3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians

Overview

On this fun and relaxed three-day tour, you’ll explore some of the magnificent natural landscapes that lie between Melbourne and Adelaide. Drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road and experience the rugged splendour of the Grampians National Park.

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Yvon W (via TripAdvisor)

‘I did this trip on my own and was quite worried I wouldn’t meet anyone. I met loads of great people who I still stay in contact with! Our group had a total of 19 people between the ages of 20 and 70-ish. Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going. I highly recommend this trip!’

  • Duration:

    3 days/2 nights

  • Runs:

    Sundays

  • Departs at:

    7.30am

  • Departs from:

    Selected CBD hotels

Featured guest review

'I did this trip on my own and was quite worried I wouldn't meet anyone. I met loads of great people who I still stay in contact with! Our group had a total of 19 people between the ages of 20 and 70-ish. Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going. I highly recommend this trip!' - Yvon W (via TripAdvisor)

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Total: AUD $399.00
  • Visit famous Bells Beach outside Torquay
  • Explore the coastal towns of the Great Ocean Road
  • Walk through the rainforest in the Great Otway National Park
  • See the iconic 12 Apostles and London Bridge
  • Experience the magnificent scenery, Indigenous culture and wildlife of the Grampians National Park
  • Stay at the foot of the Grampians in rustic wood cabins
  • Hike to the Pinnacle for breathtaking views
  • Maximum group size: 24.
  • Guided group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Selected CBD hotel/hostel pick-up
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Clean and comfortable dorm-style accommodation with shared facilities (upgrades available)
  • Meals (as listed in the itinerary)
  • National park entry fees.

  • Travellingaus123 – Via TripAdvisor

    We completed the 3 days GOR and Grampians tour. The whole experience was excellent, the tour was well organised, the accommodation was good for the price and the sights were amazing. Special mention to our tour guide who really made the experience, he was very approachable and friendly and shared lots of facts along the way. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone wanting to travel the GOR.

  • Yvon W – Via TripAdvisor

    I did this trip on my own and was quite worried I wouldn't meet anyone. I met loads of great people who I still stay in contact with! Our group had a total of 19 people between the ages of 20 and 70-ish. Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going. I highly recommend this trip!

  • Lara

    I'm so glad I did this tour because it was really amazing. The places we visited were beautiful, we got to see a lot of kangaroos and emus and we went also koala spotting. The tour included lots of stops and walks and nobody felt rushed at anytime. The accommodation for both nights was really good. We woke up with kangaroos jumping few metres away from us. For all these reasons and many more, I really recommend this tour!

  • Sandra

    One of the highlights of our trip to Australia. Our tour guide was informative and encouraging. Our accommodation was lovely and the bus was great as we were a small group. The two places we stopped were lovely and the meals provided were just right. I would highly recommend this tour x

  • Alison

    A really great three day tour. We did most of the strolls at the different stops along the dramatic South Coast Road and saw all the Twelve Apostles in a mix of sun, wind and rain. We then drove inland for a couple of days in the Grampians. Here we did another couple of walks in the beautiful Australian bush. We saw lots of wildlife (koalas, kangaroos, and kookaburras etc) in their natural habitat, and the spring flowers were out en masse. What I really liked about this tour is that I felt we experienced Australian nature. Reece our tour guide was knowledgeable and managed to create very inclusive group despite the fact that we were all from somewhere else and covered a wide age range.

  • Tour Highlights
    • Visit famous Bells Beach outside Torquay
    • Explore the coastal towns of the Great Ocean Road
    • Walk through the rainforest in the Great Otway National Park
    • See the iconic 12 Apostles and London Bridge
    • Experience the magnificent scenery, Indigenous culture and wildlife of the Grampians National Park
    • Stay at the foot of the Grampians in rustic wood cabins
    • Hike to the Pinnacle for breathtaking views
    • Maximum group size: 24.
  • What's Included
    • Guided group tour with commentary
    • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
    • Selected CBD hotel/hostel pick-up
    • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
    • Clean and comfortable dorm-style accommodation with shared facilities (upgrades available)
    • Meals (as listed in the itinerary)
    • National park entry fees.
  • Guest Reviews

    • Travellingaus123 – Via TripAdvisor

      We completed the 3 days GOR and Grampians tour. The whole experience was excellent, the tour was well organised, the accommodation was good for the price and the sights were amazing. Special mention to our tour guide who really made the experience, he was very approachable and friendly and shared lots of facts along the way. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone wanting to travel the GOR.

