Between Melbourne and Adelaide stretches the treacherous shipwreck coast, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildlife and Aboriginal history. Explore the wild south-west with us and discover the hidden treasures of this region. Of course, you could fly directly between Adelaide and Melbourne but why would you want to miss all this?
Departs Melbourne: Monday, Tuesday (operates November to April), Thursday & Saturday between 7:00am – 8:00am
Arrives Adelaide: Connect with a coach in Horsham for continuation onto Adelaide arriving at 7:00pm-8:00pm
Day 1 - Great Ocean Road:
Surf Beach: Watch surfers at an iconic Aussie Beach
Beach Walk: Get some sand between your toes
Historic Memorial Arch: Great photo opportunity
Seaside Towns: Feel the vibe of small coastal towns
Kennett River: Spot wild Koalas, Kookaburras, Parrots and Lorikeets
Lunch: Enjoy a tasty lunch in Apollo Bay.
Rainforest: Guided bushwalk in the ancient Otway's Rainforest
Twelve Apostles: View the magnificent 12 Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge: Be surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs
London Bridge: Visit the collapsed but still amazing London Bridge
Kangaroos: Night-time Kangaroo spotting in Halls Gap
Ovenight in the Grampians: Neds Other Beds
Day 2 - The Grampians National Park:
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. ‘A Wildlife, Waterfall, Walking Wonderland’! Get up early and have a look around your hostel. There will be kangaroos grazing everywhere, noisy corellas flying above your head, you might even get lucky and spot mysterious wallaby.
Mountain Hike: Walk an Aussie bush track to experience spectacular views.
Halls Gap: Visit the heart of the Grampians!
Aboriginal Cultural Centre: Learn about the history and culture of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Aboriginal tribes.
Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield: Take a stroll along the lake’s shore and breathe in fresh mountain air. This ever popular walking and picnicking spot is just a short drive from Hall’s Gap.
MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls: A pleasant walk to see the beautiful McKenzie Falls or the Silverband Falls.
Jaws of Death: Sensational experience
Adelaide: Connect the journey on to Adelaide
*Itinerary is subject to change
Accommodation (1 Night), Morning Tea (Day 1), 1 Lunch (Day 1), 1 Breakfast (Day 2), friendly and informative tour guide, All National Park entry fees and courtesy hostel/hotel 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: $275 per person
b) Tour With Hostel Twin/Double/Single (no ensuite): Extra $100 per room
c) Tour With Motel Twin/Double/Single (with ensuite): Extra $175 per room
*Note: All accommodation upgrades are subject to availability
a) Helicopter flight over 12 Apostles $145
b) Add 1 day Kangaroo Island tour for an extra $283
c) Add 2 day Kangaroo Island tour for an extra $449
d) Book any 2 tours together and save $10 off second tour
*One discount offer cannot be used in conjuction with any other discount offer
"Unless a tour is either amazingly bad or amazingly good, I don't bother writing a review. Fortunately, it was the later in the case of the 2 day melbourne to adelaidetour I joined departing on the 26th Dec 2016.
The great ocean road, especially, the shipwreck coast, was stunning and deserving of its reputation. The grampians was also surreally beautiful veiled by mists.
And Tim, our tour guide, was a gentleman, a scholar, a poet, a comedian, and a great ambassador for Australia. His passion for Australian wildlife, culture and history really shone through. Highly recommended!"
Susan, New Zealand
"I did the 2-day Melbourne-to-Adelaide trip by way of the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. It was a fabulous trip with gorgeous scenery, some good walks and hikes, wildlife, and good travel companions. Tour leader/bus driver Tim shared his love of this place with excellent information and good stories, and his likable (and appropriate) soundtrack of road songs made this a road trip to remember."
King Street Backpackers
YHA Melbourne Central
YHA Melbourne Metro
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On my 2 day Melbourne-Adelaide tour I saw beautiful vistas on the Gold Coast, a gorgeous rainforest, koalas sleeping in trees, kangaroos grazing and jumping, emus walking in the field, many native birds, and learned about everything from regeneration after bush fires to the unique contributions of Australia's First Nations. Our fun, energetic, and knowledgeable guide Henning is a biologist who shares his passion for Australia and loves to help others experience it. We were well-fed and arrangements were smooth. So glad I went on this fabulous tour, and highly recommend it!
We went on this trip for the great ocean road and a trip to Adelaide but it turned out to be so much more than we expected:
- incredible tour guide, very knowledgeable, passionate and hard working
- Got to see lots of kangaroos, some koalas and birds
- Plenty of photo opportunities and a tour bus which is small enough to meet people and make friends
Overall would highly recommend this if you want to do the GOR. We were going to drive it ourselves but this turned out to be a much better alternative and we don't feel that we missed anything at all!