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Great Ocean Road Walk

Solo Travellers 40 years & over
Sunday 22 April – Wednesday 25 April 2018 (ex. Melbourne)

What to Pack

You need to bring clothing for the duration of the trip, as well as a pair of comfortable walking shoes, toiletries and any personal medication. 


The most important item for you to have with you is a reliable pair of walking boots/shoes. Runners and flat-soled shoes will not suffice except as something you can wear after the day’s activity. 

Gaiters will be supplied for this trip as indicated in the inclusions list.


Weather can be variable so proper rain gear is very important as appropriate clothing layers. 


What to Bring 
** Please bring you gear in a soft bag rather than hard suitcase to help guides pack the trailer ** 

For Your Day Pack 
As a walker you will need to have your own day pack and water bladder and suitable footwear for hiking. Here is a suggested list of what walkers will need to be wearing and to have in their day pack:

  • rain jacket
  • a fleece jacket
  • water bottle or drinking bladder, min 1.5 litre
  • beanie or woolen hat for cold days
  • high factor sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • sun hat (wide brimmed)
  • blister pads and / or tape for rubbing and/or blisters
  • antiseptic hand gel
  • walking poles (optional) these help address issues of stability
  • gaiters (optional)
  • camera
  • mobile phone – preferably a Telstra provider (or purchase a Telstra SIM)

For Your Main Luggage Bag
Packing list and clothing suggestions for your main bag.

Your main bag is transported for you, you only carry your light day pack while walking. It would be most helpful if you could bring along a soft bag rather than hard suitcase to help guides pack the trailer.

  • comfortable thick soled walking shoes with good grip and ankle support
  • long and/or short pants. Preferably loose fitting, lightweight and quick drying
  • long and/or short sleeved shirts
  • polypropylene fleece jacket, woollen sweater – something that keeps you warm
  • rain jacket/ spray jacket - preferably one with a zipper up the middle and one that is long enough to cover the upper thigh region
  • walking socks, preferably woollen. Cotton is not ideal as it is does not reduce friction
  • a woollen or fleece hat to protect from blustery conditions
  • comfortable attire for evening and non walking times. We are only eating out in casual dining surrounds so you do not need to be dressed in formal attire.
  • Casual shoes for wearing in the evenings
  • beach towel
  • swimwear (for summertime walking)
  • Personal effects such as medication and toiletries
  • A double adaptor/power board as there may be a limit of power points per room in the accommodation

Your place of accommodation provides a bathroom towel

** Do NOT bring jeans to walk in **

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Encounter Travel
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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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