We’re excited to announce our latest long weekend itinerary: Great Ocean Road Long Weekend. A three-day journey that will tantalize your senses, soothe your soul, and create memorable connection with people and place.
If that wets your whistle, then the Great Ocean Road Long Weekend is for you. Imagine three glorious days spent immersed in nature along the stunning coastal trails of the Great Ocean Road and the Great Otway National Park. It's a journey that promises relaxation, culinary delights, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Walk with lightweight packs, and leave your tent and dehydrated food at home, we’ve got every detail covered.
A Journey Full of Flavour
Throughout the Great Ocean Road Long Weekend, you'll experience a culinary journey to delight and inspire. Our experienced hosts create three-course dinners using locally sourced ingredients that celebrate the flavours of the region. From freshly shucked oysters to crayfish cooked over an open fire, every dish is a curated celebration of taste and locality.
Imagine savouring slow-cooked ragù, indulging in local cheeses, and sipping on wines that perfectly complement the meal. Our meals are shared around a long table, where travellers come together to connect and share stories. It's a delightful way to end each day, surrounded by the camaraderie of fellow explorers and the beauty of the natural world.
Our Menu — An ode to the local region
Our menu is designed as a celebration of local produce and suppliers. Here is a taster:
- Seafood Paella with cooked over an open fire - Caught and collected fresh from Apollo Bay Fishermans Coop
- Cheese platters to be served for afternoon appetizers - Made locally by Apsotles Whey Cheese
- Slow-cooked ragu - Seasonal venison supplied by Dama Dama Free Range and pasta made locally by Otway Pasta Company
- Fresh croissants - Baked fresh from Apollo Bay Bakery
- Sous vide Duck served with Sweet Potato Mash - Raised free-range by Great Ocean Road Ducks
A taste of what's to come...
Our journey starts in Melbourne, meeting your guides and fellow walkers before heading off on our road trip down to the Great Ocean Road. We pick up fresh seafood on the way before starting our walk at Blanket Bay. Over the next three days, you'll find yourself slowly unwinding in the stunning scenery that surrounds you. We wander through a native stringybark forest, where the aroma of eucalyptus permeates the air, visit hidden treasures of ancient shipwrecks that unveil themselves at low tide, and walk beneath the iconic formations of the Twelve Apostles. As you proceed along the path, inhale the crisp sea breeze and relish the sensation of complete immersion in the tranquil wilderness.
Each afternoon, we arrive at our eco-lodge, where you'll be greeted with a glass of local wine. Take a hot shower or relax with a warm footbath while we prepare a feast to be shared over our long-table. Toast to your day on the track, swap stories with new friends around the firepit and fall asleep with nature's soundscape in our comfy lodge rooms.
Walk with us
We are now taking bookings for departures starting December 2023.
Whether you're a seasoned traveller or seeking a new adventure, this is your chance to connect with nature, savour incredible flavours, and create memories that will last a lifetime.