On the Great Ocean Walk, you’ll get to see ocean views, rainforests, cliffs, and rock formations.

There are many scenic parts of the Great Ocean Road Walk that you can see. But the most scenic part would be between Cape Otway to Aire River. During this part of the walk, you will follow a path and see sand dunes, coastal scrub and walk along cliff tops.

How long does the walk take?

The Great Ocean Walk can take between six to eight days to complete. When you do the hike in eight days, it allows you to enjoy the walk and surrounding areas. The walk only goes one way, and it is about 110 kilometres.

Where does the walk start and end?

The once-in-a-lifetime hike starts at Apollo Bay and finishes at the Twelve Apostles. Along the way, you’ll have places to stop overnight to recover. You can even do some exploring in the towns you stop in for the night.

What else can I expect to see on the walk?

There are so many interesting places you’ll expect to see on the walk. From rainforests, fascinating rock formations, ocean views, and much wildlife. But with so many to see, here are some other scenic parts you can see along the Great Ocean Walk.

Apollo Bay to Marengo gives you a beautiful coastline view with a beach walk. As you arrive at Marengo, you might spot fur seals out on the rocks.

Elliot Ridge Campsite to Blanket Bay route has a forest with some of the tallest trees in Australia. People do find this part of the walk bland, but it’s fascinating to be walking under the highest trees. Then you do walk along the coast of Blanket Bay.

Between Blanket Bay to Cape Otway, you can walk along the boardwalk to see the rock shelves and beaches or you can walk the inland road. Then you walk through the beautiful Otway Ranges before seeing the Cape Otway Lightstation. You may see some local koalas nearby!

Castle Cove to Johanna gives you the chance to walk through different areas like forests and grasslands. This is where you see manna gums, spring flowers, grass trees, and also coastline views!

Ryan’s Den to Devil’s Kitchen is a tough part of the walk. You will go to Gables Lookout which is the highest clifftop view in Australia. If it’s low tide, you can walk to Wreck Beach to see the anchors from the lost ships.

Devil’s Kitchen to Twelve Apostles is the last part of the walk. You will pass through coastal cliffs before finally reaching the iconic Twelve Apostles.

It’s safe to say that the Great Ocean Road Walk will give you incredible scenic views. You’ll see coastal views, rainforests, farmlands, and even be able to spot wildlife.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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