Great Ocean Walk – 4 Day Tour

Great Ocean Walk Private Tour

Great Ocean Walk – 4 Day Private Tour

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In December 2020, I was lucky enough to take this Melbourne family on a four day hike along the Great Ocean Walk, utilising Bimbi Park Accommodation and cabin accommodation near Princetown. Over the 4 days the family walked 46kms (approx. 50%) of the trail and also had time to explore Gibson Steps, 12 Apostles and the Otways Rainforest including the old Crowes Railway Station.

Day 1 – Blanket Bay to Cape Otway – 10kms

Day 2 – Cape Otway to Castle Cove – 16.5kms

Day 3 – Castle Cove to Johanna Beach – 6.5kms

Day 4 – Wreck Beach to Princetown – 13kms

Bimbi Park Cabin Accommodation
Self-Contained Cabin accommodation at Bimbi Park is a fantastic choice for groups of friends and families wanting to do the Great Ocean Walk.
On the road to Parker Hill Campground on the Great Ocean Walk.
The drive to Parker Hill to meet my guests after dropping them off at Blanket Bay to commence the walk. It takes guests 1hr 15 mins to walk from Blanket Bay to Parker Inlet.
Parker inlet on the Great Ocean Walk
Parket Inlet on the Great Ocean Walk.
Coastal hiking route from Parker Inlet to Point Franklin on the Great Ocean Walk
Taking the low tide route to Cape Otway Lightstation.
Looking back towards Parker Inlet on the Great Ocean Walk
Looking back towards Parker Inlet, whilst taking the coastal low-tide route to Cape Otway Lightstation.
Hiking on the Great Ocean Walk near Cape Otway.
Walking towards Cape Otway Lighthouse on the Great Ocean Walk.
Seal spotted near Point Franklin on Victoria's Great Ocean Walk.
Koala spotted at Aire River West Campground.
Koala at Bimbi Park.
Blue Wren spotted at Aire River West campground.
Koala at Aire River West Campground.
The view from Castle Cove lookout on the Great Ocean Road.
Cape Otway Lightstation.
Cape Otway Lightstation.
Ocean swell taken from Cape Otway Lighthouse.
Apollo Bay main beach at sunset.
Cockatoos at Bimbi Park in the morning.
Cockatoos in the morning at Bimbi Park
Station Beach taken from the trail that leads to Bimbi Park Accommodation.
Walking down to Station Beach from Bimbi Park which has an access trail to the Great Ocean Walk.
Castle Cove Lookout along the Great Ocean Walk.
The Gables Lookout
12 Apostles at sunset looking towards the Gibson Steps.
Enjoying the incredible sunset at the 12 Apostles.
12 Apostles at Sunset
12 Apostles at sunset.
Walking along Wreck Beach on Victoria's Great Ocean Walk.
Wreck Beach - Gellibrand Lower.
Wreck Beach
Wreck Beach
Coastal hiking at low ride along Wreck Beach.
Wreck Beach
Heading inland up towards Devil's Kitchen Campground.
Leaving the beach and walking up towards Devil’s Kitchen Campground
Black Cockatoos spotted near Devil's Kitchen Campground.
A pair of Yellow-tailed black cockatoos.
Lookout on the trail at the end of Wreck Beach.
Looking back towards Wreck Beach.
The view from campground Number 8 at Devil's Kitchen Campground.
Looking back down towards Wreck Beach from the Devils Kitchen Campground.
Lunch stop at Gellibrand
Old Crowes Railway Line - Otways
The overgrown Crowes railway station on the old narrow gauge railway line
Jono Ingram - Good Times Tours
Your Guide – Jono Ingram


  • Good Times Tours is owned and operated by Jono Ingram and I’m Melbourne based which means I can provide return transport for public & private groups.
  • I setup camp and cook for you. You simply walk with your day pack.
  • I provide high quality tents, thermarest sleeping pads, pillows, down sleeping bags, camp chairs and a 6x3m waterproof marquee as camping equipment for all of our guests.
  • I offer an an affordable option for groups up to 11 in size, looking for a no-fuss and flexible experience.
  • I can cater for groups looking to spend anywhere between 2-4 days on the Great Ocean Walk.

