Hike the iconic coastline of Victoria's Great Ocean Road on the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, one of the Great Walks of Australia

1Overview

One of the Great Walks of Australia, the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk covers 46 kilometres of stunning Victorian coastline, taking in pristine beaches, weathered heathland and towering Eucalypt forest. Gourmet dining, local guides, track transfers and wine with dinner are included with this fully hosted small-group experience. Return to comfortable private lodge accommodation each afternoon and enjoy a rewarding foot spa and hot shower before dinner. Everything is taken care of by your guides and lodge hosts, so you can truly switch off and enjoy the experience. The four-day walk concludes by reaching and viewing the Twelve Apostles - view them from an exclusive walkers' platform, or from the beach below.

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk by Ken Spence Ocean
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2Rates & Inclusions
Rates & Inclusions

Pricing is per person on a twin-share basis and includes:

  • Four days of walking with professional local guides
  • Three nights of lodge accommodation including linen and towels
  • All meals (as outlined), non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of wines and beer
  • Use of a daypack, water-proof jacket, poles, ankle gaiters and water bottles
  • All entrances and national park fees
  • Daily vehicle transfers and support
  • Return transfers between Melbourne and the walk base
3Location and access
Getting here

This journey commences and concludes in Melbourne, Victoria. Walk into Luxury can arrange pre and post-walk accommodation in Melbourne or surrounding areas. Extended journey options are also available on request.

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4Luxury Accommodation
Where You'll Sleep
5Itinerary
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Blanket Bay to Cape Otway (about 10km or 3 hours of walking)

Following a three-hour journey from Melbourne, the first section of the walk commences at Blanket Bay, climbing cliff tops and walking barefoot along the sandy beaches of Great Otway National Park's coastline. Your guides will introduce you to the region's unique flora and fauna, and you may encounter locals such as koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas. The walk concludes at the Cape Otway Lighthouse, where you'll be transferred to the private lodge in Johanna, where sparkling wine and celebratory long table dinner await.

Included: L - D

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Johanna Beach

Day 2

Milanesia Track to Moonlight Head (about 14.5 km or 6.5 hours of walking)

Day two is the most challenging walk day on the track, but the wild seascapes make it all worthwhile. Beginning at Milanesia Track, you'll hike some of the most remote sections of the Great Ocean Walk, with weathered headlands creating the sense of being at the world’s edge. The ocean is your steadfast companion across 14 kilometres of rolling terrain today, beginning with a descent to a beach with a ‘natural rock wall’, and continuing on a undulating trail through deep gullies filled with ferns and towering Eucalpyts. Emerging from the gully, unsurpassed views of Cape Volney and Cape Otway await. As you approach the Capes, you'll witness the rise and fall of the coastline as the seas disappear into ocean caves.

Included: B - L - D

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk near Johanna

Day 3

Moonlight Head to Wreck Beach (about 12km or 3.5 hours of walking)

Today's walk is about shipwrecks, sandy paths, exposed heathland and maybe even your first glimpse of the Apostles. The walk commences at The Gables Lookout, one of Australia’s highest clifftops. After the challenging gullies of day two, today is pleasantly less undulating. More than 300 ships have come to grief on this stretch of coastline, with the first stop aptly named Wreck Beach as a tribute to those early days of treacherous ocean voyages. If conditions allow, you’ll drop down to beach level to hear tales of pillaging and misfortune. After lunch, follow the loop track back to the trailhead and return to the lodge for a night of rejuvenation and relaxation.

Included: B - L - D

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Princetown

Day 4

Princetown to the Twelve Apostles (about 8 km or 3 hours of walking)

Departing from the quiet shores of Princetown by the Gellibrand River, you'll begin day four with an easy 30-minute wander to your first full view of the Apostles. There’s a sense of excitement today as you draw nearer to each of the mighty limestone Apostles and the popular Loch Ard. No, you won't see 12; amongst the seven proudly standing lie five recently discovered apostles beneath the ocean’s surface. Weathered but not beaten, those in view lose a couple of centimetres each year to the dangerous swells and winds of the Southern Ocean. There’s a viewing platform exclusive to walkers on the final leg before arriving at the official end of your walk. Take the opportunity to descend 80-plus steps to the beach below to take in the full scale of the Apostles' height. A final lunch is shared in the sleepy fishing town of Port Campbell before returning to Melbourne.

Included: B - L

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk Apostles heli
6Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

1 September to 31 May

The four-day walk departs on Tuesdays. An alternative three-day long weekend itinerary departs on Saturdays.