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there is a good booklet for the walk for about A$15 that you can buy in Apollo Bay which shows the low tide options if you want to explore some of the beaches and rock platforms. Most of this walk is fantastic but there are a couple of boring bits too that go inland on dirt roads. Great that you see so few people until you get close to The 12 Apostles. If you don't want to camp there is a local company called Walk91 who will transport you off and on the track. Would recommend 6 days but we did it in 5 days. It is very doable in 5 days but felt that there wasn't enough time to explore on two days or rest over lunch.

15 days ago

Great hike well worth it.

Easy but long walk for all abilities. Long boardwalk at the end.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great scenery and most of the campsites are quite nice.

We did the 100km in 2 days for charity. It includes some really lovely views especially on the first 20-30km. Some beautiful scenic bays to stop if you have the time! Would highly recommend, but maybe over a few more days if you have the time!

Great track with lush green forrest , man made timber bridge crossings waterfalls along a picturesque river. Timing is everything, 5km in & we were forced to turn back after 4 river crossings.
Well sign posted, however none to warn of river crossings.
Would have been a much more fulfilling 5star hike had we been able to complete it!

It's a long but easy walk, perfect for a day trip! At the end of the walk is a beautiful beach and the walk itself is diversified. The attitude difference is ok, it's suitable for normal fit people.

hiking
2 months ago

Perhaps crazily, a friend and I embarked on this walk as a day hike, starting early in the morning and finishing the 42km at twilight the same evening, generally going at a pretty brisk pace. After a bit of searching, we finally found the sign at the start of the track at Point Impossible, but had trouble finding the actual beginning of the track. In fact, we didn't find it, just played it by ear until we found a distinct track. We got all manner of weather at this time of the year from beautiful sunshine, to drizzle, heavy rain, wind, but mostly pleasant walking weather. The scenery held beautiful variations from bushland to beach, populated areas and boardwalks. A stop at Anglesea for a hot cross bun and coffee was a welcome break in the walk. All in all, a great day! Needless to say, when we finally sat down after getting home, we weren't moving again in a hurry.

Great Hike

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent walk

Stunning array of vegetation around every turn and the rocks just top it off. Love this walk, and easy to do even in snow.

walking
3 months ago

Beautifula views and not that many people around..

Awesome area. Definitely test yourself when you hit the snow. I recommend starting from Mount St Gwinear and up to baw baw. You can do a solid 20 kms while going off track and off the main trail.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Wide and well maintained multi-use trail with moderate inclines is perfect for beginners.

Definitely a must! So many beautiful stops along the coast! Try to get down to the 12 absolutely for sunset - soo beautiful!

Great hike, go all the way to Baw Baw and relax with a few beers

One of the best scenic trails in Victoria & the view from the summit is just breathtaking!

hiking
6 months ago

Top walk!

Thoroughly enjoyed the Tracks. Went from Mountain Creek to Mount Bogong via the Staircase and came down via Eskdale Spur.

Great hike with some great scenery. In winter the hike is great for testing your skills in the snow without going to far of the beaten track.

Great hike, my knees were super sore coming down tho

very nice beach and good camp

This walk is about as good as it gets, traversing different types of landscapes from coastal heath to rainforest, and taking in beautiful bays and beaches. It can be done as a multi-day walk with a choice of camp sites, most located near secluded beaches, or travel light and stay at the Lightstation, making a 2-day circuit possible.

Trip notes: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2014/11/13/southern-circuit-wilsons-prom/

hiking
11 months ago

Loose surface, some steep sections, but great scenery and a beautiful little campground with a drop toilet and drinkable creek water at the finish (bookings required for campground via Parks Victoria). I ran/walked this trail with a colleague. It's rideable on a mountain bike, but there are better mountain bike trails elsewhere in the region.

Completed track ( 104 km) in 6 days and 5 nights. The GOW signs and numbers are useful. Mobile signal was not too bad and in all camping sides water tanks were full and well conserved. I saw a lot animals and all scenery was fantastic. I had a negative experience between Blanket Bay to Aire River as I stopped to buy a cold drink at lighthouse shop but the shop attendant was impolite toward me. Also after Johanna’s beach camping side there are few gates that must be kept locked, after last gate please be careful as there are a few wild kangaroos in the area. Please note that at this part of the track I was chased away by a male kangaroo who wanted kick and scratch me. I ended up running and strategically jumping out of lane seeking a place to hide in the bush until big fella moved away. I really enjoyed the last leg of the track, I highly recommend to stop at small village close to Riverlock. At this village there is a great a cafe shop and this may be an opportunity to have a cup of latte so you can reach twelve apostles fully charged. Have fun!

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful multi-day hike, with amazing views, white sand beaches and great bush campsites with drop toilets and spring water (need to filter). A bit busy during the school holidays but a great trail for beginners with a little bit of training and fitness.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Not difficult, but a long day. Constant views along the way. No water unless you deviate to fed hut. Near the start, the track splits with no signage. The path to the right skirts the hill and is easier.

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Best kept secret, this walk. I didn't find it difficult, heavy going on the beach if the tide is high, so would pay to check that out before you leave and make sure you are walking Discovery Bay on a low tide.
Great diversity, you walk through forests, along a magnificent river, (which you can swim in), along a wild beach and then transverse spectacular cliffs. The walk had very few hikers, except the odd school group, or day walkers near settlements. Heaps of wildlife, both on land, in the air and in the sea! The camps are simple, (which is a welcome change from all the 'fancy' walks around these days), a shelter, open fire pit, tables and benches, rainwater and bush toilet.
The track can be accessed at many points, so is a great walk to be able to do in sections. Highly recommend.

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