227-Great Ocean Walk, an introduction

Show notes

This is the first in a planned series of four podcast episodes and a full trip review to be released over the coming weeks on our upcoming trip on the Victorian Great Ocean Walk. In this episode we set the scene for our upcoming trip and provide some background on what we expect from this trip. We hope you enjoy.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:31)
  • The Facts (time index 0:02:45)
    • Trail logistics
      • Duration
        • Created as an eight day walk, we are doing this walk in six
      • Direction
        • East to west – why
          • Car at the Twelve Apostles
      •  Distance
        • Day by day distances (planned)
          • 22km
          • 21km
          • 14km
          • 14km
          • 13km
          • 16km
    • Cost
      • No trail fee
      • Travel to trailhead $200
        • Bus cheaper but not on the weekend
      • Campsites $17.40 per non group site
      • 1st night and last night motel accomodation
      • Petrol costs
    • Trail tread
      • Trail tread consists of a combination of natural trail, beach and rock walking, and occasional timber and constructed trail
      • Trail tread consists of a combination of natural trail, beach and rock walking, and occasional timber and constructed trail
        • Parks Victoria using the inland options where they exist
  • Facilities (time index 0:14:59)
    • Camp sites
      • Group
      • Couples/solo
      • Walk notes as part of the booking
      • Basic kitchen shelter
    • Water on trail
      • Rainwater tanks at each campsites
    • Mobile reception
      • Intermittent, mainly at the high points
  • When to walk (time index 0:19:45)
    • Year round
    •  Temperature
      • Summer around 10-28°C maximum
      • Winter around 5-16°C maximum
  • Gear (time index 0:22:02)
    • 48 litre packs
    • Two person tent
    • Stove and all food for six days
  • The scenery (time index 0:23:53)
    • Spectacular coastal views and vegetation
    • Eucalypt woodland
  • Gill and Tim’s wrap up (time index 0:25:08)

Close (time index 0:27:28)


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