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 Twelve Apostles Lodge, a stunning eco-lodge in Johanna with chef-inspired 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 will visit renowned destinations including 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-inspired meals, transfers from Melbourne, a stunning eco-lodge, daypacks and waterproof jackets are all provided. Your expert guides are with you every step of the way, teaching you about the history, flora and fauna of the breathtaking landscape you are walking through.



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. After a scenic drive from Melbourne, we start the first section of the walk at Blanket Bay, one of the highlights of the Great Ocean Walk. We follow the coast of Great Otway National Park, climb along cliff tops and walk barefoot on golden sand beaches. Learning about the unique flora and fauna as you go from our expert guides. Koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas, you are sure to see some local wildlife on this unique part of 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

Challenge delivers great reward. Wild, weathered headlands give the sense you’re at the world’s edge. Day two is your hardest day out on the track. But with it comes spectacular seascapes and personal triumph. Beginning at Milanesia Track, it covers some of the most remote sections of the Great Ocean Walk. This is your day of wild and rugged. The ocean is your steadfast companion across 14.5 kilometres of rolling terrain today, beginning with a descent onto Milanesia Beach. Here, your guide will point out a ‘natural rock wall’ that would be the envy of any budding young climber. After a fleeting beach visit, it’s a short but bracing climb that whispers of inclines to come. Over the next hours, the trail carves its way through deep gullies with tree ferns and towering remnant Eucalypts. There are 132 steps to ascend before trailing west out of the forest to Ryans Den. On suitable days, this is your lunch perch. The Den gifts with unsurpassed views across to Cape Volney and Cape Otway. Further along, the trail, as it mimics the tumbles and rising of the coastline, keep an eye out for Cape Volney. There’s a bench that, if time allowed, could swallow hours. Heaving seas disappear into watery caves. Views west travel to the horizon’s edge. And the entire spectacle is framed by the forest. 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 explore the historic shipwreck ruins before continuing through to Devil’s Kitchen for lunch and onto the historic Fiji shipwreck memorial. Wilder days will give an insight into the cauldron-like ocean at this part of the coast. After lunch, we follow the Devil’s Kitchen Track through fern gullies and over a ridge populated with grass trees to Wreck Beach carpark. On our way back to the lodge we divert for a short walk around Melba Gully, an enchanting rainforest gully with towering Mountain Ash and Beech Myrtle with an understory of tree ferns and waterfalls. After returning to the lodge we celebrate our last night together with a rejuvenating foot spa, a long table dinner and a glass of local wine. 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 Timboon where we visit our dairy supplier, Schulz Organic Dairy 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 twin share 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


Holiday Season
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.
A public holiday supplement applies on trips that overlap with a public holiday. This applies in addition to the high season supplement.

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Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementAUD$1796
*Prices listed are per person

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

For your convenience, you may like to stay at Mercure Melbourne Southbank the evening prior to your walk as this is where our shuttle departs from. You are more than welcome to choose alternate accommodation just please ensure you are ready to leave from Mercure Melbourne Southbank at 7.30am sharp.

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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.