Great Ocean Walk + Grampians Hiking Adventure

Grampians Sunset - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour

Great Ocean Walk + Grampians 3 Day Hike & Camp Tour – Jan 2020

With my new favourite family from Durango, Colorado

Trip Report & Photos

This was only the second time I organised this epic 3 day adventure that involves sightseeing along the Great Ocean Road, hiking 35km’s of the Great Ocean Walk from Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach and then spending a day in the Grampians National Park but this itinerary is quickly becoming my favourite to highlight the very best of Victoria to those groups and families from overseas looking for something unique.

Please see pictures from an awesome adventure with a fantastic family from Durango, Colorado.

The incredibly stunning Blanket Bay looking back towards Elliot Ridge and Apollo Bay.
The incredibly stunning Blanket Bay looking back towards Elliot Ridge and Apollo Bay.
Jennifer, Geoff, Emily & Sarah about to start their 35km overnight adventure on the Great Ocean Walk from Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach.
Jennifer, Geoff, Emily & Sarah about to start their 35km overnight adventure on the Great Ocean Walk from Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach.
Driving to meet the family at Parker Inlet to make sure they are all fine on the trail.
Driving to meet the family at Parker Inlet to make sure they are all fine on the trail.
Parker Inlet from above. Waiting for my guests to appear (you can just make out the trail in the top left hand corner of this image) It usually takes 90 minutes to make it to Parker Inlet so it's a great place for a quick break.
Parker Inlet from above. Waiting for my guests to appear (you can just make out the trail in the top left hand corner of this image) It usually takes 90 minutes to make it to Parker Inlet so it’s a great place for a quick break.
Cape Otway Lightstation from one of the many lookouts along this section of trail.
Cape Otway Lightstation from one of the many lookouts along this section of trail.
Mother and her young Joey at Aire River West Campground.
Mother and her young Joey at Aire River West Campground.
The Good Times Tours van at Castle Cove waiting for the family to arrive from their morning walk from Aire River West Campground. This is the only spot where the Great Ocean Walk and Great Ocean Road meet.
The Good Times Tours van at Castle Cove waiting for the family to arrive from their morning walk from Aire River West Campground. This is the only spot where the Great Ocean Walk and Great Ocean Road meet.
Johanna Beach - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Johanna Beach
Melba Gully is another world and adds a fantastic contrasting environment to the Great Ocean Walk.
Melba Gully is another world and adds a fantastic contrasting environment to the Great Ocean Walk.
On day 2, the family completed the hike from Aire River West to Johanna Beach then we visited Melba Gully before soaking up the 12 Apostles!
On day 2, the family completed the hike from Aire River West to Johanna Beach then we visited Melba Gully before soaking up the 12 Apostles!
The Apostles draped with sunshine.
The Apostles draped with sunshine.
12 Apostles - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Family moments in Australia.
Grampians National Park - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Taking the scenic route to the Grampians National Park
Grampians Sunset - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Beer and wine was served to go alongside this epic sunset at Reid’s Lookout in the Grampians National Park.
The sawtooth ranges of the Grampians National Park.
The sawtooth ranges of the Grampians National Park.
Camping in Halls Gap Caravan Park - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Local cockatoos inspecting the tent pegs.
Kangaroos at Halls Gap Caravan Park - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Waking up to the locals in Halls Gap
Smoke Haze - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Smoke haze from the East Gippsland fires had reached the Grampians on the Monday morning.
The Pinnacles Lookout - Great Ocean Walk & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour
Geoff making his way up to the Pinnacle Lookout
Jono Ingram - Good Times Tours
Jono Ingram – Owner & Guide

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Kate Moxhay
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2024-03-18
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2024-03-09
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Nobu Kurihara
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2022-11-19
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2022-07-10
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Anna Bevington
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2021-02-07
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Lauren Howe
Lauren Howe
2021-02-07
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Robert Street
Robert Street
2020-03-13
My wife and I took a 2-day Great Ocean Walk with Jono. We started at Blanket Bay and finished at Johanna Beach. Then he took us to see the 12 Apostles. It couldn't have been more fun. Jono is a very engaging guide and host. He took care of every detail. He is extremely well-traveled, and it was fun to hear about his adventures. The walks each day were broken into 1 1/2 to 2 hour sections with Jono greeting us at the ends with snacks and cold drinks. His camping equipment made the chilly evening manageable. We highly recommend Jono and Good Times.
Justin Flannery
Justin Flannery
2020-02-27
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