2022 Great Ocean Walk

Day -14 Logistics underway
MSR Freelite side 2
MSR Freelite side 2

In two weeks Gill and I will be starting our walk on the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria. To date I’ve booked our tent accomodation which has required us to determine how far we are travelling each day. While this trip is suggested for a more leisurely eight day pace, we are both comfortable doing 20+ km per day so have opted for a faster six day trip which fits in with the time we have available. While the opportunity exists on this trail to stay at guest houses along the way we have opted to make this a full camping trip but who knows, we may change our minds along the way.

We have also sorted most of our food and next week we will assemble it all and do a final pack to make sure we have everything we need. While I have a couple of dozen meals at home, courtesy of the past two years of limited camping, I was short two person meal options and I found myself one meal short. I placed my order for that today and at the same time decided it was time to upgrade a few pieces of our kit so when you see our trip photos we will definitely look a bit different than we have for the past few years. Later today I will sort the final logistics including booking accomodation for the night before and for when we finish our trip.

We’re both big fans of coastal walks and are really looking forward to this trip. and are thankful we’re not starting over the next week with on-again off-again rain forecast for almost every day. Mind you, we don’t know what the weather forecast in two weeks time will bring so our fingers are crossed!

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Its Sunday 7 August 2022 and in three weeks time Gill and I will be starting our walk on Victoria’s 100 km(ish) Great Ocean Walk. This walk has been in our sights for a number of years and due to the 2019-20 fires and COVID, it has been pushed back several times. Earlier this year when I did the East Gippsland Rail Trail, the Great Ocean Walk was one of my options but Gill vetoed me doing it because she also wanted to experience this popular Victorian coastal trail.

This walk is designed to be done east to west and is recommended as an eight day walk. As such, the designated campsites are set out at reasonably close spacing ranging from around 10 km to 16 km part and are designed to suit most walkers.

Over the coming weeks we will provide you with various insights into our preparation for this walk and as on-trail communications allow, we will be posting from the trail and sharing our experiences with you.

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Its Sunday 7 August 2022 and in three weeks time Gill and I will be starting our walk on Victoria’s 100 km(ish) Great Ocean Walk. This walk has been in our sights for a number of years and due to the 2019-20 fires and COVID, it has been pushed back several times. Earlier this year […]