THE Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) and traditional owners the Wadawurrung will present a unique coastal experience for campers at caravan parks in Torquay and Anglesea later this year.
Corrina Eccles of the Wadawurrung women will lead a guided tour along 40 kilometres of the Surf Coast Walk from Torquay to Aireys Inlet.
GORCC chair Ken Northwood said the October 12-14 tour was the first of its kind and demonstrated the value that a community-based organisation can add to a coastal experience.
“We are incredibly privileged to have Corrina lead this three-day guided walk, sharing cultural knowledge and stories of Wadawurrung Country and the Aboriginal heritage along the Surf Coast.
“I encourage everyone who is interested to book now. This innovative tour will be an outstanding walk, embracing cultural values, stories and coastal experience.”
He said the package included some of the best local eateries, sites and experiences on the Great Ocean Road.
Ms Eccles said: “This is a beautiful coastline to many, but do you know the cultural stories and values? The Wadawurrung people of the land sustainably lived, cared and connected to this land for many generations.
“You will be educated on the sites and stories as we all come together to yarn and walk to learn more about the rich Wadawurrung culture of the coastline.”
The tour includes:
- A night’s accommodation in a Surfside Cabin at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
- A night’s accommodation in a Superior or Cedar cabin at Anglesea Family Caravan Park
- Blackmans Brewery drink voucher
- Two in-cabin continental breakfasts
- Two packed lunches and trail mix
- Vouchers for the heated spa at Anglesea Family Caravan Park
- Dinner at Captain Moonlight Anglesea
- Lunch and Devonshire tea at Willow’s Tea House, and
- A tour of Split Point Lighthouse
Mr Northwood said GORCC continued to investigate new ways to encourage visitation, educate visitors, and support local businesses during off-peak times.
“We have a range of new experience packages and events at the Anglesea, Lorne and Torquay caravan parks, supporting local business.”
Bookings are available through torquaycaravanpark.com.au or angleseafamilycaravanpark.com.au.