Tour ID: 10056401
Thunderous oceans against a sheer, towering cliff-face, calmer waters lapping against rock pools, mountain hiking to the top of a jutting out cliff for sweeping views, waterfalls and rainforests: this tour has it all. Not sure whether you want to tour the Grampians National Park or the Great Ocean Road? Why not both?
We depart from the city at 7.15am, leaving over the West Gate Bridge and through the vast volcanic plains of Melbourne's south-west. Making straight for the ocean, we go through Geelong and then Torquay, the gateway town to the Great Ocean Road. From Torquay onwards, you will be awe-struck by the crystalline colors of the rolling ocean as our tour lines the border between the cliffs and the sea. The coastline is famous for its picture-perfect views from every angle, and you won't want to take your eyes off the ever-changing sight.
We stop at Kennett River to scan the treetops for cuddly koalas and colorful native birds in their natural habitat. Our next stop is lunch in the picturesque coastal town of Apollo Bay, where you can see how the locals live.
The next major stop of our trip is to observe the monolithic 12 Apostles. These limestone stacks have been carved by the surf over thousands of years, and their sheer size and golden beauty will never cease to impress those who choose to see them for themselves. Take a postcard-perfect picture before travelling to Loch Ard Gorge, where you can stand at the site of one of Australia's most tragic and historically significant shipwrecks. We stop at the coastal fishing town of Port Campbell before we make our way to the Grampians for the night.
When you wake up in the heart of the Grampians, you can stretch your legs and breathe in the mountain air. Breakfast is provided and required for the full day of adventure that lies ahead. The Grampians National Park has something for everyone. On this trip, we immerse ourselves in the region's rich aboriginal history and culture, take in the breathtakingly rugged ancient forest, walk through the mountainous landscape, and hike out to see the Mackenzie Falls. The Mackenzie Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in the Grampians, is a spectacular sight. Water cascades down over towering cliffs into a deep pool, sending a rainbow mist high above the gorge. After seeing the waterfalls, we head back to Melbourne after two days full of experiences and a camera full of memories.
Inner city pickup and drop off
Small bus with a professional guide
Meals as indicated
Hostel Dorm Accommodation
National Park Entrance Fees
Additional food and beverages, only some meals included.
Eureka upgrade - Available at time of booking for an extra $30.
Helicopter Flight over the 12 Apostles - Add $145 for Helicopter joy fight over the 12 Apostles.
2 Day/1 Nights
7:15 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
Departs: MON, TUES*, THURS, SAT from Melbourne (*seasonal)
YHA Melbourne Metro: (78 Howard St, North Melbourne) - 6:50 am
Space Hotel: (Corner Russel St & McKenzie St) - 6:55 am
Hotel Discovery: (167 Franklin St) - 7:05 am
Nomads Industry: (196 A'Beckett St) - 7:10 am
Base Backpackers: (17 Carlisle St, St Kilda) - 7:10 am
St. Paul's Cathedral: (Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St) - 7:15 am
Habitat HQ: (333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda) - 7:15 am
Exford Hotel: (Corner Little Bourke St & Russel St) - 7:20 am
Melbourne City Backpackers: (Corner of Little Bourke and King St) - 7:30 am
Urban Central: (334 City Road, Southbank) - 7:30 am
Immigration Museum: (Corner of Flinders Street and Market Street) – 7:45am
Highly recommend being ready a few minutes before the pickup time. Due to traffic condition, please do not panic if the bus is running 5 – 10 minutes later than pickup time. If the bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of the pickup time, please contact our office.
Small overnight bag with:
- Sunscreen, Water bottle, Hat, Warm clothing, Swimmers (summer months), Camera, Money for for meals, Towel, Toiletries and comfortable walking shoes.
Autopia Tours suggest this tour is not suitable for children below the age of 8yrs old.
ROOM UPGRADES are available on request.
a) Twin/Double Room Upgrade (share facilities)
b) Twin/Double Room Upgrade (ensuite) - must be booked x2
c) Single Room Upgrade
Great Ocean Road, Port Philip Bay, Grampians, Torquay, Bells Beach, Halls Gap, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Angelsea, Geelong and Port Campbell
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