3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour (Via Great Ocean Road & Grampians)
Package Cost – $385 AUD per Person.
Includes: accommodation for 2 nights, Morning Tea, One Lunch at a restaurant,
1 BBQ dinner, 2 x Breakfasts, All park entry fees, Pick up from hotel or hostel, tour guide services & A Wine tasting for the People Returning to Melbourne.
Days and time of Departure and Arrival: Every Wednesday & Sunday during the peak season between 06:50AM & 08:00AM. Arrival time is estimated at 07:00 PM.
Day 1- The Great Ocean Road
The Commencement of a Wonderful Journey
We will begin our tour by taking one of Australia’s most famous and scenic route known as the Great Ocean Road. The first stop we will head to is a beautiful coastal town that goes by the name of Surfs Beach. Here, you can relax, enjoy some tea and coffee or watch the surfers weave through waves as they put on a show!
We will then head over to the eastern view side of the iconic Memorial Arch where you can take some great pictures. At Lorne and Anglesea, you could enjoy the spectacular view, work on your tan or even go for a stroll to stretch those legs out.
Spotting the Wildlife and Discovering the Natural Beauty
At Kennett River, our next stop, try spotting as many koalas as you can. Keep your eyes open as there may be a rare Kookaburra hiding amongst the parrots and Lorikeets.
For Lunch we will visit the popular Apollo Bay, after which a guided tour of a rainforest awaits. Ancient trees and the cool temperatures of the rainforest are sure to make your head swing a little out of joy.
Twelve Famed Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
The limestone racks that form the twelve apostles are a sight for sore eyes. For an extra $100 AUD, you could also take a helicopter ride here that will give you the bird eyes view of this landmark. However, this service is subject to availability and weather conditions.
Loch Ard Gorge actually derives its name from a tragic shipwreck that took place over a century ago. A beautiful vista of towering cliffs, sparkling blue-green sea and a small, sandy beach make this a popular destination.
The London Bridge and Your Hotel
Our last stop before heading to the hotel is London Bridge where you can take some candid pictures to show your loved ones. You will be put up at Warrnambool’s Beach Backpackers for the night. Put in a request if you require an upgrade for your stay.
Day 2 – Warrnambool & the Grampians National Park
If you feel energetic, get up really early and make use of some of the free hostel equipment. Go for a bike ride, grab a fishing rod or ask for a boogie board and hit the beach.
Whale Watching, Tower Hill National Park and an Extinct Volcano
If you are touring during the winter seasons, you can spot whales at Logan’s Beach that have returned to give birth and train their young ones in the art of survival. Originally the land of the local Koroitgundidj people, The Tower Hill National Park is now a wildlife wonderland full of Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Magpie Geese, Echidnas, Possums and as well waterbirds.
Take a walk to the very top of the extinct volcano, Mount Rouse, which is our next stop. This Volcano is believed to be over 2 million years old. Enjoy spectacular views of lava fields and surrounding landscape. On a clear day you can see even the ocean to the south and Grampians to the north.
Lunch and a Cultural Centre
At Halls Gap, you can visit one of the many restaurants or cafes and discover a classic Aussie pie or the sweet Gelato. After lunch we will visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can learn about the history and culture of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Aboriginal tribes. The 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 of The Northern Grampians. This 2 hour long hike will take you through a densely vegetated gully and up to the base of iron-stained cliff. A short uphill scramble to the top completes the walk and offers breathtaking views of the Northern Grampians and the Wimmera plains. Make sure that you have the right kind of hiking shoes and at least two litres of water on you for the hike.
An Aussie BBQ and the Stay
Try your hand at cooking a true blue Aussie BBQ for dinner in the Grampians National Park before heading back to the hotel. You will be staying at Ned’s Beds or the Grampians YHA in the heart of the Grampians National park.
Day 3 – The Final Leg
The Grampians National Park, a Lake and the Jaws of Death
The wonderful national park is home to a wide variety of the local Australian wildlife. Spot some of the famous koalas as you identify the more elusive and rare species here. We will also visit the scenic McKenzie or Silverband Falls and reed’s lookout where you can stroll along the lake’s shore and take pleasure in the crisp air.
Our last stop before you leave for Adelaide is where the only known rock art painting of the almighty Grampians creator Bunjil exists, on the way to Stawell.
*If you are continuing to Adelaide and not returning to Melbourne, you can connect with a luxury coach from Horsham or Stawell.
*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.
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.
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