Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles: The iconic Great Ocean Road is always a memorable drive with sweeping curves tucked into the dense forest and coastal vistas opening out on the seaward corners.
The road passes through fishing villages and holiday towns with fading remnants of a former, perhaps grander era, settled against new hotels, galleries, gift shops and city-style restaurants. This is usually all that most weekend people see or have time for – the drive, a B&B and a stroll on the beach.
The Great Ocean Walk takes us to places that are invisible from the highway. On foot you can feel and breathe the coast and adjacent forests in all their wildness.