We first heard about Walk 91 on the internet. We liked your website and the look of your tour better than any of the others.
The way that the itinerary was planned was excellent. It was good having the longest day first.
You did a very good job. It was really good having the maps, notes etc. so long before we actually did the walk. We really did study them carefully before we left NZ. My only complaint is about the phone; it was a real saga getting registered with Telstra – I’d have willingly paid you the $30 we had to pay for the sim card and registering if you could have lent us a phone for the duration of the walk. It was great having the epirb, even greater that we didn’t have to use it!
All the accommodation was excellent and the people very friendly and helpful. I loved the Eco Lodge especially…..
The meeting spots were easy to find. The driver was very helpful and specific about where to meet him. Also the Parks Victoria map is so good that it was easy to find the meeting places.
We loved the Great Ocean Walk. It was long, but nothing was too difficult. I was amazed at the change in vegetation along the way – I had always thought that gum trees were gum trees, but there is so much variety. Not seeing a snake was a bonus!
I realise that it is a young walk and that improvements are being made all the time. On the last 2 days when it was wet, I found that some of the wooden boardwalk a bit slippery as I went downhill. On one section there were small boards nailed across the boardwalk which were a great help. I think that the section between Johanna campsite and Milanesia Gate is to be re-routed; personally I’d be quite sorry as I enjoyed going through the farmland. The map was really excellent.
My tips for future walkers would be: Wear boots, gaiters, take warm clothes as well as light ones and have a good raincoat.
You may remember that one of our proposed party broke her ankle about 5 weeks before our walk was to start (she was replaced by my older sister). Once she has recovered I hope to persuade her to do the walk with me. If we do come again we will certainly book with you. Thank you for such a great holiday.
Catharine Fisher, May 2013