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Great Ocean Road Adventure

Highlights of Southern Australia from Melbourne to Adelaide

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Drone view of the coastal Great Ocean Road

Group Size: Max 25

Trip code: CTGO

Duration: 8 days

Accommodation included
Coach transport
Beaches, cities & wildlife

With rugged limestone cliffs, sapphire waters, secluded beaches and abundant wildlife, Australia’s Great Ocean Road is easily one of the world’s most spectacular road trip destinations. This epic 8-day group trip takes you from magical Melbourne to amazing Adelaide with stops at the iconic Twelve Apostles, wildlife paradise Kangaroo Island, geological playground Mount Gambier, Warrnambool and more. You’ll meet a colony of sea lions, visit a jaw-dropping sinkhole, see a colour-changing lake, tuck into lunch at an Aussie vineyard, stretch out on one of the world’s best beaches and see kangaroos in their natural habitat. Best of all, you’ll be travelling with a ready-made group of mates. It’s a beaut! 

Trip highlights

  • Check out the rugged Twelve Apostles on the famous Great Ocean Road 
  • Marvel at the Umpherston Sinkhole and the jewel-like Blue Lake in Mount Gambier
  • See kangaroos, dolphins and seals in their natural habitat on stunning Kangaroo Island
  • Bliss out on the sugar-white sands of Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island
  • Party the night away in awesome Adelaide
  • Enjoy some iconic Insta moments at Geelong, Torquay and Bells Beach 
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What's included
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Tour guide
  • All on-trip transport
  • Geelong waterfront & carousel
  • Bells Beach, Torquay
  • Apollo Bay beach time
  • 12 Apostles
  • Maremma guardian dogs experience
  • Umpherston Sinkhole
  • Blue Lake
  • Adelaide walking tour
  • Kangaroo Island tour 
  • Lunch at Dudley Wines
  • Prospect Hill hike
  • Clifford’s Honey Farm visit
  • Seal Bay beach tour
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Vivonne Bay
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Day 1: Melbourne to Apollo Bay. Meet your group before heading to Geelong! Take a stroll along the waterfront and check out its 19th Century carousel before continuing to Torquay. Stop for a photo opp at beautiful Bells Beach, before arriving in Apollo Bay. 

Day 2: Apollo Bay to Warrnambool. Enjoy a free morning on Apollo Bay’s shimmering beach. Then stop at the iconic Twelve Apostles on the way to the relaxed seaside city of Warrnambool where we’ll meet Eudy and Tula, the brave Maremma dogs who spend their days defending the local colony of penguins! Then tuck into a mouth-watering BBQ dinner. 

Day 3: Warrnambool to Naracoorte. Head to Naracoorte today with a stop en route at Mount Gambier where we’ll visit the spectacular Umpherston sinkhole, and the jewel-like Blue Lake. Grab a brew or two with your buddies in Naracoorte this evening. 

Day 4: Naracoorte to Adelaide. Head for Adelaide today where we’ll take a walking tour of the bustling city and enjoy some free time, before an optional group dinner on Peel Street, Adelaide’s go-to destination for a fun night out.   

Day 5: Adelaide. You’ve got a full day to enjoy awesome Adelaide. Hit the shops, pick up lunch at Central Market, or join an optional dolphin spotting cruise or half-day wine tasting experience. Get together with your buddies tonight over cocktails! 

Day 6: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island. Hop on a ferry to Kangaroo Island where we’ll take a tour of the island, keeping our eyes peeled for the amazing local wildlife (including kangaroos of course!), enjoy a spot of lunch at Dudley Wines, climb Prospect Hill for epic views and visit Clifford’s Honey Farm to see how the sweet stuff is made. 

Day 7: Kangaroo Island. Wake up in paradise. Today we’re taking a tour of Seal Bay Beach, and Flinders Chase, including the appropriately named Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch, as well as kicking back on Vivonne Beach, a 6km long postcard-perfect stretch of sand. 

Day 8: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide.  Our amazing adventure comes to an end today as we take the ferry back from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide. Your tour guide can help you book any onward travel. See you next time! 

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Arrival information

Your trip begins on day 1 in Melbourne. You’ll need to make your own way to Southern Cross Station at the western edge of the Melbourne Central Business District to meet the rest of your group. The trip ends in Adelaide on day 8. Your tour guide can help with onward transport.

Accommodation & meals


This trip includes 7 nights’ accommodation. You’ll spend 3 nights in hostels, 3 nights in hotels and 1 night in a lodge. 



5 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner are included on this trip. You’ll need to buy the rest of your meals yourself. 

Minimum age & eligibility

You’ll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to take part in this trip. 

British citizens need a visa to enter Australia. British citizens can usually get the following types of electronic visitor visa:

If you’re planning to work while you’re in Australia you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa (WHV). A WHV is only available to those aged 18 - 30 from the UK and is valid for up to 12 months. If you plan to work during your stay in Australia, you will need to apply for a WHV before your trip. If you’re planning to travel to Australia for leisure purposes only, you can usually get an eVisitor visa (no application charge or service fee), or an Electronic Travel Authority (no application charge but a service fee may apply). Generally, a period of up to 3 months is granted.

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. Please check for the most up to date information before you travel.