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GREAT OCEAN ROAD WEST - MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE

5 Days, Melbourne to Adelaide
GREAT OCEAN ROAD WEST - MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE

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This might be a quick trip along the Great Ocean Road-but you'll never feel rushed. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the highlights of th read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 04 Nights accommodation (Hostels (4 nts, multi-share)).
  • 4 breakfasts.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus).
  • Rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park.
  • Visit to the 12 Apostles, Tower Hill Reserve, and Coorong National Park.
  • Walks in Grampians National Park.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 135-175 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Melbourne
Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell
Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap
Day 4 Halls Gap/Mount Gambier
Day 5 Depart Mount Gambier/Adelaide
Departures
  • Nov
    2017
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Tue, 07 Nov '17
  • Sat, 11 Nov '17
  • Tue, 14 Nov '17
  • Sat, 18 Nov '17
  • Tue, 21 Nov '17
  • Sat, 25 Nov '17
  • Tue, 19 Dec '17
  • Sat, 23 Dec '17
  • Tue, 02 Jan '18
  • Sat, 06 Jan '18
  • Tue, 30 Jan '18
  • Sat, 03 Feb '18
  • Tue, 13 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Tue, 13 Mar '18
  • Sat, 17 Mar '18
  • Tue, 27 Mar '18
  • Sat, 31 Mar '18
  • Tue, 10 Apr '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Tue, 08 May '18
  • Sat, 12 May '18
  • Tue, 22 May '18
  • Sat, 26 May '18
  • Tue, 05 Jun '18
  • Sat, 09 Jun '18
  • Tue, 19 Jun '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Tue, 17 Jul '18
  • Sat, 21 Jul '18
  • Tue, 14 Aug '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Tue, 28 Aug '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Tue, 25 Sep '18
  • Sat, 29 Sep '18
  • Tue, 09 Oct '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Tue, 23 Oct '18
  • Sat, 27 Oct '18
  • Tue, 06 Nov '18
  • Sat, 10 Nov '18
  • Tue, 20 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Tue, 04 Dec '18
  • Sat, 08 Dec '18
  • Tue, 18 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Melbourne
  • Port Campbell
  • Halls Gap
  • Mount Gambier
  • Adelaide
  • Melbourne to Mount Gambier Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Melbourne

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city take in the 'cultural capital of Australia'.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    01h19:00-
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell

    Travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the 12 Apostles and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.

    Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Bells Beach and Lorne en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

    Private Vehicle
    Melbourne - Port Campbell 5h 300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Rainforest Walk
    Great Otway National Park 30m 1-2km
    Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO. Stroll sandy beaches and hike along the rugged coastline, take photos from rock platforms, and head north to see forests, green gullies, pristine lakes and gushing waterfalls.

    Travel past world-famous surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy views of the 12 Apostles and walk through the rainforest in Great Otway National Park.

    Depart early morning for the journey to Port Campbell. Check out the famous surf towns of Torquay, Bells Beach and Lorne en route. Make a stop at Great Otway NP for an included rainforest walk. Explore the scenic attractions of the Great Ocean Road including the picturesque 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

    Private Vehicle
    Melbourne - Port Campbell 5h 300km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Rainforest Walk
    Great Otway National Park 30m 1-2km
    Take in the beautiful greenery of the Great Otway National Park on a leisurely walk with your CEO. Stroll sandy beaches and hike along the rugged coastline, take photos from rock platforms, and head north to see forests, green gullies, pristine lakes and gushing waterfalls.

    Optional Activities

    12 Apostles Visit
    Port Campbell National Park 45m-1h

    Stop at a scenic lookout point along the Great Ocean Road and capture the beautiful views over the ocean and the 12 Apostles. Now with only eight formations still standing, these iconic attractions were once limestone caves which eroded to become arches and eventually stacks up to 45m (147 ft) in height.

