Multi-day trip

Melbourne to Adelaide: 2-Day Overland Explorer Tour

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Activity provider: Autopia Tours
Multi-day trip

Melbourne to Adelaide: 2-Day Overland Explorer Tour

Activity provider: Autopia Tours

From US$ 262.70 per person

Journey from Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians National Park for two days of discovery, culture, wildlife, waterfalls and scenic vistas.

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Duration 2 days
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  • World Famous Great Ocean Road - 12 Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge.
  • Native Australian Wildlife.
  • Grampians National Park.
  • Mackenzie Falls & Scenic Lookouts.
  • Experience Aboriginal Culture.
Full description
Day 1 - (L) Say farewell to Melbourne as you drive over the Westgate Bridge bound for Adelaide. Start at the beginning of The Great Ocean Road and twist along this iconic road with awe inspiring views the entire day. Stop for morning tea briefly before pulling over for a photo under Memorial Arch (The Great Ocean Road Sign). Continue through several seaside towns along the way, including Kennett River where your guide will help you find koalas in the wild and native birds amongst the eucalyptus trees, before your lunch stop in Apollo Bay. Relax on the main beach, walk the main street or taste some local ice-cream treats! After the lunch stop, the Great Ocean Road winds into the ancient Otway rainforest as you say goodbye to the coastline for a while. Stretch your legs in the fresh air as you're guided through the crisp wonderland of Maits Rest. Continuing the journey you'll join the ocean again at the Shipwreck Coast. Hear the stories of shipwrecks and marvel at the limestone cliffs and structures that span the coastline. View the 12 Apostles in all their glory as they defy hundreds of years of erosion. Walk down onto the sands of the isolated and remote Loch Ard Gorge. Hear the story of how London Bridge fell down as you view the archway that remains, before making your way into the Grampians National Park for your bed for the night.  Day 2 - (B) Wake up in the heart of the Grampians; Halls Gap. Early morning is the best time as kangaroos bounce, kookaburras laugh, and magpies and currawongs call to the rising sun. After breakfast, drive into the multiple mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park. Captivating panoramic vistas greet you at every break in the trees on your way to Borkoa Lookout. Look down over Halls Gap and Victoria's western plains. Take a walk to the Balconies, a geological icon of the Grampians with views over the Victoria Valley. Step down a series of 250+ stairs to the bottom of the remote Mackenzie Falls. Relax as the waters of the Wartook River cascade over the edge, before making the journey to Brambuk Cultural Center to learn about Jarwadjali and Djab Wurrung tribes that have called the Grampians (Gariwerd) home for thousands of years. Back to Halls Gap for lunch before beginning the drive through the broadacre farmland of Western Victoria. Crossing the border into South Australia, the drive continues all the way through to Adelaide for an arrival to the CBD at approx. 7.00 pm.
  • 1-night accommodation in Halls Gap
  • National park entry fees
  • 1 breakfast
  • Guided bush walks (approximately 2 kilometers total)
  • Wildlife sightings
  • Expert driver and commentary
  • Other meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the bus outside the front of the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, on the corner of Market St, at 7:35 AM. Please do not wait inside as you may miss the bus, the vehicle will park on the Market St side of the Immigration Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Children 17 years and under must stay in private accommodation with a legal guardian or adult
  • A moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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February 14, 2023

February 23, 2020

A wonderful experience. The Great Ocean Road offers absolutely stunning views as you drive past some pretty seaside towns. There was plenty of time for stops for photos, walks, food and drinks etc. The bus was quite cramped, not much leg room. Laid back and friendly drivers and fellow travellers from around the world added to the experience. Good catering along the way.

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January 12, 2020

Product ID: 70182