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Overview

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.
  • 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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$294.40 USD

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 (Wonderland, Venus Baths or the Balconies); cool off at Mackenzie Falls, see panoramic views of the park from Reeds Lookout 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 an option to do this with an on board fee of AUD$30 (payable direct).

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

Reviews

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C
, Apr 2018

Our guide was Matt and I had quite a lot of fun. Accommodations were the way better than I thought and food was also great! We had even the taste of Kangaroo on barbecue.

I
, Feb 2018

This tour was amazing!

L
, Nov 2017

Great tour. Cameron was exceptional, not only as our tour guide, but also as our cook.

J
, Aug 2017

very very good trip, very very nice guide, wonderful trip

A
, Aug 2017

We had the best time ever !
When booking we were a bit anxious about the shared accommodation but this was totally fine, very clean and the group that we were with was amazing. Our guide Cameron was told us a lot about the area and some history which was fun, and he cooked delicious meals. There were lots of snacks on board.
We could not have asked for a better trip.

The only let down was the second night, although its a great place to stay we all were very cold and i think this would have worked better in Summer than in winter time. It was old and a bit grotty so perhaps the second night could have been better in an accommodation like our first night.
But apart from that we would definitely recommend this tour !!!!!

L
, Jul 2017

In a word, AMAZING! By far the best experience we had whilst in Australia. Pete was our driver, he was so informative and made the whole experience a complete adventure. I really cannot express how good this was. Very tiring due to the long days but an absolute jem of a trip and well worth the fatigue that followed. I could have slept for a week afterwards! Just fabulous! Met some great people too which was a bonus!

j
, Jul 2017

Just awesome! Ngaire was an incredible guide and a really attentive and accommodating considering the rather large group on who happened to be on our bus. She's such a sweetheart and a great storyteller. You could tell she was passionate about the places that we went to and I found her insight on ecotourism in Australia very interesting. She also had great music taste and took all of our suggestions for music, which is a huge plus when you're on a bus for THREE DAYS! Both Ngaire and Matt the guide for the other bus were very knowledgeable and just cool people to hang out with and have a beer with in the evenings.

L
, May 2017

It's an amazing tour with lovely guild. :

E
, Mar 2017

Very nice tour. Excellent guide.

F
, Feb 2017

Wonderful trip. I arranged to meet the tour in Anglesea and the tour bus arrived at the location agreed upon. Our tour guide was Cameron. He was very knowledgeable and provided us with plenty of history about the Great Ocean Road. We all enjoyed the times we were able to stop to view the koalas in the trees along the side of the road. There are so many wonderful beaches, coves, park areas along the route which follows the coastline of Australia. The hostel in Port Colbourne lodge was very well run and looked after. We had a wonderful breakfast the next day before heading off to continue the trip. Thru the second day we headed up into the Grampian Mountain area and continued to enjoy the scenery, with plenty of time to walk thru the rocky terrain to view some stunning scenery. We stayed that night in a private camp where our tour guide cooked dinner with the assistance from our group. Next day we were up early to continue the tour. After lunch a few of us were taken to a bus stop in order to catch the bus to Adelaide.
Our tour guide was terrific and we all had a wonderful experience full of beautiful scenery, swimming in the coves. So great to be able to see the koalas and kangaroos in their natural surroundings. Meals and accommodation were great. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who loves the outdoors, walking, swimming, hostels and the chance to meet wonderful people.


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