Great Ocean Walk

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Virginia Dixon
Canberra, Australia5 contributions
We were a group of 12 and had a fantastic time. Thank you Wilson for organising fantastic weather and everything was just what we were expecting. The tents were comfortable, sleeping bags warm enough, pillows appreciated, camp sites fantastic and we did enjoy the cabin option on the last 2 days. We would all highly recommend this company and wish they would expand their operations to the rest of Australia as it was such a great set up!!!! We would arrive at camp and your tent is set up; along with a bag of cutlery, crockery, tea towel, dishwashing detergent and hand wash. Dinners for the group are in an esky - home cooked tasty vegetarian meals (some of the group opted for meat but the vegetarian meals looked much nicer!) We were never hungry - plenty of cereal and toast for brekky, help yourself to fruit, snacks and packed lunch and off you go, and whole process repeated for 5 nights. Collectively we saw 7 koalas, 3 tiger snakes, 2 echidnas, 2 leeches and a scorpion! It was fantastic seeing koalas in the wild, especially the one that was in our campsite obligingly low down in a tree! Walking was easy for anyone who is reasonably fit and March was a great month to do it. Wilson and Will were really helpful and highly recommend giving this little business all the support you can as they deserve it! Thank you Hike2Camp!
Written March 29, 2021
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Dr D
Husborne Crawley, UK11 contributions
We did a private 2 day tour, but our guide did actually take us on short section of the walk. It seems very well kept and looked after, and the walkers saw on the walk looked like they were having a whale of a time. And speaking of whales......we spotted 2 whales playing just off the coast of Lorne. Lovely to see this magnificient creatures in their natural habitat.
Written July 8, 2022
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Bev W
Cairns, Australia21 contributions
Friends
Our group of 9 friends did the self-guided 6-day Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay. We very sensibly used Hike2camp to provide all our needs, carry all our belongings and set up our tents in each overnight camp. We found Hike2camp run a very professional and friendly service. They provided our breakfast for us to cook or organise ourselves and a packed lunch with plenty of snacks for each day’s hiking. When we reached each day’s camp, our tents were set up with our gear in each, and we had our one-pot dinners ready for heating on the supplied gas stoves. Hike2camp take on all of the hard work and logistics, leaving hikers with the simple pleasures of just hiking during the day and enjoying the company of the other hikers at each camp site at night. I highly recommend using Hike2camp, owned and operated by young local people, who we found provided value for money.
Written March 23, 2020
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Jax B
Wangara, Australia57 contributions
Reserve this hike on your bucket list!

There are many options to complete the roughly 100klm walk.
We condensed our end to end hiking & camping into 4 nights, 5 days.
It is achievable for amateur hikers who don't mind carrying a load & not showering.

Alternatively the hike can be broken into segments, with optional stays at accommodation & shuttle services.

There is something for everyone to enjoy: history; Australian fauna & nature; escarpment, beach & rainforest walking & views.

Camp sites are really cheap & well located. The hike in sites reward your efforts offering distinct, autonomous facilities.

The tracks are well maintained. Parks Victoria also provided friendly and flexible booking services.

This walk easily sits on the international hiking stage.
Written November 29, 2021
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julie d
Geelong, Australia12 contributions
Family
We did this 106 k hike with #hike2camp Wilson Bath he is amazing and setting up camp and tonnes of food provided all we had to do we walk with a day bag he also supplied us with water.
The walk itself is amazing plenty of wildlife even scary snakes, oceans views, beach walks beautiful Forrest. country side we did this hike in 6 days but there is more campsites to stay in if you do do it yourself.
I would do this hike again
Written March 11, 2022
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Justythetesty
21 contributions
Amazing experience! We covered the ~100kms over 5 days. If you only have one day and can cover about 20 kms I highly recommend our 4 th segment, which is Melanesia Beach to the Gables Look out. We shuttled in and out with cars at the beginning and end of each day, but the camp sites we saw along the way makes me want to go back and camp out.
Written April 11, 2021
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ProfGranite
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
Couples
Spectacular coastal walk that can be done in daily sections or shorter sections and loops. Despite being Australia’s busiest walk you won’t see many people away from the various trailheads. Local shuttle services like Alan at Go Go Walking provide efficient and affordable shuttle services.
Written January 8, 2020
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LizENZA
Canberra, Australia4 contributions
Highly recommend Hike2Camp for the 'great' walk along the ocean. No need to leave the track, camp by the ocean with spectacular views and nothing to do but enjoy dinner with plenty of food, hot drinks and treats - and koalas in the trees above! There were 12 of us (6 couples in our 60s/70s) - nothing was too much trouble for Wilson and William!! Thank you so much. It was such fun and a week to remember. Highly recommend.
Written April 7, 2021
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Sal
Wangaratta, Australia6 contributions
Solo
Just finished the 6 day GOW with Hike2Camp and had a fabulous time.
As a first time solo traveller in my 50's I was pretty nervous but there was no need. Wilson has thought of everything and all I had to do was carry my day pack. Hike2camp provided my camping gear and set up the tents in prime camping spots. They brought plenty of tasty food and snacks every day and provided a briefing so u knew what to expect.
I met some wonderful people who helped me enormously.
The scenery was spectacular.
The terrain varied and challenging.
The wildlife plentiful.
Thanks so much to Hike2Camp. I could not have done it without your help.

Written May 2, 2021
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danielle c
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
Just finished the 6 day - 100km hike from Apollo Bay to 12 Apostles with Hike2camp. They set up camp for us each day, provided food, water & snacks. Also gave us daily briefing, maps, safety beacon and first aid kits. Wilson & Jean were fabulous & I recommend them - such an easy way to hike.

It goes without saying this coastline is stunning. Such diverse country, so much wildlife. It was a privilege to experience.
Written January 5, 2020
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