Great Ocean Walk & Cycle Circuit

7 h to 11 h 30 min

3 h 30 min to 6 h

26.9 km
circuit

↑ 353 m
↓ -353 m

Moderate track
Starting from Esperance Travellers Inn Hotel Motel, Castletown, this walk takes you on a circuit along the Esperance coastline, visiting a number of places such as Twilight Beach, Rotary Lookout and Pink Lake along the way. Take this half-day walk to enjoy the pristine beaches scattered through Esperance. The water is amazingly blue, and there are certain granite formations that extend through the water, which in turn create dazzling coves. The path is also open for cyclers, runners and prams. There are only short steep sections, and it is possible to access the trail from a number of car parks. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.8432409,121.9045831)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom South Coast Highway, 1, Chadwick.
  • Turn on to South Coast Highway, 1 then drive for 75 m
  • Turn left onto Harbour Road, 1 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Norseman Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Phyllis Street and drive for another 460 m
  • Turn right onto Goldfields Road and drive for another 45 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Goldfields Road (in front of Travellers Inn Hotel), head towards the yellow & red metal bollard as you move directly towards the ocean. Turn right after you pass by the said bollard to head along the concrete track, keeping the ocean to your left. Follow the said track as it follows the treeline to continue along Great Ocean Walk & Cycle Circuit (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a restaurant (about 50 m back from the start).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 380 m pass the car park (50 m on your right).
After another 35 m pass the pay phone (25 m on your right).
After another 440 m turn left.
After another 105 m veer left.
Then pass the car park (on your right).
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 150 m pass the "Coffee Cat" (40 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 75 m pass the car park (15 m on your right).
After another 250 m continue straight.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the "Ocean Blue Restaurant" (40 m on your right).
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the "Museum Park" (25 m on your right).
After another 5 m pass the "James Street Park" (25 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the toilet (7 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the playground (30 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 135 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass the car park (5 m on your right).
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 45 m veer left.
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 95 m pass the toilet (on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the car park (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the "Taylor Street Quarters" (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the playground (15 m on your right).
After another 100 m turn left.
After another 90 m turn right.
After another 10 m turn right.
After another 110 m turn right, to head along Bower Street.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass the "Port Authority Park" (on your left).
After another 245 m cross the bridge (about 75 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 180 m veer right.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 225 m veer right.
After another 510 m continue straight.
After another 160 m veer left.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 9 m pass the "West Beach" (9 m on your right).
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 245 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 770 m continue straight.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 1.5 km pass the "Blue Haven" (20 m on your right).
After another 230 m continue straight.
After another 10 m veer right.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of Blue Haven Access & Salmon Beach Access East) continue straight.
After another 180 m turn left, to head along Salmon Beach Access West.
After another 390 m veer right, to head along Cove Lane.
After another 2.3 km continue straight, to head along Cove Lane.
After another 640 m turn right.
After another 9 m turn left, to head along Twilight Beach Road.
After another 50 m pass the car park (on your left).
Turn right.
After another 2.9 km continue straight.
After another 1.6 km turn right, to head along Eleven Mile Beach Road.
After another 610 m come to the "Pink Lake Lookout" (25 m on your left).
After another 15 m pass the car park (9 m on your left).
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Eleven Mile Beach Road & Nicholson Drive) continue straight, to head along Eleven Mile Beach Road.
After another 750 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Eleven Mile Beach Road) turn right, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Longbottom Lane) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Garden Road) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Blizard Road) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Fill Road) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Valley Road) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Downes Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 260 m continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 90 m pass the "Esperance Cemetery" (6 m on your left).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Connolly Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Winston Way) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 260 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Doug Murray Road) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 200 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Rowse Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Freeman Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Victoria Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Backland Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Paine Road) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Milner Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Sims Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
Then pass the park (on your left).
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Johns Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Harbour Road & Pink Lake Road) turn right, to head along Harbour Road.
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Harbour Road) turn left, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Foy Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Foy Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 125 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Birch Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 125 m (at the intersection of Pink Lake Road & Padbury Street) continue straight, to head along Pink Lake Road.
After another 265 m pass the car park (45 m on your left).
Continue straight, to head along Andrew Street.
After another 15 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Andrew Street.
After another 125 m pass the car park (65 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 9 m turn left, to head along Andrew Street.
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Andrew Street.
After another 60 m pass the car park (15 m on your left).
After another 4 m veer left.
After another 15 m turn left, to head along Andrew Street.
After another 210 m pass the "Xing's Sushi & Noodle" (15 m on your right).
This restaurant is wheelchair accessible.
At the intersection of The Esplanade Service Road & Andrew Street turn left, to head along The Esplanade Service Road (a service road).
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 135 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 325 m continue straight.
After another 140 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 90 m veer right.
After another 105 m turn right.
After another 880 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Great Ocean Walk & Cycle Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 26.9 km
Time 7 h to 11 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 9 km apart with the largest gap of 24 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
2.3 km[toilet]
Toilet
2.9 km[toilet]
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