3 days of fun and adventure between Adelaide & Melbourne. Marvel and the ancient rocks and Rock Art of the Grampians National Park; follow the man-made Great Ocean Road to discover the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge with unsurpassed views over the Southern Ocean at Sunset and visit the Otway Ranges temperate rainforest.
3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne (Great Ocean Road)
Day 1 – Adelaide to Grampians
We begin our 3 day Adelaide to Melbourne tour with a drive through the scenic Adelaide Hills, stopping for a coffee along the way. Following lunch, we enter Halls Gap, gateway to the famed Grampians National Park. As we drive through the winding roads of the Grampians, spotting emus and kangaroos, we make our way to McKenzie Water Falls. Be amazed by the majesty and beauty of this waterfall and its surrounds. As the sun sets and the wildlife comes out to play, we walk through rocky outcrops and forests to The Balconies, another stunning geological formation. As the sun goes down, we get the chance to view Boroka or Reeds Lookout. Tonight, we sleep in dormitory style accommodation in the heart of the Grampians. (Nil Meals)
Day 2 – Grampians to Great Ocean Road
After breakfast, we hike for 2 hours to The Pinnacle; the finest viewpoint in the Grampians. Absorb the surrounding scenery as the sun rises with your tour guide showing you the landmarks of the area. Before we depart this wondrous place, we visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about the local Aboriginal history. We take a break at Tower Hill Reserve for lunch; home to a dormant volcano, active over 30 thousand years ago which has transformed into a stunning wetland and lake eco-system abundant with Australian wildlife.
The magnificent Great Ocean Road awaits! We stop at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. For most, the highlight of our tour is the famed 12 Apostles. You can even view these sights aboard a helicopter flight (additional cost). This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. Tonight, we stay in dormitory style accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. (B)
Day 3 – Great Ocean Road to Melbourne via Otway National Park
We start our final day with an easy walk through the Great Otway National Park; boasting some of the world’s oldest temperate rainforest. Sections of the Great Ocean Road were carved through the cliffs by servicemen returning from WWI and offer one of the most impressive coastal drives in the world. You can take a quick swim in the ocean or explore the artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. Watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of the surf brand outlets Rip Curl and Quicksilver) before making our way to The Big City. We arrive into Melbourne at approximately 7pm (B)
B = Breakfast
This tour also operates in reverse…starting in Melbourne and finishing in Adelaide.
3 Days and 2 nights
Every Sunday & Wednesday from DECEMBER – MARCH. Every alternate Wednesdasy between APRIL – NOVEMBER. Pickups from select Hotels in Adelaide City 6:45am.
Melbourne, early evening on day 3.
Passengers can bring all their pieces of luggage as well as a day pack to take on board. The weight of the luggage is not restricted. If you wish to bring larger items such as a surfboard or bicycle, they can be secured to the top of the trailer and you must notify us of this prior to departure.
Some special diets are catered for, please request on the booking form e.g. vegetarian.
|What to bring:||
Hat, 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.
Rock climbing in the Grampians, helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Walk, see your guide on the tour bus.
$390 Off-Peak (June-August) All Inclusive
Private single, twin or double room subject to availability. Please contact us and we will arrange and confirm your upgrade.
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