Plan Your Walk

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Ways to Walk

Plan your walk. Choose to travel independently or use a licensed tour guide. Maybe mix and match walk with some assisted and some independent walking.


Licensed tour operators can offer a facilitated and enriched walking experience. They can reveal natures details, provide historical insight and stories, and tailor a tour to suit your time frame. They will also take the worry out of planning, transport, food, water and accommodation.

A licensed tour operator that offers packages including detailed track notes, accommodation and shuttle services that pick up and drop off at various locations along the walk.

Self Guided

When walking independently, It is important to carry an up to date copy of the Great Ocean Walk Information Guide & Official Map (1:25,000 map) or the Great Ocean Walk Official Walker’s Maps Booklet. These guides will ensure you are prepared for the challenges and beauty of the Southern Ocean.

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     These can be purchased by contacting or visiting the Lorne, Apollo Bay or Port Campbell Visitor Information Centres.

Research thoroughly and be aware of weather and track conditions.