- 3-day Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park tour from Melbourne
- See some of Southern Australia's most impressive surf beaches
- Visit the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay
- Drive along the coastal Great Ocean Road and see the 12 Apostles
- Bird and wildlife spotting
- See the dramatic landscape of Grampians National Park on a guided scenic walk
- Overnight stays at Port Campbell Hostel and Asses Ears Wilderness Retreat
Recent Photos of This Tour
- The GrottoPhoto by: Iris D
- McKenzie WaterfallsPhoto by: Iris D
- Dogs also cuddle with each ...Photo by: Iris D
- Sunset at Port Campbell beachPhoto by: Iris D
- Great Ocean RoadPhoto by: Galit Z
- 12 ApostlesPhoto by: Ian H
- Tour busPhoto by: Ian H
What You Can Expect
Depart from Melbourne and travel along the Great Ocean Road to Cape Otway. Visit the famed Torquay, a beach town known for its surf culture. Stop at the lovely coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay before arriving at Australia’s oldest lighthouse on the southernmost point of Cape Otway. Continue along the Great Ocean Road and see the Shipwreck Coast, where more than 50 ships met their peril against the rugged coastline in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The most famous was the wreck of Loch Ard, when only two out of 54 people survived and for which the Loch Ard Gorge is named. See the majestic Twelve Apostles, a group of limestone rocks formed by the natural elements that jut straight up out of the water.
Accommodation: Port Campbell Hostel
Day 2: Cape Otway to the Grampians (B,L,D)
Today, continue along the Great Ocean Road and explore the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands known for its ocean views, rock formations and sheer cliffs. Then discover the sleeping volcano of Tower Hill, now a wildlife sanctuary, before arriving at the foothills of the Grampians. Next visit the Brambuk Cultural Center and discover the history and culture of the Indigenous people
Accommodation: Asses Ears Wilderness Retreat
Day 3: The Grampians to Melbourne (B,L)
Explore the Grampians on a guided scenic nature walk; cool off at MacKenzie Falls, see panoramic views of the park from Reeds Lookout and the Balconies and see birdlife and native animals roam free. Return to Melbourne in the early evening.
For those who wish to continue on to Adelaide, there is the option to continue along the Great Ocean Road for an additional cost of $30 (payable direct).
- Good shoes/boots for walking
- Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions
- Sunscreen and hat
- Swimsuit and towel
Wonderful trip. I am exhausted, but that is a good thing. Really nice accommodations. Saw plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery :
I had an amazing time on this tour loved everything about it! I would highly recommend.
This tour was organized by a local tour company and our fantastic tour guide was Matt. I think for this price the tour was great and left me and my 23 companions with unforgettable memories. The shared accomodations were good first day in a hostel at the Great Ocean Road, 12 of us shared a room second night in the Grampians where 5 of us shared one nicely climatized room, and some of us even booked a night in the tent 20 cheaper, this option is not available via Viator. Just be prepared for some longer waiting times in front of the showers in the hostels but all accomodations are clean and comfortable don't forget your ear plugs!.
The food was also good- with exception of the junk food we got at our first stop at the Cape Otway Lighthouse- sausage solala, bland potatoe salads you can get better stuff in the supermarket..., and bread. They should make sure that there is something better left for us after all the one-day tours were there. The other lunches were much better you eat your own sandwiches and lots of veggies if you like, and the dinners were fantastic. First night pizza with the sunset at the beach, second night BBQ with tasty kangaroo meat in the Grampians.
Our tour guide Matt was very knowledgeable and be prepared for his jokes! No one will be spared! He gave us enough time at all stops unfortunately the couple who booked the helicopter flight around the 12 Apostels could not not take their flight since we were delayed due some bush fire detours and the long lines t the check-in- but they got refunded. I took more than 150 pictures...My personal highlight was our Mexican-standoff with the dog when we left the accomodation on the last day. Dog vs. Matt's bus: you will laugh a lot and not forget this :- Altogether a great and unforgettable trip- thanks Matt!!!
this was the best thing we did in Australia. Jennar was our tour guide and he was fantastic!
It was AWSOME!
I was a solo travelled, but we became really good friends, really fast!
And the guide, was so nice, he was a part of the group, and was really open mined for new ideas!
Nice tour, great guide Jenna, go for it :
Friendly guides, amazing sights to see, all very well planned and organised.
excellent trip. our guide Matt was very helpfull.
The Tour was great! Met some really nice People and also Matt our Guide was really nice! Had a lot of fun at this Trip :) i would defenitively do it again!! Saw so many different beautiful faces of Australia in three days and Matt has a really good knowledge! Thank You all for that Great Trip :)
Definitely worth it. Met a great group of people which added to the experience. Lots of stopping at scenic sites to break up the driving.