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3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Small-Group Tour via Great Ocean Road Grampians
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3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Small-Group Tour via Great Ocean Road Grampians

By Wildlife Tours Australia
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Ages 18-90, max of 23 per group
Duration: 3 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights Hostel dormitory accommodation with shared bathroom facilities
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild!
  • Aboriginal history and cultural experience
  • Expert driver guide, with live tour commentary spoken in English
  • One-way transfer from Melbourne to Adelaide
  • Entry/Admission - Lorne
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Ard Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - The Pinnacle
  • Entry/Admission - Grampians National Park
  • Entry/Admission - MacKenzie Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Reed Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - The Balconies
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Start:
  • Immigration Museum (Museums Victoria), 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Our default meeting point for this tour will be Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you wish to change your pickup location, please contact our friendly reservations team on +61393931300.
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  • Adelaide SA, Australia
    We arrive into Adelaide city at approximately 7:30pm.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6121P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate level of fitness is require to complete the walks involved in this itinerary.
  • This fare price is basic dormitory style accommodation only applies to Adults 18+ and over. Not suitable for infants or children 17 years old and under.
  • Accommodation upgrades are not available online and must be booked directly with the tour operator. Children aged between 6 to 17 years old are required to stay in standard private accommodation and must be accompanied by a legal guardian or adult.
  • Limited storage space on our buses, each traveller is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian meals options are available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers

  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Small-Group Tour via Great Ocean Road Grampians cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book 3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Small-Group Tour via Great Ocean Road Grampians on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6121P13

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Itinerary
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19 stops
Day 1
Melbourne to Great Ocean Road
Day 2
Great Ocean Road to Grampians
Day 3
Grampians to Adelaide
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  • Wildlife Tours Australia
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    Joined in March 2010
  • aayyak
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    Philip island review
    Good Trip, The Guide Cum Driver was very helpful. Lots of Animals to see and a scenic drive to Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with a Koala Conservation Reserve Visit.
    Written 23 February 2024
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    Wonderful experience!
    The koala reserve was wonderful, as was the penguin parade. The only down point was that the driver was somewhat grouchy.
    Written 22 February 2024
  • douglasbG1709IJ
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    A Wonderful Experience and a Wonderful Guide
    This tour may well be the best run and most enjoyable excursion we have ever been a part of. Our tour to the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians National Park began on Feb 15th. On Feb 14th, very sadly, the Grampians region was hit by a wind storm and powerful thunderstorms which tore up trees and ignited forest fires with many homes lost as the region dealt with one of it's biggest emergencies in years. In the hours leading up to the beginning of the tour we received an email advising us that the situation regarding our itinerary was very fluid and that visiting the Grampians would likely not be possible. Our incredible guide, Janet "J-Dog" Archibald, in consultation with Wildlife Tours took this bag of lemons that fate had handed us and made the best lemonade ever. She recast this setback as an opportunity to explore some locations that we would not normally have time to see. Janet knows the state of Victoria like the back of her hand and we were all swept up by her enthusiasm as she told story after story and got us to amazing locations with time to explore at length. By the end of the first day our group had become the best of friends and this tour was the highlight of our time in Australia. I highly recommend this tour and our guide Janet. On day three we were joined by Chris who also knows his stuff and made our trip memorable.
    Written 18 February 2024
  • kaushikprabhu27
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    The Great Get Away Trip
    An amazing trip for a very good price. Covered the entire coastal road along with some good spots to click amazing picture. The tour guide was great with a good sense of humour.. overall an amazing experience!❤️
    Written 13 February 2024
  • helenmG9171EO
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    Grampians day trip
    A great day trip from Melbourne! It was a long day but very worth the beautiful views, walks and wildlife! Our group saw both kangaroos and emus!
    Written 7 February 2024
  • vincentpR9480RH
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    Highly recommended for nature lovers
    With great landscapes (mountains, valleys, forests, waterfalls) and some wildlife sightings (kangaroos, emus, cockatoo etc.), this day trip to the Grampians National Park is definitely one of the top things to do when in Melbourne! Our guide (named Wes) was also fantastic and had a great knowledge (past and present) of the area (mines, farms, forests, mountains, wildlife etc.) including some interesting trivia (the gold rush and Bush Rangers, the construction of the roads and the renewable energy challenge, the great dingo fence or the handling of bushfires and damaged trees... to name just a few)!
    Written 6 February 2024
  • inesar2018
    0 contributions
    Breathtaking views
    Awesome trip! Breathtaking views. Hills, lakes and waterfalls. We saw mobs of wild kangaroos, emus and parrots. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting stuff with us about Australian animals and history.
    Written 6 February 2024
  • AddDB
    0 contributions
    Great day trip!
    Great views and opportunities to see various wildlife, flora and fauna! Gives you a nice perspective on the history of the country and land that you cannot get from being in the city. Our tour guide Wes was fantastic and insightful. He patiently answered so many questions and provided background to modern and historical Australia! Highly recommend!
    Written 6 February 2024
  • A8956FTpaular
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    Once in a lifetime nature experience
    Amazing scenery throughout the bus tour. We had just enough time at each stop. The koala sanctuary was peaceful. The stop at Nobbie’s resulted in dozens of beautiful pictures, even saw some wild animals like echidnas and wallabies. The penguin parade was different than expected, but definitely worthwhile. The penguins come out slowly. Dress warm, even in the summer. Thankfully we had towels to sit on the beach and sweaters but it was windy and cool enough for blankets and heavier jackets. Highly recommend!
    Written 29 January 2024
  • alisonmV8287QU
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    Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles tour
    Great trip, it was a long day but we saw so much. The Great Ocean Road, wild Koalas and Kangaroos, the Twelve Apostles and had various stops along the way to break up the journey. Our guide Gary was so knowledgeable and full of interesting stories, he told us he had been doing the tour just for 12 months but you would think he had been doing it for years. Would recommend as a great way to see more than just Melbourne City. I also left my glasses on the bus and he drove back to drop them at our hotel, so kind of him!
    Written 23 January 2024
  • 593sherik
    0 contributions
    Penguins on parade must go on your bucket list! We took a day tour that left from Melbourne and took us to
    This entire day trip was absolutely amazing! We didn’t get back to our hotel till close to midnight because of the long drive from Melbourne but it was probably the best thing we did in the two weeks we were in Australia! We were thrilled to see so many koalas and wallabies up close in the koala Conservatory. There was plenty of time to grab dinner, and then head onto Phillip Island to watch the Penguin parade. We waited patiently for the penguins to arrive, and the first ones came out from the water around 9:15 PM. There were thousands of us, but somehow the workers kept us all quiet, while the penguins screwed out to find their babies waiting for them in the bushes along a walkway. I didn’t realize how small they were until I was actually standing above them on the wooden boardwalk. Taking pictures is absolutely forbidden since the flash and cameras scare them but of course there were some idiots who didn’t want to follow the rules and took pictures anyways. I seriously wanted to knock their phones out of their hand. Apparently looking at pictures on the Internet was not good enough for them. My advice is if you do go, please enjoy the moment and put your phones in your pocket. Who would have thought that watching little Penguins paddle up to see their chicks would be so enthralling. A great tip is once they start arriving on the sandy beach head on over and get your spot on the boardwalk and position yourself right above the path and you will have the best position to see thousands of little blue penguins waddling up ever so slowly listening for the sounds of their young. It truly is a remarkable sight!
    Written 21 January 2024
  • B4362CNjohnm
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    Great Ocean Rd Trip
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    Written 17 January 2024
  • Sam J
    0 contributions
    Lovely day out and so memorable
    Lovely experience with the koalas and penguins. Such a special day and the organisers did a great job picking up everyone and taking us back into Melbourne. Super easy and really memorable would recommend to anyone.
    Written 5 January 2024
  • nicole26011995
    0 contributions
    Amazing daytrip from Melbourne
    I have visited the Philip Island and watched the penguin parade. Everything was well organized and our tour guide Craig with his helper Barry were amazing. I really enjoyed the trip. Good job Craig! So kind and helpful. He was also explaining to us everything and sharing a lot of interesting information.
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Dream380542
    0 contributions
    Penguin Parade must visit!
    Must see on any Melbourne Itinerary! Watch the penguins come onto land for a while then follow them as they waddle along the boardwalk. For best seating bring a blanket so that you can sit in the sand up front. All the entry fees, concessions, and gifts go towards conservation of the entire area!
    Written 30 December 2023
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D. Kirkwood
Laramie, WY1 contribution
Jan 2020
We were only in Australia for two weeks. We traveled to see the Australian Open and we have some friends who live in Adelaide. This was the perfect tour. The tour picks you up from one of the various locations in a smaller bus (seats about 20 or more). The bus is tight but there is room for a backpack and a piece of luggage.

