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Address: 159 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Fabulous hike

The GOW is a fabulous 100km walk along a beautiful and rugged coastline. The well maintained trail is varied and easy to follow taking in forests, beaches, bushland and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jan A
Burton in Kendal, United Kingdom
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Burton in Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The GOW is a fabulous 100km walk along a beautiful and rugged coastline. The well maintained trail is varied and easy to follow taking in forests, beaches, bushland and outstanding views. There are ample places to stay en route and walkers can consequently choose to walk at their own pace.

Thank Jan A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very professional company. Our guides, Eric and Lee, were very friendly and highly organised. We stays at Bimbi Park and the hospitality of Frank and his staff was second to none. Highly recommend RAW for a wonderful experience.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took up the 4-day walk with walk91, who transported us safely to our start point (Cape Otway) to begin our hike to 12 apostles. The route was clearly marked, there was no fear of getting lost, and we spotted kangaroos and echidna (it looks like a porcupine!) along the way. Did not see any snakes either. During day 3... More 

Thank starfishstory
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We completed the last three days of the walk, and our only regret is that we were not more fit. We didn't do much/any training to prepare- other than a few bouts of exercise here and there, and definitely felt that lack when slogging up the big hills at times, but there are plenty of benches and opportunities to rest.... More 

Thank DrDebolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the GOW with Raw Travel, could not have wished for a better weekend trip. Thank you to Jo and Mitch, great guides, I could not have done this without you. Accommodation at Bimbi Park was amazing

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NSW Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We completed this walk with RAW travel, although you can do it unassisted. A beautiful walk, with the longest day being 25km. I can happily recommend RAW travel as the accommodation and food were excellent, and the guide knowledgeable, but noyt in your face.

Thank cajunnsw
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We only had time to do a section of the GOW. Left th car at Johanna Beach ad were dropped at Blanket Bay. Spent first night at cape Otway and second at Aire Beach. The walk is magnificent and the GOW campsites are lovely. Booking is easily made online. Completely recommend for all.

Thank Yasmine M
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

On our Great Ocean Road Trip we did not have the time to do the 100km walk but were so happy to discover that you can hop on and off the track at various destinations all along the road. Tracks were awesome and offered various grades, spectacular views and when the road went inland gave you the opportunity to stay... More 

Thank iVeracity
Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a drive not to be rushed. The road surface is generally very good but speeds must be low at around 35 km due to the twisted nature of the road. Beware of falling rocks. We stopped at the light house, Lorne and stayed in Apollo. Long drive. Tiring! Take your time. Bring a picnic.

Thank Gay B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Completed the GOW over 6 days at the end of September using Walk 91 holiday company for mini bus transport for each stage of the walk. Day 1 and day 5 are pretty strenuous and you need to be fit to overcome some hilly terrain. Path is well marked and there are a number of occasions where you can choose... More 

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