The Great Ocean Walk weaves its way along Victoria’s coastline, showcasing the best views the region has to offer.

Story By Don Fuchs

Tent site number eight is the pick of the camp, a real ‘honeymoon suite’. It is secluded, not visible from any of the other camp sites and has a view to die for. The Southern Ocean, usually angry and fearsome, is glittering in the late evening sun. Lazy sets of perfect waves are rolling in. The breeze whispers in the trees as a male koala bellows hoarsely.
This is Devils Kitchen camp site, perched high on top of a ridge above Wreck Beach. It is part of Victoria’s new Great Ocean Walk (GOW) and, just like its cousin the Great Ocean Road, is situated in the far south of the state. But unlike the Great Ocean Road, the GOW mostly follows the coast, hugging Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean, while the road meanders mostly inland.

This story excerpt is from Issue #47

Outback Magazine: June/July 2006