    • Yvon W – Via TripAdvisor

      I did this trip on my own and was quite worried I wouldn't meet anyone. I met loads of great people who I still stay in contact with! Our group had a total of 19 people between the ages of 20 and 70-ish. Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going. I highly recommend this trip!

    • Lara

      I'm so glad I did this tour because it was really amazing. The places we visited were beautiful, we got to see a lot of kangaroos and emus and we went also koala spotting. The tour included lots of stops and walks and nobody felt rushed at anytime. The accommodation for both nights was really good. We woke up with kangaroos jumping few metres away from us. For all these reasons and many more, I really recommend this tour!

    • Sandra

      One of the highlights of our trip to Australia. Our tour guide was informative and encouraging. Our accommodation was lovely and the bus was great as we were a small group. The two places we stopped were lovely and the meals provided were just right. I would highly recommend this tour x

    • Alison

      A really great three day tour. We did most of the strolls at the different stops along the dramatic South Coast Road and saw all the Twelve Apostles in a mix of sun, wind and rain. We then drove inland for a couple of days in the Grampians. Here we did another couple of walks in the beautiful Australian bush. We saw lots of wildlife (koalas, kangaroos, and kookaburras etc) in their natural habitat, and the spring flowers were out en masse. What I really liked about this tour is that I felt we experienced Australian nature. Reece our tour guide was knowledgeable and managed to create very inclusive group despite the fact that we were all from somewhere else and covered a wide age range.

What You Can Expect

For those travelling through southern Australia and looking for fun and adventure, this 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians is a chance to travel with a lively crew and explore the magnificent natural attractions of this part of the country. The tour includes accommodation, meals, activities and national park entry fees.

The itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 (L)

Your 3 day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour departs early from Melbourne’s CDB and sets off towards the southwest, passing Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula on the way to the spectacular stretch of coastline known as the Great Ocean Road.

The first stop is the surf town of Torquay, where you’ll be able to explore the surf shops and visit the Rip Curl factory. You’ll also make a stop at the world-renowned Bells Beach, before heading along the coast to the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay.

As well as taking in the magnificent coastal scenery, you’ll go koala spotting at Kennett River and take a walk through the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges at Maits Rest. You’ll also get to climb the historic Cape Otway Lightstation for the amazing views.

Your final stops for the day are the iconic 12 Apostles sea stacks, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge, where you’ll enjoy sunset over these monolithic rock formations. You’ll spend the night in comfortable accommodation nearby or in the captivating town of Warrnambool.

Day 2 (B,D)

Day two of this 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians, begins with a drive along the Shipwreck Coast.

From there, the tour heads north towards the incomparable Grampians National Park, known as ‘Gariwerd’ to the traditional owners. You’ll learn more about their culture and heritage at the Brambuk Cultural Centre.

The Grampians is a renowned destination for walkers and in the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a guided bush walk through the ancient terrain. Bring your camera for the amazing views. You’ll spend the night in cosy accommodation at the foot of the range.

Day 3 (B)

Day three begins with morning photo opportunities with the local kangaroo population, before you set off to see more of the incredible Grampians. Your morning will include an awesome walk with awe-inspiring views, and you can cool off later with a dip at MacKenzie Falls.

Back on the road, and you’ll marvel at the passing majesty of Mt Arapiles as you hightail it towards the South Australian border. You’ll cross the mighty Murray River at Murray Bridge, before arriving in Adelaide inn the evening.

This 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians, offers a once-in-a-lifetime road-trip adventure through one of the most beautiful parts of Australia. Enjoy!

 

Important notes

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • Bookings for this tour are initially ‘on request’ while we reconfirm availability. We should be able to confirm the booking within 48 hours. If the tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund.
  • The base tour price includes dorm-style accommodation, but upgrades to private double/twin or single rooms with ensuite bathrooms are available. Double and twin rooms accommodate a maximum of two guests per room. All upgrades are ‘on request’. Once we receive your booking, we will confirm the availability of your upgrade as soon as possible. If an upgrade is not available and you decide not to proceed with your booking, you will receive a full refund.
  • The minimum age for participants on this tour is 8 years. Participants aged between 8 and 17 years are required to upgrade to private accommodation and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.
  • Participants should bring swimwear, a towel and walking shoes.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
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  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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