The Great Ocean Walk – a Scenic Route in Australia

The Great Ocean Walk – a Scenic Route in Australia

The Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, Australia. Stretching along the Great Ocean Road, the trail provides one of the best hiking experiences. The route is about 100 km (62 mi) long and can be completed in approximately eight days. However, one can choose certain sections and walk only for a chosen amount of time and still be able to enjoy the experience.

The trail features numerous viewpoints, overlooking the dramatic coast and the ocean. Some sections are easier, while others are more challenging but adventurous. For instance, hiking along Aire River one might need to wade across it since there are no bridges. However, the picturesque beach of Johanna found at the end of this particular hike, rewards with amazing views.

Why go there?

Visitors are offered to choose from a variety of itineraries. They can sign for a few hours walk as well as extend the trip for eight days! The campsites allow hikers to have a good night rest and continue their trip the next day. The route indeed promises breathtaking views.

When to go there?

In general, one can go there all year round. However, always check before going, since certain parts might be closed due to bad weather conditions or other warnings.

How to get there?

Get there by train, ferry or car. The walk is only 2 hours away from Melbourne. Avalon Airport serves the area and provides access from more remote parts of Australia.

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