3 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Tour

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his 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.

3 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Tour
From$455 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Twelve Apostles
  • Otway National Park
  • Apollo Bay
  • Anglesea, Bells Beach and Torquay
  • Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • The Bay of Martyrs
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Mt Arapiles
  • Grampians National Park
  • Kangaroos and other wildlife

Tour Info

Code GP-MA3
  • Short Break
Duration 3 Days
Price From $455

Apr - Nov : Tuesday & Friday

Dec - Mar : Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

Vehicle Mini Bus / Coaster
Suitability Open Age
Start Melbourne @ 06.45 am
Finish Adelaide @ 07.00 pm
Travel Insurance Required

& Twelve Apostles

We begin the ultimate road trip, cruising towards the Great Ocean Road and stop to watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of surf brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver). We also visit artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne to explore. We'll stop at Kennett River Koalas to see the cuddly creatures in the wild and the historical section of the Great Ocean Road that was carved through cliffs by returned World War I servicemen. We take an easy walk (1 hour) through the Great Otway National Park, home to some of the world's oldest temperate rainforest. There's no better place to finish the day than the famed Twelve Apostles. This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. The next morning you will have the opportunity to view it from the skies in a helicopter (at extra cost). Tonight we sleep in dormitory style accommodation in the dormitory rooms of a backpacker's hostel on the Great Ocean Road.

We continue along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. We enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, lake, wetlands and habitat to lots of wildlife: emus, koalas, kangaroos, possums, echidnas and many types of birds

We enter the Grampians National Park in the afternoon. Just before sunset when the local wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras come out to play, we walk (an easy 1 hour) to The Balconies, which provides a magnificent viewpoint and photo opportunity of the surrounding ranges and valleys. Tonight we sleep in shared wood cabin accommodation, with the mountains towering around us.

We get up to hike a challenging 2 hours to The Pinnacle, but it's worth the effort for such awe inspiring views. We visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about local Aboriginal history. We marvel at the majestic Mt Arapiles, before hitting the highway and arriving into Adelaide city at approximately 7pm


  • This tour require a reasonable level of fitness as there are walking and hiking involved in this tour.


  • All meals (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners)
  • Accommodation 
  • 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

  • Rock climbing in the Grampians Helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles
  • Otway Fly Treetop Walk

Accommodation Upgrades

  • Hostel Private single ($145), twin Share($75 per person)  Subject to availability


  • Hotel Discovery - 167 Franklin St, Melbourne @ 06.30
  • Nomads Melbourne - 196 - 198 A'Beckett St, Melbourne @ 06.40
  • YHA Metro - 78 Howard St, North Melbourne @ 06.45
  • Neighbours Centre - 570 Flinders St, Melbourne @ 07.00
  • Victorian Arts Centre - 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne @ 07.15
  • Opposite Habitat HQ - 333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda @ 07.30
  • Base Backpackers - 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda @ 07.35

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