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Candy Tong
Candy Tong
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Jono went above and beyond to ensure that my family enjoyed Mornington and Great Ocean Road. He has been very accommodating to our family needs, and the little children also absolutely adored him! I would 200% recommend booking the private tour with Jono to anyone.
Kelvin Deer
Kelvin Deer
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Jono (Good Time Tours) is a must if you are looking for something a bit bespoke and not your average trip out of Melbourne. Nothing was too difficult for Jono. From the suggested itinerary, the various pickups and then throughout the day, we had a knowledgeable local who shared his experiences with our group. Thanks Jono.... legend!
Cindy Kennedy
Cindy Kennedy
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Organised this wine tour to celebrate a couple of birthdays from work. Jono was very approachable, accommodating and flexible in terms of letting us choose our lunch destination. Each cellar door was very welcoming as Jono knew some of the winemakers and introduced us to them. Jono even went as far as suggesting this gorgeous spot for a great autumn pic. Overall everyone absolutely enjoyed their time and we will most likely book Jono again.
Paul & Marie-Louise McElwee
Paul & Marie-Louise McElwee
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We had an excellent trip to the Yarra Valley with Jono on Anzac Day. Nothing was too much trouble, from the initial enquiry the week before and arranging a tour that catered for the reduced mobility of two of our group. He was very flexible on the day as well. I would highly recommend touring with Jono.
Kate Moxhay
Kate Moxhay
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Jono was an exceptional driver and host for our group's tour around the Heathcote wine region yesterday. Would highly recommend Jono to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and fun host!
Jessica Cowin
Jessica Cowin
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Jono was the most amazing tour guide. He elevated our Yarra Valley wine tour experience. Great fun and well managed tour, he got us everywhere on time and took us to some great wineries. Would definitely roll with him again!
Nobu Kurihara
Nobu Kurihara
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Jono took our Japanese group to Heathcoat wineries. Excellent private tour. Our guide Jono was incredibly knowledgable, cheerful and gave us a fantastic day! We learnt about history, culture, features and much more. He was well traveled and have flexibility, high standards, and we were very happy with Jono's tour - he had great memory and experience in Japan and all over the world, we also enjoyed chatting with him!
Dale Manson
Dale Manson
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Jono was fantastic. From prior to the booking right through to the day, Jono was accommodating and a great communicator. Jono looked after us superbly throughout our wine tour in the Macedon Ranges. If you’re looking for a reliable and quality tour, hit up Jono!
Anna Bevington
Anna Bevington
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We loved our 1 day winery tour in Heathcote. Jono had picked some great independent venues where you got to meet the owners and everything was well organised from start to finish. The bus was comfy and clean, price was very good value and Jono was a great host. Would definitely recommend!

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I can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience with Jono was. It truly was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip in Australia. We really wanted an experience that was off the grid and intimate, and explore parts of Victoria that the “locals” would share with their friends. It was all that and more. Jono was the epitome of what you would want in a guide: knowledgeable, professional, engaging, and above all a down-to-earth demeanor that made you feel comfortable from the get go. His attention to detail from the gear, the hidden gems he shared with us, and his insights on Australian culture(s) were terrific. I cannot recommend highly enough! Jenny Beagle – Colorado

I went with a friend and had a fantastic time. Jono is professional, polite and has a great local knowledge. Really good camping gear, enough food. He allowed enough time for everyone to do things at their pace. Wilsons Prom is a really good spot and we did a lot, the day ended with Jono setting up the tents, marquee and sleeping bags. Sara P – Melbourne

I went to Wilsons Prom on small group tour with Jono and Clint and had the best time! The guides were fantastic, and kept the itinerary flexible to suit our preferences and energy level. Everything from camping equipment to food (and sunscreen!) is taken care of, so you can just relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. I highly recommend Good Times Tours and can’t wait to do other tours with them! Linda H – Finland

Jono runs a fantastic trip. Everything is covered, all you have to do is walk and enjoy. He has an excellent knowledgeable of the area. We hiked the Great Ocean Way for 2 days, then, on Jono’s suggestion, went over to the Grampians for a day. Hiking was wonderful, camping comfortable and easy (saw koalas at Aire River and kangaroos in Grampians) Deborah S – North Carolina

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Jono Ingram – 0410 341 228 or @jonoingram

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