Days
3
Price from
$680AUD

Drive along the Great Ocean Road – taking in The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge – to the Grampians National Park

Hit the road west out of Melbourne and uncover the spectacular natural attractions of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park on this 3-day return loop in and out of Victoria's state capital. Watch surfers carving up the waves of iconic Bells Beach and spy koalas nibbling on gum trees along Kennett River. Wind through the Otways National Park, past lush farmlands and idyllic fishing towns to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Learn about the history and customs of the Grampians' traditional owners at the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and hike out to Mackenzie Falls, the Pinnacles, The Balconies and Reeds Lookout before returning to cosmopolitan Melbourne.


Start
Melbourne, Australia
Finish
Melbourne, Australia
Destination
Victoria, Great Ocean Road
Style
Original
Theme
Beachside Bliss, The Great Outdoors, Wildlife
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24
Code
PAMM-O

Why we love this trip

  • Admire the sweeping coastal vistas of the Great Ocean Road

  • Peer down on the eight remaining limestone stacks of The Twelve Apostles

  • Hear about local indigenous culture at the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre in the Grampians

  • Hike out to the Grampians National Park's main attractions – The Pinnacles, The Balconies, Mackenzie Falls and Reeds Lookout

Is this trip right for you?

  • A short sweet adventure which starts and finishes in Melbourne. If you wanted to travel the Great Ocean Road from one city to another, we have options

Itinerary

Departing cosmopolitan Melbourne, hit the road west to Geelong and the famous surf town of Torquay. After stopping for a quick photo opportunity at iconic Bells Beach, begin the journey along one of Australia’s most beautiful and famous drives, the Great Ocean Road. Stop in at Kennett River for some koala spotting, then break for lunch in Apollo Bay. Continue on to the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, spending the night in Warrnambool.
Included Activities
  • 12 Apostles & London Bridge
  • Kennett River
  • Melba Gully Walk - Otway Ranges
  • Swim at Lorne (Summer months)
  • Teddy's Lookout (Winter months)
Meals Included
  • Lunch
Begin the day checking out more of the Great Ocean Road's wonders, then drive into the Grampians National Park – an area rich in Aboriginal culture and beautiful landscapes. We'll visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about the period known as the Dreaming, then hike up to the Pinnacles for impressive views across the Grampians. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ in Halls Gap.
Included Activities
  • Brambuk Culture Centre
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Mackenzie Falls - Grampians
  • Pinnacles Walk - Grampians
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Hike up to McKenzie Falls, the highest waterfalls in the Grampians, and check out other sights such as The Balconies and Reeds Lookout. Leaving the Grampians, pass through the town of Horsham before crossing the famed mighty Murray River and making the drive back to Melbourne.
Included Activities
  • Reeds Lookout (The Balconies)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Minibus

Accommodation

Twin share motel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • 12 Apostles & London Bridge
  • Kennett River
  • Melba Gully Walk - Otway Ranges
  • Swim at Lorne (Summer months)
  • Teddy's Lookout (Winter months)
  • Brambuk Culture Centre
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Mackenzie Falls - Grampians
  • Pinnacles Walk - Grampians
  • Reeds Lookout (The Balconies)

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Melbourne at approximately 7am and finishes on day two at approximately 6pm. Onward travel must be booked for the following day.
2. Trip also available in Basix multishare PAMM-B
3. Trip also available Melbourne to Adelaide PAMA-O and Adelaide to Melbourne PAAM-O

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