Great Ocean Walk End To End – Self-Guided
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.
Our Great Ocean road group trips will operate again from September 2020 and self -guided Great Ocean Walks from July 2020. See trip pages for individual departure dates or call and talk to one of our specialists (03) 5976 3763
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Light Station is Australia's oldest and most important lighthouse.
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.
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!
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.
View our exclusive guide to everything you need to know about experiencing the Great Ocean Walk with RAW Travel's guided or self-guided trips.
Our stand-out advantage is our local staff who have led and supported countless walkers on the Great Ocean Walk, with 11 years' experience operating groups and supporting independent walkers.