2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour
2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour
Fancy a short break escape on our Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour and departs to/from Melbourne.
$325 Basic Dormitory (shared)
$410 Standard Double (ensuite)
$495 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 our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour
Experience our 2 day Great Ocean Road Grampians Tour travelling through spectacular Great Otway National Park and rugged bushlands of the Grampians National Park returning to Melbourne in the early evening of day two. We get the opportunity to escape the city lights on this overnight adventure, visiting some stunning places including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Mackenzie Falls, Halls Gap and some other magnificent sights throughout these regions.
- Tour code: GG2
- Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
- Operates: Mon, Wed, Fri (Oct-Mar) / Mon, Fri (Apr-Sep)
- Departs: 7:35am
- Returns: 5:30pm approx
- 1 x Breakfast
- 1 Nights’ accommodation
- National Park entry fees
- Guided walks (~2km total)
- Australian wildlife sightings!
- Experienced driver guide
- Air-conditioned small group travel
- Comprehensive tour commentary
- Select inner city pick up / drop offs
- A brilliant overnight escape to two of Victoria’s most popular regional getaways
- Travel along the famous National Heritage Listed Great Ocean Road coastlines
- Visit the pristine surf beaches & quaint seaside townships overlooking the Southern Ocean
- Photo opportunity underneath the Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
- Cool off in the ancient Great Otway National Park
- Be blown away by the 12 Apostles rock formations & rugged shipwreck cove of Loch Ard Gorge
- See an abundance of native wildlife, flora and fauna
- Explore the Grampians National Park, bush hikes and wilderness walking trails
- Discover the panoramic beauty of Reeds, Boroka and The Balconies lookouts
- See the spectacular views of Mackenzie Falls
2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour – Sarah, 2019
“What a great way to experience the highlights of the beautiful coastline and the Grampians. We travelled by minibus and stayed overnight at Hall’s Gap. Our driver and guide, Gerry was excellent in both roles....“
Our 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour is an overnight showcase of the must see highlights of Victoria’s best destinations. Combining these destinations into one tour will enable you to extend your time at each highlight maximise your experience. Your accommodation is situated deep within the Grampians National Park at Halls Gap Surrounded by bushland and stunning mountain landscapes.
DAY 1 – Melbourne to Great Ocean Road
Our journey begins on the beautiful Great Ocean Road Tour, enjoying the stunning scenery of this famous coastline. Enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful seaside village Apollo Bay. Enjoy a relaxing walk through ancient rainforest, admiring some of the world’s tallest trees in the Great Otway National Park. Next stop is the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, perfect photo opportunity. Followed by a visit to the pristine beach of Loch Ard Gorge, where you will learn the tragic tales of this shipwreck coast. Heading inland to stay overnight in the Grampians National Park, Halls Gap. Driving Distance: 520km
DAY 2 – Grampians National Park to Melbourne
Wake up to see the amazing views and kangaroos! Grampians National Park, one of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations is an area rich in Aboriginal culture set in a beautiful and rugged ancient landscape. Embark on a walk in the National Park and take in some of the breathtaking views at Boroka and Reed’s Lookout, before making our way to Mackenzie Falls (or Silverband Falls) where we hike to view these stunning falls. After an amazing 2 days exploring the rugged coastline and mountain ranges, we make our way back to Melbourne early in the evening. (B) Driving Distance: 290km. Hike Distance: 2km.
Meal Key: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch
*Itinerary is subject to change
What to bring
1 Litre water bottle, 15kg soft luggage or small overnight bag, any medications you usually take, please ensure you pack appropriately, all weather conditions, warm jacket, thermals (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 recommended
- Personal expenses
Considering a scenic helicopter flight at the 12 Apostles? Then see our 3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour
Where to meet
7:35am Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne
Below is a full list of our hotel pick locations.
- 6:20 – Newport Bus Interchange, Mason St, Newport
- 6:50 – YHA Metro, 78 Howard St, North Melbourne
- 6:55 – Space Hotel, 380 Russell St, Melbourne
- 7:00 – Pullman Albert Park, 63-65 Queens Rd, Albert Park
- 7:00 – Ibis on Therry, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne
- 7:05 – Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
- 7:10 – Base Backpackers – 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda
- 7:10 – Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collin St, Melbourne
- 7:15 – Windsor Hotel – 111 Spring St, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
- 7:20 – Mercure Welcome, 265 Little Bourke ST, Melbourne (Hotel Guests Only)
- 7:25 – The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne
- 7:30 – Crown Promenade – 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
- 7:30 – Holiday Inn, 575 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
- 7:35 – Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne
** Please arrive 5-10 mins 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 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians 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 our2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians 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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