Great Ocean Road & Grampians (3-Day)

Combine Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and the great sandstone mountains of the Grampians National Park.

Western Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and the great sandstone mountains of the Grampians National Park are two of the state’s most spectacular regions.  Combining these regions in a multi-day tour presents guests with the ultimate road trip offering diverse scenery, wildlife, and leading food and wine experiences.

The first day of your three-day journey traces the full length of one of the world’s most spectacular coastal touring routes, the Great Ocean Road.  Expect to be awed by azure surf beaches dotted with appealing seaside hamlets, the verdant rainforest interlude of the Great Otway National Park, and the iconic vistas of the Shipwreck Coast including the breathtaking 12 Apostles.  Arriving in the charming maritime village of Port Fairy, guests will enjoy a memorable overnight stopover at the boutique designer retreat, Drift House.

The next morning take the time to uncover history in every corner of historic Port Fairy boasting wide streets lined with nineteenth century cottages, great Norfolk pines and old stone churches. Your journey then takes you inland to the quaint rural town of Dunkeld in the southern Grampians National Park.  The striking peaks of Mount Abrupt and Sturgeon loom over this township which is renowned for hiking, wildlife, and one of Victoria’s finest regional restaurants, Wickens at the Royal Mail Hotel, where guests will enjoy a 5-course degustation and overnight lodging.

The natural mountainous beauty of the Grampians National Park is showcased to its fullest extent on day three.  With something suitable for all ages and abilities, hike a mountain trail to one of the jaw-dropping scenic lookouts.  Be sure to keep an eye out for the locals – kangaroos, koalas, and echidnas.  After a picnic lunch with kangaroos, a visit to one of regions esteemed wineries for a well-earned glass of sparkling wine seems a befitting end to this magnificent journey.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

Day 1:

  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Observe koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • Gourmet lunch with beverages at La Bimba, Apollo Bay
  • The Great Otway National Park
  • Port Campbell National Park – The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and other highlight
  • Boutique lodging at Drift House, Port Fairy

Day 2:

  • Explore the quaint maritime village of Port Fairy
  • Tower Hill Reserve – Extinct volcano and wildlife reserve
  • The rural township of Dunkeld located at the foot of Mount Sturgeon
  • Explore the Southern Grampians National Park
  • Sumptuous dinner at Wicken’s at Royal Mail Hotel
  • Overnight in a Deluxe Mountain View room at Royal Mail Hotel

Day 3:

  • Discover the culture of the Aboriginal communities at Brambuk Cultural Centre
  • Soak up the panoramic views on the Balconies Hike
  • Picnic lunch with Kangaroos
  • Wine tasting at Seppelt, Great Western vineyard
  • Visit the historic gold-rush city of Ballarat


Inclusions

  • Daily morning tea
  • Lunches on days 1 and 3
  • 5-course dinner at Wicken’s Royal Mail Hotel (Excludes beverages)
  • Accommodation at Drift House (Day 1) Incl. breakfast
  • Accommodation at Royal Mail Hotel (Day 2) Incl. breakfast
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water, travel snacks & amenities


Duration

This 3 day / 2 night tour departs at 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne hotel / address



Melbourne to Adelaide (3-Day)

An unrivalled journey along the awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road between Australia’s southern capitals

Australia’s great southern land is packed with so much to see and do. With this three-day Acacia trip, you’ll be able to tick off two states as we tour between Melbourne and Adelaide.

Leaving Melbourne, your first day’s escape will take in the roaring majesty of the legendary surf break at Bells Beach, cliff-top lighthouses, and koalas clinging to treetops as we follow the scenic Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay. Savour dinner at one of the Great Ocean Road’s most impressive restaurants.

Day two is action packed starting with a walk through the ancient timber and lush tree-ferns of Melba Gully then on to the breathtaking limestone icons of the Twelve Apostles and other highlights of the Port Campbell National Park. Spot kangaroos and emu as we set off to the idyllic maritime village of Port Fairy en route to Mount Gambier near the South Australian border.

Wonder at nature’s power on day three, from the sunken gardens of the Umpherston Sinkhole to the azure brilliance of South Australia’s Blue Lake, nestled in a dormant volcano crater. Feeling thirsty? There’s time for a couple of winery stop-overs in the acclaimed Coonawarra wine region before arriving into Adelaide via the Naracoorte Caves World Heritage site, housing ancient fossils dating back 50,000 years.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe koalas in the wild at Kennett River
  • Dinner at the acclaimed restaurant Chris’s at Beacon Point
  • Rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park
  • Port Campbell National Park – The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and other highlights
  • Tower Hill Reserve – Extinct volcano and wildlife reserve
  • The quaint maritime village of Port Fairy
  • Mount Gambier’s vibrant Blue Lake
  • Wine tasting in the Coonawarra
  • Naracoorte Caves – World Heritage site
  • Two nights’ accommodation in regional Australia


Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Daily lunches with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Nightly dinners with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast at Chris’s Beacon Point
  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast at The Barn, Mount Gambier
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 3 day / 2 night tour departs at 8:30am from your nominated Melbourne address



Great Ocean Road Walks & Wildlife (3-day)

Great Ocean Road Walks & Wildlife (3-day)

Share our love of the rugged Victorian coastline on this two-night tour that has you hiking portions of the Great Ocean Walk.

Your first day whisks you away for morning tea at the Willows Tea House adjacent to historic Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet then on to the beautiful seaside town of Lorne. A popular escape, you can take in majestic views of Bass Strait at the spectacular Teddy’s Lookout above the mouth of the St. George River. Enjoy lunch at one of our favourite local cafes before checking into your accommodation at Apollo Bay.

