3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Great Ocean Road

3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Great Ocean Road

This 3 day budget tour is your perfect opportunity to journey this rugged coastline! On the way, why not discover its history and savour some of the most spectacular scenery Victoria has to offer.

Tour Highlights

  • Bay of Martyrs
  • London Bridge
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Mackenzie Falls
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Apollo Bay and Lorne

Tour Info

Code GP-13
Style
  • Road Trip
Duration 3 Days
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Note

Twin upgrade $175 (PP)

1st June to 31st August 2016 - $35 discount(PP)

Vehicle Mini Bus / Coaster
Suitability 10+ Years
Start Adelaide @ 06.45 am
Finish Melbourne @ 07.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

We soon escape the city and cruise through the scenic Adelaide Hills with a morning stop to grab a bite to eat and a tea or coffee. We stop for lunch before entering Halls Gap, gateway to the famed Grampians National Park. At around dusk, when wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos, cockatoos and kookaburras, come out to play, we walk (an easy 1 hour) through rocky outcrops and forests to The Balconies, another stunning geological formation. Tonight we sleep in dormitory style accommodation in the heart of the Grampians.

We wake up and hike 2 hours to The Pinnacle, probably the finest viewpoint in the Grampians. We visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the local Aboriginal history, before departing this wondrous place. For lunch we stop somewhere truly spectacular: the Tower Hill Reserve, home to wetlands, a lake, abundant wildlife and a dormant volcano.

The magnificent Great Ocean Road beckons! We stop at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. For many, the most amazing sight is the famed Twelve Apostles. This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. The next morning you also have the opportunity to view them aboard a helicopter (extra cost). Tonight we stay in dormitory style accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.

We start our final day with an easy walk (1 hour) through the Great Otway National Park, which boasts some of the world's oldest temperate rainforest. Sections of the Great Ocean Road were carved through cliffs by servicemen returning after World War I, and offer some of the most impressive coastal roads you'll ever see. You can take a quick dip in the ocean or explore the artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. You can watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of the surf brand outlets Rip Curl and Quicksilver). We'll find time to stop at Kennett River Koalas to watch the cuddly creatures in the wild, before heading through Geelong on the way to The Big City.

Note

  • Sometimes our itinerary must be flexible due to road and weather conditions
  • The hike to the Pinnacle is the most challenging walk on the tour through rough terrain, a reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • Parts of the Grampians National Park were affected by bushfire in January 2014, and as a result some trails, such as MacKenzie Falls are closed for repairs. Should they reopen, we will endeavour to visit them.
  • Accommodation upgrades are available on request.

Included

  • All meals (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners)
  • Dorm Share Accommodation ( Twin share upgrades are available)
  • National Park Entry Fees

What to Bring

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Gripped sole walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Water bottle
  • otherwise all the usual stuff and most important a sense of adventure.

Plus Options

  •  Helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles
  • Otway Fly Treetop Walk

Pick up 

  • We will pick up the passengers form selected motel and Hotel with in the City CBD or with in the walking distance from your hotel.
  • Central Pick up - Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin St  06.30 am to 06.45 am