3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road
Join a micro-group of just 8 guests for a relaxing, rewarding and stimulating tour full of scenic diversity. This tour takes in the breathtaking scenery of the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's best wine regions and vast farmland on route from Melbourne to Adelaide. Our thoughtful and refined itinerary allows you to relax and unwind while taking it all in. Your experience of this region should not be rushed or crowded. You will be guided by an expert guide, and enjoy great food in award winning restaurants and boutique accommodation to help you get the most out of your time in this special part of the world. Will bring out treasure chests along the way to bring our many stories to life. You will be able to view and hold original artefacts from the Loch Ard shipwreck. Take the time to enjoy the coastal road and townships, the rainforest and the rolling hills, and spend a night overlooking the coast, waking up to the sounds of the ocean.ItineraryDay 1: Melbourne - Skenes CreekStop At:
Geelong, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria
You are picked up from their city hotel or Federation Square and we quickly depart Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge. We travel through the vast volcanic plains on route to Geelong where you have time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
We start our journey along the Great Ocean Road at Torquay, stopping at various places along the coast including Bells Beach. While winding our way along we stop to view sites such as the ‘Memorial Arch’ and tell you of the intriguing story of this incredible road. After lunch in Lorne, the largest of the seaside villages, we cruise along the spectacular road, stopping at many scenic spots including Kennett River where we might see koalas and many colorful native birds in the wild. We visit the township of Apollo Bay before checking in to our accommodation
Duration: 7 hours
• Dinner: Award-winning Chris at Beacon Point, one of the best restaurants in the region who use great local produce. 2 course.
Accommodation included: Your 4 star ocean view villa in natural bush setting is a great place to relax, unwind and even to spot a koala or two. Day 2: Skenes Creek - Mount GambierStop At:
Mait's Rest, 17km west of Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia
We take you on a 1km guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world’s tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns and unique features such as ‘Yabbie Chimneys
Duration: 40 minutesStop At:
Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia
The 12 Apostles are Icons of Australia’s natural beauty. We arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun making them perfect for photos and crowd free. This is a bonus for taking a 2-day trip as the stacks are silhouettes in the afternoon and overcrowded. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline (own expense).
Duration: 40 minutesStop At:
Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
You then visit ‘Loch Ard Gorge’, the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. We retell the entire story from the calm voyage, the tragic wreck, the courageous survivors and their ultimate fate. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artefacts, photos and documents from the ‘Loch Ard’ contained in our treasure chests.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
London Bridge, Peterborough VIC 3270, Australia
After lunch we travel to a lesser known but highly impressive area of the Great Ocean Road west of Port Campbell. This section takes in London Bridge (the famous bridge that collapsed when tourists were still on it), Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, and Boat Bay
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Tower Hill, Tower Hill, Victoria
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve sits in a large volcanic crater. It is one of Victoria's most fascinating and significant geological formations. The first National Park in the state where we drive down into the crater and if lucky we may have the chance to see Koalas, Kangaroos and Emus
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Port Fairy, Port Fairy, Victoria
This picturesque town was voted the most liveable town in the world in 2012!!
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
The Blue Lake, John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290 Australia
One of the youngest volcanoes in Australia with a crater lake that changes colours twice a year!
Duration: 10 minutes
• Breakfast: The ‘locals favorite’ Bay Leaf Cafe; with vast breakfast menu and great coffee, perfect start of the day! Full breakfast
• Dinner: Indulge in the fine food of the region in award-winning restaurant. 2 course dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4 star accommodationDay 3: Mount Gambier - Adelaide Stop At:
Naracoorte Caves, Joanna SA 5271, Australia
You visit the Naracoorte Caves National Park for a cave tour with a local guide. These limestone caves have an abundance of Stalagmites and Stalactites and are World Heritage Listed Area due to the fossils of the ‘Mega Fauna’ found buried in the Caves
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Hahndorf, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South Australia
Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and still has a strong German flavour most evident in the smallgoods outlets, bakeries, pubs, restaurants and cafes that line the bustling main street.
Duration: 30 minutes
• Breakfast: Full breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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"Infant seats available"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark"
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"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 3 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Rd, Wongarra VIC 3234, Australia
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from anywhere within Melbourne CBD
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.