Great Ocean Road

Hugging the wild coast of Victoria’s southwest, the Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives.

Twisting and turning past sleepy fishing hamlets, lively regional towns and famous surf breaks, this iconic touring route offers up a stunning variety of landscapes. It’s here that you can see the gigantic limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean—one of Australia’s most memorable images.

Join us as we discover the beauty of this rugged coast on a unique 4-day walking adventure combining the dramatic scenery of the Great Ocean Road with luxury eco accommodation, gourmet cuisine and world-class hospitality.

Spend your days hiking along the most picturesque stages of the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, from rugged limestone headlands and empty beaches to cool-climate rainforest and wildflower-studded heathlands, coming to rest at the impressive Twelve Apostles Walking Lodge each night.

Take a look at our fully-guided Twelve Apostles Walk and discover the beauty of the Great Ocean Road at walking pace!


 

Exceptional Leadership

As our client feedback will attest to, there is no better team of leaders than those at Australian Walking Holidays. Their expertise & knowledge is matched only by their friendly nature and their desire to impart everything they know about the Australian landscape to you.

Small Groups

We think small is good; it limits the environmental impact and allows you to forge life-long friendships with like-minded travellers. Feedback from our clients attests to the appeal of the small group dynamic – our clients say it's this that makes it special.

Your Comfort

The best available food, warmth and shelter is standard on our active wilderness holidays, with selected character lodgings as well as quality camp craft and equipment. This ensures that you have the most rewarding and memorable experience.


 

Sustainable Travel

Sustainable travel is at the core of everything we do, which is why have policies in place to ensure destinations retain their natural character and cultural diversity. Environmental values filter through every aspect of the company, from the minimal impact camping procedures through to the interpretation of environment. The aim is to give you big adventures while we maintain a small footprint!



Victoria enjoys a temperate climate and reliable rainfall with four distinct seasons. Here is a guide to the hottest and coolest.

Summer: the average maximum temperature in south-west Victoria across January and February is 25 degrees Celsius. Sunscreen is required at all times, even on glary days, the UV factor can be deceptive. Wind can also burn, even when the temperature appears mild. Overnight temperatures vary from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Winter: June to August is the coldest time in Victoria, with average maximum temperatures of between 8 and 13 degrees Celsius.

Spring and Autumn can be anywhere in between! Expect mild days, with ocean breezes and winds. Late afternoons cool down, and evenings will require a fleece or long sleeves. As with all coastal walking, the weather can be unpredictable at all times of the year. Being cooler makes the walking no less enjoyable. Even the wildest days lend themselves to walking this rugged coastline, giving the opportunity to appreciate how a stretch became known as the “Shipwreck Coast”.