We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour (12 Hour)
23

Book in advance
from
AU$530.14
per adult
Check availabilityView full product details
  
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Ways to Experience Great Ocean Walk
from AU$530.14
More Info
from AU$825.00
More Info
from AU$1,300.00
More Info
Reviews (623)
Filter reviews
623 results
Traveller rating
509
101
12
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
509
101
12
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sleeping bags day hike self guided wilson camp tents beaches gow scenery track accommodation walk wildlife meals ocean coast snakes
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
291 - 296 of 623 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We have a house at Skenes Beach and walking from Skenes to Apollo Bay is my most favourite thing to do. The view is for ever changing and the air is so fresh. You just feel healthy

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Tiff101
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This trip is life changing!
The GOW (great Ocean Walk), starting at the Apollo Bay Visitors Centre and ending at the famed Twelve Apostles, the walk takes in up to eight overnight camp sites, each with their own unique feel. We did the trip un-supported in 6 nights and 7 days, covering about 120km (with side trips). As we carried all our food, camping gear and clothes, the packs were heavy (20kgs approx.) but got lighter as the days went by and we ate the food! Night 1 was at the Elliot's Ridge camp ground. The walk in from Apollo Bay is about 10kms but climbs most of the way, with a very steep last 600m or so.
All camp grounds have water tanks and bush toilet, plus a roofed, but open eating area. All camp grounds must be booked through Parks Victoria before going and there are limited spaces so book ahead to ensure you are not disappointed.
Day two was a long day for us as we skipped Blanket Bay camp ground and went on to Cape Otway. All up about 23kms and 6hrs of walking. Again lots of ups and downs, but some great views along the way. we stopped at Blanket Bay for lunch and put our hot feet in the ocean. Heaven!
Cape Otway to Aire River was a short day 10km. We had a rest and walked out the the ocean beach in the early evening here. This is about a 1 hour round trip from the campsite and on sandy road so be prepared and make sure there is enough daylight (or take a torch). Beautiful ocean beach and rocky cliffs.
Aire River to Johanna Beach has a lot of steep climbs and 2km on the sandy beach. At 15+kms it is a longish day and hard yakka with a heavy pack. Another beautiful beach and views long the way. We had a brilliant sunset here.
Johanna Beach to Ryans Den we saw many wallabies and an echidna on the track. Again up and down walking through forests and sometimes rocky areas. Ryan's Den campground was right on the edge of the cliff with spectacular views and another brilliant sunset. Sleeping very well by this stage.
Then onto Devils Kitchen campground for our last night under the stars. a lot of stairs and hills but very rewarding as you get to see the ocean a lot. Very steep last 2kms. A final dinner and a good nights sleep for the last day.
Next day we walked to Princetown Recreation reserve (7.5kms) where we had left the car. This is a camp ground open to the public and seemed pretty safe. Princetown is only up the road 1.5kms and has good café and toilets. We dropped the packs at the car and then walked the last 8km to the 12 Apostles Visitor Centre without them. Highly recommend this as it made the last half day much easier. You get glimpses of the 12 A's several times as you go towards them. A good lookout at 2kms to go and we saw a para-glider hanging over the rocks. Unfortunately, as soon as you get close to the centre you start to see a lot of rubbish on the ground discarded by day visitors. We had seen almost no rubbish in the 95kms up to this point as walkers appear to respect the nature and take out all their rubbish.
Finally walking into the centre we had a drink and photo op and then walked back to Princetown to pick up the car.
Highlights were;
the overall challenge of walking 120kms in 7 days with packs over some tough hills
the views, sunsets, wildlife
serene campsites at Ryans Den and Devils Kitchen.
TIPS
take dried food (lighter) and plenty of it -you burn a lot of calories
check with Parks Vic about water in the tanks if you are going in summer (we did it late Feb 16 and there was plenty)
good boots and a first aid kit for your feet
leave the mobile tuned off and experience being "off grid " for a week.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Richard A
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

It may just be 104km long. Apollo bay to Twelve Apostles. I estimate we walked about 120km with all the sides & extra's you can walk. It packs in a lot of experiences, koalas hanging out in forest trees is a great reason to go for this walk-a-bout. Also heaps of wallabies, kangaroos, birds of all types fleeting around from the bids of prey over the ocean cliff tops to waterbirds & the cute little blue wrens whom seem to love jumping in & around your tent.
Scenery cliff top views, ocean swims, falls & wrecks to discover. Eucalyptus Forest & coastal scrublands. A lighthouse coffee buzz & historic exploration along the way. Rangers were looking after the wilderness habitat & happy to give you a little of their knowledge should you bump into them.
We walked 8 days, staying at each of the 7 bush GOR campgrounds. They all had a enough in tanks to refill water. I carried spare two litres from Apollo bay just in case, ( better workout for sure! ) Each day's walk graduating a little harder by the end. Finally reaching the 12 Apostles. Wow... & overwhemed by the crowds of people viewing these icons.
Where did they all come from?
We had been in a wilderness cocoon.
Stayed overnight at Princeton recreation reserve, then you get to walk the old lovely bridge over the River up to the Old Pub & General Store. Next morning jumping on V line Coach back to Geelong.
Loved it

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank joanneb228
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Been a long time since I travelled down the Great Ocean Road. The road from Queenscliff to Torquay is pretty much inland so you are far better off picking it up from Barwon Heads on. The ocean is always fabulous, however, the amount of tourists in vehicles that are really beyond their capabilities and their lack of local/Australian road rules, makes it a precarious drive. We encountered people stopping half on the shoulder and half in the middle of a single lane, speed limit 80kms plus and getting out of a right hand sliding door into on coming traffic to take photos. Picnic lunches being enjoyed whilst four wheel drives are left parked dangerously on bends and blind spots. The road surface is pretty bad in some areas and if you have low profile tyres, don't try and maintain the speed limit going over aquaduct bridges. Tour bus drivers like to attack oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road whilst talking on their mobile phones. All in all, get somebody not interested in the scenery to drive, because you will need to concentrate. Motor cyclists, for the majorityl, pretty good although a few with a death wish.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank JBT840
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stopped of at the many viewing places on the Ocean Road, the views were great , some of them were beautiful. We stayed for three nights, one night at Apollo Bay, one night at Warrnambool, and another night at Apollo Bay on our way back. We travelled from Melbourne there and back.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank normanc158
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews