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Tour code: 5325BDA3
Discover some of Victoria’s most spectacular landscapes on this three-day tour of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. See world-famous surfing beaches, charming seaside towns and the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Twelve Apostles and Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast.’ Hike and bushwalk through the majestic Grampians for panoramic lookouts, wildlife sightings and an exploration of indigenous culture. Overnight accommodation, many meals, all park fees and guided transport from Melbourne are included.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

The Grampians - MacKenzie Falls

Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of Victoria as you explore two famously scenic areas with a professional guide. Drive from Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, considered one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Visit renowned surf spots and try koala spotting in the rain forest of Great Otway National Park. Admire the geologic spectacle of Twelve Apostles and learn about Australia’s seafaring history at the Loch Ard Gorge.

Next, delve into the wild beauty of Grampians National Park. Trek through rugged terrain and soak up the scenery of waterfalls and natural lookouts. Take in panoramic views from the Bay of Martyrs and visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the area’s indigenous inhabitants.

This well-organized tour includes two nights of accommodation, seven meals, a professional guide and all transport — so you can skip the stress of planning and enjoy your adventure. See Itinerary below for complete tour details.

Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne to Cape Otway (L,D)
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).

What to bring
  • Good shoes/boots for walking
  • Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Swimsuit and towel

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful trip. I am exhausted, but that is a good thing. Really nice accommodations. Saw plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery :

Geoff S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I had an amazing time on this tour loved everything about it! I would highly recommend.

Iris D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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!!!

kathrynnmarinn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

this was the best thing we did in Australia. Jennar was our tour guide and he was fantastic!

Maria Steffensen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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!
AWSOME!

Yaniv B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nice tour, great guide Jenna, go for it :

Amber G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Friendly guides, amazing sights to see, all very well planned and organised.

salil babla s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

excellent trip. our guide Matt was very helpfull.

Armin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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 :)

Jacquelyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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.

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