Trek the Great Ocean Road off the beaten path and raise money to support women facing ovarian cancer.

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22-24 March 2024



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The Difference You'll Make


Each day in Australia, five women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and three will tragically lose their lives from the disease. While other cancers have been able to achieve improvements in survival rates, ovarian cancer has remained relatively unchanged, with a five year survival rate of just 49%, compared to that of breast cancer's survival rate of 92%. We need major advances to save lives.

Ovarian Cancer Australia supports and advocates for women across Australia. After diagnosis, our teams give practical guidance and emotional support to ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone. We also deliver public awareness campaigns on the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer so that more women can receive diagnosis and treatment before it's too late. 

We’re proud of our teal army who help by volunteering and raising funds to support this life-changing work. This year’s Teal Great Ocean Trek will raise vital funds to support services like the Ovarian Cancer Support and Information Helpline, a phone and email connection for women and their loved ones to speak with experienced oncology health professionals for support, information and onward referral.

Sign up for the trek of a lifetime and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.

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How it works



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Make a difference

Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.

You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.


Be part of a team

Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

Day 1, Friday, 22 March 2024: Depart Melbourne - Parker River to Cape Otway Lightstation

Note: As this adventure begins early on Day 1, you will need to arrive in Melbourne the day before the trek starts. Accommodation is NOT included on this night. Please do not book your flight home to depart before 7:00 pm on the last day. 

Day 1, Friday, 22 March 2024: Depart Melbourne - Parker River to Cape Otway Lightstation

Our adventure begins! We meet our guides at 7am and board our private transfer at the National Gallery of Victoria. We’re treated to spectacular scenery along the Great Ocean Road as we make our way to Anglesea. There, we stop for morning tea and a welcome briefing before continuing to Apollo Bay where we’ll enjoy lunch and last-minute preparations for the trek. On today’s walk we explore the coastline of the Cape Otway area encompassing Parker River Inlet, Point Franklin and Crayfish Bay. This is a delightful section, truly spectacular with the chance to see koalas lazily grazing in the eucalypt forest. We finish today’s walk at the iconic Cape Otway Lightstation, one of the region’s most famous landmarks. Here we will wander to the top of the lighthouse. From the top of this highpoint, you can see over a vast area and enjoy the most spectacular scenery where waves crash over reefs and where the notorious Bass Strait meets the great Southern Ocean. Here we complete the day’s trek and transfer to our accommodation before sharing our first team dinner, getting to know each other and reflecting on a great first day.

Accommodation: 3-star cottage

Transfer time: Approx. 3 hours

Trekking distance: 11 km

Meals: L D

Day 2, Saturday 23 March 2024: Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head

Day 2, Saturday 23 March 2024: Milanesia Gate to Moonlight Head

After breakfast and packing lunch, we head off on the days’ walk. From Milanesia Gate we descend to a beautiful and remote beach. Isolated, rugged and hidden, Milanesia Beach receives few visitors and is all the more special for it. Look for the “beachcomber’s cottage” when you reach the beach. From here the trail continues along the high sea cliffs to Ryan’s Den with breathtaking views all the way back to Cape Otway and west to Cape Volney. This is our lunch spot and it is one of the most scenic locations along the walk. From Ryan’s Den, the track continues through coastal forests that lead over Cape Volney to Moonlight Head. We can continue to Gables lookout from here if we are still up for some more walking, passing through a forested track and several bridges. After today’s walk, we transfer to our accommodation for pre-dinner nibbles and our guides will prepare a fabulous farewell dinner for us.

Accommodation: 3-star cottage

Trekking distance: 15 km

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Sunday 24 March 2024: Princetown to Twelve Apostles - Return to Melbourne

Day 3, Sunday 24 March 2024: Princetown to Twelve Apostles - return to Melbourne

It’s the last day of our adventure, and we’ve saved one of the most iconic sights in Australia for today. We set out near Princetown, home to a wide variety of bird life in the surrounding wetlands. We reconnect with the Great Ocean Walk on the home stretch into Port Campbell National Park and the world famous Twelve Apostles. Soon, the famous landmarks come into view with the last kilometre of the Great Ocean Walk taking us through to the Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre. We’ve done it! With the Apostles welcoming us, we celebrate the end of an incredible adventure. We’ll have our lunch here and then head back to Melbourne via Colac where we stop at a local café for a coffee or tea. We arrive back at the National Gallery of Victoria at approximately 5.30 pm. 

Trekking distance: 8.5 km

Transfer time: Approx. 3 hours

Meals: B L

Package Inclusions: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-Star cottage based on twin share • Meals as per itinerary • Local guide(s) • Entrance fees as per itinerary 

Package Exclusions: Airfares • Airport transfers • Pre & post tour accommodation in MelbourneTravel insurance (highly recommended) • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities


Why you'll love this adventure

  • Challenge yourself as you trek 35 km over three exhilarating days
  • Witness some of the most dramatic and iconic scenery in Australia, from sheer limestone cliffs to deserted beaches, and mountain ash forests
  • Raise vital funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia and make friends with like-minded people when you travel for good
  • Help every woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer receive the support she deserves

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 2/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Great Ocean Road Trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 35 kilometres over 3 days. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. 

You will be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You are free to move at your own pace and we will take frequent breaks. 

How many people will be on my adventure? 

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures average between 10 - 20 participants, connected by their commitment to the greater good.

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

Ovarian Cancer Australia has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 19 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 8,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $46 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Ovarian Cancer Australia, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. In addition, we recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

As part of your training, we recommend making use of your free time to complete several day hikes. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 5+ hours comfortably and get up and do it again the next day.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek.


What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in a three-star cottage. 

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely, if you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide on Day 1 as well. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.


How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target? 

It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined. 

By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we are looking to make a significant impact for our Ovarian Cancer Australia partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we will review the situation on a case-by-case basis.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together? 

Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you will each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.

Will the funds raised go directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia? 

Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for Ovarian Cancer Australia are tax-deductible (conditions apply).

Payments, cancellations and refunds

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure? 

The total cost to participate in this adventure is $2,671.

In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,000 (per person) for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.
  • Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Please contact us and we can assist with writing you an insurance letter to claim your refund.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.



All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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