Tour ID: 10002164
This thrilling two-day tour will introduce you to Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, Halls Gap, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Anglesea, visiting all of the most amazing sites and some of Australia’s most beloved wildlife along the way!
Day 1 - Great Ocean Road (Morning Tea and Lunch included)
After being picked up at your CBD accommodation at around 7 am, you’ll leave Melbourne on day one of your tour and head out to one of the coast’s most famous surf beaches. While here, you can admire the dexterity of the surfers and the sweeping views while enjoying a delicious morning tea. Then, you’ll stop at the Great Ocean Road’s famed historical Memorial Arch to admire this marvelous dedication and to take pictures.
After spending some time walking along a peaceful beach, you’ll drop into Lorne and Anglesea to admire the beautiful coastal vistas from the areas shorelines and lookouts. Next, you’ll get to spot some of Australia’s most beloved wildlife with a visit to Kennett River, where wild koalas, Kookaburras, King parrots and Crimson rosellas are in abundance.
At Apollo Bay, you’ll indulge in a delicious lunch before journeying to Otway’s Rainforest (Mait’s Rest) for a guided bushwalk along a gentle 800-metre track. This ancient temperate rainforest will amaze you as you take in the sights, dwarfed by some of the tallest trees in the world! Following your peaceful rainforest walk, you’ll visit the phenomenal limestone structures of the Twelve Apostles. These stunning monoliths are even better when viewed from the sky via a helicopter flight, which you can choose to do as an optional extra (weather and time permitting).
Loch Ard Gorge is your next stop and you’ll be very glad you brought your camera by this point! Named after one of Australia’s most famous shipwrecks, this gorge is stunning no matter what angle you view it from, whether it’s from Razorback, Salt and Pepper or from the pristine beach below. Afterwards, the now-collapsed London Bridge still impresses visitors with its majesty and beauty.
Some night-time kangaroo spotting at Halls Gap will give you the ultimate Aussie experience before you settle down for the night in the heart of the Grampians at Ned’s Other Beds.
Day 2 - The Grampians National Park (Breakfast included)
Awakening to birdsong and glorious sunshine, you’ll set off on a tour of the stunning Grampians National Park, where you’ll be able to see birds, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus and even echidnas in their natural habitats. Traversing through gorgeous eucalypt forest surroundings past waterfalls and impressive sandstone ridges, you’ll visit Boroka and Reid's Lookout or Lake Bellfield to take in the majestic surrounds. You’ll also see the largest waterfall in the Grampians – McKenzie Falls – as well as Clematis Falls or Silverband Falls. Then, it’s over to the ominous sounding ‘Jaws of Death’ sandstone balconies, as well as to Hollow Mountain or Chautauqua Peak to experience the never-ending scenery. The day’s hike is moderate; however, there are some difficult uphill sections with slippery slopes and rough terrain. Please bring some good sturdy shoes and at least two litres of drinking water.
After your bushwalking adventures, you’ll return to Halls Gap for some quiet time before visiting the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Here, you’ll learn of the fascinating history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Indigenous tribes. Freshen up with a walk along Lake Bellfield, before visiting MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls, where more amazing views await. After your busy day, you’ll connect with your luxury coach in Stawell or Horsham for your final leg to Adelaide, being dropped off at Franklin St, Main Bus Station at around 7 pm.
Overnight Accommodation upgrade options:
If preferred, you can opt for an upgrade to a double or twin accommodation. Simply let us know of your preference and we will contact you to finalize payment. Upgrades are subject to availability and prices may change for rooms at any time. Please note that prepayment is required over the phone for any upgrades with a 2% credit card surcharge added on top.
Price includes all transport including Adelaide connection, dorm accommodation for 1 night, morning tea and biscuits, lunch on day 1 and breakfast on day 2.
You will need to pay for not indicated meals.
The dorm accommodation is pre-arranged for all our customers.
Bring along warm clothes, sunscreen, towel & toiletries, camera and of course a BIG SMILE!!!
7:00 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
7pm Franklin Street Bus Station (Adelaide)
This tour departs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, with seasonal departures also available on Tuesdays (between November and March). Courtesy pick up is available from most inner city accommodation providers. A list of tentative pickup locations and times can be found by copying and pasting this link into your browser: http://db.tt/8MDg99m2
It is recommended you arrive at your pick up location at least 10 minutes before you scheduled departure time. If the bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes please phone our office using the number on your booking confirmation.
Not recommended for young children due to the nature of this tour.
No child rates available on multiday tours.
If travelling with children upgrade to a familyroom is highly recommended.
Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Halls Gap, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Angelsea
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