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Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure

6 Days | Buckle up for an epic road trip along Victoria’s scenic southern coastline

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Spot native wildlife, marvel at extraordinary coastal vistas and learn more about First Nations culture on this 6-day road trip along Victoria’s southern coastline. From taking the famous Pinnacle Walk to the summit of Hanging Rock to visiting a local conservation centre in Apollo Bay to learning about the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape with a Gunditijmara guide – this trip combines culture, nature and adventure. Following much of the Great Southern Touring Route, you’ll start in Melbourne and follow the coast to the 12 Apostles along The Great Ocean Road and discover the diverse landscapes and history of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park before taking the iconic Overland train across the border to Adelaide. With an experienced local guide who knows all the best spots and a small group of like-minded adventurers – this is sure to be a road trip to remember.

Trip overview

Map of Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure including Australia
Start
Melbourne, Australia
Finish
Adelaide, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
PZSG
This trip generates 29.38 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Hike the beautiful Pinnacle Walk to the summit of Hanging Rock and discover sweeping views and interesting rock formations made famous by the Peter Weir film ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’.
  • Visit a social enterprise – Wildlife Wonders – and join a conservationist guide to discover the lush fern gullies, eucalypt woodlands and spectacular ocean views of the Otways region.
  • Explore Budj Bim Cultural Landscape with a Gunditijmara guide to learn about First Nations culture first-hand, discover the unique volcanic landscape and dig into a bush tucker grazing plate.
  • Tick driving the Great Ocean Road, marvelling at the 12 Apostles and hiking through Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park off your bucket list, because this road trip does it all.
  • Follow much of the Great Southern Touring Route, known as one of Australia’s best road trips, before boarding the Overland train to Adelaide.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Blue Carbon Lab. Donations help them mitigate climate change by supporting restoration and protecting blue carbon in coastal wetlands.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes some long drives on winding roads. Travel sickness tablets are recommended for those who experience severe motion sickness.
  • Some of the best scenery on this trip will be found on hikes. So, while this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s recommended if you want to partake in all activities. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes for spending time outdoors.
  • If you want to explore more of Australia on other classic road trips, check out our Sydney to Cairns Adventure or South Australia Outback Adventure. See trip codes PZSPC & PZSA on our website. 

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle, Train

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Activities
  • Hanging Rock - Summit Walk
  • Daylesford - Sunday Market
  • Apollo Bay - Wildlife Wonders Guided Tour
  • Great Ocean Road - Scenic Drive
  • Great Ocean Road - Twelve Apostles
  • Budj Bim National Park - Bush Foods Grazing Board
  • Budj Bim National Park - Cultural Landscape Walking Tour with Local Aboriginal Guide
  • Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park - Day Walks

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Important notes

1. The trip starts in Melbourne with a pick up at 8am on Day 1 from our joining point.
2. The trip finishes on Day 6 in Adelaide on arrival at the train station at 6pm or in Melbourne late afternoon. Please let us know at time of booking which option you have chosen. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request. 
3. The train journey from Stawell to Adelaide is unaccompanied by a tour leader.
4. A Single Supplement can be booked if you'd prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability. 

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Dmitrei · Traveled October 2023
The Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure tour was simply Amazing! I saw some of the most epic sights in Australia, like the 12 Apostles and the Grampians. The guide was a legend, and the food was great. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an unforgettable Aussie adventure.
Review submitted 29 Oct 2023
Great Ocean Road & Grampians Adventure
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CHF  1,322