OVERNIGHT HIKES

Back­pack­ing is the per­fect way to get the kids out­doors, en­joy­ing all that na­ture has to of­fer. JESSICA PY­ERS shares some overnight hikes that’ll help fam­i­lies soak up the glo­ri­ous sum­mer sun.

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Vic­to­ria

Shad­ow­ing the Great Ocean Road around Vic­to­ria’s south-west coast, the Great Ocean Walk puts hik­ers at the hands of na­ture, wind­ing through se­cluded beaches, windswept cliffs and coastal wood­land. While the whole 104-kilo­me­tre route from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apos­tles is far too chal­leng­ing for first-timers, fam­i­lies can choose from a se­lec­tion of mod­er­ate overnight itin­er­ar­ies. The Shelly Beach to Cape Ot­way adventure will have the fam­ily throw­ing down their back­packs upon their ar­rival to the hike-in camp­site at Blan­ket Bay. With no added stress of set­ting up camp, hik­ers can im­me­di­ately re­lax to ocean views and re­ju­ve­nate for the next day’s hike. Dif­fi­culty: Mod­er­ate

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