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  • The untreated rainwater tanks are at the following levels: Elliot hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 100% and toilet tank is 100% full, Blanket Bay hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 80% and walkers can also utilise water from the vehicle based campground tap, Cape Otway hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 100% and toilet tank is 30% full, Aire River hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 90% and walkers can utilise water from the vehicle based campground tap, Johanna hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 100% and toilet tank is 100% full, Ryans Den hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 95% and toilet tank is empty, Devils Kitchen hike-in campsite - shelter tank is 20% and toilet tank is 50% full. There is also untreated rainwater available at each of the Great Otway National Park car based campsites in the West Otways. Hikers should take care to only use what is needed and be mindful of others requiring water. at Great Ocean Walk Thursday 28 March, 2019
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Long walk / Multi day walk
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The Great Ocean Walk is a one-way long-distance walk extending east to west, just over 100km, between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles near Princetown.

The spectacular walk weaves its way through national parks full of tall forests, coastal heathlands, wild rocky shores, river estuaries and windswept cliff-tops presenting amazing views - nature truly unfolds at every step.

Step on and off the trail with convenience; enjoy comfortable accommodation and excellent local meals or pitch your tent at wildly picturesque campgrounds along the way.

Advance bookings and payment are required year round for campsites. There are no trail fees.

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For detailed walk information visit www.greatoceanwalk.com.au

Listen to the Great Ocean Walk - Daily stories on audio

These stories will bring the voices of history and nature alive for you, building a bridge for your mind and soul to connect with the country you visit on the Great Ocean Walk. The full series is available here.

eco certifiedThe Great Ocean Walk is eco-certified and offers an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable nature-based tourism experience.

Accessibility Information

There are some sections of the Great Ocean Walk that are accessible for visitors with mobility limitations and for families with strollers. These sections vary in level of difficulty and are dependent on the type of mobility equipment used. Visitors to the Great Ocean Walk are required to travel in an east to west direction.

Many sections of the Great Ocean Walk are unsuitable for wheelchairs and strollers due to steepness and the presence of many steps. Some sections of the walk are also unsuitable due to very loose beach sand, river crossings and intertidal zones.

The most accessible sections of the Great Ocean Walk are:

  • Apollo Bay Visitor Information Centre to Marengo Caravan Park
  • Cape Otway Lighthouse car Park to Aire River Camp Ground
  • Gibson Steps to Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre.
All-terrain wheelchairs, or Trailriders, are also available for use from Colac Otway Shire and Surf Coast Shire.