Julie Ann Burgess
We found Walk 91 through web searching. The itinerary was well planned, and the information provided for each day was appropriately detailed, without being too overwhelming. Absolutely nothing…could have been done to improve our walk! The accommodation at the Eco Lodge was superb. Sincerely hoping to send my daughter (grand-daughter) here as an intern. It is truly inspirational in relation to the sustainable conservation. Shayne, Lizzie and the team are an impressive collection of dedicated people. Really enjoyed our night at the B&B. We were fortunate to have great company for our evening there. Our only disappointment was only having one night there.Our two nights at the next B&B were quite different again. The second evening the owner created a fantastic meal for us, which was appreciated after our days walk…. We found it very easy to find our driver each afternoon. Not a single difficulty with this.The Great Ocean Walk was an absolute visual pleasure. The opportunity to see some of Australia’s unique and varied wildlife in their own home was memorable. The variety of terrain and plant life was an unexpected pleasure – to have so much variety in 100km was not anticipated and this made every day of walking a varied and enjoyable. N two days were the same, and there was never a sense of repeating anything.Parks Victoria deserve recognition for the work they have undertaken to create and maintain such a great walk. Every single piece of improvement on the track was appreciated – the steps, bridges, boardwalks and just the track clearings and maintenance were well done. Creating such a great Australian walk, that is accessible to people of average fitness and experience, speaks to Parks Victoria having vision and creativity beyond the usual government department.During our great ocean walk there were parts of the track that were quite muddy. This is to be expected, and certainly created some interest for us, especially on the first day. The only concern we had was watching (and probably adding to in parts) the ever widening track, as people continue to try and avoid the mud. We were just conscious of potentially damaging the environment around the track – however if this is not a concern from a conservation perspective then it is not a big deal. You certainly appreciate the days when there is no mud a whole more than you otherwise might. Be prepared to eat well… This was one of the best holidays I have had the pleasure to experience. Having the itinerary laid out, and the logistics organized around us made for a relaxing and enjoyable break…..where all we had to concentrate on was trying to find a black Otway snail – it probably doesn’t get much better than that.