The weather in mid May is quite unpredictable and the weekend of 16, 17 May was wild. With unrelenting winds and a huge roaring ocean the walk was challenging but rewarding. It is fantastic to get these conditions as it gives you an insight to the days of sailing ships and being wrecked upon this unforgiving coastline.
The swell was over 10ft and at the 12 Apostles the crashing waves were sending spray above the cliffs. There were spectacular rainbows out over the ocean and the aptly named rainbow falls was in looking a treat.
Winter on the Great Ocean Walk is an experience and walking at this time of year is better than when it is too hot in summer. It is a great way to keep healthy and warms you up at the same time.