Join a small group adventure and drive from Adelaide to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road

Set off on a short but sweet road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne and experience southern Australia's wild natural beauty. Drive through the Adelaide Hills, learn about local Aboriginal history in the Grampians National Park and soak up the dramatic horizon rendered by the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Be captivated by each twist of the Great Ocean Road's turn, spot wild koalas at Kennett River and stop by some famed surf locations before finishing up in artsy and eclectic Melbourne.


Start
Adelaide, Australia
Finish
Melbourne, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Basix
Theme
Wildlife
Code
PAAM-B
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 1, Max 24

Why you'll love this trip

  • Learn about local Aboriginal lore in the Grampians National Park

  • Be treated to exceptional views of Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge

  • Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road

  • Spot koalas high in the trees along the way

Itinerary

Leaving Adelaide in the morning, drive across the state border into Victoria and enter the Grampians. Go for a walk to view the Jaws of Death, hike down to McKenzie Falls and take in the incredible views from Reeds Lookout. Head into the heart of the Grampians, stopping en route for lunch. The last stop of the day will be a spot in the Grampians National Park where kangaroos, wallabies and koalas are often spotted. Tonight's accommodation is at either Brambuk Backpackers or the Grampians YHA.

Note: Total driving time today is about seven and a half hours (approximately 550kms)
Total walking time will be about two and a half hours (approximately 3.5kms)
Included Activities
  • Mackenzie Falls - Grampians
  • Reeds Lookout (The Balconies) & Boroka Lookout
Meals Included
  • Dinner
After an early morning start, begin the journey along Australia's glorious Great Ocean Road. Explore Port Campbell National Park, checking out London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and the iconic Twelve Apostles rock formation, then sit back and soak up the mesmerising coastal views en route. Experience a guided walk through an ancient and rare temperate rainforest. Stop at Kennett River for the chance to spot koalas before passing through the charming beach towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne. Make the most of a great photo opportunity at some famed surf locations before we stop for a beach walk and then hit the highway back to Melbourne.

Note: Total driving time today is about seven and a half hours (approximately 550kms)
Total walking time will be about two hours (approximately 2kms)
Included Activities
  • 12 Apostles & London Bridge
  • Koala spotting - Great Ocean Road
  • Loch Ard Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Transport

Minibus

Accommodation

Dormitory (1 night)

Included activities

  • Mackenzie Falls - Grampians
  • Reeds Lookout (The Balconies) & Boroka Lookout
  • 12 Apostles & London Bridge
  • Koala spotting - Great Ocean Road
  • Loch Ard Gorge

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Adelaide at approximately 7am and finishes in central Melbourne at approximately 7pm on day two. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
2. See code PAAM-O for Original (twin share accommodation) style.
3. This trip also runs in reverse as a 3 day tour, see code PAMA-B.

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Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Adelaide (Basix), April 2017

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