Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

Everyday of the walking season, Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk rewards walkers with world class hiking, relaxing eco lodge comforts and simple pleasures such as stunningly good food and anticipatory service from the passionate staff. No more than 12 hikers at a time can stay, making this a rewarding, intimate way to experience the Twelve Apostles Walk.

4 Day / 3 Night 12 Apostles Guided Walk - G12AW
Adults: $2,100.00 / Children: $2,100.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2019~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR19:
Day 1: Join your Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk transfer at Travelodge Southbank, at 9 Riverside Quay to commence a four day 12 Apostles Guided Walk. Meet your fellow walkers before departing for a direct three hour transfer to the Walking Lodge at Johanna. A short toilet break will be taken at the midway point of this transfer. Please be dressed ready to walk.

On arrival at the Walking Lodge, enjoy morning tea. There will be a walk briefing from your guide, a gear fit out and check and an opportunity to change for those not already in their walking gear. Pack your scrumptious hiker lunch and then it's a 5 minute transfer to Castle Cove to start your walk. Leaving the Great Ocean Road behind us, the afternoon begins amongst tea-tree with regular cliff top ocean vistas before entering an enchanting grass tree forest. Soon after, drop down onto Johanna Beach for two kilometres of soft sand walking with the ocean only metres from your feet. A great opportunity to take off your boots and enjoy barefoot, just don't turn your back to the unpredictable waves! Cross Johanna River (may need to take boots off) and make your way to the end of the beach. The choice is yours from here it's an easy 3km stroll back to the lodge or your guide will call for road support to come and get you!

Day 2: The most challenging day on the trail, you will be rewarded with the most visually spectacular and isolated sections of the Great Ocean Walk the wild side'. Take a winding path that leads from Milanesia Gate down through the forest to beautiful Milanesia Beach. After a gentle beach stroll, we turn upwards for a short, but steep climb that sets the tone for the trail ahead. The trail is dissected by gullies before a gradual climb, which delivers fabulous views back over Milanesia. Rough tree ferns and stands of remnant Eucalypts dot the path before an ascent of 138 steps. The trail continues in a westerly direction until a steady climb leads us out of the forest and into Ryans Den campsite. Be rewarded with superb views of the coast to both Cape Volney and Cape Otway; an ideal place to reflect on your journey so far. The walk from here rises and falls many times as it parallels the coastline before cutting along the ridge behind Cape Volney, providing breathtaking views, this time to the west. A final seated look out provides a magnificent vantage point, only 100 metres from today's endpoint.

Day 3: It's a 30 minute transfer to The Gables lookout, one of mainland Australia's highest cliff top lookouts. Tide dependent, you will drop onto Wreck Beach and continue through to a lovely lunch spot past Devil's Kitchen overlooking the Apostles in the distance. Wilder days will give an insight into the cauldron-like ocean at this part of the coast. A high tide option combines coastal scrub with forest and walks through Devil's Kitchen campsite. Stunning coastal views to the west this afternoon provide the incentive to keep moving forward. The topography and geology change from sandstone to limestone and its associated coastal flora. This afternoon is gentle walking that finishes at the Gellibrand River, nearby the sleepy hamlet of Princetown, a chance for a swim if weather permits. Your driver will meet you at the river and transfer you back to the Walking Lodge for a well deserved dinner and a relaxing final evening.

Day 4: Enjoy your final morning at the Walking Lodge. After another scrumptious breakfast, there's a final pack up, check out and lodge farewell as we again head west to Princetown. If self driving, we'll help you relocate your car to the 12 Apostles car park before returning to Princetown to complete your last walk to these fabulous natural wonders. The Apostles emerge on slow reveal as the trail rises and falls along the coastline. There is a viewing lookout exclusively for walkers before the final stretch of trail into the 12 Apostles Visitors Centre. You've made it! Now take to the skies with a stunning ten minute 12 Apostles Scenic Helicopter Flight for an unparalleled view of this amazing coast. Move on to the nearby town of Port Campbell for lunch before returning to Melbourne. Tour concludes at approximately 5:30pm at Travelodge Southbank.~~~~

~~ 01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020~~ Valid for 01APR19-31MAR20:
Day 1: Join your Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk transfer at Travelodge Southbank, at 9 Riverside Quay to commence a four day 12 Apostles Guided Walk.On arrival at Twelve Apostles walking lodge you will be greeted by the lodge managers and guides to enjoy a morning tea. We then check you into your room, before starting the day's walk briefing and fit out of gear. This is also an opportunity to change for those not already in their walking gear.

