Introductory to Moderate

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  • 4 days walking
  • 3 nights eco lodge
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$2395AUD

Trip Code: GOW

Twelve Apostles Trip highlights

  • Twelve Apostles Walk is a trip of the Great Walks of Australia
  • Trek through Eucalypt forests with native rosemary, cushion plants and wild flowers in season
  • View the mighty limestone Apostles from the Gables Lookout, one of Australia’s highest cliff-top vistas
  • Spend your evenings at the 12 Apostles Walking Lodge, a stunning eco-lodge with Chef prepared meals

Don't have time for a long trip away? This fully guided four day walking adventure takes in the rugged beauty of the world famous Twelve Apostles, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of life and fully rejuvinate your senses in just four short days. Departing from Melbourne, this trip offers different options for more or less walking each day to satify your desire for moderate or challenging walking. Destinations include Johanna Beach, Moonlight Head, The Gables, Wreck Beach and of course the stunning Twelve Apostles. Over four amazing days, you will sample the most picturesque stages of the trail, walking past dramatic coastal terrain. Chef prepared meals, transfers from Melbourne, a stunning eco-lodge and great gear are all provided. Your guide carries the safety gear and whether it's face towels, walking poles or Gatorade, everything will be on hand to make sure you make it through every last kilometre.



The group will meet at the Mercure Melbourne Southbank in Melbourne at 7:30am. Our guide will introduce you to the other walkers before departing for our drive to Blanket Bay. Be dressed and ready to walk, with your daypack fully packed for the days' walk ahead. We start the first section of the walk at Blanket Bay, a beautifully scenic section of the Great Ocean Walk that follows along the coast of Great Otway National Park. Beautiful ocean views from cliff tops and sandy beaches and inlets are frequent along this stretch of coast, along with koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas all scattering about along the trail. The Cape Otway Lighthouse makes for a great end to the walk, where our guides can teach you all about the naval history of the area. From the lighthouse, we transfer you to our private lodge in Johanna, where we welcome you with a glass of local sparkling and a spectacular long table dinner to celebrate your first day of walking. Walking time: approx 3 hours.

Meals:  L,D

We’ll drive 30 minutes this morning to the most challenging day no the trail. It comes with great reward – the most visually spectacular and isolated sections of the Great Ocean Walk – known as ‘the wild side.’ Take a winding path that leads from Milanesia Track down through the forest to beautiful Milanesia Beach. After a gentle beach stroll, we turn upwards for a short, but steep climb that sets the tone for the trail ahead. The trail is dissected by gullies before a gradual climb, which delivers fabulous views back over Milanesia. Rough tree ferns and stands of remnant Eucalypts dot the path before an ascent of 138 steps. The trail continues in a westerly direction until a steady climb leads us out of the forest and into Ryans Den campsite. From here, coastal views stretch to both Cape Volney and Cape Otway; an ideal place to reflect on your journey so far. The walk from here rises and falls many times as it parallels the coastline before cutting along the ridge behind Cape Volney, providing breathtaking views to the west. A final seated lookout delivers a magnificent vantage point, just metres from the walk’s end. Walking time: approx 6.5 hours.

Meals:  B,L,D

It’s a 30 minute transfer to Moonlight Head. The first four and half kilometres gently meander through native stringybark forest providing a contrast to the coast, concluding with a rise to the Gables, one of mainland Australia’s highest cliff top lookouts. Tide dependent, you will descend onto Wreck Beach and continue through to a lovely lunch spot past Devil’s Kitchen overlooking the distant Apostles. Wilder days will give an insight into the cauldron-like ocean at this part of the coast. A high tide option combines coastal scrub with forest and walks through Devil’s Kitchen campsite. Stunning coastal views to the west this afternoon provide the incentive to keep moving forward. The topography and geology change from sandstone to limestone and its associated coastal flora. This afternoon is gentle walking that finishes at the Wreck Beach carpark, where our bus will be waiting to transfer you back to the lodge. Walking time: approx 3-4 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Enjoy your final morning at Twelve Apostles Walking Lodge. After another wholesome breakfast, there’s a final pack up, check out and lodge farewell before a 45 minute drive back to Princetown. These fabulous natural wonders emerge on slow reveal as the trail rises and falls along the coastline. There is a viewing lookout exclusively for walkers before our final stretch of trail into the Twelve Apostles Visitors Centre. You’ve made it! We’ll then move on to the nearby town of Port Campbell for lunch before returning to Melbourne. We offer a drop off to the airport and Melbourne CBD after your walk. Tullamarine drop off time: 5:30pm for domestic flights from 6:30pm and international flights after 7:30pm. Melbourne CBD (Mercure Melbourne Southbank) drop off is by 6pm. Walking time: approx 3 hours.

Meals:  B,L


  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Daily morning and afternoon tea
  • Non-alcoholic drinks and a selection of house wines with dinner
  • 3 nights eco-lodge accommodation, with linen and towels
  • Professional walking guide, driver and support staff
  • Use during the trip of a day pack, ankle gaiters, poles, and waterproof jacket if necessary
  • All entrance and national park fees
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Return transfers Melbourne/Twelve Apostles Walking Lodge/Melbourne
  • Daily foot baths including mineral salts

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation in Melbourne prior and post trip
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry and postage
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature



Introductory to Moderate


The Great Ocean Walk is an Introductory to Moderate graded walk. It involves walking with a light day pack through undulating country for up to 7 hours a day at a moderate to steady pace. To enjoy this tour you will need a reasonable level of fitness. We suggest that at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to the walk, you begin walking for at least one hour each day at a reasonable pace. Speed is not the essence to bushwalking, rather stamina and confidence in your own abilities. Continuously walking at a steady pace is better than racing ahead and running out of steam before the end. We would strongly suggest that some hill walking be included in your preparation. To prepare, take every opportunity to walk instead of driving the car, and take the stairs where possible or walk up hills to build leg strength and fitness. Some may benefit from using walking poles to conserve energy along the way (these will be provided for your use).

Departure dates

Departs Tuesdays between September and May


High Season
A high season supplement applies from 1 October to 30 April.
In addition to the World Expeditions deposit, you will also be required to pay an additional deposit of AUD$500 (paid in your local currency at the current rate of exchange). The balance of the tour price is payable 90 days prior to departure.

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Twelve Apostles Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

We return to the lodge all three nights so all you need to carry is a daypack, containing a drink bottle, lunch, rain jacket and a camera. The guides carry the rest!

We recommend lace-up hiking shoes or boots that have sturdy, treaded soles (flexible material and Vibram soles recommended). If you haven’t worn your boots for awhile please dust them off, take them for a walk and make sure the soles are still firmly attached to the boot. There is nothing worse than your boot failing on day one. You will be unable to commence the walk without the appropriate footwear, so please feel free to contact us for more details. We are more than happy to discuss footwear with you.

Twelve Apostles Lodge has mobile coverage with free WiFi.

Yes, there are charging stations in the communal spaces around the lodge for your electronic devices.

Absolutely. If you have a favourite pack, Gortex jacket, etc, you are more than welcome to bring your own

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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.