The Twelve Apostles in Victoria on the Great Ocean WalkGETTY IMAGES

Q I am considering tackling the Great Ocean Walk in Australia, probably in November. I would only undertake the walk if I could stay in B&Bs on or near the route and have my case transported for me. There are three unbridged river crossings on the way and I’m concerned about getting over these, so although I would prefer to walk on my own, I would be prepared to walk in a group, if this made these crossings safer.
Helen Howe, via email

A The 65-mile Great Ocean Walk on Victoria’s southwest coast is one of Australia’s most spectacular hikes, and if you want time to enjoy the wonderful scenery along the way it will take about a week. The local operator Walk 91 ( offers…