The afternoon will see you don your hiking boots for the first of two spectacular portions of the Great Ocean Walk. The Cape Otway Lighthouse Cemetery and Lookout Walk offers panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the lighthouse, and historic telegraph station.

On day two hike from Princetown to Glenample along cliff tops through coastal scrubland while taking in views of the Twelve Apostles. Kangaroos are regular grazers in nearby paddocks and pods of dolphins can sometimes be seen in the ocean below.

After a second restful night’s sleep, you’ll still have time to explore the region further before we take you back to Melbourne.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Guided walks along two of the most spectacular sections of the Great Ocean Walk
  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Scenic accommodation and dinner at the acclaimed Chris’s at Beacon Point
  • Observe koalas and native parrots in the wild at Kennett River
  • Port Campbell National Park – The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and other highlights
  • Rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park


Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Daily lunches with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Two nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast at Chris’s Beacon Point
  • Nightly dinners with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 3 day / 2 night tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Great Ocean Road Private Tour (2-days)

Great Ocean Road Private Tour (2-days)

One of Acacia’s most exciting and ethereally beautiful tours, the Great Ocean Road deserves to be savoured. Why not make the most of your time travelling along Australia’s most scenic coastal route with this two-day trip, including an unforgettable overnight stopover in the township of Apollo Bay?

Taken at a more leisurely pace, you can make the most of the stunning views along this rugged, sea-carved stretch of paradise. This memorable tour allows for extra insights, including a magical rainforest walk through lush rainforest at Melba Gully and the staggering natural beauty of the London Bridge Arch and Bay of Islands at the western end of the Port Campbell National Park.

Epicurean adventurers will also appreciate the opportunity to take in the mouth-watering Great Ocean Road gourmet trail. Visit some of the region’s finest foodie hot spots, like the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery, where you can enjoy a nip of whisky, and the award-winning paddock to plate operation that is Apostle Whey Cheese.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe koalas and native parrots in the wild at Kennett River
  • Rainforest walk at Melba Gully in the Great Otway National Park
  • Port Campbell National Park – The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and other highlights
  • Overnight accommodation and dinner at the acclaimed Chris’s at Beacon Point
  • Great Ocean Road gourmet trail including Timboon Railway Shed Distillery and Apostle Whey Cheese


Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Daily Two-course lunches with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation with continental breakfast at Chris’s Beacon Point
  • Two-course dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Whiskey and cheese tasting
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 2 day / 1 night tour departs at 9:00am from your nominated Melbourne address



Great Ocean Road & Helicopter Journey

Great Ocean Road & Helicopter Journey

From observing surfers ride the wild waves of Bells Beach to soaring high above one of Australia’s natural icons in a private helicopter, there’s so much to see and do on Acacia’s adventurous Great Ocean Road & Helicopter journey.

After morning tea set high on the clifftop at Split Point lighthouse, tour the Great Ocean Road in comfort as it winds along the coast. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife, from koalas to native parrots then flick through your Australian fauna selfies over a delicious two-course lunch at Apollo Bay’s acclaimed La Bimba.

Following lunch, the road turns inland through the towering rainforest of the Great Otway National Park emerging at one of nature’s marvels, the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and the breathtaking Shipwreck Coast.

After an invigorating day touring the Great Ocean Road, indulge in the ultimate finale by boarding a private helicopter for the scenic 75-minute flight high above the dramatic coastline and fertile rainforests before touching down in the heart of Melbourne.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Experience the very best of the Great Ocean Road from the sky in a private helicopter flight from the 12 Apostles to Melbourne
  • Port Campbell National Park including The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe koalas and native parrots in the wild at Kennett River
  • Two-course lunch at La Bimba in Apollo Bay – one of the finest restaurants on the Great Ocean Road
  • Great Otway National Park


Inclusions

  • Private 75-minute helicopter flight (12 Apostles to Melbourne)
  • Morning tea
  • Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury touring and transfer vehicles (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 10-hour tour departs at 8:30am from your nominated Melbourne address



Great Ocean Road Private Tour

Great Ocean Road Private Tour

Your Acacia Great Ocean Road one day tour begins in the township of Torquay, Australia’s celebrated capital of surf culture and home of the legendary Bells Beach.

The carved cliffs of the winding Great Ocean Road afford panoramic views of lighthouses, windswept beaches and sandy coves. Arriving at the picturesque seaside hamlet of Kennett River, guests can observe dozing Koalas in their natural habitat and brilliantly hued King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas.

After a sumptuous lunch of local seafood and regional produce in the popular holiday village of Apollo Bay, the road forges inland through the verdant gullies of the Great Otway National Park.

Finally, the road emerges on the dramatic Shipwreck Coast near the iconic Twelve Apostles, the scenic highlight of the day. Stroll cliff-edge boardwalks for the perfect vantage point of these limestone stack formations and the nearby Loch Ard Gorge. Adventurous travellers can descend all eighty-six of the Gibson Steps down to the beach.

Conclude your Great Ocean Road private tour with a comfortable return journey to Melbourne.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Bells Beach – Australia’s most famous surf break
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Observe wild koalas and native parrots at Kennett River
  • Two-course lunch at La Bimba in Apollo Bay – one of the finest restaurants on the Great Ocean Road
  • Lush fern gullies and rainforest of the Great Otway National Park
  • Port Campbell National Park – The Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Expert commentary on this Great Ocean Road tour Melbourne


Inclusions

  • Morning tea
  • Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water


Duration

This one day tour (11 to 12-hours) departs at 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne address


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