3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide (Great Ocean Road)

//3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide (Great Ocean Road)

3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide (Great Ocean Road)


All meals (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 2 Dinners), accommodation & National Park entry fees.

This is one of our long standing favourite trips. It's fun, takes in some of the most amazing scenery and is the link between two wonderful cities. Contact us to make you a package deal with buses, trains or connecting tours. For total freedom you can also consider a camper van or car.

• Adelaide •  Apollo Bay •  Grampians National Park •  Loch Ard Gorge •  Melbourne •  Otway National Park •  The Balconies •  The Great Ocean Road •  The Twelve Apostles

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Day 1 – 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. (L,D)

Day 2 – 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.(B,L,D)

Day 3 – 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.(B,L)

Please remember …

Sometimes our itinerary must be flexible due to road and weather conditions

The hike to the Pinnacle is the most challenging walk on the tour through rough terrain, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Parts of the Grampians National Park were affected by bushfire in January 2014, and as a result, some trails are closed for repairs. Should they reopen, we will endeavour to visit them.

Additional information


3 Days and 2 nights.


Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday DECEMEBER – MARCH. Every Tuesday & Friday APRIL – NOVEMBER. Pickups from City 6:45am, Arts Centre 7:15am and St Kilda 7:30am.


Adelaide 7.30pm, day 3.




Passengers can bring all their pieces of luggage as well as a day pack to take on board the bus. 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.



Dietary requests:

Some special diets are catered for please advise us 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.

Optional activities:

Rock climbing in the Grampians, helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Walk. See your guide on tour.


$390 Off-Peak All Inclusive (June-August)
$435 Peak

Private single, twin or double room subject to availability. Please check with us.


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