1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Great Ocean Road

Adelaide/ Melbourne: 3-Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Tour

Product ID: 122864
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Cruise from Adelaide to Melbourne, or in reverse itinerary (travel from Melbourne to Adelaide) with this 3 day/ 2 nights tours with dormitory style accommodation included. Experience what the Grampians and the Great Ocean road has to offer.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a pinnacle hike in the Grampians National Park
  • See spectacular views over the Grampians
  • Eat lunch in a dormant volcano
  • Take rainforest or waterfall walks
  • Marvel at stunning scenery along the Great Ocean Road and the Shipwreck Coast
  • Experience the sunset at the 12 Apostles
  • Visit beach-side villages and surf towns
Full description
Day 1

Escape the city and cruise through the scenic Adelaide Hills with a morning stop to grab a bite to eat and a tea or coffee. Stop for lunch before entering Halls Gap, gateway to the famed Grampians National Park. At around dusk, when wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos, cockatoos and kookaburras, come out to play, walk (an easy 1 hour) through rocky outcrops and forests to The Balconies, another stunning geological formation. At night, sleep in dormitory style accommodation in the heart of the Grampians.

Day 2

Wake up and hike 2 hours to The Pinnacle, probably the finest viewpoint in the Grampians. Visit the Brambuk Cultural Center to learn about ocal Aboriginal history, before departing this wondrous place. For lunch, stop somewhere truly spectacular: The Tower Hill Reserve, home to wetlands, a lake, abundant wildlife and a dormant volcano. The magnificent Great Ocean Road beckons! Stop at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. For many, the most amazing sight is the famed Twelve Apostles.  This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk.  The next morning you will also have the opportunity to view them aboard a helicopter (extra cost). Tonight, stay in dormitory style accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.

Day 3

Start your final day with an easy walk (1 hour) through the Great Otway National Park, which boasts some of the world’s oldest temperate rainforest. Sections of the Great Ocean Road were carved through cliffs by servicemen returning after World War I, and offer some of the most impressive coastal roads you’ll ever see. You can take a quick dip in the ocean or explore the artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. You can watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of the surf brand outlets Rip Curl and Quicksilver).  Find time to stop at Kennett River Koalas to watch the cuddly creatures in the wild, before heading through Geelong on the way to The Big City.

THe Melbourne to Adelaide itinerary is the same in reverse.
Includes
  • All meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Dormitory style accommodation
  • National Park entry fees
What’s Not Included
  • Adrenalin Plus Options (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The tour should definitely be made from Melbourne towards Adelaide. This is how you avoid the large volume of traffic if you drive to Melbourne in the evening on the last day. The tour is well organized and you can see a lot. The group cooks together with the tour guide. Washing up, etc. is also organized together. The two nights are in hostels - everything is kept very simple but clean. You do not need your own bedding. Since the route is very long, there is a lot of driving. However, we were a great group, laughed a lot and the guide also did a perfect job. The tour is also great for solo travelers. We were all European and from the age of 19 to 60 everything was represented. I can recommend her without any restrictions.

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December 3, 2019

It was a good trip of 2 nights and 3 days! This package is recommended if you plan to visit both Great Ocean Road and Grempians National Park. Except for the last day, I wasn't tired because I didn't have a long time to drive and travel, and it was good to be able to visit places that I couldn't go on a day tour. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all served, and it was a delicious meal that was unexpectedly nutritious! The people who accompanied the guide M on the tour were also nice and friendly.

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April 12, 2019

Very positive and lively driver guide

Despite the unstable weather, we carried out the planned program. The stop at Torquay was too long I had a problem with paying for an upgrade for a single room. I was forced to provide my credit card details via email which I refused and finally I paid in cash upon pick-up. The accommodation for the 13 apostles backpackers was not up to the rate (cold room; 10 degree at 2 am, zero insulation)

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April 1, 2019

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Product ID: 122864