Adelaide to Melbourne Tour
Adelaide to Melbourne Tour | 3 Day Experience
3 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park a one-way overland from Adelaide to Melbourne Tour
$495 Basic Dormitory (shared)
$655 Standard Double (ensuite)
$835 Standard Single (ensuite)
Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.
Children aged between 6 and 17 years old are required to stay in a shared private room and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult.
Basic Dormitory and Single Room fares apply to Adults 18+ over.
Introducing your 3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne tour
Between Adelaide and Melbourne lies the Grampians National Park, known for its towering mountain ranges, rocky peaks, and roaring waterfalls. This 3-day tour includes accommodation in the heart of the Grampians surrounded by kangaroos and cockatoos! Travel south to the Shipwreck Coast and visit the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and other stunning locations before continuing the journey to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, arriving early evening.
(Important Information – Our 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour overland tour has been revamped into an awesome 3 Day adventure, giving our guests more time to see more, do more and truly enjoy the wonders of this region. Any existing bookings will be given the option to upgrade free of charge to the 3 Day tour, as the 2 Day option will no longer be operating.)
- Tour code: AM3
- Duration: 3 Days / 2 Night
- Operates: Wed (Apr-Sep) / Wed, Sun (Oct-Mar)
- Departs 6:45am Adelaide
- Returns 5:30pm Melbourne
- 2 Nights’ Accommodation (Warrnambool, Halls Gap)
- Meals as indicated – 1 Dinner, 2 Breakfast
- All National Park Entrance Fees
- Guided bush walks included
- Guaranteed Australian wildlife
- Knowledgeable Tour Commentary
- Experienced Driver/Guide
- Inner city pick up/drop off service
Standard rooms are subject to
availability at time of booking
- Overland touring experience from Adelaide to Melbourne
- Grampians National Park, hikes the Pinnacles trails
- Beautiful MacKenzie Falls and views from The Balconies & Boroka lookout
- Explore Tower Hill Conservation Reserve, rich in Aboriginal culture & pristine nature
- Australia wildlife sightings – kangaroos, koalas,emus and if your lucky echindas
- Journey along the National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road
- Visit the iconic rock formations of the 12 Apostles
- Discover the hidden beach at Loch Ard Gorge & iconic London Bridge
- Take a stroll in the Great Otway National Park & ancient rainforest
- Photo opportunity at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
- A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks
Amazing Adelaide to Melbourne Tour – Karolina, 2019
“I was on the 2–Day Adelaide to Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Grampians trip and it was absolutely fantastic! Amazing views at Great Ocean Road, you think that can’t be better but then it is! ...“
Enjoy the best natural Wonders Victoria has to offer on this 3 day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour visiting the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park overland.
DAY 1 Adelaide to Halls Gap
We depart the city through the Adelaide Hills enroute to the National Hertiage Listed Grampians National Park to explore the rugged and majestic mountain ranges and iconic views. Travelling through the western plains of Victoria, watch as the mountain range slowly grows on approach. We spend the afternoon exploring this enchanting landscape and be amazed by the spectacular views. Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls and explore other famed lookouts of The Balconies and Boroka Lookout before checking in for the night in the heart of the Grampians, Halls Gap. (D) Driving Distance: 510km. Hike Distance: 2km.
DAY 2 Halls Gap to Warrnambool
Up early to start the day with a hike to the iconic Pinnacles lookout with an amazing view over the Grampians. Later, visit the Tower Hill Conservation Reserve, an extinct volcano bursting with Australian wildlife and a region rich in Indigenous history. Finish the day with time to relax in the seaside town of Warrnambool with its sandy beaches and panoramic ocean views. (B) Driving Distance: 190km. Hike Distance: 4.5km.
DAY 3 Warrnambool to Melbourne
The last day is a journey along the historic Great Ocean Road. Beginning with the highlights of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge & London Bridge, where you will have ample time to capture every angle of this incredible rock formation. Embark on a guided rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park, before lunch in the popular seaside town of Apollo Bay where you can stretch your legs window shopping or dip your toes in the ocean. We make a stop to do some koala spotting before taking on that last part of the Great Ocean Road. Follow the road to its end as it twists and turns with stops at Memorial Arch and a famous surf beach or two. Arrive into the cosmopolitan Melbourne early evening. (B) Driving Distance: 360km.
What to bring
1.5 Litre Water Bottle, 15kg soft luggage and small day bag, Any medications you usually take, Please ensure you pack appropriately, all weather conditions, Warm jacket, thermals, woollen hat is advisable for the colder months, Sturdy comfortable walking/hiking shoes with tread, Hat, sunscreen & sunglasses, Swimmers, towel & toiletries, Camp torch/headlamp, Camera.
Any meals not indicated, Travel insurance highly recommended
Where to meet
6:45am – Adelaide Central YHA, 135 Waymouth St, Adelaide
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations.
- 6:45 – Adelaide Central YHA, 135 Waymouth St, Adelaide
- 6:55 – Mantra, 55-67 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
- 7:00 – Hostel 109 – 109 Carrington St, Adelaide
** Please arrive 5-10mins prior to your nominated pickup location, so as not to delay or miss your tour.
Cancellations within 14 days or failure to board on the day, will result in 100% full fare forfeiture. Date change fees apply outside of 14 days $150 per person. Read Full Terms and Conditions here
Our commitment to sustainability
At Autopia Tours, we actively promote the protection of flora and fauna on our 3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour. It is our duty to ensure there is minimal disturbance to this National Heritage Listed region and the species that call it 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.
Learn more about EcoTourism: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/
Autopia Tours would like to begin by paying our respects to the traditional owners of this country. Please be conscious and respectful of the sensitivities of indigenous culture and the spiritual connection they have with the land at all times.
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.
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. Feeding wildlife can also cause them to become aggressive toward people.
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 or Visitor Centre Staff.
Protecting our National Parks
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. Remaining on tracks ensures safe visitation for guests and the environment.
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 a disturbance.
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. We recommend all passengers bring a water bottle with you on our 2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour. Purchasing bottled water contributes large amounts of plastic into the 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.
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.
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.
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