3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Great Ocean Road Trip - Groovy Grape

Travel one of the world's best coastal routes blended with the beauty and history of the Grampians National Park, making this one of the most iconic trips in Australia!

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  • Watch the sunset over the iconic Twelve Apostles
  • Visit the famous surf towns of Apollo Bay, Bells Beach and Lorne
  • Visit some of the oldest temperate rain forest in the world in Otway National Park
  • Complete walks through the Grampians National Park


  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • 2 nights dorm- style accommodation
  • National Park and Levies


Day 1: Melbourne - Princetown

We begin the ultimate road trip, cruising towards the Great Ocean Road and stop to watch surfers in action at famed beaches such as Bells Beach and Torquay (home of surf brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver). We also visit artistic beachside villages of Apollo Bay and Lorne. We’ll stop at the historical section of the Great Ocean Road that was carved through cliffs by returned World War I servicemen. We take a walk through the Great Otway National Park, home to some of the world’s oldest temperate rainforest. There’s no better place to finish the day than the famed Twelve Apostles. This spectacular collection of limestone stacks is best appreciated at sunset from the boardwalk. The next morning you will have the opportunity to view it from the skies in a helicopter (at extra cost). Tonight, we sleep in dormitory-style accommodation in the dormitory rooms of a backpacker’s hostel on the Great Ocean Road.  

Meal(s) included: Lunch, Dinner


Day 2: Princetown - Halls Gap

We continue along the Great Ocean Road, stopping at several extraordinary rock formations along the Shipwreck Coast, such as the Bay of Martyrs, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. We enjoy lunch at Tower Hill Reserve, the site of a dormant volcano, lake, wetlands and habitat to lots of wildlife: emus, koalas, kangaroos, possums, echidnas and many types of birds. We enter the Grampians National Park in the afternoon, where we visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre to learn about local Aboriginal history, before taking a walk (40 minutes) to MacKenzie Falls. Before sunset when the local wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras come out to play, we walk (an easy hour) to The Balconies, which provides a magnificent viewpoint and photo opportunity of the surrounding ranges and valleys. Tonight we sleep in shared wood cabin accommodation, with the mountains towering around us.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Halls Gap - Adelaide

We get up to hike a challenging 2 hours to the Pinnacle in the Grampians National Park, but it’s worth the effort for such awe-inspiring views. We will enjoy lunch in the Grampians National Park before hitting the highway and arriving in Adelaide city at approximately 7 pm.  

Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch

Departure days:

  • Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday from December to March 
  • Every Tuesday & Friday from April to November

Pickup locations:

  • YHA Metro (78 Howard St, North Melbourne) at 6:30 am
  • Hotel Discovery (167 Franklin St) at 06.40 am
  • Nomads Industry (198 A’Beckett St) at 06.45 am
  • Neighbours Centre (570 Flinders St) at 07.00
  • Victorian Arts Centre (100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) at 07.15
  • Base Backpackers (17 Carlisle St, St Kilda) at 07.35 am

Tour arrives in Adelaide at 7:00pm approximately

Adrenaline Plus:

  • Helicopter ride at the Twelve Apostles

Accommodation Upgrades:

Private Single, Double or Twin Room - Contact GGT for availability and pricing. 

Passengers travelling with a child less than 15 years-old must upgrade to a private room.




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