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Great Ocean Road Adventure

Australia's most iconic road trip

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Group Size: Min 6 / max 23

Trip code: RAOE

Duration: 3 days

Melbourne round trip
National Parks, Rainforests & Waterfalls
Private transport

Road trips don’t come more awesome than this. Shotgun a window seat and hit Victoria’s legendary Great Ocean Road for craggy cliffs, wild beaches, and waves like you’ve never seen before. This 3-day tour takes you through the region’s hottest highlights, from the rugged Grampians to Loch Ard Gorge and the legendary Twelve Apostles. You’ll take a rainforest walk in Great Otway, see koalas and kangas in Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, hike through the bush to Mackenzie Falls, and learn all about the area’s rich Aboriginal culture. With pick up and drop off in Melbourne centre, and all accommodation included, it’s the perfect add-on to a stay in Victoria’s capital. 

Trip Highlights

  • Take in panoramic views of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge Beach
  • Connect with nature on a rainforest walk through the Great Otway National Park
  • See kangaroos, emus, echidnas, and koalas in their natural habitat at Tower Hill Conservation Wildlife Reserve
  • Hike through the Grampians to Pinnacle Lookout for the most incredible rugged views
  • Witness the thundering power of Mackenzie Falls, one of Victoria’s most impressive natural wonders
  • Tuck into a traditional Aussie barbecue with your mates in Halls Gap
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  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners 
  • Melbourne city centre pick up / drop off
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • All national park entry fees
  • Apollo Bay
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park Rainforest
  • Shipwreck Coast
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Tower Hill Conservation Wildlife Reserve 
  • The Grampians
  • Pinnacle Lookout hike
  • Traditional Aussie barbecue 
  • Mackenzie Falls hike
  • Balconies / Reeds Lookout
  • Boroka Lookout
  • 24-hour emergency support

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Twelve Apostles helicopter flight
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Melbourne to Great Ocean Road. Meet the gang in the centre of Melbourne before hitting one of the most scenic stretches of asphalt in the world! We’ll stop off in the coastal town of Apollo Bay for lunch, before a guided rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park Rainforest. Then it’s the Shipwreck Coast where we’ll check out the iconic Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Take your day to the next level with an optional helicopter flight over the Apostles, ahead of a night in the seaside town of Warrnambool.

Day 2: Great Ocean Road to Grampians. We’ll have the opportunity to visit Tower Hill Conservation Wildlife Reserve today to see everything from koalas and kangaroos to echidnas, as well as learning about the Reserve’s rich Aboriginal history. Next up it’s the Grampians where we’ll take a hike to the Pinnacle Lookout. We’ll round off our day with a traditional Aussie barbecue in Halls Gap.

Day 3: Grampians to Melbourne. We’re up early today for an epic hike to the base of Mackenzie Falls, one of the largest in Victoria. After exploring this natural wonder, we’ll soak up some incredible views from Boroka Lookout and the Balconies/Reeds Lookout before piling into the minibus for our last journey back to Melbourne.

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Cheapest: £469 September, 2024
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This trip begins in Melbourne with an early departure (7.40am last pick up) so you should arrive in Melbourne the day before your trip or earlier to ensure you’re there in time. Pick up locations include seven city centre hotels as well as the Immigration Museum (details provided in your pre-departure information).

We arrive back in Melbourne on day 3 around 5.30pm so if you’re booking a connecting flight, we’d recommend that you spend the night in Melbourne and travel onwards the next day. Your travel advisor can help if you need to book an additional night of accommodation (extra cost).


Two nights of accommodation are included in shared dormitory style rooms sleeping between 4 and 12 people (private, double, or twin rooms may be available at an additional cost, speak to your travel advisor for more information). Rooms have bed linen, fans, and heaters, and you’ll have access to a communal kitchen and TV lounge.


Two breakfasts and two dinners are included on this trip. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. 

This fantastic trip is an open-aged experience that caters for a mix of younger and older travellers. This means that you may travel with people who are outside your own age group. Such a mix of ages creates a great group dynamic and enhances the travel experience, as you get to know a range of people with different stories to tell!

All visitors to Australia (except those from New Zealand) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter. These must be applied for before departure. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. You should check with the relevant embassies before travelling.

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