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What to expect
Get amongst nature on this incredible foray into the wildlife that lives between Melbourne and Adelaide. Explore this section of mesmerizing coastline with its rugged mountains and fascinating Aboriginal history. The Melbourne to Adelaide tours stretches the treacherous shipwreck coast, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildlife and Aboriginal history.
Tour departs early from Melbourne’s CDB and sets off towards the southwest, passing Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula on the way to the spectacular stretch of coastline known as the Great Ocean Road. The first stop is the surf town of Torquay, where you’ll be able to explore the surf shops and visit the Rip Curl factory.
Kennett River & Otway Ranges
You’ll also make a stop at the world-renowned Bells Beach, before heading along the coast to the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. As well as taking in the magnificent coastal scenery, you’ll go koala spotting at Kennett River and take a walk through the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges at Maits Rest. You’ll also get to climb the historic Cape Otway Lightstation for the amazing views.
12 Apostles sea stacks, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge
Your final stops for the day are the iconic 12 Apostles sea stacks, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge, where you’ll enjoy the sunset over these monolithic rock formations. You’ll spend the night in comfortable accommodation nearby or in the captivating town of Warrnambool.
Day two of this Melbourne to Adelaide tours is via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians, begins with a drive along the Shipwreck Coast. From there, the tour heads north towards the incomparable Grampians National Park, known as ‘Gariwerd’ to the traditional owners. You’ll learn more about their culture and heritage at the Brambuk Cultural Centre.
The Grampians is a renowned destination for walkers and in the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a guided bushwalk through the ancient terrain. Bring your camera for amazing views. You’ll spend the night in cosy accommodation at the foot of the range.
Day three begins with morning photo opportunities with the local kangaroo population before you set off to see more of the incredible Grampians. Your morning will include an awesome walk with awe-inspiring views, and you can cool off later with a dip at MacKenzie Falls.
Mt Arapiles & Murray Bridge
Back on the road, and you’ll marvel at the passing majesty of Mt Arapiles as you hightail it towards the South Australian border. You’ll cross the mighty Murray River at Murray Bridge, before arriving in Adelaide.
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