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Great Ocean Road and Grampians 3-day tour from Melbourne to Adelaide- with Accommodation

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a 3 day tour from Melbourne to Adelaide, covering major attractions en route.
  • Visit the Great Ocean Road, the Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park, the Balconies and the Grampians National Park
  • Enjoy a glorious hike to The Pinnacle in the Grampians
  • An English speaking guide to enliven the tour with information, local legends and so much more
  • Leisurely overnight stays at Warrnambool and the Grampians
  • Hand-feed native animals and enjoy your picturesque surroundings
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    October to March: Wednesday and Sunday
    April to September: Sunday


    3 days/2 nights

    Start time

    Pick up starts between 7:00am and 8:00am

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your accommodation in Melbourne Central Business District

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at the Central Bus Station in Adelaide

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the beauty of the Great Ocean Road, the Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park, the Grampians National Park and so much more in this comprehensive 3 day tour from Melbourne to Adelaide. Visit picturesque landscapes, beautiful parks and majestic historic monuments. Have an engaging and interactive experience with Australian wildlife, enjoy beautiful panoramic views and sightsee to your heart’s content.

    Visit popular attractions like the Memorial Arch, Otway’s rainforest, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and the London Bridge on the Great Ocean Road tour on the first day.

    On the second day, you will be visiting the Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park, the Tower Hill National Park and the Grampians National Park. Enjoy a 2.5 hours hike to The Pinnacle in the Wonderland Range in the Grampians where you will be rewarded with charming views of the surrounding countryside with Halls Gap below.

    The last day of the tour will cover the spectacular rock formation of the ‘Jaws of Death’ (also known as ‘The Balconies’), the picturesque Mackenzie Falls and Brambuk, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can learn about the rich aboriginal history of the Grampians.

    This extensive tour, covering a number of popular destinations will be enlivened by the commentary of an English speaking guide. Meals and overnight stays at Warrnambool Beach Backpackers and the Grampians Backpackers/ Tim’s Place are also included in this tour.


    Day 1: You will be picked up from your accommodation in Melbourne Central Business District by a coach. The tour from Melbourne starts with a visit to the lovely surf beach on the Great Ocean Road where you can enjoy a picturesque view. Your next stop will be the Memorial Arch which is of great historic significance. You can also take pictures at the Memorial Arch. This will be followed by a visit to another beach where you can relax and enjoy yourself.

    You will then head to the Lorne and Anglesea Pass where you can admire the spectacular scenic beauty of the coastal landscape and see kangaroos and other wildlife as well. Enjoy the beautiful drive along the Great Ocean Road that affords a picturesque view of the sea, the coasts and the dramatic limestone cliffs.

    You will then enjoy a lovely walk through the coastal town of Kennett River where you can spot koalas and many beautiful birds like the kookaburra, lorikeets and parrots. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, this tour is an absolute treat for you.

    The next stop is the seaside town of Apollo Bay where you will stop for a sumptuous picnic lunch. You will then visit Otway’s rainforest (popularly known as Mait’s Rest), and see some of the tallest trees in the world, ancient plant life and lush ferns.

    The 12 Apostles on Victoria’s rugged coastline is a major tourist attraction and is famous for the majestic sight of the massive limestone stacks rising from the Southern Ocean.

    This will be followed by a visit to the beautiful Loch Ard Gorge, named after the clipper ship Loch Ard. The Loch Ard Gorge is another prominent tourist hotspot in Victoria, Australia. Enjoy a walk among the towering limestone cliffs, enjoy a stroll along the beach and sights of the Archway, the Razorback and Dumpling Pots. Hear the legendary tale of Australia’s most famous shipwreck from your guide.

    The London Bridge is an important part of the Great Ocean Road history and was made immortal through a famous nursery rhyme. It is the last stop for the day. London Bridge is situated at Port Campbell on the south-west Victorian coast and is famous as it started collapsing while Dave Darrington and his cousin were standing on it.

    After the tour for the day ends, you will be spending the night in Warrnambool Beach Backpackers, a homely and warm hostel situated only 300 metres away from the beach. Other facilities include common room with licensed bar, large TV and dvd player, pool table, dart board and internet café.

    Day 2: On the second day, you will start the day by visiting the Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park. Enjoy an engaging and interactive experience as you get to hand-feed kangaroos and Wallabies.

    The next stop is the Tower Hill, a lovely sanctuary for native Australian animals. Tower Hill is ideal for nature walks and wildlife observation. Get to see wild koalas, wild emus and a host of birds unique to Australia.

    After Tower Hill, you will be taken to the famous Grampians National Park. A national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, the Grampians National Park is rich in Aboriginal history and home to the majority of Victoria’s Aboriginal rock-art sites. Enjoy a fabulous hike to The Pinnacle in the Wonderland Range in the Grampians and take in the views of the magnificent Australian rocky hillside.

    You will be staying overnight either at the picturesque Grampians Backpackers or Tim’s Place. You will be staying in a double bedroom with attached bathroom. Some of the included facilities are tea and coffee all day, barbeque area, internet access and outdoor settings.

    Day 3: You will be visiting the ‘Jaws of Death’, a spectacular rock formation that is shaped like an open jaw, a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites in the Grampians National Park and ‘The Balconies’. This is the highlight of the Grampians, and an absolute must visit.

    You will also be visiting Mackenzie Falls, the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in Victoria, in the Grampians National Park along with a visit to the Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre, where you will find the very best information and interpretation of the Grampians National Park.

    The tour will end at approximately 7pm after which you will be dropped off at the Central Bus station in Adelaide.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • First night’s stay in Warrnambool Backpackers and second night’s stay at the Grampians Backpackers/ Tim’s Place
    • Morning Tea (tea/coffeee/biscuits), 1 x Lunch, 1 BBQ dinner, 2 x Breakfasts
    • All park entry fees
    • Courtesy hostel/hotel pickup
    • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Passengers must reconfirm the departure details by 4:00pm on the day prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.