3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Overland Journey - Standard

Australia Trips & Tours: Adelaide

  • 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 and emus
  • 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

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.

Day 1: Adelaide – Halls Gap

Depart the city through the Adelaide Hills enroute to the Grampians National Park. Travelling through the western plains of Victoria, watch as the mountain range slowly grows on approach. 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.

Meals: Dinner
Accom: Gariwerd Motel Private Rooms (with ensuite) or similar alternative
Driving Distance: 510km
Hike Distance: 2km

Day 2: Halls Gap – Warrnambool

Start the day with a hike up to the iconic Pinnacle lookout with an amazing view over the Grampians. Later, visit the Tower Hill Conservation Reserve, an extinct volcano, rich in Aboriginal history and an abundance of wildlife. Finish the day with time to relax in the town of Warrnambool, before coming together for a group dinner and at a local hotspot. (dinner and beverages at guests own expense).

Meals: Breakfast
Accom: —TBA Private Rooms— (with ensuite) or similar alternative
Driving Distance: 190km
Hike Distance: 4.5km

Day 3: Warrnambool – 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. Embark on a guided rainforest walk before lunch in the popular seaside town of Apollo Bay. Follow the road to its end as it twists and turns with stops at Memorial Arch and a famous surf beach or two. Arriving in Melbourne in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Accom: N/A
Driving Distance: 360km

  • One-way transfer from Adelaide to Melbourne
  • 2 nights private motel accommodation – with ensuite (Halls Gap, Warrnambool)
  • Includes: 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner
  • National Park entry fees
  • Guided cultural bush walk included (6.5km total)
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Air-conditioned small group travel
  • Comprehensive tour commentary
  • Select inner city pick up and drop off points
  • Any meals not indicated within the itinerary
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Personal expenses
  • 1L refillable water bottle
  • Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Towel & toiletries
  • Comfortable walking shoes with tread, closed shoes
  • Appropriate all-weather clothing
  • Overnight bag & small day pack
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight, headlamp or torch
  • Money for snack and meals
  • Camera

6+ years and over
*6-17 yrs old must share a Twin/Double with an accompanying adult

  • Twin/Double Private – $665pp
  • Single Private – $835pp
TOUR OPTIONS
  • 12 Apostles Helicopter Flight – $155pp
    15min flight over 12 Apostles and Port Campbell
  • 1st night
    Configuration: 1st Motel Style, Double / Twin / Single
    Facilities: Private Ensuite
    Includes: Towel & bed linen supplied, fridge, tv, free wifi, air-conditioning, tea/coffee facilities
  • 2nd night
    Configuration: 1st Motel Style, Double / Twin / Single
    Facilities: Private Ensuite
    Includes: Towel & bed linen supplied, fridge, tv, free wifi, air-conditioning, tea/coffee facilities
  • 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

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In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.

  • A moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks
  • Private motel accommodation fares apply to Adults & Child and over.
  • Children aged between 6 to 17 years old are required to stay in private double rooms and must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. Not suitable for infants or children 5 years and under.
  • All accommodation upgrades are subject to availability and on-request.
  • Walks can be up to 6.5km in length, often over steep and rocky sections and in direct sunlight. Length of walks may vary and will be at the guide’s discretion.
  • A similar alternative will be provided should any of our normal scheduled stops be closed for any reason. Itineraries may vary to adapt to seasonal changes and occasionally park closures. As safety is our top priority we plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour.
  • This terrain is not suitable for mobility impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
  • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 25kg travel bag, 1 x 5kg day bag
  • Please notify the provider of any dietary requirements, medical conditions and your travelling contact number at the time of booking.
  • Private touring is available on request.

Registered as a COVID Safe business using guidelines from Safe Work Australia and well as ATEC COVID Ready badge program. Our approach addresses four key areas in controlling the risks of coronavirus for our Tour Guides and Guests:

  • Manage staff and traveller well being
  • Maintain practical physical distancing limits, where possible
  • Enhanced hygiene and cleaning
  • Keeping records to facilitate contact tracing
  • Hand sanitiser and disposable face masks will be provided onboard our vehicles.
  • Fully vaccinated business
VACCINATIONS

The customer shall comply with all Government (Federal, State and Territory) COVID entry restrictions and vaccination guidelines or testing requirements for entry into Australia and/or at the time of travel for tour and transport services. Our business is a fully vaccinated workplace.

TEMPORARY CHANGES INCLUDE
  • Smaller passenger numbers and limited number of separate bookings per tour
  • Scheduled days of operation have been reduced, private charters are available on request
  • Price revised mid season to accommodate reduced numbers, effective from 1st September 2020

BLACK OUT DATES
26DEC, 29DEC 2021, 02JAN 2022 / 25DEC, 28DEC 2022, 01JAN 2023

DEPARTURE SCHEDULE
Wed (Apr-Oct) / Wed & Sun (Nov-Mar)

TOUR DURATION
3 Days / 2 Nights

PASSENGERS
Min 9 – Max 23

DEPARTURE TIME
06:45

DEFAULT DEPARTURE LOCATION
Adelaide Central YHA – 135 Waymouth St, Adelaide

ALLOCATIONS
On Request

RETURN TIME
17:30

DEFAULT RETURN LOCATION
Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne

RELEASE PERIOD
30 Days

FITNESS LEVEL
Moderate

TOUR LANGUAGE
English

AUDIO TRANSLATION APP
None