3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour
3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour
3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour including Grampians National Park from Melbourne return to Melbourne
$495 Basic Dormitory (shared)
$665 Standard Private Double (ensuite)
$835 Standard Private Single (ensuite)
Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.
Children aged between 6 and 17 years old are required to stay in a shared private room and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult.
Basic Dormitory and Single Room fares apply to Adults 18+ over.
Introducing our 3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour
Spend an amazing 3 days travelling along the Great Ocean Road and through Grampians National Park. Visit some stunning places including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Mackenzie Falls, Halls Gap and many more magnificent sights throughout the region. Returning you back to Melbourne after an exceptional 3 day Great Ocean Road Tour in the early evening.
- Tour Code: GG3
- Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
- Operates: Sun, Thurs (Oct-Mar) / Sun (Apr-Sep)
- Returns 5:30pm approx
- 2 x Breakfast, 1 x dinner
- 2 Nights’ accommodation
- National Park entry fees
- Guided walks (~6.5km total)
- Australian wildlife sightings
- Experienced driver guide
- Air-conditioned small group travel
- Comprehensive tour commentary
- Select inner city pick up / drop offs
- Journey along the National Heritage Listed Great Ocean Road, see the Memorial Arch
- Reconnect with nature on a rainforest walk through the lush Great Otway National Park
- Be blown away by the panoramic views from the 12 Apostles lookout and Loch Ard Gorge beach
- Enrich your cultural awareness of those that came before at Tower Hill Conservation Wildlife Reserve
- Guaranteed Australian wildlife sightings in there natural habitat ie. kangaroos, emus, echidnas & koalas
- Explore the rugged bush landscape of the Grampians National Park
- Capture the views from Reed’s, Boroka and The Balconies Lookout
- Impressive hike to the summit of the Pinnacle Lookout
- Cool off at the base of MacKenzie waterfalls
Fabulous 3 days tour – Margaret, 2019
“This trip provided a splendid opportunity to see numerous interesting locations along this stretch of beautiful coast and some inland national parks too. Numerous opportunities to explore the landscape and hunt for wildlife were available....“
I travelled alone so was glad of a friendly small group of fellow-travellers to share the experience.
Highlights for me: successful spotting of southern right whales; opting out of the climb on the last morning to spend the time looking at birds and animals in Halls Gap, which proved very enjoyable; finding my single room accommodation at both the hostels included en suite facilities.“
Our 3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour is an exceptional showcase of the must-see highlights of Victoria’s best destinations. Combining these destinations into one tour with overnight stays will enable you to extend your time at each highlight maximise your experience. Your first night’s accommodation is located in Warrnambool at the end of the Great Ocean Road. Second night situated deep within the Grampians National Park at Halls Gap surrounded by bushland and stunning mountain landscapes…
DAY 1 – Melbourne to Warrnambool
Start your 3-Day adventure by exploring the world famous Great Ocean Road with its stunning ocean views and surf beaches. Spot wild koalas along the way with a stop in the quaint seaside town of Apollo Bay for lunch, followed by a guided rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park rainforest. Later, we visit the amazing shipwreck coast famous for the Twelve Apostles rock formation and Loch Ard Gorge. Overnight in Warrnambool. Driving distance 360km.
DAY 2 – Warrnambool to Halls Gap
On the second day, we visit Tower Hill Conservation Wildlife Reserve, an extinct volcano plain, rich in Aboriginal history and an abundance of wildlife. Later we hike up to the iconic Pinnacles and get an amazing view of the Grampians at the top. We finish the day with a traditional Australian BBQ and overnight stay in Halls Gap. (B, D) Driving distance 190km. Walking distance 4.5km.
DAY 3 – Halls Gap to Melbourne
We start today with a hike to the base of Mackenzie Falls, the highest waterfalls in the Grampians National Park. We then check out some other famed sights such as The Balconies, Reeds Lookout and Jaws of Death. After an amazing 3 days, we arrive back in Melbourne early in the evening. (B)
What to bring
1 Litre water bottle, 15kg soft luggage or small overnight bag, any medications you usually take, please ensure you pack appropriately, all weather conditions, warm jacket, thermals (advisable for the colder months), sturdy comfortable walking/hiking shoes with tread, hat, sunscreen & sunglasses, swimmers, towel & toiletries, camp torch/headlamp, camera.
- Any meals not indicated
- Travel insurance recommended
- Personal expenses
- 12 Apostles Scenic Helicopter Flight (15-mins) $155 per person
Where to meet
7:35 am Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne.
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations.
6:20 – Newport Bus Interchange, Mason St, Newport
6:50 – YHA Metro, 78 Howard St, North Melbourne
6:55 – Space Hotel, 380 Russell St, Melbourne
7:00 – Pullman Albert Park, 63-65 Queens Rd, Albert Park
7:00 – Ibis on Therry, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne
7:05 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
7:10 – Base Backpackers – 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda
7:10 – Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collin St, Melbourne
7:15 – Windsor Hotel – 111 Spring St, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
7:20 – Mercure Welcome, 265 Little Bourke ST, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
7:25 – The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne
7:30 – Crown Promenade – 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
7:30 – Holiday Inn, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
7:35 – Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne
** Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup location, so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Cancellations within 14 days or failure to board on the day, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Date change fees apply outside of 14 days $150 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our 3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it home. Cultural sensitivity and respect for the traditional owners should also be shown at all times.
Part of our responsibility is educating guests on minimal impact practices and the importance of ensuring the safety of wildlife and the environmental sustainability of the destinations we visit.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
The natural behaviours of wildlife are to be respected and not interfered with. When viewing wildlife, people should take care to avoid rapid or sudden movements, which could frighten the animal, and should keep noise to a minimum and refrain from touching, petting or feeding all wildlife including birds. Contact with people can introduce diseases to wildlife and can cause them to become aggressive.
Wildlife should not be handled or fed, unless by certified wildlife handlers. Feeding wildlife can alter their natural foraging behaviour and can lead to disease or illness through contact with people and the introduction of foods that are harmful to their digestive system. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
Wildlife that appears to be in distress, injured or in danger should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority, such as your Guide/Tour Leader, a National Park Ranger or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
People should remain on designated walking tracks, behind safety barriers/fences and follow all directions given by the guide/tour leader. Venturing off these can alter fragile ecosystems and can harm wildlife shelters and native vegetation. There are other dangers to be aware of too, such as cliff edges, unstable rock formations, overhanging tree branches and slippery ground cover. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
No flora or fauna should be removed from their natural setting. This includes dead wood, fallen leaves, flowers and so forth, as they form part of the ecosystem of the region and their removal could cause a disturbance.
All buses are fitted with waste bins. No organic waste should be disposed of onto the ground. Although organic, items such as banana peels, apple cores, bread and other food scraps, are not natural/native to the region and can introduce pest species, diseases or harm to wildlife if found and eaten. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our 3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the landfill. Therefore, we ask guests to bring their own bottle, as there is access to water refill stations available on our vehicles. Please ensure you stay hydrated throughout the tour to reduce the risk of sun exposure and dehydration.
All our guides carry a current Level 2 First Aid certificate. Please report any accident or illness to your tour guide. We recommend anyone with an existing medical condition to carry their medication with them on tour and to notify their tour guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you are a smoker! We ask you to refrain from smoking whilst in the company of other passengers and limit it to designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted on any of our vehicles, or in any type of accommodation including permanent campsites. We make frequent ‘comfort stops’ to allow free time for guests but cannot guaranteed smoke breaks. Please ensure you dispose of your cigarette butt responsibly and appropriately.
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