Aire River to Johanna Beach Hike (12.4km)

Great Otway National Park



5 hrs

Grade 3

One Way





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3 Reviews on “Aire River to Johanna Beach Hike (12.4km)”

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  • An impressive walk away from the more frequently visited tourist spots on the Great Ocean Rd.
    Small correction to closest town; Horden Vale is a rural farming district. Closest town (food and fuel) would probably be Lavers Hill.
    Recently hiked from The Gables Lookout carpark (near Moonlight Head) to Ryans Den camping ground and then back again. Said to be the hardest section of the GOR Walk. Magnificent scenery, well worth a visit if looking for a challenging day hike.

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Aire River to Johanna Beach Hike

Trail Hiking Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we hike and pay respects to their Elders, past and present, and we acknowledge the First Nations people of other communities who may be here today.