Great Ocean Road, Victoria

4 Day Melbourne to Adelaide

On this 4 day trip from Melbourne to Adelaide, you will travel along the great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles, Loch Are Gorge and London Bridge.  You will hike up the Pinnacles and McKenzie Falls in the Grampians National Park,  and visit the Naracoorte caves to see dinosaurs fossils 800,000 year in the making before crossing the famous Murray River to Adelaide.

Day 1:  The Great Ocean Road

Departing Cosmopolitan Melbourne early, we hit the road west to Geelong and the famous surf town of Torquay. After stopping for a quick photo opportunity at iconic Bells Beach, begin the journey along one of Australia’s most beautiful and famous drives, the Great Ocean Road. Stop in at Kennett River for some koala spotting, then break for lunch in Apollo Bay. Continue on to the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge, spending the night in Warrnambool.

Day 2: The Grampians

Drive into the Grampians National Park – an area rich in Aboriginal culture and beautiful landscapes. We'll visit the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Centre to learn about the period known as the Dreaming, then hike up to the Pinnacles for impressive views across the Grampians. Tonight we stay in Halls Gap. 

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Day 3: The Grampians and South-East South Australia

Hike up to McKenzie Falls, the highest waterfalls in the Grampians, and check out other sites such as The Balconies and Reeds Lookout. Leaving the Grampians, drive through country South Australia before arriving in the historic town of Naracoorte, in the beautiful Limestone Coast region of South Australia. 

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Day 4: Naracoorte Caves to Adelaide

This morning we’ll enjoy a tour at the Naracoorte Caves.  On the tour you’ll walk through magnificent speleothem chambers (e.g. stalactites, stalagmites and helectites) on the way to the Fossil Chamber. Your guide will tell you all about the accumulation of bones in the caves, excavation techniques, current research and World Heritage. You'll also get the chance to analyse complete skeletons of megafauna species. About 400 metres of this cave has a developed pathway and constructed stairs. There are about 50 steps into the cave and a steep sloping path out of it, but the walk is relatively easy.  This afternoon we’ll finish by crossing the famed mighty Murray River (Australia’s longest single river) and making the last leg of the journey into Adelaide.

This tour can be linked with the following tours

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