    Loch Ard Gorge Visit
    15m-30m
    Free
    Located along the Great Ocean Road, beautiful Loch Ard Gorge shows the process of erosion in action. See offshore stacks and blowholes, and watch short tailed shearwaters soar over the nearby island. This location is a perfect backdrop for a group photo. Get snapping! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap

    Travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range and impressive rock art. Trek through the forest, lush with vegetation and wildlife.

    Start the day visiting more attractions of the Great Ocean Road including The Arch and the now broken London Bridge. Visit Tower Hill State Game Reserve for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about the significance of the area to the indigenous people. End the day with an evening walk in the Grampians NP.

    Private Vehicle
    Port Campbell - Grampians National Park 3h 260km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    London Arch Visit
    Port Campbell National Park 15m - 30m
    Stop by the rock formation named the London Arch, formerly the London Bridge, until part of the arch collapsed in 1990. This brief stop on the Great Ocean Road showcases the art of nature -- the erosion of limestone and the beautiful rock formations it creates.

    Tower Hill State Game Reserve Visit
    Tower Hill 15m - 30m
    Visit Tower Hill State Game Reserve west of Warrnambool for a chance to see animals endemic to Australia such as koalas, emus and kangaroos. Learn more about this large volcanic crater and wetland and the role it plays in Aboriginal history. Set off on one of the self-guided walking paths, then visit the Worn Gundidj Centre to see cultural displays and crafts.


    Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Grampians National Park
    Dive in to 'Dreamtime' and experience the stories, food and art of Australia's Aborigines. Attempt to blow into a didgeridoo, paint and then throw a boomerang, or go on a guided walk through gardens planted with native herbs and plants. Head to the Bushfoods cafe and sample the local delicacies -- kangaroo, emu, and crocodile. Anyone still hungry? (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Halls Gap/Mount Gambier

    Explore Grampians National Park. Enjoy waterfalls, lakes and beautiful vistas. Stay overnight at a refurbished old English prison in the country town of Mt Gambier.

    Early start to explore more of Grampians NP. Walk to the stunning Jaws of Death Balconies, visit MacKenzie's Falls, and travel onto the country town of Mount Gambier. We stay at a refurbished old English prison for the night; take a self-guided tour around this historic site.


    Private Vehicle
    Halls Gap - Mount Gambier 4h 310km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Grampians National Park Walk
    Grampians National Park 1h-5h 3-8km
    Walk along a dirt track past lookouts, sandstone ridges and other various rock formations. Be rewarded with sweeping views of the natural landscape of low mountains and cliffs.

    The Balconies (Jaws of Death) Visit
    Grampians National Park 1h 2km
    Set off from the Reed Lookout overlooking Victoria Valley, and enjoy a short walk with beautiful scenery to the Balconies, formerly called the Jaws of Death. Check out the gorgeous view, but be careful not to lean too far over the edge!

    MacKenzie Falls Visit
    Grampians National Park 30m-1h
    MacKenzie Falls is the only waterway in the region that flows year-round and it is also the most visited waterfall in the Grampians; take a short walk and check out the falls out from a viewing platform. In Spring, see wonderful wildflowers in bloom along the path. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Depart Mount Gambier/Adelaide

    Drive through Coorong National Park, known for its dune systems, and continue to Adelaide. Tour ends upon arrival in the evening, please book ongoing travel after 8:00pm.

    Stop off at Blue Lake before travelling through Coorong NP. This park is stunning because of its dune systems, lagoons, coastal vegetation and variety of bird life. Continue on to Adelaide, where the tour ends upon arrival. Please book ongoing travel after 8:00pm.

    Private Vehicle
    Mount Gambier - Adelaide 4h 330km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Blue Lake Visit
    Mount Gambier
    Enjoy a brief stop for a photo op at Blue Lake, a crater lake in an extinct volcano. Between December and March, its waters are a vibrant, cobalt blue colour, and it returns to a steely grey between April and November.

    Coorong National Park Visit
    Coorong National Park
    Pass through this stunning park and its dune systems, lagoons, coastal vegetation and variety of bird life.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    20:00
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 135-175 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 20 passengers, at an average there are 16 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. COMBO TRIP

  10. This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour after your trip concludes.



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