Apollo Bay-Marengo-Shelly Beach

Apollo Bay-Marengo-Shelly Beach

Do the beginning section of the Great Ocean Walk (GOW) starting from the wave sculpture trailhead in the Visitor Information Centre carpark.


Take the GOW track on a gravel footpath leading west alongside the Great Ocean Road through town and continuing west to the Marengo caravan park. Follow low cliff tops overlooking the ocean and the exposed and aptly named Bald Hill. The hike traverses on and off the beach through sheltered forest to picturesque Shelly Beach. Coastal route at low tide and during calm seas. 

Find Apollo Bay tide times here 

Discover more about the Great Ocean Walk here

Distance: 6.5km one-way | Time: 2hr 45min one-way | Difficulty: Medium 

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