You depart from Melbourne, and if you are lucky you will get Peter. He was an amazing tour guide. As we traveled along the great ocean road, Peter made many quick stops for photos and told us about a lot of the history. You get great views of the ocean, stop in a portion of the rain forest all on the first day.

The accommodations are pretty great for the price. You get a couple lunches and breakfasts, and dinners, and you will stay two nights in a hostel with shared rooms. If youre a couple opt for the private room, its like $20 AD extra or you could pay a little more and get an actual motel.

We saw wild koalas, emus, lizards, kangaroos and wallabies. I dont like animal sanctuaries or zoos, so seeing them in the wild and up close was an amazing experience.

The twelve apostles were amazing and so are the water falls.

The hike in the Grampians was very beautiful, but you should be aware that it is a long hike and very steep. Pack lots of water as it was like 110 degree F. Most of our group couldnt make and decided to wait for the rest of us to finish. But the view is totally worth the hike!

Overall, this was an amazing experience. If you are short on time and you want to see a lot I highly recommend this tour. And I can not stress how good our tour guide was. Peter was so friendly and an expert on a lot of topics. He played great music and made sure everyone was having a good time.

I was skeptical of this type of tour, but I would use Wildlife Tours again, because I felt like we got our moneys worth!
Written 28 February 2020
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Thank you four your great review! We're so glad that you've had a great experience on your tour and we'll make sure to pass on the feedback to Peter as well.
Written 1 March 2020
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Yvon W
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I did this trip on my own and was quite worried I wouldn't meet anyone. I met loads of great people who I still stay in contact with! Our group had a total of 19 people between the age of 20 and 70-ish. Our tour guide Ash was great, he was very very very knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going.
I highly recommend this trip!
Written 10 March 2020
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Thank you Yvon! We are glad to hear you had fun and made new friends. We'll let Ash know your lovely feedback, and hope to see you again on our other tours! :)
Written 12 March 2020
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Travellingaus123
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We completed the 3 days GOR and Grampians tour. The whole experience was excellent, the tour was well organised, the accommodation was good for the price and the sights were amazing. Special mention to our tour guide Guy who really made the experience, he was very approachable and friendly and shared lots of facts along the way. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone wanting to travel the GOR.
Written 11 December 2019
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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. I will definitely let Guy know that he has done a good job. Kind regards, Jana Reservations
Written 11 December 2019
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