GREAT OCEAN ROAD & GRAMPIANS
STUNNING SCENERY ALONG THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD
VISIT LOCH ARD GORGE, BAY OF MARTYRS AND LONDON BRIDGE
SUNSET AT THE 12 APOSTLES
RAINFOREST WALKS IN THE GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK
VISIT A 30,000-YEAR-OLD VOLCANO
PINNACLE PEAK HIKE IN THE GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK
Groovy Grape Tours Melbourne to Adelaide road trip along the Great Ocean Road and through the Grampians National Park.
Day 1 We begin the ultimate Groovy Grape road trip by cruising towards the Great Ocean Road and stopping 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. Take the opportunity to view this spectacular sight from the skies in a helicopter (extra cost). Tonight, we sleep in dormitory style accommodation on the Great Ocean Road.
Day 2 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. For lunch, we stop somewhere truly spectacular: The Tower Hill Reserve, home to a dormant volcano which was once active over 30 thousand years ago has now transformed into a stunning wetlands and lake eco-system, abundant with Australian wildlife.
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 to Mackenzie Waterfalls. Before sunset when the local wildlife come out to play, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras, we walk to The Balconies, Boroka or Reeds Lookout which all provide a magnificent viewpoint and photo opportunity of the surrounding ranges and valleys. Tonight, we sleep in shared wooden cabin accommodation, with the mountains towering around us.
Day 3 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. At the peak your tour guide will point out the surrounding scenery as the sun rises. We will enjoy lunch in the Grampians National Park before hitting the highway and arriving into Adelaide city at approximately 7pm.
This itinerary is the Great Ocean Road Melbourne to Adelaide tour, this tour operates in reverse from Adelaide to Melbourne here.