You will then collect your scrumptious hiker lunch and then it's a 10 minute transfer to Castle Cove to start your walk. Leaving the Great Ocean Road behind us, the afternoon begins amongst tea-tree with regular cliff top ocean vistas before entering an enchanting grass tree forest. Soon after, drop down onto Johanna Beach for two kilometres of soft sand walking with the ocean only metres from your feet. A great opportunity to take off your boots and enjoy barefoot, just don't turn your back to the unpredictable waves! Cross Johanna River (may need to take boots off) and make your way to the end of the beach.

Day 2: A 30 minute drive to start the most challenging day on the trail, you will be rewarded with the most visually spectacular and isolated sections of the Great Ocean Walk the wild side'. Take a winding path that leads from Milanesia Track down through the forest to beautiful Milanesia Beach. After a gentle beach stroll, we turn upwards for a short, but steep climb that sets the tone for the trail ahead. The trail is dissected by gullies before a gradual climb, which delivers fabulous views back over Milanesia. Rough tree ferns and stands of remnant Eucalypts dot the path before an ascent of 138 steps. The trail continues in a westerly direction until a steady climb leads us out of the forest and into Ryans Den campsite. Be rewarded with superb views of the coast to both Cape Volney and Cape Otway; an ideal place to reflect on your journey so far. The walk from here rises and falls many times as it parallels the coastline before cutting along the ridge behind Cape Volney, providing breathtaking views, this time to the west. A final seated look out provides a magnificent vantage point, only 100 metres from today's endpoint.

Day 3: It's a 30 minute transfer back to Moonlight Head. The first four and half Kilometres gently meander through native stringybark forest providing a contrast to the coast, concluding with a rise to the Gables, one of mainland Australia's highest cliff top
lookouts. Tide dependent, you will descend onto Wreck Beach and continue through to a lovely lunch spot past Devil's Kitchen overlooking the Apostles in the distance. Wilder days will give an insight into the cauldron-like ocean at this part of the coast. A high tide option combines coastal scrub with forest and walks through Devil's Kitchen campsite. Stunning coastal views to the west this afternoon provide the incentive to keep moving forward. The topography and geology change from sandstone to limestone and its associated coastal flora. This afternoon is gentle walking that finishes at the Gellibrand River, nearby the sleepy hamlet of Princetown, a chance for a swim if weather permits (warmer months). Your assist guide will meet you at the river and transfer you back to Twelve Apostles walking lodge for a well-deserved dinner and a relaxing final evening.

Day 4: Enjoy your final morning at Twelve Apostles walking lodge. After another scrumptious breakfast, there's a final pack up, check out and lodge farewell then a 45minute drive as we again head west to Princetown. ~~~~

Departure Days:
2 to 3 departures per week. Exact dates to be confirmed.

Departure Point:
70 Stafford Road, Johanna, Victoria.

Departure Time:
8:00am.

Pickup:
Travelodge Southbank Hotel, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank Melbourne.

Dropoff:
Travelodge Southbank Hotel, 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank Melbourne.

Duration:
4 days / 3 nights.

Entrance Fees:
- National park fees included.

Meals:
- 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, morning and afternoon tea.
- All walk snacks, fresh fruit and water.
- Non alcoholic beverages.

Not Included:
- Alcohol.

Inclusions:
- 3 nights eco lodge accommodation, linen and towels.
- Daily transfers from the lodge to the trail; afternoon transfers back to the lodge
- Expert walking lodge support staff.
- Comprehensive walk notes.
- Secure car parking during the walk.
- 10 minute Twelve Apostles Scenic Helicopter Flight.

Adults $2,100.00
Children $2,100.00

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