For those who love the great outdoors & camping under the stars there’s nothing better than
The Great Ocean Walk
Congratulations. You have made a great decision to hike and camp on what has been described as Australia’s premier walking trail.
The Great Ocean Walk stretches for just over 100 kilometres, beginning in the beautiful, fishing village of Apollo Bay and finishing at the world famous 12 Apostles. On your journey you’ll pass through magestic eucalyptus forests, traverse atop rugged cliffs with breathtaking ocean views, walk along deserted beaches, smell the salt air, enjoy the wind in your face, perhaps cross a few shallow rivers and encounter loads of fascinating fauna and flora.
There are 7 designated camping sites along the trail. The first is at Elliot Ridge and the last is at Devil’s Kitchen. These must be booked in advance. Don’t forget! ( Please find some information on the designated campsites in the table below. )
In addition to these purpose built Great Ocean Walk campsites there are other areas where you can camp. You’ll find privately owned camp facilities at Apollo Bay, Cape Otway , Princetown and Port Campbell. Otway National Park Campsites are located at Aire River, Blanket Bay and Johanna. These are accessible by car but must also be booked in advance.
|Sections of the walk||Approx distance||Approx time||Grade|
|Apollo Bay to Elliot Ridge||10 km||3.5 hrs||Medium|
|Elliot Ridge to Blanket Bay||12 km||4.5 hrs||Easy|
|Blanket Bay to Cape Otway||11 km||3.5 hrs||Easy to Medium|
|Cape Otway to Aire River||10 km||3 hrs||Medium|
|Aire River to Johanna||14 km||5 hrs||Medium|
|Johanna to Ryan’s Den||14 km||5 hrs||Medium to Hard|
|Ryan’s Den to Devil’s Kitchen||13 kms||5 hrs||Medium to Hard|
|Devil’s Kitchen to 12 Apostles||16 kms||5 hrs||Easy to Medium|