• Great Aussie Coastline

    An epic walking exploration of Victoria’s coast, featuring the famous Twelve Apostles—we’re the only U.S company to offer this trip!

    Hike the majestic Great Ocean Walk, one of Australia's newest and most inspiring coastal walks, in signature MTS style. Explore Victoria's breathtaking terrain: windswept cliff tops, secluded beaches, and manna gum forests—home to the country's iconic koalas.

    best times to go: February, October - December

    departures: No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availablity. Call us for details.

    pricing: from $4,395 see detailed pricing

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Also great as a private trip. Call for details

An epic walking exploration of Victoria’s coast, featuring the famous Twelve Apostles—we’re the only U.S company to offer this trip!

Stretching some 63 miles along Victoria’s southwest coast, the recently opened Great Ocean Walk offers a fresh way to experience some of Australia’s most breathtaking natural wonders. Visit Rainbow Falls, where an inland stream tumbles to the sea over mossy coastal rocks, and marvel at the Twelve Apostles, where towering limestone stacks cluster together just off the rugged coastline, and continue to morph with the wind over time. Our eight-day trek across Great Otway National Park—Victoria’s newest and largest coastal park—will take you through mountain ash forests and coastal woods, along windswept cliff tops, and into manna gum forests that are one of the best places in Australia to see koalas in the wild. You’ll also encounter kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and whales. Pause to relax at pristine beaches by day, and rest your legs at intimate lodges like the renowned Cape Otway Lighthouse Cottage by night. With MTS—the only U. S. company to offer the Great Ocean Walk as a guided, lodge-to-lodge adventure—you can be among the first to experience this soon-to-be iconic trek!

Activities

7 days moderate hiking on varied terrain

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be among the first to experience Victoria's new long-distance walking track, bound to become a classic!
  • See the towering Twelve Apostles and the dramatic, wind-sculpted coastline of Loch Ard Gorge
  • Explore some of Australia’s most magnificent rainforests
  • Encounter koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, whales and birds of prey in their natural environment
  • Visit beautiful, off-the-beaten-path beaches and stay at a variety of intimate lodges—including a night at a lighthouse!

Duration: 8 days Start Location: Melbourne End Location: Melbourne

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    Day 1 : Sights and Sounds of Melbourne

    Meet in Melbourne and take a walk through the city famous for its sense of style and elegance.

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    Day 2 : Apollo Bay to Elliot River

    Leave the tourists behind as you walk along the coast away from Apollo Bay. (4.5 miles walking)

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    Day 3 : Walk Elliot River to Cape Otway

    Walk through mountain ash forest to Blanket Bay then onto Cape Otway Lightstation. (16 miles walking)

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    Day 4 : Walk Cape Otway lightstation to Castle Cove

    Stunning coastal scenery awaits you on the route to Castle Cove. (10 miles walking)

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    Day 5 : Walk Castle Cove to Milanesia Beach

    The most spectacular coastal views of the entire track. (9 miles walking)

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    Day 6 : Milanesia Beach to the Gable

    Walk from stunning Milanesia Beach to the Gable. (10 miles walking)

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    Day 7 : Walk The Gable to the Twelve Apostles

    Today we get the first impressive views of the Twelve Apostles, a group of limestone sea stacks that are constantly changing with erosion from sea and wind. (12 miles walking)

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    Day 8 : Walk at Loch Ard Gorge

    The grand finale is the fascinating geological formations at Loch Ard Gorge, famous for shipwrecks, then travel back to Melbourne. (4 miles walking)

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DATES: Best time to go: February, October - December Departures: No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availablity. Call us for details.

PRICING:

$4,395 (10-12 members)
$4,995 (7-9 members)
$5,295 (4-6 members)
$700 single supplement

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

photo credits: MTS Photo File

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