Grade 3

Apollo Bay to Elliot Ridge Hike (10km)

Great Otway National Park



4 hrs

Grade 3

One Way





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Apollo Bay to Elliot Ridge Hike (10km)

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Apollo Bay to Elliot Ridge Hike (10km)

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Apollo Bay to Elliot Ridge Hike (10km)

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Apollo Bay to Elliot Ridge Hike (10km)

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  • Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

    A scenic 10km hike, perfect for a day on the trail. The start through Apollo Bay was easy, with the option of a beach walk which was nice. After Marengo, the trail offered a choice between the rocks and an inland track – I went with the rocks for the ocean views. The final section through the forests was a great way to end the day. Reaching Elliot Ridge campsite felt rewarding. Overall, this was a lovely grade 3 trail – a good mix of coastal walking and forest immersion. Great way to kick off the Great Ocean Walk!

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Apollo Bay

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