Cape Otway Packless Escape – Grade 3, 8-15km

Cape Otway

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Enjoy the hike with a little less to carry…. If you love to hike but also love the comforts of prepared meals and a comfy bed at the end of your day, our packless hike with accomodation is for you!

There is nothing like Australia’s Great Ocean Walk located on the Great Ocean Road region between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles, hugging the coastline for more than 100km. On this 3 day section around Cape Otway, you can feel nature’s drama unfolding at every step, and every day is different.

Create your own unique experience and discover this section of wonderful Australian coastline as you walk beneath tall trees, across rock seashore platforms, along deserted beaches and soak in breathtaking cliff-top vistas. Join a wonderful group to explore this excellent scenery, enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

A small group, this one is for the busy person who wants a weekend to get out and do something, see one of Victoria's best hiking trails, escape the screens and not have to carry a backpack! This is the perfect hassle free weekend, we take care of everything so you can focus on wellness, fitness and being yourself. The itineraries are a guide, and your TSA guide will design the weekend to give you the most out of the areas, each other and living life!

What is packless hiking?

Packless hiking is your opportunity to enjoy multiple days on the trail without having to carry a big rucksack or sleep in a tent. You head out in the morning with a small day bag, some water and maybe a jacket and our guides carry your lunch and anything else you may require for the day. Enjoy a lovely lunch with salads, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit and a range of other produce all suited to your dietary requirements. You can then enjoy the rest of your walk and focus on the scenery and the enjoyment of being out on the trail. Tired at the end? Well now you get to stay in bed for the night! This is the wonderful aspect of packless weekends. Enjoy a dinner prepared by our multi-talented crew and then rest well and be ready for the next day on the trail. Could exploring be any better than this?

Grade 3

What to expect:

6pm Dinner
Sunset walk (head torch back)

Blanket Bay to Cape Otway (11km) then Cape Otway to Aire River (10km), lunch at accommodation - option to do one of the walks.
Yoga stretch
Games, wine tasting

Walk Aire River to Johanna Beach (14km) (optional extra to Castle Cove)
Lunch on the trail
Leave location 3pm to head back to Melbourne


  • Accommodation
  • Nutritious, healthy lunch/snacks
  • Learn to self-release tension and anxiety
  • Experienced & qualified guides
  • Scenery & wildlife
  • First Aid
  • Our wonderful TSA enthusiasm!

Does not include:

  • Water & beverages
  • Transport to and from start location (Car pooling available)
  • Any private expenses

What to bring:

  • A comprehensive gear list will be provided prior to the trip.
  • Large drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day
  • A small backpack
  • Medication, camera, etc...
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Sturdy walking boots, trail shoes or runners
  • Walking clothes, we generally recommend shorts or light pants with layers for your upper body

If you have any further questions, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and if you still can't find your answer, contact us via our Live Chat or send us an email.

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Cape Otway, Cape Otway Victoria 3233 Australia

December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 3:00 pm AEDT


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