John and Pam Marsden
We are now back in Maleny after finishing the walk…I have to congratulate you on the superb organisation of our walk. Thank you. We feel very pleased with ourselves having completed a challenging walk which we think is not for the faint-hearted.
We first heard about the walk and your package through a friend…..The itinerary seemed very logical to us – in fact I don’t know how it could be improved. The daily distances were manageable.
The accommodation providers were amazing….. Each accommodation was different and that only added to our pleasure.
The hosts made us feel very welcome and looked after any needs superbly with flexibility of transfers and the extras (koala dusk walk at Eco lodge ….and the offer of a nearby glow-worm trip). The meals were marvellous including lunches – we opted to take less than what was offered.
The meeting spots suited us. Our only hitch was the Castle Cove where we arrived about an hour early….As far as Walk 91 is concerned we both agree that you are providing a wonderful package and I would be interested to hear from others how they feel that it could be improved. From the meeting with Mark at the YHA in Apollo Bay to the Apostles it was terrific. We appreciated the photos of the meeting spots – that was essential as without them there might have been confusion.
The shuttle service …. could not be faulted. They both were great. We also appreciated the loan of the walking poles. I would think that they were a must, especially as some of the track was very wet and at times slippery.
As far as Parks are concerned, we believe that the track for the last day from Moonlight to Apostles is still under construction. The old coach road was a bit ho-hum ….I guess that will change when the track is completed. We both thought that the actual signage was adequate and re-assuring but we would like to have had distance markers – that would have made assessing completion times a little easier and also have taken away a lot of guesswork. ….
After having spent 6 days walking in absolutely breathtaking scenery, walking into the Apostles tourist area was deflating. I think you almost need a counsellor to do that. We had just achieved a goal and it seems diminished by having to mix with the day-tripper crowds. Just a big jolt into reality.
So, congratulations from two very happy customers who would recommend you and your package to anyone who shows the slightest interest in walking in the Otways…….A tip for any future walker, go with a sense of humour, open your eyes, ears and nose – take lots of tissues and borrow a walking pole. Many thanks.