Tour Code: AT-12C
Duration: 2 Day / 1 Night
Operates: Mon, *Tue, Thu, Sat
(*operates from Nov-Apr)
Departs: Melbourne 7:00am (approx)
Returns: Melbourne 6:00pm (approx)
Vehicle: Rosa / Coaster
Max Passengers: 24
Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour
Meals as indicated
Morning tea & biscuits
National Park Entrance Fees
1 Night Accommodation
Inner city pickup/drop off service
MELBOURNE TO MELBOURNE ESCAPE
GREAT OCEAN ROAD GRAMPIANS TOUR
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT
Spend an amazing 2 days travelling along the Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour route, through spectacular Great Otway National Park and rugged bushlands of the Grampians National Park returning to Melbourne in the early evening of day two. We get the opportunity to escape the city lights on this overnight adventure, visiting some stunning places including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Mackenzie Falls, Halls Gap and some other magnificent sights throughout these regions.
NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED GREAT OCEAN ROAD
PRISTINE SURF BEACHES & COASTAL TOWNS
GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK & RAINFOREST
12 APOSTLES & LOCH ARD GORGE
ABUNDANCE OF NATIVE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE
HALLS GAP – GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK
EXPERIENCE ABORIGINAL CULTURE
SCENIC LOOKOUTS & MACKENZIE FALLS
Melbourne to Melbourne
After being picked-up from the City or St kilda, learn a bit of information and history about this cosmopolitan city, before beginning our journey along our 2 Day Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour
Enjoy a delicious lunch (included) in Apollo Bay where you will have some time to check out this beautiful beach and perhaps even hop in the water… If you are so inclined.
The postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour. View these spectacular Limestone Pillars. Even take this opportunity to grab a helicopter ride for a different view.
See Koalas in their natural habitat at the town of Kennett River. Also catch some friendly lorikeets along with some other wildlife.
Grampians National Park
See the beauty of nature at the Grampians National Park.
Jaws of Death
Hike to the remarkable Jaws of Death lookout for magnificent views and scenery before finishing the day and making your way back to Melbourne.
Take a break and relax at the bottom of the majestic Mackenzie Falls.
Enjoy beautiful views of nature and this wonderful lookout. A great place for photos.
Melbourne to Melbourne
Grampians National Park
Jaws of Death
2 Day Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour (Melbourne-Melbourne)
Our journey begins on the beautiful Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour, enjoying the stunning scenery of this famous coastline. We stop in Kennett River to search for koalas in the wild, then onto the beautiful seaside village of Apollo Bay. Enjoy a relaxing walk through an ancient rainforest, admiring some of the world’s tallest trees in the Otway National Park. Next stop is the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, perfect photo opportunity and (optional add-on) scenic helicopter flight over the giant limestone stacks. Followed by a visit to the pristine beach of Loch Ard Gorge, where you will learn the tragic tales of this shipwreck coast. Heading inland to stay overnight in the Grampians National Park, Halls Gap. (L)
Wake up to see the amazing views and kangaroos! Grampians National Park, one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations is an area rich in Aboriginal culture set in a beautiful and rugged ancient landscape. Embark on a walk in the National Park and take in some of the breathtaking views at Boroka and Reed’s Lookout. Before making our way to Mackenzie Falls (or Silverband Falls) where we hike to view these stunning falls. After an amazing 2 days exploring the rugged coastline and mountain ranges, we make our way back to Melbourne early in the evening. (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 the 12 Apostles (FLY) + $145
- Warm clothing
- Swimmers (summer months)
- Money for for meals
Adina Apartment Hotel – 189 QUEEN ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:28am
Atlantis Hotel, 300 SPENCER ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:31am
Base Backpackers, 17 CARLISLE ST, ST KILDA @ 07:10am
Claremont Hotel, 189 TOORAK RD, SOUTH YARRA @ 06:50am
Coffee Palace (Nomads), Grey/jackson St St. Kilda @ 07:20am
Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2-8 CARLISLE ST, ST KILDA @ 07:11am
Crossley Hotel, 51 LT BOURKE ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:20am
Discovery Melbourne, 167 FRANKLIN ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:06am
Grand Hyatt Hotel, 123 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:15am
Hilton South Wharf, 2 CONVENTION CENTRE PL @ 07:45am
Holiday Inn, 575 FLINDERS LANE, NEAR SPENCER ST @ 07:36am
Ibis on Lt Bourke, 600 LITTLE BOURKE ST @ 07:30am
Ibis on Therry, 15 THERRY STREET, MELBOURNE @ 07:00am
Immigration Museum, CNR FLINDERS/MARKET ST @ 07:45am
Mantra on Russell, 222 RUSSELL ST @ 07:19am
Marriott Hotel, CNR LONSDALE and EXHIBITION ST. @ 07:20am
Mercure Welcome, 265 LT. BOURKE STREET @ 07:21am
Oaks on Collins, 480 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:30am
Pegasus Apart’ Hotel, 206 A’BECKETT ST. @ 07:10am
Peppers Docklands – 679 LATROBE ST DOCKLANDS @ 06:50am
Radisson Hotel, 380 WILLIAM ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:07am
Regent Theatre, 191 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:24am
Rydges Carlton, 701 SWANSTON ST, CARLTON @ 06:52am
Rydges Melbourne, 186 EXHIBITION ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:19am
Somerset on Elizabeth, 250 ELIZABETH ST @ 07:26am
Space Hotel, 380 RUSSELL ST, MELBOURNE @ 06:58am
Travelodge Docklands, 66 AURORA LANE, DOCKLANDS @ 06:45am
Travelodge Southbank, 9 RIVERSIDE QUAY, SOUTHBANK @ 07:40am
Tune Hotel, 609 SWANSTON ST @ 06:50am
Urban Central, 334 CITY RD, SOUTHBANK @ 07:30am
Vibe Savoy, 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST (stand on corner) @ 07:30am
Windsor Hotel, 111 SPRING ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:17am
YHA Melbourne Central, 562 FLINDERS ST, MELBOURNE @ 07:35am
YHA Melbourne Metro, 78 HOWARD ST, NORTH MELB @ 06:50am
** Please arrive 5-10 mins 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 Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour Melbourne return. 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 Geriward, 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 Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour. 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/