3-Day Adelaide to Melbourne Overland Trip through Grampians and Great Ocean Road

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Between Adelaide to Melbourne stretches the treacherous shipwreck coastline, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildlife and Aboriginal history.  Explore the wild south-west and discover the hidden treasures of this region. Of course, you could fly directly between Adelaide and Melbourne but why would you want to miss all the treasures of the south. During the three day trip you will see the world famous Great Ocean Road, Loch Ard Gorge, Aboriginal Culture, Australian wildlife, the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, the Grampians National Park and do a guided walk through Otway’s Rainforest.

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Duration: 3 days
Starts: Adelaide, Australia
Trip Category: Multi-day & Extended Tours >> Multi-day Tours



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Between Adelaide to Melbourne stretches the treacherous shipwreck coastline, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildlife and Aboriginal history.  Explore the wild south-west and discover the hidden treasures of this region. Of course, you could fly directly between Adelaide and Melbourne but why would you want to miss all the treasures of the south. During the three day trip you will see the world famous Great Ocean Road, Loch Ard Gorge, Aboriginal Culture, Australian wildlife, the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, the Grampians National Park and do a guided walk through Otway’s Rainforest.

Itinerary

Day 1: Adelaide to the Grampians

Pass By: Adelaide, Adelaide, Greater Adelaide, South Australia
It’s an early start as we leave the city around 6:45am and head east towards the Victoria border and saying goodbye to South Australia.

Stop At: Grampians National Park, Halls Gap, Victoria 3381 Australia
Travelling through the western plains of Victoria, watch as the mountain range slowly grows on approach. The Grampians is home to an abundance of Australia wildlife in it’s natural habitat.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: MacKenzie Falls, Victoria Australia
Hike to the base of Mackenzie Falls
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Reed Lookout, Halls Gap, Victoria Australia
Take in some of the breath-taking panoramic views from Reeds and Boroka Lookout
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Balconies, Reeds Lookout Carpark, Victoria Australia
Explore other famed lookouts of The Balconies and Boroka Lookout before checking in for the night in the heart of the Grampians; Halls Gap
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Halls Gap, heart of the Grampians National Park

Day 2: Grampians to Great Ocean Road

Stop At: The Pinnacle, Mt Victory Rd Sundial Carpark, Halls Gap, Victoria Australia
Start the day with a hike up to the iconic Pinnacle lookout with an amazing view over the Grampians.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, 105 Lake View Rd, Tower Hill, Victoria 3283 Australia
Later, visit the Tower Hill Conservation Reserve, an extinct volcano, rich in Aboriginal history and an abundance of wildlife.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Warrnambool, Warrnambool, Victoria
Finish the day with time to relax in the town of Warrnambool our overnight stop for the evening.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road

Day 3: Great Ocean Road to Melbourne

Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
Admire the amazing Twelve Apostles in the morning sun, without all the tourist crowds.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Victoria 3269 Australia
Where you’ll learn all about the history of one of Australia’s most famous shipwrecks.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Great Otway National Park, Victoria
Embark on a guided walk through the ancient Great Otway National Park, a warm temperate rainforest nestled along the Great Ocean Road.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria
We stop in the popular seaside town of Apollo Bay, guest will have time to stroll down the main esplanade and purchase lunch.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Rd 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria Australia
Follow the road to its end as it twists and turns with stops at Memorial Arch and a famous surf beach or two.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Winding your way along the rest of the Great Ocean Road, you will be blown away by some world class coastal views, before arriving in Melbourne.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



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