Great news – At last! The Best Walks of the Great Ocean Road book has been published and is available in all good bookstores and online retailers! Phew – it was quite a gestation period for this one, as real life got in the way of publication deadlines. But I am really happy with the result. I have coauthored this one with with wonderful fellow walker-blogger Neil Fahey (of Bushwalking Blog fame!), and you can also buy the book via his website. The book is written for visitors to the world famous Great Ocean Road area and covers walks from Torquay to the iconic Twelve Apostles. This is a relatively compact area of Victoria just singing with beautiful walks, waterfalls, ancients rainforests, fern gullies and stunning beach walks and coastal scenery – a great deal of it accessible to walkers of all abilities. I was very lucky to walk the 106km of the Great Ocean Walk not too long ago. This is truly a world class long distance walk, much of which can be broken down into shorter sections and circular walks, giving those who can’t make the 5 or 6 day commitment to the full walk, a chance to experience its highlights. There are also lots of interesting and shady walks in the Otways rainforest around Lorne and along the Road which take you to beautiful waterfalls and the chance to cool off with a dip on hot days. The towns dotted along the way are also very interesting and historic, so there really is a lot of walking to do! It includes 25 of the best walks from all along the Great Ocean Road, to suit everyone from tourists to families to older walkers, backpackers and everyone in between.