Johanna Beach to Ryan's Den Hike (15km)

Great Otway National Park



5 hrs

Grade 4

One Way





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Johanna Beach to Ryan's Den Hike (15km)

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Johanna Beach to Ryan's Den Hike (15km)

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Johanna Beach to Ryan's Den Hike (15km)

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  • Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

    Stage 8 of the the Great Ocean Walk was a great section, with coastal views and kangaroo spotting at the Johanna River lookout being real highlights. Melanesia Beach was a secluded paradise – definitely worth the visit. Stage 9 lived up to its “hard” rating. The constant ups and downs after Melanesia Beach were a bit of a rollercoaster, but the sense of accomplishment reaching Ryan’s Den was unbeatable. The campsite looks amazing – perfect for a rest after a challenging but rewarding day. If you’re looking for a scenic and challenging hike with a secluded beach reward, this is a must-do! Just be prepared for those Stage 9 climbs! Although they really aren’t that bad.

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