Long considered one of Victoria’s popular tourist destinations, the Great Ocean Road is also home to some of Victoria’s most spectacular hiking tracks.
As someone who will be heading down there in a few weeks with The Hiking Society MeetUp and Good Times Tours, I was stoked to receive the Visitor’s Guide to the Best Walks of the Great Ocean Road to review.
Co-authored by outdoor enthusiast and blogger Neil Fahey from The Bushwalking Blog, this book is your one-stop shop for all things hiking in the Great Ocean Road.
I’d imagine it will end up being a book used by hikers and campers of all levels of experience due to the variety and number of tracks that are available.
Furthermore, it’s not just a book containing hikes in the area. It also discusses:
- Walking with children
- Walking grades and times
- Taking you dogs on the tracks
- Caring for the environment in the area
- Safety tips
- Nearby bushwalking clubs
- Native flora and regional birdlife
It also goes into significant detail about not only the day hikes in the area but the multiday hikes as well.
A large portion of the book is dedicated to the multi-day walks, as well as the walks from Anglesea to Lorne and around Lorne, around Apollo Bay, around Cape Otway, and, naturally, around the Twelve Apostles.
And much like anything to do with camping and hiking, the photos convey just how stunning the scenery is in the Great Ocean Road area.
It’s quite easy to see why it is such a popular spot to go hiking and camping in.
Furthermore, Neil and his co-author Julie Mundy, have taken a majority of the photos in the book.
Generously priced at $19.99, I would highly recommend purchasing a copy of this fantastic book.
The Great Ocean Road might be a popular spot for hiking, but given the number of tracks and trails that exist in the area, there is a fair chance you’ll be able to stave off the crowds for a period of time.
If you would like to purchase this book, you can do so at The Bushwalking Blog: http://bushwalkingblog.com.au/product/best-walks-of-the-great-ocean-road/