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Great Ocean Walk in spring

The Great Ocean Walk in Victoria runs from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. It is a great track to explore for a few days. In this article, Clare Reilly (our daughter) writes about her recent trip from the Cape Otway Lighthouse to the magnificent 12 Apostles with her husband, Jay.

Cape Otway – Aire River

After finally getting onto our shuttle and arriving at Cape Otway at 3pm, we started our 10km walk.

Walking past the Cape Otway Cemetery (a great place to stop and have a look).

This day was the beginning of the spectacular views! Seeing capes in front and behind us. There’s an option for a beach walk, we decided to take the high road …

Great Ocean Walk guiding


Frank here. It has been a busy few weeks around the Our Hiking Blog household. Over the last four weeks I have led a seven, three and four day trip along the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria, Australia for Raw Travel. Today I am doing the preparation for my next 7 day trip commencing tomorrow.

It has been a fascinating experience. Having grown up in the region and explored many areas of the Great Ocean Walk for 40 years I have still been surprised by it’s magnificence.

This is a very different form of walking to what we are used to doing, i.e. it is fully supported with accommodation “off track”. I have met some fantastic people and …

Walk and get paid to do it? You bet!

Things have been busy around the Our Hiking Blog household.

We have just returned from Siem Reap, Cambodia and had a great break exploring many areas, in particular some beautiful temples.  It is a terrific place to visit, wonderful people, fascinating culture and excellent food.   Many things about Cambodia can be very confronting.  There is a lot of government corruption or inaction, poverty, poor infrastructure and the ever present undertone of westerners preying on people who are looking for a way to make some money, no matter how… That being said, we really enjoyed our time.

It is great to be back in Australia. The complicated bit has been amid all the travel planning, journey and return to Australia, …

Great Ocean Walk recky – two magic coastal walking days

It was “W” kind of week. Wild, wet and windy weather but the mission was planned. Lunches cancelled, families organised and spaces made in our calenders.

Deb and Frank were on a mission to traverse some of the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria and nothing was going to stop us.

We had planned this recky trip for months and finally were able to get away for a couple of days.

Why? Because we live so close to this fantastic coastal walk and have done most of it. It is brilliant. In this case, we thought it was time to produce a guide similar to our Overland Track one.  You can’t write a guide without research, and a few …

Great Ocean Walk – Johanna Beach to Princetown – a fun long weekend

The Great Ocean Walk in southern Victoria is a spectacular coastal hiking trip over about 85km. In this post we highlight a terrific long weekend bushwalking trip from Johanna Beach to Princetown. Beautiful scenery, fantastic ocean vistas and hidden campsites make this hiking trip a unique experience.