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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 to ancient indigenous rock art, 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 Bells Beach, a landmark on the international pro-surfing tour, and watch the surfers carve up the waves. 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.
Accommodation:13th Apostle Hostel

Day 2: Cape Otway to the Grampians (B,L,D)
Today, 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. Then discover the sleeping volcano of Tower Hill, now a wildlife sanctuary, before arriving at the foothills of the Grampians.
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 and see panoramic views of the park from Reeds Lookout and the Balconies. See birdlife and native animals roam free and discover the history and culture of the indigenous people and admire their rock art that dates back thousands of years. Pass through the historic gold mining town of Ballarat as your tour returns to Melbourne.

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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.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm

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Shared
Code: SHA

Shared accommodation in 6-bed room with shared bathroom

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$345.56
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Private
Code: PVT

Private accommodation with shared bathroom

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$400.84
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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 centrally located Melbourne hotels
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 
Itinerary:
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: donnaleebauer, September 2014

Fantastic! Not a lot of people on our shuttle bus...five of us. Apparently this three day tour is way better than the one day tour. It was great, we stopped everywhere.

Reviewed by: Lisa W, July 2014

Simon our guide was excellent. He had a great personality and knew so much about the local history. He was a pleasure to listen too, and travel with. He had great stories to share about the places we visited. I had a very special experience on this little tour. The people were a great mix from around the world, all a pleasure to spend 3 days with. I hope to stay in contact with them, and perhaps see them again in another country. this was a great way to spend my last days in Austrailia.

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Tour code: 5325BDA3