Tour Code: AT-12B
Duration: 2 Day / 1 Night
Operates: Wed, *Sat
(*operates from Nov-Apr)
Departs: Adelaide 6:30am (approx)
Returns: Melbourne 7:00pm (approx)
Vehicle: Rosa / Coaster
Max Passengers: x 24
Adelaide to Melbourne Tour
Meals as indicated
Morning Tea & Biscuits
All National Park Entrance Fees
1 Night Accommodation
Inner city pick up/drop off service
ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE TOUR (GREAT OCEAN ROAD & GRAMPIANS EXPLORER)
Spend an amazing 2 days travelling along the Great Ocean Road and through the Grampians National park on Route from Adelaide to Melbourne tour. Visit some stunning places including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Mackenzie Falls, Halls Gap and some other magnificent sights throughout the region.
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED GREAT OCEAN ROAD
GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK RAINFOREST
12 APOSTLES & LOCH ARD GORGE
ABUNDANCE OF AUSTRALIAN NATIVE WILDLIFE
HALLS GAP – GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK
HIKE THE MOUNTAIN BUSHLAND TRAILS
EXPERIENCE LOCAL ABORIGINAL CULTURE
MACKENZIE FALLS & SCENIC LOOKOUTS
Adelaide to Melbourne Tour
Jaws of Death
Loch Ard Gorge
2 DAY ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE TOUR – OVERNIGHT
The Adelaide to Melbourne tour bus departs from Adelaide in the morning and will make its way onto the Jaws of Death. After that, the bus will hit to the smashing McKenzie Falls. Make sure you hold on tight on the amazing Reeds Lookout where you will get the most beautiful view of the Grampians. To discover the original culture of the Grampians we will visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Back on the road to the heart of the Grampians, Halls Gap, to have lunch there. Get your sporty shoes on for a mountain hike. The last stop of the day will be The Grampians National Park, home to Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas and many more fantastic animals. Overnight the Grampians at Ned’s Beds or the Grampians YHA. (D)
Up early to start traveling the Great Ocean Road. First stop of the day is the London Bridge. Get on your walking shoes again to walk down the 72 steps at Loch Ard Gorge, and experience the limestone cliffs. The highlight of the day will be the Twelve Apostles. Do not hesitate to do the helicopter flight. We will stop in Apollo Bay for lunch and be stretching the legs. A short stop at Kennett River allows you to do some koala spotting before taking on that last part of the Great Ocean Road. Travel back to the first part of the Great Ocean Road, The Memorial Arch. Make the most of a great photo opportunity at some famed surf locations before we stop for a beach walk. After that, we will make our Adelaide to Melbourne tour final journey into cosmopolitan Melbourne. (B)
Meal Key: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
*Itinerary is subject to change
a) Dormitory Hostel Shared Bathroom Facilities – $340 p.p
b) Double/Twin Hostel Shared Bathroom Facilities – $400 p.p
c) Sole Use Room Hostel Shared Bathroom Facilities – $460 p.p
c) Private Double/Twin Motel Ensuite Bathroom – $455 p.p
d) Private Sole Use Room Motel w/t Ensuite Bathroom – $570 p.p.
- Add Eureka Skydeck & Edge Exp. (ET) + $27
- Add Helicopter Flight over 12 Apostles (FLY) + $145
What to bring for our Adelaide to Melbourne Tour:
- Warm clothing
- Swimmers (summer months)
- Money for for meals
Most popular Adelaide to Melbourne tour pickup locations:
Adelaide Travellers Inn – 220 HUTT ST, ADELAIDE @ 06:30am
Hostel 109, 109 CARRINGTON STREET, ADELAIDE @ 06:35am
Mantra Hindmarsh Square, 55-67 HINDMARSH SQUARE, ADELAIDE @ 06:45am
Adelaide YHA – 135 WAYMOUTH ST, ADELAIDE @ 07:00am
** Please arrive 5-10mins prior to you nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.
At Autopia Tours we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne tours. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to these National Heritage Listed regions and the species that call them 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.
1. Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country, with specific acknowledgement to the Kirrae Whurrong, Gulidjan, Gadubanud, Wathaurong, Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung people. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times. The Grampians region, known as Gariward, is a deeply spiritual place for the traditional owners and we are committed to ensuring this connection survives.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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. The beauty of the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians is easily enjoyed from the trails and this greatly reduces the risk of injury or ecosystem disturbance.
6. 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.
7. 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 disturbance.
8. 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, Visitor Centre Staff or Wildlife Victoria Rescue Ph:1300 094 535.
9. 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.
10. Bring a water bottle with you on our 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne tours. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into 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.
11. Some of the walks are over uneven or rocky surfaces. We recommend guests wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and have a moderate level of mobility.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/