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3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians to Adelaide

A great Australian road trip!

One of the world's best coastal routes blended with the beauty and history of the Grampians National Park, making this one of the best trips in Australia!

Depart Melbourne early morning from Melbourne and stop at seaside villages before arriving to the Otway National Park Before enjoying the sunset at the 12 Apostles. On the day after spend time discovering the shipwreck coast before heading to the Grampians National Park. There, hike to the Pinnacle before visiting the Brambuk interpretive centre and Mackenzie Falls. We then head to Adelaide.

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 10

Fitness Requirement: Moderate level of fitness - up to 5km walks

What's included

  • All meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • 2 nights dorm- style accommodation
  • National Park and Levies

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellant
  • 2L Water bottle
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket

Itinerary

Day 1 : Melbourne - Princetown
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. We’ll stop at the historical section of the Great Ocean Road that was carved through cliffs by returned World War I servicemen. We take a walk 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.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Princetown - Halls Gap
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, where we visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about local Aboriginal history, before taking a walk (40 minutes) to MacKenzie Falls. Before sunset when the local wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras come out to play, we walk (an easy 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.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Halls Gap - Adelaide
We get up to hike a challenging 2 hours to the Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park, but it’s worth the effort for such awe inspiring views. We will enjoy lunch in the Grampians National Park before hitting the highway and arriving into Adelaide city at approximately 7pm.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Pickups

2018/2019

Departs every Tuesday and Friday from April through to November

Departs every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from December through to March

Pick ups from Melbourne City at 6:30am

Drop off into Adelaide city at approximately 7:00pm

 

2019/2020

Departs every Tuesday and Friday from April through to December

Departs every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from January through to March

Pick ups from Melbourne City at 6:30am

Drop off into Adelaide city at approximately 7:00pm

 

Pickup locations:

  • YHA Metro (78 Howard St, North Melbourne) at 6:30am
  • Hotel Discovery (167 Franklin St) at 06.40am
  • Nomads Industry (198 A’Beckett St) at 06.45am
  • Neighbours Centre (570 Flinders St) at 07.00
  • Victorian Arts Centre (100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) at 07.15
  • Base Backpackers (17 Carlisle St, St Kilda) at 07.35am

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Attraction
  • National Parks
  • Scenic Tour / Sightseeing

Available Extras

Adrenaline Plus:

  • Helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles

Accommodation Upgrades:

Private Single, Double or Twin Room - Contact GGT for availability and pricing. 

Passengers travelling with a child less than 15 years-old must upgrade to a private room.

Package Only Rates (applicable for 2019/2020 season only)

The PACKAGE ONLY Rate is applicable if you book TWO or more multi-day tours (not including BV). GGT will be monitoring bookings to ensure that the rate is used correctly. If we find that you have booked the PACKAGE ONLY rate for ONE booking, we will refund the voucher and you will need to re-issue the correct voucher.

The Barossa Valley tour can be sold for the PACKAGE ONLY rate if you book TWO or more multi-day tours. It is not applicable if you book ONE multi-day tour.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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