GREAT OCEAN WALKS

TWO WALKS ALONG A WILD AND WONDERFUL COAST

The Shipwreck coast of Victoria is a wild and untamed land once you step away from the Great Ocean road. Two fantastic coastal walks take you on journeys rich in history and unspoilt natural wonders. Each day on the Great Ocean Walk or Great South West walk promises varied terrain and spectacular views.

The Great Ocean walk takes in the breathtaking coastal scenery from the Cape Otway Light Station and the Gibson Steps all the way to the 12 Apostles. Deserted wild beaches, sheer cliffs, shipwrecks, giant mountain ash forests, pristine river estuaries, abundant wildlife, dunes and coastal heathlands all await you on this exciting adventure. Explore beyond to the wild craggy coastline of the Great South West Walk. Discover the best of both walks on our Great Ocean Walk & Beyond and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture with guided visits to various places including  UNESCO World Heritage listed Lake Condah.

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Apollo Bay

This popular coastal town is the gateway to Victoria’s stunning Great Ocean Walk. Get ready for a walk of ever-changing landscapes, from giant rainforests and deserted wild beaches to rocky cliffs and coastal heathlands.

Parker Inlet

The secluded and postcard-worthy Parker Inlet on the Great Ocean Walk offers amazing geology and wildlife. Two lookouts along the way provide wonderful views into the estuary
and over the ocean.

 

Cape Otway

This is the southern tip of Victoria’s western coast, where the Southern Ocean collides with Bass Strait. To get here you’ll need to walk through the magical towering forests of mountain ash that characterise the Great Otway National Park. Perched on towering sea cliffs, the Cape Otway Lightstation is Australia’s oldest and most important lighthouse.

JOHANNA BEACH

After walking along the cliff tops through heathland and forests you’ll emerge onto the broad expanse of beautiful Johanna Beach – one of Australia’s best beaches for views and surf. The walk from here to Ryan’s Den is one of the wildest and most challenging sections of the Great Ocean Walk.

WRECK BEACH

The challenging descent to Wreck Beach brings you to the anchors of the shipwrecks Marie Gabrielle (1870) and Fiji (1890), embedded in the reef and visible at low tide. These are a real highlight of the Great Ocean Walk. Watch out for large waves!

TWELVE APOSTLES

This famous collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park is the end of the wild and wonderful Great Ocean Walk. Descend the stone staircase of the Gibson Steps for unique views of Gog and Magog.

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STRESS FREE & LOCAL SUPPORT

We've operated trips along Victoria's Great Ocean Walk since 2007. Our guides who lead our Great Ocean Walk trips are highly experienced and mature individuals who deliver an authentic, environmentally responsible and professional experience for our clients. We offer safety and local support, with RAW's private transfer vehicle, EPIRBs and our own walking app for self-guided walkers, and a satellite phone when you're with a group.

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TALKS WITH LOCAL EXPERTS

Our group trips feature informative and fun 'walk n' talks' from a local shipwreck historian born in the Cape Otway lighthouse and a local Indigenous cultural guide who join us along the route. The unique insights and local knowledge they provide to our clients are a highlight of our trips along the Great Ocean Walk. You'll come away with a much greater understanding of this amazing area's history, traditions and ecology.

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FLEXIBLE & TAILOR MADE

We offer flexibility with our trips; we listen to what you want and tailor the walking on the Great Ocean Walk to your ability and timeframes, giving you the experience you want, not what's easiest for us! All our guided trips include carefully planned itineraries and wonderful accommodation and meals that emphasize locally grown produce.

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HIGHEST STANDARDS

RAW Travel's Great Ocean Walks were advanced eco-certified from 2010 and in 2019 we became the only Australian walking company to attain the rigourous standard of Benefit Corp accreditation. Our trips are high-quality nature-based tourism experiences that are also measured on our contribution back to the environment and local communities.

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Great Ocean Walk

4 Days

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The Self-Guided Highlights Trip – Great Ocean Walk

Moderate Self-Guided
  • Personalised locally based service
  • Different accommodations booked along the route
  • Briefing from our knowledgeable local driver
  • Walk over half of the Great Ocean Walk
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$1,450.00

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4 Days

Great Ocean Walk

The Guided Highlights Trip – Great Ocean Walk

Guided Moderate
  • Embark on some of the best trails of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Conveniently located accommodation in Apollo Bay and Port Campbell
  • Learn about indigenous culture as you take a walk with a local elder
  • Discover the maritime history of the area with a resident shipwreck historian
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$1,625.00

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7 Days

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The End to End Self-Guided Trip – Great Ocean Walk

Moderate Self-Guided
  • Walk the full length of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Entry to the Cape Otway Lightstation
  • Emergency satellite messenger beacon
  • A moderate challenge from Apollo Bay to Twelve Apostles
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$2,395.00

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7 Days

Great Ocean Walk

The End to End Guided Trip – Great Ocean Walk

Guided History Moderate
  • Fully cooked breakfast provided every morning
  • Comfortable well-appointed accommodation
  • Gain insights; local history, culture, and landscape
  • Exclusives with our shipwreck historian & a local Indigenous Elder
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$2,895.00

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13 Days

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Great South West Walk – Self Guided

Moderate Self-Guided
  • 13 day day circular walk through Victoria’s Shipwreck coast
  • 262km of of fabulously varied coastal & inland trails
  • Four national parks , abundant fauna & flora
  • Accommodation in Portland and Nelson, daily transfers
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$2,995.00

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5 Days

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Great South West Walk – Guided

Guided Moderate
  • Discover wild dramatic coastlines  and white secluded beaches
  • Stroll quiet bushland trails in Mount Richmond National Park
  • Immerse yourself in 6,600 year-old UNESCO World Heritage listed Budj Bim
  • Spot Australian and New Zealand fur seals at Cape Bridgewater
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$1,995.00

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3 Days

Camino de Santiago

Camino Training – Great Ocean Walk

Guided Moderate Training
  • Camino-themed 3 day trip
  • Benefit from the experience of our Camino Specialists
  • Join other Camino pilgrims on a pre-travel training trip
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$1,350.00

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Discover Australia’s best coastal walk! Our comprehensive destination guide is bursting with inspiration, travel essentials, practical advice and more to help you prepare for a memorable journey along this breathtaking trail.

Each day on the Great Ocean Walk brings varied terrain and spectacular views – deserted wild beaches, sheer cliffs, shipwrecks and a historic lighthouse, giant mountain ash forests, pristine river estuaries, abundant wildlife, dunes and coastal heathlands. This is a walk of great variety as you hike towards the finish at the iconic 12 Apostles.

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