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

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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:

You can arrive anytime from 6pm onwards and we’ll be there to greet you.

Enjoy a 2 course dinner and a relaxing drink. Settle in for the evening and get to know your fellow hikers, relax and unwind.

Jump out of bed nice and early for a delicious healthy cooked breakfast.

Grab your daypack and off we go. You’ll be out on the trail all day and our guides will be there to support, encourage, guide and feed you all day.

Today we’ll head from Tidal River around the three bays including some classic locations such as Picnic, Whisky and Squeaky Beaches! Enjoy a snack on the beach or one of the majestic views from the lookouts. Enjoy a lovely lunch out on the trail.

You’ll now get to head up one of the more interesting mountains in the entire Park, with a sumit walk up to Mt Bishop. With its massive slab, viewable from lots of locations within the Park, its a very distinctive location. Not to mention the world famous photos you can take from the summit. A short trip will see you back at the accommodation usually by late afternoon so you can spend a little while relaxing with a cuppa and putting your feet up. This is important as you’ll have another day on the trail tomorrow! Enjoy another delicious home cooked dinner and dessert.

Find somewhere to watch the sunset and then snuggle down into your bed for a great night's sleep.

A yummy breakfast Pack up and head to the trail for another day of exploring.
Today we’ll start with the picturesque walk along Tongue Point and Fairy Cove. Bring your bathers as we may have a quick dip! This beautiful walk along the coast lets you gaze over blue waters, white sands, granite rocks and is one best lesser known walks.

You’ll enjoy yet another beautiful location for lunch. In the early afternoon we’ll have you wandering across paddocks (well almost) to Big Drift where you can explore and photograph the biggest dunes in the Park and roll down them if that excites you! We’ll wrap up around 3-4 pm leaving you plenty of time to make the drive home, and maintain that relaxed feeling.


  • 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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