Great Ocean Road
This three day tour includes a full day exploring the Great Ocean road plus cosy accommodation in Halls Gap. The Grampians National Park is home to an amazing array of wildlife and the best way to experience that is to stay overnight in the heart of the Grampians. The moment when the morning sun hits the surrounding mountain ridges with kangaroos hopping, kookaburras laughing and the smell of gum trees is a memory you will carry with you for a long time!
Day 1: 3 Day Great Ocean Rd & Grampians - Melbourne to Melbourne
Great Ocean Road: 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.
Meal(s) included: Lunch
Day 2: 3 Day Great Ocean Rd & Grampians - Melbourne to Melbourne
Warrnambool & Grampians National Park: 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.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: 3 Day Great Ocean Rd & Grampians - Melbourne to Melbourne
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. 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 takes you through a stringybark forest before stepping out to view the geological wonder known as the Balconies or the Jaws of Death. Arrive back into Melbourne in the early evening.
Meal(s) included: Breakfast
3 Day Tour Great Ocean Road & Grampians National Park
Operates: *Wednesday, Sunday (*Peak Season)
Departs: from Melbourne, pickups begin 6:45-7:45am
Arrives: to Melbourne, approx.early evening 6:00pm
Default Meeting Point: @ 7:45am - Immigration Musuem (East-Side), corner of Makret St & Flinders St, Melbourne
* Please note- you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time
*We accept no responsibility if you fail to nominate a pickup location- this must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior with our reservations department, failure to nominate and board the bus will result in fare forfeiture