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Fitness, Safety & Equipment
Walk fitness & Preparation

A reasonable level of fitness is desirable. Most days will be between 7-12kms so some walking practise for a month beforehand will enhance your experience. Do wear firm walking shoes with ankle protection. The terrain will be generally undulating with some hills along the coast. At Lorne steeper grades can be encountered and steps will be encountered in places. All walking is on formed tracks.


Telephone reception and important numbers
There is generally good but occasionally patchy reception on the walk. Higher points on the cliffs are better than on the beaches. At Lorne reception is patchy in the hillsides. Mobile phone users can always call 112 for connection to Police, Ambulance or the Country Fire Authority.

Wildlife and plants to be avoided.

Look out for snakes in the bush in the warmer months. Leeches, wasps, bees and ants may occasionally be encountered. Please do not feed or handle wildlife.

Please keep to tracks and spray (provided) your shoes to prevent spreading the Cinnamon Fungus disease (which infects the roots of native plants).

Our guides include qualified outdoor/environmental educators whose concern for your safety and comfort is paramount.

We have first aid qualifications and skill in travelling through this country. We will show you some of our special places and relate the stories and history. We know about the creatures, the terrain and the vegetation.

All permits are provided and we carry phones, maps and first aid. Mobile phone coverage is generally available.


What to bring

No matter the weather always take protective clothing with you.
• Sturdy walking shoes (not thongs/flip flops)
• Long pants
• Warm top
• Long-sleeved top
• Hat
• Sunscreen/ insect repellent (fly net optional but recommended for summer)
• Daypack (available if required)
• Waterproof coat (available if required)
• Gaiters (lower leg protection recommended) (available if required)
• Water bottles -2 litres.

Personal items
• Camera/binoculars
• notebook and pencil
• personal medication.

We carry

• communications equipment
• First aid kit
• Field guides
• Hot drinks
• Toilet paper.

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Parks Victoria Licensed Tour Operator
Surf Coast Walks, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Email: info@surfcoastwalks.com.au
Phone: +61 1300 5263 1528 (overseas) 03 5263 1528 (Australia) Mobile: 0427 479 679
Fax: 03 5263 1459
Post: PO Box 20 Anglesea 3230 Victoria Australia

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