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Great Ocean Road & Grampians Discovery

From £1375 for 6 days
Trip Overview
Australia’s Great Ocean Road is a glorious stretch of land capturing the finer points of Victoria’s versatile and diverse ecosystems. The iconic bushland and glistening seascapes fuse together to create something greater than the sum of it’s parts, seen in natural wonders such as the Loch Ard Gorge, the towering 12 Apostles or even the surf beaches of Torquay. Further inland, the towering sandstone ridges of the Grampians offer a view of the land below – pristine, undisturbed and authentically Australian. Close enough to comfortable, trendy seaside towns like Lorne yet just far enough from the metropolitan Melbourne to feel the call of the wild, the southern coast is everything you could want from Australia and more.
Essential Info
Starts: Melbourne
Ends: Halls Gap to Melbourne
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IPACGR
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Australia
What's Included


4 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
3 Dinners included




Hotel (4 nts),Motel (1 nt)

Trip Highlights

•   Stay in unique four star accommodation along Victoria's Great Ocean Road and Grampians

•   Enjoy a native food dinner cooked by a local chef

•   Walk where few dare to tread on a special section of the Great Ocean Road, travelling down Gibson Steps to a glistening shoreline dotted with giant stone monuments

•   A smaller group size of 12 people gives you a better chance of making new friends and enjoying uncrowded sight-seeing

•   Sacred to the Gunditjmara people, explore the soon to be UNESCO-listed Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape – home to ancient aqua traps dating from 6600 years ago

•   Get up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos

•   See the famous twelve apostles, perhaps from a helicopter above the ocean

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 16th Feb 2020
Returning: 21st Feb 2020
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Melbourne! Often referred to as Australia’s music capital, Melbourne is full of arts, culture and plenty of foodie hot-spots for those feeling a bit peckish from the flight over. Start the adventure off with a welcome meeting in the evening at your hotel. Please look out for a flyer in the hotel reception for more details on this meeting – alternatively don’t hesitate to ask the front desk staff for more information. Remember to keep your insurance and next of kin details on hand as your leader will be picking these up before you begin. If you’ve arrived early, one of the best ways to get acquainted with the city is with an Urban Adventures trip – the Total Melbourne tour whisks you to the heights of the city’s best viewpoint down to the laneways full of hidden bars and cafes. Filled with plenty of fun facts about the city’s history and modern culture, you’ll be an honorary Melbournian by the time the trip ends for sure!
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