Tour ID: 10006673
All aboard the ultimate road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide! Drive the world famous Great Ocean Road with stunning coastal scenery, unique wildlife, top quality accommodation and gourmet food to discover along the way. This is a true experience, ranging from the churning water at Bells Beach to the sunny uplands of The Grampians.
We begin the ultimate road trip, cruising towards the Great Ocean Road and stop to watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of surf brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver). We also visit artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. We’ll stop at the historical section of the Great Ocean Road that was carved through cliffs by returned World War I servicemen. We take a walk through the Great Otway National Park, home to some of the world’s oldest temperate rainforest. There’s no better place to finish the day than the famed Twelve Apostles. This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. Take the opportunity to view this spectacular sight from the skies in a helicopter (extra cost). Tonight, we sleep in dormitory style accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.
We continue along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. For lunch, we stop somewhere truly spectacular: The Tower Hill Reserve, home to a dormant volcano which was once active over 30 thousand years ago has now transformed into a stunning wetlands and lake eco-system, abundant with Australian wildlife.
We enter the Grampians National Park in the afternoon, where we visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about local Aboriginal history, before taking a walk to Mackenzie Waterfalls. Before sunset when the local wildlife come out to play, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras, we walk to The Balconies, Boroka or Reeds Lookout which all provide a magnificent viewpoint and photo opportunity of the surrounding ranges and valleys. Tonight, we sleep in shared wooden cabin accommodation, with the mountains towering around us.
We get up to hike a challenging 2 hours to the Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park, but it’s worth the effort for such awe-inspiring views. At the peak your tour guide will point out the surrounding scenery as the sun rises. We will enjoy lunch in the Grampians National Park before hitting the highway and arriving into Adelaide city at approximately 7pm.
All meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners), dormitory style accommodation, National Park entry fees.
Adrenalin Plus Options
Helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles – Starting from $149.00pp
Private single, twin or double room – Subject to availability
3 days/2 nights
6:35 AM Tue, Fri
Arrives Adelaide approximately 6-7pm.
MELBOURNE to ADELAIDE:
Pickups from Melbourne City at 6:30am, Victorian Arts Centre at 7:15am and St Kilda at 7:30am
Departs every Tuesday and Friday.
Arrives in Adelaide City at approximately 7pm
Hat, sunscreen, gripped sole walking shoes, insect repellent, swimwear, towel, windproof/waterproof jacket and a water bottle. Otherwise, bring all the usual stuff – and, most importantly, a sense of adventure.
Children under 10 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
If travelling with children between the ages of 10 and 14yrs, you will need to upgrade to a family room as we do not allow minors to share hostel dormitory accommodation. Please contact tourstogo.com for pricing and availability.
• Sometimes our itinerary must be flexible due to road and weather conditions
• The hike to the Pinnacle is the most challenging walk on the tour through rough terrain, a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Adelaide, Great Ocean Road, Otway Ranges, Grampians, Torquay, Bells Beach, Halls Gap, Adelaide Hills, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Angelsea
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