlife, shipwrecks, tall forests, huge sea cliffs and a spectacularly eroded coastline backed by beautiful countryside. It truly is a hike that offers something for everyone.

Our 4 day hike will show you the very best sections of the Great Ocean Walk and showcases the amazingly diverse scenery it offers, from the Cape Otway forests and lighthouse to rugged seacliffs and remote beaches littered with shipwreck artefacts. Not to mention the prolific wildlife and staggering variety of plants and trees. As well as being accompanied by our highly experienced eco- certified guide you'll have talks from two local experts, a Shipwreck historian born in the Cape Otway lighthouse and a local Koori guide who will give you both interesting and entertaining insights into the significance of this area.

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Expert Guides
On our first day we walk with a local shipwreck historian who was born at Cape Otway and has an excellent knowledge of the environment and both the human and natural history of this unique area. This sets the scene for the following day's walks which progressively become more spectacular and demanding as we head westwards. Along our route you'll find evidence of shipwrecks from the 1800's and Aboriginal middens dating back thousands of years.

The beauty of the Great Ocean Walk is that the scenery and habitats change each day so there is a real variety of experiences. At times you'll be hiking through river estuaries, other times following a path through grass tree forests or a cliff top walk. There are several beach walks including the remote Wreck Beach, where tides and times permit! We call in at the end of the trip to The Twelve Apostles before returning to Melbourne.

Our 4 day walk is based at the historic Cape Otway Lighthstation, you'll stay in comfortable accommodation in the lighthouse precincts. A wonderful place to experience the rich seafaring history of the area. The Lightstation has rooms with shared bathrooms and it's own kitchen and dining / sitting areas. In the daytime there is a onsite cafe and access to the historic exhibitions as well as the light house itself. On this trip you'll have a maximum of 10 guests.

You'll enjoy plentiful food of fresh local ingredients so that your exercise is well rewarded. Evening meals are either cooked onsite or taken out at local eateries. A full breakfast spread (both cooked and continental) is provided each day. Rest stops include hot and cold beverages, fresh fruit, snacks and sports supplements. We don't skimp on the quality of the food that we provide and realise the importance of plentiful, good nutrition when you're hiking and the only complaint we've ever had is that people put weight on because the meals are that good!

Tailored walking
RAW's Great Ocean Walk is achievable by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. There are rest stops where the vehicle meets us and pull out points so there is no pressure to walk the entire way - you only hike as much as you'd like to. You can walk extra distance should you wish to and you'll only need to carry a day pack. We vary the day's walks according to the wishes of the group and taking into account local weather conditions. Our guides and drivers are not only professional and knowledgeable but also place a high emphasis on guests' enjoyment and having fun during your walk. We want this to be a memorable holiday for you. The Great Ocean Walk is an inspiring journey that immerses you in natural beauty, with a warm bed and great food at the end of each day.

We also have 3 day departures based at Cape Otway and 7 day departures which cover all 104km of the Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to The Twelve Apostles over 7 spectacular day's walking. Also a new 5 day trip that combines walking with other attractions in the region. See our Great Ocean Walk page.

For comprehensive information on the Great Ocean Walk with detailed descriptions of the routes and sights, local attractions, flora and fauna & other information please visit: Great Ocean Walk Information website.

Minimum Numbers and Interstate Visitors
Please note that the minimum group size required for each departure is 5 people.It is very rare that we have to cancel departures due to insufficient numbers but it can happen. In the event we do not reach minimum numbers you can either choose another departure or get a full refund. If you are travelling from interstate please check with us on numbers before booking flights.

Single Travellers
RAW Travel welcomes single travellers (most of our customers travel solo) and does not charge solo travellers a supplement. You will always be paired up with other travellers of the same sex on a twin or triple share basis. Most of our travellers join trips on their own seeking a social experience!

If you get a group of 10 people together you can travel for free as the 10th person!

The right people on the right trip
It's important that you select a trip that is suitable to your experience, abilities and expectations. In order to help you assess whether a trip is the right one for you it's vital that you download and read our trip notes before booking. In the trip notes you'll find descriptions of the accommodation, food and difficulty rating for each trip.

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Cilla Campbell, 4 Day - April 2015
Our cabins and meals at Bimbi Park were a high standard and it is impossible to say anything negative about this 4 day adventure.
THANK YOU RAW TRAVEL and I look forward to another adventure with you soon.
Sandra - NT March 2015
If you like to walk this is one walk not to miss! Travelling along the Great Ocean Road by car there is so much you don't see. The track covers some of the most spectacular scenery you are likely to see in Australia.

Being our first guided walk we were not sure what to expect but the tour exceeded our expectations.
RAW Travel took care of all aspects of the trip from comfortable accommodation at the Otway Lighthouse, good quality food, to transport.
Our guide Mitch was well organised and knowledgeable; from discussing the stunning landscapes, vegetation to native wild life. Lee, the driver kept us entertained with his sense of humour and funny stories.
Added bonus was meeting storytellers Richard and Mark- very different but equally interesting covering the history and culture of the region.
Thank you Mitch, Lee, Mark and Richard for a memorable 4 days. Would highly recommend this tour and I wouldn't hesitate to use RAW travel again.
Pamela Sinclair - April 2014
This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour with an excellent tour leader, delightful accommodation in the historic Cape Otway light station, good food and a gorgeous walk along a spectacular coastline. The walk was well paced and it accommodated the different walking speeds amongst the group members very well. I will recommend the GOW4 day tour to all of my friends without hesitation.
Sally McNally - Melbourne
"Keep up the excellent work RAW Travel. This trip was an amazing experience and a must for anyone interested in seeing the beautiful scenery and landscapes of Australia - and exploring Great Ocean Road or Cape Otway National Park. I would encourage anyone."
Kavita Mistry
"Each stretch of walk was different from the other. Met wonderful people from guides, locals and fellow walkers. Accommodation and host were excellent too. Beautiful settings and the weather was good to us too!!"
Mandy Arora
"Well done to Raw Travel! You have put together a great package, your guides were great company and experienced walkers. I must compliment you on your cook! What a feast. Your team is well organised and fun. I'll definitely choose another one of your exciting tours!"


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$1390 if booking 4 or more people together

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Whats Included?

  • Small guided group maximum 10 people
  • 3 nights shared accommodation
  • All meals as shown - delicious food
  • All transfers and return transport from Melbourne
  • Refreshment stops during walk
  • Experienced walking guide
  • Talk by local Shipwreck Historian
  • Talk by local indigenous guide
  • Cape Otway Lightstation tour
  • Driver & support vehicle throughout
  • Web gallery of trip photos to download
  • RAW Travel Donation to local conservation project
  • Maximum 10 guests

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