Great Ocean Road West—Melbourne to Adelaide

Great Ocean Road West—Melbourne to Adelaide information and booking

from
$799
  • Duration
    5
    Days
  • Service
    Basic
  • Difficulty
    Hard
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Highlights

Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, walk in the region's national parks, spot wildlife in remote saltwater lagoons.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

This might be a quick trip along the Great Ocean Road—but you’ll never feel rushed. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the highlights of the South Coast, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price. What’s more, you’ll have lots of options to get active when you head inland to Grampians National Park. Forego the typical coach tour and experience Australia the way it was meant to be explored.

Itinerary

Day 1 Melbourne
Arrive in Melbourne at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. Please try to arrive before 7pm for an important group welcome meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'.
Day 2 Great Ocean Road/Port Campbell (1B)
Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Bells Beach and Lorne en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Estimated travel time: 5 hours Travel distance: 300 km
Day 3 Grampians National Park (1B,1D)
Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill National Park for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day depending on the time with an evening walk in the Grampians NP before staying overnight in Halls Gap. Estimated travel time: 3 hours Travel distance: 260 km
Day 4 Mt Gambier (1B,1D)
Early start to explore more of Grampians NP. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit Mc Kenzie's Falls, and travel onto the country town of Mount Gambier. We stay at a refurbished old English jail for the night where you can take a self-guided tour around this historic site. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 310 km
Day 5 Adelaide (1B)
Stop off at Blue Lake before travelling to Coorong NP. This park is stunning because of its dune systems, lagoons, coastal vegetation and variety of bird life. Participate in a number of short walks to appreciate the scenery before heading on to Adelaide, tour ends upon arrival. Please book ongoing travel after 8:00pm. Estimated travel time: 4 hours Travel distance: 330 km