Sat 17 9:00am - Tue 20 Dec 2022 8:00pm
Posted by James V
on Mon, 31 Oct 2022
Leaders: James V, Maggie D
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: Tue, 13 Dec 2022, 7:00 pm
Everyone that isn't living under a rock has heard of the Great Ocean Road. This is like that but you walk instead of drive. This hike will go through roughly the first half of The Great Ocean Walk from Apollo Bay to Castle Cove (see picture). This hike is very beginner friendly, each day will only involve a few hours of hiking assuming no one is ridiculously unfit. Most of the time will be spent enjoying the Australian summer on the beach - think swimming, throwing frisbees, playing cards and even drinking responsibly if that's your thing.
About The Great Ocean Walk:
The Great Ocean Walk goes through the middle section of the Great Ocean Road. It's located 200 kilometres south-west of Melbourne and stretches approximately 100 kilometres from Apollo Bay to Glenample Homestead, located near The Twelve Apostles, Victoria. The track hugs coastline which is not always visible from the Great Ocean Road; and traverses an area which hosts koalas, wallabies, echidnas, reptiles, bird species, snakes (including tiger, brown, and copperhead), ants, bees, European wasps and leeches. The difficulty of the track increases along the walk; with the section between Apollo Bay and Cape Otway suitable for beginners.
17th: Apollo Bay -> Elliot Ridge (9.3 km)
18th : Elliot Ridge -> Blanket Bay (11.9 km)
19th: Blanket Bay -> Cape Otway (8.6 km)
20th: Cape Otway -> Castle Cove (14.9 km)
The cost of the trip will be fuel + campsite bookings, this shouldn’t add up to any more than $50 per person
Gear Hire Info: https://www.mumc.org.au/gear
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