3 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Tour

$385

Day 1 – Great Ocean Road (Lunch)

  • Surf Beach: Watch the surfers at an iconic surf beach with a morning tea/coffee
  • Memorial Arch (Eastern View): The Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch is a perfect place to take pictures.
  • Beach WalkTake a walk along some of the most beautiful beaches in the world
  • Lorne & Anglesea: Enjoy small coastal town vibes as we cruise through picturesque seaside villages.
  • Spot wild Koalas / Wildlife viewing at Kennett River: Go in search of Koalas at Kennett River. See beautiful birds such as King parrots, Crimson rosellas and look out for the famous Kookaburra.
  • Delicious Lunch: Enjoy a complimentary lunch in Apollo Bay.
  • Otway’s Rainforest (Mait’s Rest): Take a guided bushwalk through this temperate rainforest. Stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world. The path is just an 800 metres long circular walk and can be slippery at places. Shoes with a grip are recommended.
  • Twelve Apostles: Tourists love to view the beautiful limestone stacks called the twelve apostles. Give yourself an optional helicopter flight for an extra $100 (Weather & Time permitting).
  • Loch Ard Gorge: Here you find a beautiful vista of towering cliffs, sparkling blue-green sea and a small sandy beach. This Gorge was named after one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks more than a 120 years ago. Take a short walk to view famous Razorback, Salt and pepper or just relax on the beach at the bottom of the gorge itself.
  • London Bridge: Here is a stunning photo opportunity that has a great story behind it.
  • Overnight stay at Warnambool Beach Backpackers: Spend the night in Warnambool’s best backpackers, just a stone throw away from the beach or an upgrade to a motel can be arranged upon request

Day 2 – Warnambool & Grampians National Park (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Free Optional Activities: If you feel energetic, here are some optional activities for you; Go for a bike ride, grab a fishing rod or ask for a boogie board and hit the beach. The amazing clifftop walk here is definitely recommended.
  • Whale Watching (Winter only): Logans Beach is where we look for whales as they make their way around the Southern Coast of Australia.
  • Visit Tower Hill National Park: This is Victoria’s first National Park and it’s a 30 000 year old extinct volcano. It was the land of the local Koroitgundidj people. It is now a wildlife wonderland full of Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Magpie Geese, Echidnas, Possums as well as waterbirds.
  • Mount Rouse: Walk to the very top of this extinct volcano, believed to be over 2 million years old and enjoy spectacular views of lava fields and surrounding landscape. On a clear day you can see the ocean to the south and Grampians to the north.
  • Halls Gap: Spend some time in Halls Gap and enjoy your lunch in one of the numerous cafes or restaurants. Try a classic Aussie pie or a traditional gellati.
  • Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre: Here you can learn about the history and culture of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Aboriginal tribes.
  • Chataqua Peak or the Pinnacle: Explore the breathtaking beauty of massive sandstone outcrops and eucalypt covered slopes of The Northern Grampians. This 2 hour long hike will take you through a densly vegetated gully and up to the base of iron-stained cliff. A short uphill scramble to the top completes the walk and offers breathtaking views of the Northern Grampians and the Wimmera plains. Sturdy hiking shoes with good grip and at least 2 litres of water is essential.
  • Aussie BBQ: Help to cook a true Great Aussie BBQ for the night’s dinner in the Grampians National Park.
  • Overnight stay in Halls Gap: Spend the night at the Grampians National park, at Neds Beds.

Day 3 – The Grampians National Park (Breakfast)

  • Tour the Grampians National Park: This amazing park is home to Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Emus, Birds, Echidnas and many other Australian animals as well as an abundant array of plant life. Trully a wildlife, waterfall, walking wonderland!
  • McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls: Take a walk to see the beautiful McKenzie Falls or the Silverband Falls.
  • Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield: Walk along the lake’s shore and breathe the fresh mountain air. This place is popular for walking and picknicking. It is just a short drive from Hall’s Gap.
  • ‘Jaw’s of Death’ or Aboriginal Cave Paintings: Bunjil, the 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.
  • Free Wine Tasting: Join us on a wine tasting tour at one of Australia’s oldest wineries – Bests Winery. It is located at the heart of Ararat wine growing region.* (Melbourne return only)