3-Day Adelaide to Melbourne Overland Trip through Grampians and Great Ocean Road

Adelaide, Australia

From USD 385.14

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before 12 April.
  • 3 days (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you’re travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne, don’t miss out on the landbased treasures in between the two cities. Instead, opt for a 2-day tour via the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park, ideal for travelers wanting to see more of Australia. Hike to waterfalls and lookout points in Grampians National Park, marvel at the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, observe koalas in Kennett River, and explore the town of Apollo Bay. Accommodation, entrance fees, hotel pickup, and select meals are included.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in Halls Gap and Warrnambool
  • Admission to all National Parks
  • Guided bush walking (~6.5km total)
  • Australian wildlife sightings in there natural habitat
  • Expert driver guide, with live tour commentary spoken in English
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel, small group touring experience
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • YHA Adelaide Central
    135 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    The default pickup location for this tour is Adelaide Central YHA, 135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide @ 6:45am.

Start time

06:45 am

End point

  • Immigration Museum
    400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    We arrive into Melbourne city early evening approx. 5:30pm.

What To Expect

Day 1

Adelaide to the Grampians

5 Stops


3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Grampians National Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

MacKenzie Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Reed Lookout

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Balconies

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Overnight stay in Halls Gap, heart of the Grampians National Park

Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Grampians to Great Ocean Road

3 Stops

The Pinnacle

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


10 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight stay in Warrnambool along the Great Ocean Road

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Great Ocean Road to Melbourne

6 Stops

Twelve Apostles

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Loch Ard Gorge

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Great Otway National Park

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Apollo Bay

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, not wheelchair accessible due to uneven surfaces.
  • This tour is not suitable for infants or children 5 years old and under.
  • Children aged between 6 to 17 years old are required to stay in private accommodation and must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Over-sized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The highlight of any Australia holiday!
Mojgan_E, Mar 2023
Chris was amazing! Australia holiday does not complete without this 3 day Great Ocean Road trip! This trip was the highlight of our holiday at every stage and every day! Thank you very much Chris!
Don’t go if you have dietary needs
Aimee_Q, Feb 2023
A truly disappointing experience. Informing the company beforehand that im a vegetarian and being told on tour that ‘this is not the tour to be picky’ and not having dinner for the evening that is meant to be included. At this point your in the middle of nowhere with no shops open to even try and buy your own food. Dinner was supposed to be a bbq that evening but only 8 burgers were bought for 12 people so had we wanted to of eaten we still weren’t catered for. Breakfast was just as bad dry toast is not an included breakfast in my eyes. They should have said no food included and we could’ve got our own it was awful. We upgraded the accommodation but that only meant to have our own room rather than sharing. The 2nd night was cold and filthy. It clearly hadnt been cleaned and I’m really unsure as to why a tour group would be staying in such motel. our guide had no answers to any questions asked other than what time the pub opened/closed. He was constantly mentioning tips and how much we should give or what we should give. I personally would not suggest this company. It was the worst experience I’ve had on a tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Aimee, Again, we are sorry to hear about your negative experience on the tour. This has been addressed immediately with Chris so we can ensure this never happens again. We wanted to pass on our apologies as this was not only necessary but needed. We cannot rectify the events of the tour, if there is anything to ameliorate the situation, I remain available through phone or email if you wish to discuss further. Kind regards, Luis
Fun Overall - but needs some improvement
Irene_E, Feb 2023
The sites were absolutely stunning. The Grampians National Park, Halls Park were beautiful. The Great Ocean road was spectacular (even though we had rain) We were disappointed by the meals. All of them were not very good. The accommodations the 2nd night was not very nice. Also our driver/guide was fairly new to the job. He needs to be more cautious when driving. Drove very fast for the weather conditions and had to stop short a few times. Took some turns at a really fast speed. We did enjoy ourselves though, the group was a mix of couples and singles. All extremely nice and it was great to meet them.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Irene, We highly appreciate your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear that some of the meals and one of the accommodation options did not meet your expectations, we always try to provide our guests with the highest quality so we will have a closer look at what we can improve in that regard. Also, we will have a chat with the driver and provide them with further training if necessary. Safety is our number one priority, and our passengers must feel 100% safe at all times. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour overall, thank you again for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to see you again very soon on another tour! Kind regards, Luis
The experience of both wildlife & new friends
debi_m, Dec 2022
Great tour! We’ll organized and informative. Our guide Blinky was outstanding. Friendly & professional. Accommodations were comfy efficient and clean. The Ocean Road drive & views were impressive. Worth every dollar …Enjoyed the experience and the chance to travel with new friends!
Great road trip
Sharon_S, Dec 2022
Fantastic trip! Blinky was super knowledgeable and made the trip really entertaining. Covered a lot of sites and stops were well spaced out.
Amazing trip! I would go again, for twice longer.
Karolina_P, June 2019
It was fantastic! Amazing route, places, we have visited dozens of viewpoints, but also special places where there were no tourists and most of all the guide: Jiri/Jerry was the best guide ever! He knew everything about geography, biology, history and more and all that in a funny way and on time ;) I loved that trip and for sure I will go with that company someday again.
Response from Host, June 2019
Hi there, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you had such good time with us. We'll let Jiri know your comments and are looking forward seeing you soon again!