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3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour

Departs Melbourne:  Every Wednesday and *Sunday (*peak season) Between 07:00AM & 08:00AM

A Three Day Tour of Great Ocean Road and Grampians

 

Price: $385 per person

 

Regarded as World’s largest war memorial, Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s National Heritage sites. An impressive way to see this stretch and the Grampians is by booking our 3 day trip covering the major highlights of these marvellous destinations. Designed to explore Australia’s southern coast, this trip starting from Melbourne is unparalleled.

 

Day 1 – Great Ocean Road

 

Hitting the Beach

We start the day early and head to the iconic Surfs Beach to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee while watching surfers hit the waves. Next stop is the Eastern View of the Memorial Arch, a historic spot. Subsequently, we take a relaxing stroll along magnificent beaches. Cruising through look-out points and feeling the vibe of seaside villages and beaches such as the Lorne and Anglesea, we move ahead.

 

Wildlife Spotting and Bushwalking

Our next stop is Kennett River, famous for Koalas and exotic birds like King Parrots, Crimson Rosellas and Kookaburras, which are unique to this area. After some wildlife viewing we stop for a complimentary lunch in Apollo Bay. Stomach’s satisfied, we drive to Otway’s Rainforest (Mait’s Rest) for a guided 800m circular walking tour through this rare, ancient rainforest, home to the world’s tallest trees.

 

The Crown Jewel of Our Trip

We finally reach the Twelve Apostles. Get an excellent view of these exquisite limestone stacks or take an optional helicopter ride for a bird’s-eye view of nature’s wonder (Weather & Time permitting).

 

The Famous Shipping Disaster

Visit the Loch Ard Gorge, the panorama of towering ocean-touching cliffs that derive their name from the disaster of 1878. To view one of the apostles closer, we go to Gibson’s Steps leading to a beach, where one can walk to the Salt and Pepper or Razorback or simply laze around. Take a photo-stop at London Bridge before heading to Warrnambool’s Beach Backpackers for the night.

 

Overnight stay at Warnambool Beach Backpackers

Spend the night in Warnambool’s best backpackers, just a stone throw away from the beach.

or an upgrade to a motel can be arranged upon request

 

Hostel and hotel accommodations ara available, contact us for more info

 

Day 2 – Warrnambool and the Grampians National Park

 

Rise Early!

Rise early to use the free hostel equipment for biking, fishing or boogie-boarding. The amazing cliff-top walk is recommended.

 

Whale Watching

Today’s first stop, Logan’s Beach is where between July and October, you can watch whales give birth to their calves and train them.

 

Discovering the Essence of Australia

Our next stop is Tower Hill, originally the land of the Koroitgundidj people, where now stands Victoria’s first National Park. Walk up to the summit of Mount Rouse, an extinct volcano, believed to be over 2 million years old and enjoy a spectacular view of lava fields. Later, we stop at Halls Gap where you can get your lunch at any of the numerous eateries. Try the classic Aussie pie or a traditional Gellati. After lunch, visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre to understand the history and culture of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Tribes.

 

Exploring Chautauqua Peak or the Pinnacle

Explore the sandstone outcrops and eucalyptus covered slopes in a two hour hike, taking you through densely vegetated gullies to the base of iron-stained cliff. The top offers breathtaking views of Mount Stapylton and Wimmera plains. After the exhilarating hike, cook a true blue Aussie BBQ in the heart of the Grampians, where we spend the night at Neds Bed or Grampians YHA.

 

Overnight stay in Halls Gap

Spend the night in the heart of the Grampians National park, at Neds Beds or the Grampians YHA

 

Private tours and family package tours are available, contact us for pricing and more info

 

Hostel and hotel accommodations ara available, contact us for more info

 

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Day 3 – The Grampians National Park

 

Tour the Grampians

This national park is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Make the most of your time by taking an early morning walk and spotting them in their natural habitat. We start our day with a pleasant walk to see the beautiful McKenzie or Silverband Falls and absorb their beauty. Next, we go to Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield, excellent places to stroll and inhale fresh mountain air. The Jaws of Death is a beautiful view of a rock formation shaped like an open jaw. It is a great photo-point. Visit the Jaws or Aboriginal paintings in Stawell.

 

End the trip on a High!

Our last stop before returning home blissfully is a historic Aussie Pub in a classic country town. Here you can unwind and have a few drinks at your own expense (Melbourne returns only).

   

Departs Melbourne: Every Wednesday and *Sunday (*peak season) Between 07:00AM & 08:00AM

Arrives Melbourne: Approximately 06:30PM

 

Tour Includes: 2 x nights accommodation, Morning Tea (tea/coffeee/biscuits), 1 x Restaurant Lunch, 1 BBQ dinner, 2 x Breakfasts, All park entry fees, courtesy hostel/hotel pickup, friendly informative tour guide & Wine tasting (Melbourne return ony).

 

Tour Cost:

a)   With standard dorm Accommodation (Warrnambool Beach Backpackers & Neds Beds)

b)   Upgrade to a Double or Twin Room (Warrnambool Beach BP & YHA Grampians – no ensuite) (minimum 2 pax)

c)   Upgrade to a Single room (Warrnambool Beach BP & YHA Grampians – no ensuite)

*motel accommodation also available on request – extra charges apply

 

 

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

 

Legend:  B: Breakfast, MT: Morning Tea, L: Lunch

Pick up location and time
YHA Melbourne Metro
78 Howard St, North Melbourne
6:50am
The Nunnery
116 Nicholson St, Melbourne
6:55am
Space Hotel
Cnr Russel St & McKenzie St, Melbourne
6:55am
Hotel Discovery
167 Franklin St, Melbourne
7:05am
Nomads Industry
196 A’beckett St, Melbourne
7:10am
St Pauls Cathedral
Cnr of Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne
7:15am
Exford Hotel
Cnr of Little Bourke St & Russel St, Melbourne
7:20am
King Street Backpackers
Crn of Little Bourke St & King St, Melbourne
7:30am
Holiday Inn
Crn of Spencer St & Flinders Lane, Melbourne
7:35am
YHA Melbourne Central
562 Flinders St, Melbourne
7:35am
Base Backpackers
17 Carlisle St, St Kilda
7:10am
Habitat HQ
333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda
7:15am
Coffee Palace
Cnr of Grey St & Jackson St, St Kilda
7:20am
Urban Central
334 City Rd, Southbank
7:30am

 

*Note – YOU MUST NOTIFY US WITH YOUR INTENDED PICKUP LOCATION.

 

Hotel Pick up is available from most inner city accommodation providers. Please ask reservations for your exact pick up time.

 

Courtesy hotel pick up and drop off:

 

We offer courtesy hotel pick up and drop off to over 100 different inner city locations and St Kilda.

 

From time to time will do home pick ups and drops off.

 

It is recommended you arrive at your pick up location at least 5 minutes before you scheduled departure time. If the bus has not picked you up within 10 minutes please phone us (03)9016 9347 or +61404797950

 

If you want to make a booking over the phone or required more information contact us via email on our contact us or please phone us (03)9016 9347 or +61404797950