Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk
Great Ocean walk
Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is an exclusive 4 day 3 night guided experience and is the perfect short break hiking holiday. Taking in the last half of the Great Ocean Walk from Castle Cove (40-56km), this walk is east to west and ends at the Twelve Apostles with a scenic helicopter flight showing you the end of the track you just walked.
An Apostle in its truest sense is a messenger, a wanderer, a journeyman, but one with a destination in mind. For four days your anticipation grows for the limestone rock stacks that stand strong against the wild southern ocean. Twelve originally, but four have succumbed to the relentlessness of nature. Fear not, time will ensure other sections of the cliff take their place.
There’s no doubt you will come with the Apostles as your goal, but perhaps another section of the trail will ambush your heart and make itself your favourite. Personal epiphanies are often had while walking the two kilometre stretch of Johanna Beach, moments of realisation that the simple things in life are what matter from the lookout at Ryan’s Den, new friendships cemented in the wide Australian bush trail from Moonlight Head to The Gables and many a “Day 2” is gasped at the end as being both challenging and rewarding.
The Great Ocean Walk runs from Apollo Bay in the East to the Twelve Apostles in the West. The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk uses the second half, the section from Castle Cove to the Apostles themselves, via Johanna Beach and Moonlight Head. It is up to 55km in length, but there are options for shorter days and of course the team and the comfortable lodge are your support along the way.
Why we like it
- Breathing views & varied terrain
- The luxurious lodge
- The quiet solitude of remoteness
- Gourmet cuisine
- The helicopter finale
At a Glance
Day 1, Transfer by road from Melbourne at 07:45am to the Lodge. Walk Castle Cove to Johanna Beach, 7.5km of moderate walking
Day 2, Walk Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head, enjoying rugged coastal cliffs and challenging undulating terrain, 12.5km of hard walking
Day 3 - Walk Moonlight Head to Princetown through stunning forest and beautiful Wreck Beach, 12.5km of moderate walking.
Day 4 - Walk Princetown to the Twelve Apostles and be rewarded with a scenic helicopter flight before returning by road to Melbourne, 8km of moderate walking. Drop off at Melbourne airport for 5pm or Melbourne CBD at 5:30pm
- A$1,995 pp twin-share (low season) or A$2,195 pp (high season)
- Operates August to May
- Scheduled departures
- Moderate to challenging walking
- Includes 3 nights lodge accommodation, all meals and non-alcoholic drinks, use of walking gear, national park fees, 12 Apostles scenic helicopter flight, transfers between Melbourne and the lodge, guide services