Peter Guttmann & Benn Buntman
The Great Ocean Walk itinerary was very well planned from start to finish including
organising accommodation prior to commencing the walk. Everyone (guest
houses and transport) was expecting us and things went as planned. Very
well organised! Given the lateness with which we made the booking this was
all the more impressive… inclusion of a fly net in the pack was a nice
touch as was loan of the emergency beacon for duration of the Great Ocean Walk. We were
particularly impressed by the service provided by your driver..they were
always there when they said they would be.
All providers were very helpful and personable, making us feel welcome and
providing great service. However clothes washing facilities (laundry
trough) would be useful to wash out and ‘air dry’ daily walking gear.
Telephone calls to arrange pick up times worked well. Information on areas
with poor telephone reception was also very useful.
The Great Ocean Walk was excellent, better than expected. Should be rated as another
one of Victoria’s hidden treasures. Far, far superior than a drive down the
Great Ocean Road. It is understood that plans are in place to further
develop the Great Ocean Walk with new tracks. Please ensure that information on
development of the Great Ocean Walk is made available.
Key point is to enjoy and take your time, times provided are easily
achievable carrying only a day pack. Only advice reinforces information
provided in the information pack to take plenty of water, make use that you
have fly net handy and use walking poles they are very good for spreading
the load and letting the ‘locals’ (we did not see any snakes thinking was
that they felt us coming with the tap of the poles and got out of our way)
know you are coming down the track. If you have any questions just ask your
hosts at the accommodation they are more than happy to help in anyway that
A great walk, have recommended it to all that I meet, who have interest and
ability to do the walk, as well as the excellence of the accommodation for a
few days away.