- 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
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 surf city, 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 12 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