Starts: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Ends: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Day 1 ? Great Ocean Road (L):
Enjoy some complimentary morning tea/coffee as we watch the surfers at an iconic surf beach.
Memorial Arch (Eastern View)
Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch.
Go for a stroll along some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Lorne & Anglesea
Feel the small town coastal vibe as we cruise through these picturesque seaside villages.
Spot wild Koalas / Wildlife viewing at Kennett River
See how many Koalas you can find at Kennett River. Get amongst beautiful birds; King Parrots, Crimson rosellas and look out for the famous Kookaburra.
Enjoy a complimentary lunch in Apollo Bay.
*Otway?s Rainforest (Mait?s Rest) *
Take a guided bushwalk through this very rare, ancient and cool temperate rainforest. You?ll feel dwarfed as you stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world. The path is an easy 800 metres circular walk and can be slippery at places. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
*Twelve Apostles *
View the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty Twelve Apostles. Treat yourself to an optional helicopter flight for an extra $100 (Weather & Time permitting).
*Loch Ard Gorge *
A beautiful vista of towerng cliffs, a sparkling blue-green sea with a small sandy beach. This gorge derives its name from one of Victoria?s most tragic shipwrecks more then 120 years ago. Take a short walk to view the famous Razorback & Salt and pepper shakers or just laze on the beach at the bottom of the gorge.
London Bridge has fallen down?.BUT it still makes a stunning photo opportunity and has a great story behind it.
Overnight stay in Warrnambool
Spend the night in Warrnambool. An upgrade to a motel can be arranged upon request.
Day 2 ? Warrnambool & Grampians National Park (B, D)
*Free Optional Activities *
If you feel energetic, get up early and use some of the free hostel equipment. Go for a bike ride, grab a fishing rod or ask for a boogie board and hit the beach.
The amazing clifftop walk here is definitely recommended.
Whale Watching (Winter only)
Look for whales at Logans Beach as they make their way around the Southern Coast of Australia.
*Visit Tower Hill National Park *
Victoria?s first National Park is a 30 000 year old extinct volcano. Originally the land of the local Koroitgundidj people is now a wildlife wonderland full of
Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Magpie Geese, Echidnas, Possums as well as waterbirds.
Take a walk to the very top of this extinct volcano, believed to be over 2 million years old and enjoy spectacular views of lava fields and surrounding landscape. On a clear day you can see the ocean to the south and Grampians to the north.
Spend time in Halls Gap and get your lunch in numerous cafes or restaurants. Try a classic Aussie pie or a traditional gellati.
Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Learn about the history and culture of Jardwadjali and Djab Wurring Aboriginal tribes. Surrounding gardens are a great place to relax and spot more wildlife.
Chataqua Peak or the Pinnacle
Explore the breathtaking beauty of massive sandstone outcrops and eucalypt covered slopes of The Northern Grampians. This 2 hour long hike will take you through a densly vegetated gully and up to the base of iron-stained cliff. A short uphill scramble to the top completes the walk and offers breathtaking views of the Northern Grampians and the Wimmera plains. Sturdy hiking shoes with good grip and at least 2 litres of water are essential.
Help to cook a true blue Aussie BBQ for tonight?s dinner in the Grampians National Park.
Overnight stay in Grampians
Spend the night in the heart of the Grampians National park.
Day 3 ? The Grampians National Park (B)
*Tour the Grampians National Park *
Home to the Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Emus, Birds, Echidnas and many other Australian creatures as well as an abundant array of plant life. Trully a wildlife,
waterfall, walking wonderland!
McKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls
A plesant walk to see the beautiful McKenzie Falls or the Silverband Falls.
Reed?s Lookout or Lake Bellfield
Take a stroll along the lake?s shore and breathe the fresh mountain air. This ever popular walking and picknicking spot is just a short drive from Hall?s Gap.
*?Jaw?s of Death? or Aboriginal Cave Paintings *
Bunjil, the almighty Grampians creator, was the leading figure in spiritual life of local Abroginal people. The only known rock art painting of Bunjil, is found on
the way to Stawell.
Visit a historic Aussie Pub in a classic country town.*Drinks at own expense (Melbourne return only)
*Tour Includes: *
2 x nights accommodation, Morning Tea (tea/coffeee/biscuits), 1 x Lunch, 1 BBQ dinner, 2 x Breakfasts, All park entry fees, courtesy hostel/hotel pickup, friendly informative tour guide