GREAT OCEAN WALK - Section #2
Fri, 20 May | Cape Otway

GREAT OCEAN WALK - Section #2

Explore the majestic Great Ocean Walk and its stunning coastal landscapes and iconic beaches. This weekend escape takes in the picturesque GOW section between Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach.

Time & Location

20 May, 6:00 am – 22 May, 5:00 pm
Cape Otway, Blanket Bay Rd, Cape Otway VIC 3233, Australia

About the Event

An all-inclusive trip, including pick-up/drop-off, designed to educate and empower. Carrying what you need on your pack, our adventure tours will give you the confidence to explore more outdoor!

Day 1 – An early morning pick-up from various locations in Melbourne, our tour bus heads to Blanket Bay where we head off on our first-day hike. Today’s adventure starts with an easy-moderate 11km walk along coastal trails and heathlands, past the Cape Otway Lighthouse, and into Cape Otway Great Ocean Walk Campsite for night 1. A peaceful location to unwind after a first day, raising your gaze up to spot the resident Koalas nestled among twisted Manna Gum trees.

Day 2- Rising with the sun, enjoy a camp side breakfast with the group, before packing up and following the diverse trail as it cuts through the coastal sand dunes, scrubs and rugged cliffs. A moderate 10km hike into the Aire River Campsite, taking breaks as required and to soak up the picturesque vista as the sunsets.

Day 3 - A longer day hike of 13km, however more rewarding with the trail taking us through diverse coastal landscape and along the iconic and beautiful Johanna Beach. Experience the majestic ocean energy pull and try to spot the Peregrine Falcons flying high in the sky above the sea-spray. A river crossing this day will be approached at low tide and barefoot, deepening our connection to the epic coastal region before we board the bus at Johanna Beach Carpark and back to civilization, brimming with exhilaration and accomplishment.

INCLUDES

  • Pick up/Drop off transport service from      the following locations: Frankston, Mordialloc, Southern Cross to Great      Ocean Road and return
  • All food, snacks and teas/coffee etc for 3 days/ 2 nights
  • Lightweight tent & sleeping mat
  • Lightweight Jetboil cookware/dinnerware      including cutlery, bowl, etc
  • Water filtration systems

AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

  • Backpack
  • Hiking poles
  • Ponchos
  • Head torch
  • Sea 2 Summit dry packs & / or compression packs

A full comprehensive packing list is provided upon booking and training guide.

**Please note that due to hygiene precautions, sleeping bags are NOT provided. We can recommend the best to purchase if you can't borrow from a friend. It is important to factor in weight when overnight hiking. Please contact us for additional assistance with any gear requirements. **

Balance is due 10th APRIL 2022 including any additional hire costs.

What are you likely to see on this epic hike? All or some of the below:

· Koalas sleeping or chewing meditatively in the eucalypt trees.

· Cape Otway Lighthouse, where you can explore the stories of the Shipwreck Coast.

· Wreck Beach and the rusting anchors of the Marie Gabrielle and Fiji shipwrecks.

· Camp at the heritage-listed Aire River

· Quiet beaches at Blanket Bay and Johanna Beach.

· In winter you might spot Humpback and Southern Right Whales on their annual migration.

$300 deposit is payable to secure your place. Strictly limited to 10 people booking per remote campsite location.

If you require a payment plan, arrangements can be made by contacting Amanda 0416 583 075  or amanda@holistichikes.com

Learn what products we have road-tested over 30 years of experience, what the best investments are, and what you shouldn’t skimp on. Immersive experiences where we teach you how to cook with limited provisions, why you want lightweight meals, and how to maximize flavour and nutrition from food. Enjoy the simplicity of hike-in camping with 3 meals a day and snacks provided.

Challenging terrain will test your mental aptitude, we hike in all-weather to build strength, resilience, and to empower through collective comradery and fortify your sense of accomplishment. Of course, there will be rest stops to enjoy the terrain we cover.

Whilst the days cover no more than 14km, the trail is undulating and packs add to the resistance. There are plenty of breaks, time to wind down; however, having a good level of fitness will ensure enjoyment for the entire group.

If you’ve ever wanted to hike in camp but didn’t know where to start, what to bring/buy or do it alone, this weekend is for you!!

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