3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Small-Group Tour
Discover Australia's majestic Great Ocean Road and the amazing Grampians National Park on this 3-day tour. Experience great hikes, wildlife, and local aboriginal culture, with great food and comfortable accommodation at every stop along the way.
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- Enhance your experience with a chosen unique accommodation whether overlooking the Southern Ocean or among the grapes at Coonawarra wine district
- Enjoy treasure chests to reveal many stories of the region and see original artifacts from one of the most famous shipwrecks in Australia, Loch Ard
- Journey along the famous Great Ocean Road
- Focus on Australian native wildlife as we observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos, koalas and colorful parrots in the wild
- See Port Fairy and Tower Hill Reserve, an inactive vulcano where drive into the crater and are likely to see Emus, Koalas and Kangaroos
- Stay and eat at the well renowned and award winning Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld
- Get on a personalized micro group touring experience of a maximum of 8 passengers makes our tours a unique and relaxing journey
- Learn more about the strong Aboriginal heritage of the region
- See the 12 Apostles in the beautiful morning light, away from the big afternoon crowd.
- Experience Grampians National Park
DescriptionExplore some of Australia's most stunning scenery on a 3-day trip from Melbourne, and enjoy a breathtaking trip along the Great Ocean Road and to Grampians National Park. Travel in a small and intimate group for the ideal touring experience, and stay in top-notch accommodation to ensure a unique and relaxing journey. Day 1: After pick-up from your city hotel in Melbourne’s Central Business District or Federation Square, head out of Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge. Travel through the vast volcanic plains on route to Geelong, where you’ll have time to stroll along the beautiful waterfront. Then start your journey along the Great Ocean Road at Torquay, stopping at various spots along the coast including Bells Beach, the Memorial arch, and the seaside resort of Lorne for lunch and shopping. After lunch, cruise further along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, stopping at more scenic spots including Kennett River on the way to the Great Otway National Park, where you’ll enjoy a guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest to see the world's tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns and unique features such as 'Yabbie Chimneys'. Visit Apollo Bay before checking into the Beacon Point Ocean View Villas, where your private self-contained villa is set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean – the perfect place to relax and unwind for a couple of hours before a great dinner. Day 2: Today starts with breakfast at a favorite local spot, the Bay Leaf Cafe. Then, travel through the Otway ranges and onto the Shipwreck Coast, stopping at Castle Cove for views over the Aire river valley. Learn about the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage and the many tribes that have lived prosperously along the coastline for thousands of years. From there, visit the famous limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles, true icons of Australia's natural beauty. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or even take a helicopter flight along the coastline (not included). Then visit 'Loch Ard Gorge', the site of the most famous 19th-century Australian shipwreck, before heading to the charming fishing village of Port Campbell for a lunch break. After lunch, pass along more impressive limestone formations on the way to the Tower Hill Game Reserve for the chance to see koalas, kangaroos, and emus living in this extinct volcanic crater. From there, head north towards Grampians National Park, where you’ll check into your accommodation at the foot of Mt. Sturgeon, the renowned Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. 3 Day: The third day starts with an amazingly scenic drive along the Wonderland and Mt. William Ranges, through to Halls Gap in the heart of the Grampians National Park. Enjoy a few short walks at Baroka Lookout, Reid's Lookout, and McKenzie Falls, as well as visits to the Brambuk Aboriginal cultural center and a local rock art site. Your journey back to Melbourne takes you through the gold mining township of Ballarat, once one of the richest towns in the world, before arriving back in the city at around 06:00 PM.
Includes2 nights accommodation in 3 1/2-4 star property Dinner on first and second evening Breakfast on second and third morning Courtesy pickup and drop-off from Melbourne Central Business District • Lunches Helicopter flight at 12 Apostles
- Remember to bring warm clothing, walking shoes, and a raincoat
- This tour includes many short and easy walks
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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