How difficult is the Great Ocean Walk?

The Great Ocean walk has a difficulty rating of ‘moderate’ to ‘challenging’. This means that there will be short steep hills and rough bumpy trails. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.

How many days do you need for Great Ocean Road?

664 km/413 miles, about 9.5 hours. One of Australia’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road is a magnificent three-day self-drive touring route from surf capital Torquay to the famous 12 Apostles, ending at historic fishing village Port Fairy.

What is the best part of the Great Ocean Walk?

“you don’t have to walk the entire trail to see the best parts”

  • Shelley Beach Circuit – 2.4km Return.
  • Light-station Cemetery and Lookout – 2.8km Return.
  • Aire River Escarpment Lookout – 4.2km Return.
  • The Gables Lookout – 800m Return.
  • Wreck Beach Walk – 2.1km Return.
  • Marengo to Shelly Beach – 4.7km One-way.

Are dogs allowed on the Great Ocean Walk?

The Great Ocean Walk is a gravel footpath that runs alongside the Great Ocean Road. Timboon to Camperdown ‘Coast to Crater’ Rail Trail (Timboon 17km North of Port. Campbell). Dogs are permitted on leashes along the entire 34km rail trail.

Where does the Great Ocean Walk end?

Track. The Great Ocean Walk is a walking track located 200 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. It stretches 104 kilometres from Apollo Bay to Glenample Homestead, located near The Twelve Apostles, Victoria.

What should I bring on a great ocean walk?


  • WALKING BOOTS. Yes we do say boots rather than outdoor trainers / trail shoes for a number of reasons (this is a question that gets asked frequently).

Can you walk the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road region is a natural for walking, hiking, rambling and ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There’s no better way to communicate with nature and check out the scenery than to lace up your comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail.

How long is the Great Ocean Walk in Australia?

The Great Ocean walk is one of Australia’s most popular Bucket List walks. Whilst the famous Great Ocean Road doesn’t always follow the coastline, this walk allows you to go where the road doesn’t. To walk the entire Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to the impressive Twelve Apostles is a staggering 104kms, taking around 8 days.

Are there self guided tours of the Great Ocean Walk?

Our self-guided Great Ocean Walk Tours have amazed and entertained visitors for over 15 years. As a local family business, Walk 91’s passion is in helping you discover the natural beauty and wonderful local history of the Great Ocean Walk… without the stress of planning.

When to start walking the Great Ocean Road?

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.

How did the Great Ocean Walk get started?

In 1974, the idea of the Great Ocean Walk was created with the hope of forming a unique coastal experience for travellers and as a way to protect the habitat that it passed through. It wasn’t until 1994 that the local community came together, over a few bottles of port, to develop the Great Ocean Walk into a feasible concept.