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3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5325BDA3
Discover the best of Victoria’s southern coast and highlands on this three-day tour of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park from Melbourne. From natural wonders and native flora and fauna, this tour has it all, combining the history of the region with the great outdoors.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
Witness the majestic beauty of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park, famed for its natural wonders. History buffs will enjoy hearing stories of the Shipwreck Coast and discovering the traditions and culture of the indigenous people, while nature lovers will revel in the great outdoors, with opportunities to see native plants and wildlife up-close in their local habitats.

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).

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
570 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Departure Time:
7:30am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
3 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm

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Adelaide at approximately 7:00pm

Pricing information

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Melbourne: Shared
Code: MSHA

Shared accommodation in 6-bed room with shared bathroom. Return to Melbourne

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Melbourne: Private
Code: MPVT

Private accommodation with shared bathroom. Return to Melbourne

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Adelaide: Shared
Code: ASHA

Shared accommodation in 6-bed room with shared bathroom. Continue to Adelaide (additional $30 payable direct)

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Adelaide: Private
Code: APVT

Private accommodation with shared bathroom. Continue to Adelaide (additional $30 payable direct)

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3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

The Grampian Balconies

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation and linen
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All park entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • All transport to and from Melbourne
  • Complimentary hotel pickup from selected centrally located Melbourne hotels
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack of soft overnight bag weighing no more than 11 lbs (5 kg)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the option with private accommodation
  • If you have booked the option ending in Adelaide, there is an additional connection fee of $30 (payable direct)
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Geoff S, January 2016

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

Reviewed by: Iris D, 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!!!

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Tour code: 5325BDA3