GREAT OCEAN ROAD AND GRAMPIANS (3 days Melbourne to Adelaide)
Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.
- Tour Details
Included in price:
All Meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners), accommodation & National Parks entry fees.
3 days/2 nights
6:35 AM Tue, Fri, Sun
6:35 Hotel Discovery, 167 Franklin St, Melbourne 6:40am Nomads Industry Backpackers - 196-198 A'Beckett St, Melbourne 6:45am YHA Metro - 78 Howard St, North Melbourne 7:00am Neighbours Centre - 570 Flinders St 7:15am Victorian Arts Centre - St. Kilda Rd 7:30am Opposite Habitat HQ Backpackers - 333 St. Kilda Rd 7:35am Base Backpackers - 17 Carlisle St, St. Kilda 7:40am Cnr Grey & Jackson St, St. Kilda
What to bring:
Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, insect repellent, windproof/waterproof jacket, water bottle, otherwise all the usual stuff, and most important a sense of adventure.
Fitness level required:
Children under 5 years not accepted.
Adelaide, Melbourne and Great Ocean Road
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(This itinerary is the Adelaide to Melbourne trip. Melbourne to Adelaide itinerary is similar but in reverse. Arrive Adelaide on day three at approximately 7pm.)
Day 1 Departing Adelaide we cruise through the Adelaide Hills with a mid morning stop at a country bakery to grab a bite to eat. We eat lunch at Nhill before we marvel at Mt. Arapiles then onto the Grampians National Park. Here we hike to the bottom of Mc Kenzie Falls and see breathtaking views from The Balconies. In the late afternoon, see the kangaroos and other wildlife come out to play. We stay overnight in the heart of the Grampians National Park in hostel accommodation.
Day 2 Visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and spend a great morning hiking the beautiful Grampians, or opt to go rock climbing instead (extra costs apply – subject to availability). We enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, wetland, lake and home to lots of wildlife. We head south to the Great Ocean Road and Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge, part of the fantastic coastal scenery in this area, finishing the day with a sunset at the spectacular Twelve Apostles. Overnight is in hostel accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.
Day 3 After breakfast, we soak up the beauty of the Otway National Park. Walk through some of the oldest temperate rainforest in the world. Marvel at the historical section of the Ocean Road carved by returned WWI servicemen. It provides one of the most spectacular coastal roads that you will ever see. Explore the artistic seaside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. Anglesea, Bells Beach and Torquay (home of Rip Curl and Quicksilver) are all part of the famous surf coast with time to check out the local waves. We stop at the Split Point Lighthouse featured in the Round the Twist television series, before heading through Geelong to arrive in Melbourne approximately 7pm.