There is so much to see along the Great Ocean Road and this tour allows us to explore some of the hidden gems that most visitors never see. Secret beaches, longer hikes, stunning mountain views, a dormant volcano with an abundance of wildlife and some excellent Aussie tucker are just a few of the extra highlights you will be rewarded with if you spend a few days with us on this tour.
Departs Melbourne: 7.00am-8.00am Wednesday (operates November to April) and Sunday
Arrives: Melbourne approximately 6.00pm
Surf Beach - Step onto famous surfing beaches on the Surf Coast and get some sand between your toes.
Beach walk - Walk along a beautiful beach.
Historic Memorial Arch - Commemorating the workers that built the road, stop for a photo opportunity with the Great Ocean Road Sign!
Seaside Towns - Feel the vibe of quaint small coastal towns as you journey through.
Kennett River - Spot wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets in the eucalyptus trees.
Lunch - Enjoy a picnic lunch in Apollo Bay before checking out the spoils of this beautiful coastal town.
Rainforest - Embark on a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway Rainforest with some special flora and fauna.
Twelve Apostles - View the magnificent and majestic 12 Apostles from multiple vantage points.
Loch Ard Gorge - Be surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs as you step down onto the beach below.
Overnight in the coastal town of Warrnambool
Warrnambool Clifftop/Coastal walk
Clifftop Coastal Walk - Look for seals as you embark on a relaxed walk along the coastline in Warrnambool.
Whale Watching - Look for whales at Logans Beach as they make their way around the Southern Coast of Australia (Jun to Sep).
Tower Hill National Park - Victoria’s first National Park is a 30 000 year old extinct volcano. Originally the land of the local Koroitgundidj people is now a wildlife wonderland full of Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Magpie Geese, Echidnas, Possums as well as waterbirds.
Mount Rouse - Take a walk to the very top of this extinct volcano and enjoy spectacular views of lava fields and surrounding landscape. On a clear day you can see the ocean to the south and Grampians to the north.
Halls Gap - Spend time in Halls Gap and get your lunch in numerous cafes or restaurants. Try a classic Aussie pie or a traditional gellati.
Aboriginal Culture - Learn about the history and culture of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Aboriginal tribes. Surrounding gardens are a great place to relax and spot more wildlife.
Chataqua Peak or The Pinnacle - Explore the breathtaking beauty of massive sandstone outcrops and eucalypt covered slopes with a 2 hour long hike will take you to the top of the Wonderland Range offering breathtaking views of the Grampians and the Wimmera plains. Sturdy hiking shoes with good grip and at least 2 litres of water are essential.
Aussie BBQ - Help to cook a true blue Aussie BBQ for tonight’s dinner in the Grampians National Park.
Overnight stay in Grampians
Tour the Grampians National Park - Home to the Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Emus, Birds, Echidnas and many other Australian creatures as well as an abundant array of plant life. Trully a wildlife, waterfall, walking wonderland!
MacKenzie Falls - Embark on a walk to the base of the beautiful McKenzie Falls. Cool off in the gentle mist that rises.
Boroka Lookout - Step out to one of the most scenic view of the Grampians as you gaze over Halls Gap and Lake Lonsdale.
‘Jaws of Death’ - A gentle walk take you through a stringy bark forrest before stepping out to view the geological wonder known as the Balconies or the Jaws of Death.
*Itinerary is subject to change
Accommodation, morning tea, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, all park entry fees, friendly and informative tour guide and courtesy inner-city pickup.
What you need to bring:
Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, flashlight, toiletries, rain jacket, camera, towel, insect repellent, spending money and a sense of adventure
Pricing and Package Deal Discounts!
a) Tour With Hostel Dorm accommodation: $385pp
b) Tour With Hostel Twin/Double/Single (no ensuite): Extra $200 (2 nights) per room
c) Tour With Motel Twin/Double/Single (with ensuite): Extra $350 (2 nights) per room
a) Helicopter flight over 12 Apostles $145
b) Add 1 day Kangaroo Island tour for an extra $275
c) Book any 2 tours together and save $10 off second tour
One discount offer cannot be used in conjuction with any other discount offer
"I can recommend this tour to everybody who loves experiencing wildlife, nature and beautiful landscapes. Darren, our driver and guide, is really funny and is very knowledgeable about nature and the local history."
"The 3 day Great Ocean Road & Grampians National Park Tour was AMAZING!! We’ve been to the most beautiful places and lookouts and saw breathtaking views! The 12 Apostles, the rainforest and the McKenzie Falls were my favourite ones."
King Street Backpackers
YHA Melbourne Central
YHA Melbourne Metro
* If you cannot find your desired pickup location, please contact our office for a more exhaustive list of locations.* It is strongly recommended that you arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes before departure time. Please be patient and do not panic if your bus is running a few minutes late. If your bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes of your departure time, then contact our office on 03 9393 1300
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I went on the 3 day Great ocean road/Grampian tour, it was an awesome way to see the great ocean road and Grampians, truly amazing places - be sure to do the helicopter flight!! Thanks for the trip I highly recommend it.
This was a great tour, with one of the best features being the highly informative and engaging tour guide Cam. He went out of his way to provide a wealth of interesting information on many subjects and demonstrated a genuine and sincere curiosity about his customers, as well as sharing many of his own travel adventures with the group. Other reviewers have described the details of the 3 days, so I won't repeat them. Even though the views of the Great Ocean Road were fabulous on the first day, I enjoyed the second day the best as we were in less crowded areas, and spent much of the day hiking and seeing wonderful wildlife. I also loved the BBQ. The small group size also made it possible to bond as a group.
Overall, it was a good blend of many experiences and we saw some fabulous country . It was a highlight of my trip.