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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
From USD $304.76

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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 (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).

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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

OR

Adelaide at approximately 7:30pm

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Melbourne: Shared
Code: MSHA

Shared accommodation 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 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
  • Hotel pickup
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 (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
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Fran, February 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.

Reviewed by: Pamela S, July 2016

Great small group trip with fun set of people and excellent guide Matt. Fantastic scenery and plenty to do, never felt we were on the bus too long. Very nice hostel for our first night and the wilderness lodge was an amazing experience. Some super walks just wish it was longer.