The Great Ocean Road is a crown jewel in the spectacular road journey between Adelaide and Melbourne. This region is known for its long summers, beautiful beaches and acts as a fabulous gateway to stunning landscapes. Furthermore, Southern Australia consists of a brilliant blend of people, produce and places. Visit 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Mackenzie Falls, Halls Gap and other breathtaking sights.
The Tour Operates
Adelaide: Wednesday and Saturdays* (*peak season)
Departs: Adelaide at approx 6.30 – 7 am
Arrives: Melbourne at approx 7 – 8 pm
Day 1 – Adelaide to Grampians National Park
Start the day with beautiful views as you travel by Australia’s longest river.
You can enjoy complimentary morning tea at Tolmer Creek.
It is a lively city, centrally located in the Wimmera region
Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Here you can learn the history and culture of the local jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung Tribes.
Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield
It is just a short drive from Hall’s Gap where you can stroll along the lake’s shore and breathe in fresh mountain air.
Jaws of Death or Aboriginal Cave Paintings
Bunjil is the almighty Grampians creator, was the leading figure in spiritual life of local Abroginal people. The only known rock art painting of Bunjil, is found on the way to Stawell.
It is also known as Silverband Falls. You can take a walk to see the falls.
Boroka Lookout or Venus Baths
You can experience breathtaking mountain views from Boroka Lookout point or take a swim at Venus Baths.
Enjoy some time in the beautiful Halls Gap, the heart of the Grampians National Park. Spot some kangaroo’s and a delicious dinner.
Day 2 – Great Ocean Road
Take time to visit a 30 000 year old extinct volcano.
Bay Of Martyrs
It is the start of the Great Ocean Road and the London Bridge has fallen down Still it makes a stunning photo opportunity and has a great story behind it.
Loch Ard Gorge
It is a beautiful vista of towering cliffs, a sparkling blue-green sea with a small sandy beach. This gorge derives its name from one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks more than 120 years ago.
Enjoy the view of the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty 12 Apostles. If the weather and time permits, treat yourself with a helicopter ride (own expense).
12 Apostles – London Bridge Scenic Flight
From the Heliport enjoy a 15 minute flight experience.
On this flight you will see:
- 12 Apostles
- Loch Ard Gorge
- The Sentinel
- The Arch
- London Bridge
45 km / 15 minutes
Take a guided bushwalk through this very rare, ancient and cool temperate rainforest. You’ll feel dwarfed as you stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world.
Jump into the water and swim or look around the cute seaside town.
Look around to see how many koalas you can find at Kennett River. Get amongst beautiful bird: King Parrots, Crimson rosella and look out for the famous Kookaburra.
Historic Memorial Arch
It is picture time at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
Feel the small town coastal vibe as we cruise through this picturesque seaside village.
Accommodation, morning tea, all park entry fees, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, courtesy inner city accommodation pick up, inner city drop offs and a friendly & informative tour guide.
Accommodation – Halls Gap:
a) Hostel Dorm accommodation at Grampians Backpackers
** All accommodation upgrades are subject to availability
What to bring
Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, flashlight, toiletries, rain jacket, camera, towel, insect repellent and a sense of adventure! (Please note: Max 20 kg luggage per person)
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