Great Ocean Road West: Melbourne to Adelaide - Australia
Now's the time to explore Australia on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. They don't call it "great" for nothing. Discovery precisely why the Great Ocean Road has its name on this five-day tour that's geared towards budget-conscious travellers. Hit all the highlights of the South Coast, then head inland to Grampians National Park. Forego the typical coach tour and experience life Down Under, in-depth.
Day 1 Melbourne
Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know Melbourne as a group. Spend some time socializing in the rooftop seating area at the Space Hostel where you are staying. Then maybe head to the bar attached to the hostel called Blue Moon Karaoke for some great beer and cheap eats. Make sure you get those vocals ready because someone is getting up and singing before the night is over.
Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell
Say hello to the Great Ocean Road — arguably the most iconic road in all of Australia! You won’t even mind waking up early for views like the ones you’ll see as you drive to Port Campbell. Travel up the famous surf coast visiting quaint towns like Lorne and Apollo Bay en route. Get in touch with nature on an included rainforest walk in Great Otway NP. Then gaze in wonder and feel the wind whip through your hair as you admire the 12 Apostles, the kind of landmark that somehow finds a way to be more stunning in person than in photos.
Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap
Open your eyes in the laid-back coastal town of Port Campbell and lace up those hiking boots for a visit to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reservation. Walk through the verdant landscape and be on the lookout for the wildlife that has multiplied on the inside of this volcanic crater. Trek through the forest with those cameras at the ready before continuing on to Grampians National Park for your next adventure!
Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide
Skip sleeping in this morning to get out and about in Grampians National Park. Wander through lush forest, view the craggy sandstone Wonderland range in the distance, and examine impressive Indigenous rock art. Home to some pretty amazing scenic lookouts this national park will grant you with many photo opportunities so make sure those cameras are charged before heading into the thick of it all. Walk to the stunning Balconies for expansive views of the Victoria Valley below, then stop at one of the largest waterfalls in Victoria; Mackenzie Falls and watch the water cascading down cliff faces as it creates rainbows in the air. Close your eyes, breathe in the fresh air, and find peace in the moment. As the day winds down head to Adelaide with the group and find some nightlife to enjoy as the stars fill the sky.
Day 5 Adelaide
Depart at any time.
- Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
- Rainforest walk in Great Otway NP
- Tower Hill Reserve visit
- Walks in Grampians NP
- Entrance fee to 12 Apostles/Port Campbell NP
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- 3 breakfasts