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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?

  • See the Great Ocean Road, consistently ranked as one of the world's top ten scenic coastal drives
  • Check out the world-famous limestone formations of the monolithic 12 Apostles
  • Spot koalas and colorful native birds at Kennett River, or as we break for lunch in the picturesque coastal town of Apollo Bay
  • Mountain hike through the Grampians National Park, where you can explore food, culture, sightseeing, wildlife and more
  • Experience some of the largest waterfalls in the Grampians National Park

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.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Inner city pickup and drop off, Small bus with a professional guide, Some Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch), Hostel Dorm Accommodation, National Park Entrance Fees.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Additional food and beverages, only some meals included.

  • Duration:

    2 Day/1 Nights

  • Departure:

    7:15 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

  • Return:

    Melbourne 8pm

  • Departure points:

    Melbourne

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    This tour departs on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, with seasonal departures also available on Tuesdays (between November and March). 

    Default departure point is the Athenaeum Theatre (188 Collins Street) at 7.15am.

    A list of our only other available pick up locations and tentative times for this tour can be found here. Please notify us of your preferred pickup location and we will confirm your pickup time.


    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

  • What to bring:

    Small overnight bag with:
    - Sunscreen, Water bottle, Hat, Warm clothing, Swimmers (summer months), Camera, Money for for meals, Towel, Toiletries and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Fitness level required:

    Medium

  • Child policies:

    Not recommended for young children under the age of 8 years old, due to the nature and length of this tour.

    Children (8-12yrs) pay adult touring rates and MUST be purchased on an adult fare then upgraded to private family room with ensuite accommodation. Please contact us for details.
    Children may not be accommodated in shared dormitories or shared bathroom facilities.

    All passengers 8-17yrs must travel with an adult or legal guardian.

  • Additional Information:

    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

  • Destinations:

    Great Ocean Road, Port Philip Bay, Grampians, Torquay, Bells Beach, Halls Gap, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Angelsea, Geelong and Port Campbell

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