Great Ocean Road & Grampians Discovery

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Australia’s Great Ocean Road is a glorious stretch of land capturing the finer points of Victoria’s versatile and diverse ecosystems. The iconic bushland and glistening seascapes fuse together to create something greater than the sum of it’s parts, seen in natural wonders such as the Loch Ard Gorge, the towering 12 Apostles or even the surf beaches of Torquay...

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Stay in unique four star accommodation along Victoria's Great Ocean Road and Grampians
    • Enjoy a native food dinner cooked by a local chef
    • Walk where few dare to tread on a special section of the Great Ocean Road, travelling down Gibson Steps to a glistening shoreline dotted with giant stone monuments
    • A smaller group size of 12 people gives you a better chance of making new friends and enjoying uncrowded sight-seeing
    • Sacred to the Gunditjmara people, explore the soon to be UNESCO-listed Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape – home to ancient aqua traps dating from 6600 years ago
    • Get up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos
    • See the famous twelve apostles, perhaps from a helicopter above the ocean
    • Hike to the Pinnacles, explore Halls Gap and Victoria's Grampians

What's this trip about?

    Australia’s Great Ocean Road is a glorious stretch of land capturing the finer points of Victoria’s versatile and diverse ecosystems. The iconic bushland and glistening seascapes fuse together to create something greater than the sum of it’s parts, seen in natural wonders such as the Loch Ard Gorge, the towering 12 Apostles or even the surf beaches of Torquay. Further inland, the towering sandstone ridges of the Grampians offer a view of the land below – pristine, undisturbed and authentically Australian. Close enough to comfortable, trendy seaside towns like Lorne yet just far enough from the metropolitan Melbourne to feel the call of the wild, the southern coast is everything you could want from Australia and more.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Australia

Attractions

  • Great Ocean Road
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Melbourne

Welcome to Melbourne! Often referred to as Australia’s music capital, Melbourne is full of arts, culture and plenty of foodie hot-spots for those feeling a bit peckish from the flight over. Start the adventure off with a welcome meeting in the evening at your hotel. P...

Day 2 Apollo Bay and Kennett River

Begin with a breakfast at the hotel before departing from Melbourne en route to Torquay – a town made famous for it’s fantastic surfing beaches. After a brief morning tea, continue onwards to Memorial Arch, a timber log archway that stands as a tribute to the World Wa...

Day 3 The Twelve Apostles and Warrnambool

Tuck in to an early breakfast at a local café, then head towards Maits Rest for a guided walk through an enchanting patch of lush Australian rainforest located in the Great Otway National Park. Listen out for birds cooing and tweeting through the emerald ferns as you ...

Day 4 Warrnambool and Halls Gap

Spend today exploring the Tyrendarra Protected area, taking a tour of the volcanic landscapes created by the eruption of Tower Hill around 32,000 years ago. Enjoy a guided interactive walk with an experienced local Worn Gundidj guide. This walk provides and exclusive...

Day 5 Halls Gap and the Grampians

Riddled with glorious sandstone mountains, dazzling wildflowers and dramatic lookouts, the Grampians region is a hotbed for some of Australia’s finest natural treasures. Begin your adventures through the ranges on a hike to The Pinnacle via Devil’s Gap. Keep an eye ou...

Day 6 Halls Gap to Melbourne

After breakfast at the hotel, travel back from Halls Gap towards Melbourne. Stop in the small town of Beaufort for morning tea or a coffee.  The adventure comes to a close once you arrive in the city. No accommodation is included tonight.

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Price From $1,549
Price per day$258
Last Updated: 12/3/2021

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Amanda

Dec 2018

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Wonderful trip for stupendous landscapes

Wonderful trip for stupendous landscapes along the Great Ocean Road, inland rainforests and the majestic Grampians. Come prepared for weather that runs the gamut fro...

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Apr 2018

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Enjoys being outdoors

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Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

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Logistics

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nts),Motel (1 nt),

Transportation & Flights

Minibus,

Transportation & flights

Minibus
Guides
All group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is also your driver, taking you from start to finish in a specialised vehicle. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Yor leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, organise the camp and cooking for camp or kitchen cooked meals (though passengers are required to help out) as well as recommend great local eating venues. They will also introduce you to our local friends along the way. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the areas visited on the trip, including historical, environmental, cultural and social aspects.
Travel Insurance
Australians are not required to be covered for hospital care due to being covered by Medicare. However we strongly recommend that Australians have a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. It is also strongly advisable that Australians have current ambulance cover in the case of emergency evacuation or incidents requiring ambulance transportation. Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must provide proof of your travel insurance on the first day of your trip; you will not be able to join the trip without it. If you obtain travel insurance through us you acknowledge that you are satisfied with the level of insurance we have arranged.
Visa requirements
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time. All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please check the following website or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalities requirements. http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information

Finish point

  • Central Melbourne Accommodation
  • Melbourne
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria
  • AUSTRALIA
Trip ID
intrepid-PACGR

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