Great Ocean Walk - (3 days)

3 days - Departing Melbourne
Great Ocean Walk - (3 days)


3 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; Princetown to The Twelve Apostles 13km

About This Tour

Speeding along a windy road with the occasional nervous sideways glance isn't the only way of seeing the world's most spectacular coastline. If you were impressed by the Great Ocean Road, wait until you set both feet on the Great Ocean Walk with RAW!

Beginning at Apollo Bay, this stunning hike traverses through the rainforests of the Great Otway National Park to the majestic Twelve Apostles. On the way you'll see kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife, wild deserted beaches, waterfalls plunging gracefully to the Southern Ocean, a historical lighthouse and remains of several shipwrecks.

We have chosen what we consider the best sections of the Great Ocean Walk to showcase the wonderfully diverse scenery and habitats. We'll show you a hike of real contrasts from the secluded Parker Inlet to wild Station Beach and the magnificent sea cliffs and hills at remote Milanesia. The Walk progresses from 'mild' to 'wild' walking as we head further west towards the Twelve Apostles the coastline and hiking becomes more rugged.

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 Milanesia Beach, where tides and times permit! We call in at the end of the trip to The Twelve Apostles before returning to Melbourne.

Click on the brochure below to get a full screen view of what delights await on the Great Ocean Walk!

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For other departures dates & different accommodation please see our 4 day walk and 7 day walk.

Why Walk With RAW?
- Large, well appointed modern cabins with private bathroom, balcony & kitchen*
- Superb fresh produce cooked by local hosts
- The most experienced local leader & support staff on Great Ocean Walk
- Local expert talks
- Return transfers from central Melbourne
- No single supplements charged for solo travellers
- Koalas & other wildlife at your accommodation
- Maximum 10 people

Check out what our walkers say about us on Trip Advisor.
Click on the logo below to read the latest unbiased reviews from the Great Ocean Walk for our trips and other providers before you decide!

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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 hikes 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.

Accommodation & Food
Click here to see a short videoclip & example of the cabins we use*:

Our standard 3 day hike uses very comfortable private cabins in a great location. You'll enjoy excellent food so that your exercise is well rewarded. Evening meals are cooked to a high standard by our resident hosts and 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!

* Please note that depending on availability you will usually have a twin share cabin for two people or on occasion be sharing a large 2 or 3 bedroom deluxe unit but with separate bedrooms and full facilities.

Tailored walking
RAW's Great Ocean Walk is achievable by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and walking experience. There are rest stops where the vehicle meets us which can be pull out points, so there is no pressure to hike the entire way each day. You have good support from our team and you'll only need to carry a day pack.

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. 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.

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 3 day 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 someone of the same sex on a twin share basis except In the event that we have odd numbers of sexes on a trip. In this instance we can give you the option of putting you into large open plan cabin where 3 people rather than 2 can be accommodated comfortably (with other single travellers not with a couple though).

If you prefer not to share, then just pay an exclusive occupancy fee of $180 to guarantee your own cabin. Most of our travellers join trips on their own seeking a social experience!

Family Friendly Trips
The trip dates that are marked "Family Friendly" have been designed for those active families who wish to bring their children along who are under our usual age of 18 requirement for our other Great Ocean Walk dates. These trips are by no means specifically reserved for families and are open to everyone to make a booking, but just another option for those who would like their kids to join them on this exciting adventure!

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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Nola Bailey - Nov 2015 - VIC
Good use of time, guides rearranged walking schedule due to tides, & to avoid repeating areas where some members of the group had trekked before.
Jenna - March 2015 - Melbourne
The guides were excellent. The accommodation was excellent
and the food was excellent. All in all a 5* experience
Sheryl Chaffer - September 2014 - WA
The 3 day Great Ocean Walk with Raw Travel was a fantastic experience - full of fun, well organised, with exceptional guidance, accommodation, food, views, history, rainforest and bush land walks. No hesitation in recommending to others.
Pamela Sinclair - April 2014 - VIC
Pre stunning scenery, wonderful company, excellent accommodation, in historic light station and a super tour guide. This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour with an excellent tour leader, delightful accommodation, 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 tour to all of my friends without hesitation. Mitch was excellent in every way was the complete package as far as guiding walking groups goes as well as being well informed about local flora, fauna and geology.
Maeve Platt - April 2014 - NSW
Fabulous, so pleased I have done it. Jo, was wonderful, always cheerful and helpful. A wonderful group. Very comfy roomy accommodation. Loved the group dinning, and kitchen area. Fabulous meals and entertaining company. Loved the scenery of the trip. Very good to have the option to not do sections of the walk.
Sue - April 2014
The spectacular views approached from the bush/beach were wonderful. The isolation and lack of people made it feel like it all belonged for that moment to you.The food was exceptional and accommodation excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I found that even though I am a Victorian and had visited the coastline many times the perspective given by the expectation of walking to this spectacular destination was remarkable. Jo and Angela are a great team. They are highly efficient extremely well organised and lovely women. Jo kept the diverse group focused, happy and moving to achieve each day's goal. Her sense of humour and ability to engage with everyone whilst walking carrying a large pack showed great skill. Jo managed the varying abilities of the group through the difficult sections by allowing the group to walk to their own pace.
Brian and Teresa - WA
We have just returned home from the three day Great Ocean Walk and want the management of Raw Travel to know that we enjoyed every minute (or should I say step!) of the walk. Thanks to all at Raw who made the walk such a great experience.

In particular we must make special mention of Jo and Ange who must be the BEST guide and driver EVER. Their relaxed attitude, cooperation and care for walkers were exceptional and contributed greatly to the success of the walk. We will certainly recommend Raw (and especially the Jo & Ange team) to our friends.


Brian & Teresa
Jenny - NSW
Our recent trip with the Epworth Hospital along the Great Ocean Road Walk in conjunction with Raw travel was fabulous. Raw Travel could not have been more professional or caring and organised. We stayed in excellent accommodation with really good food and great company. We were picked up and delivered and met by bus through out our journey as well. I would highly recommend Raw Travel in the future. Thank you, Jenny and Jack Fellows. Deniliquin NSW
Kimberley Martinson - Sydney, Feb 2013
"Thank You RAW Travel for providing such an amazing and unique experience along the Great Ocean Walk. 3 days of beautiful scenery, local history, awesome food and great tour staff is something I will not forget for a while. Looking back at the photos from the trip makes me smile and remember all those wonderful moments, like walking along the deserted Johanna Beach, seeing the endangered Hooded Plovers, and experiencing a fairly remote and wild part of Australia."
Joanne Peterson - VIC
Highlights of the trip: "The lighthouse, and The Twelve Apostles. -Meeting new people on the tour, as well as the local guides. -The variety of landmarks and places of interest. -Learning about the history of the area. -The wood-fired pizza, and the breakfasts."


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Whats Included?

  • 2 nights in deluxe en-suite cabins
  • All meals as shown - delicious food & personal chef
  • All transfers and return transport from Melbourne
  • Refreshment stops during walks
  • Experienced hiking guide
  • Talk by local Shipwreck Historian
  • Cape Otway Lightstation tour
  • Driver & support vehicle throughout
  • Web gallery of trip photos to download
  • Resident wildlife at your accommodation!
  • Maximum 10 people.

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