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



King Valley & High Country (2-Day)

Wander off the beaten path for intimate experiences on this gastronomic adventure

Punctuated by a morning tea in the picturesque township of Yea, you’ll be mesmerised by the staggering beauty on show during the drive from Melbourne to the High Country’s mountainous expanse, dotted with rolling vineyards and picture-perfect townships.

The first port of call on your two-day Acacia tour of the majestic King Valley is the family-run “Prosecco Road” champion Pizzini Wines, where you’ll enjoy a picnic in their beautiful gardens after a cheese-matched wine tasting. From there, take your pick of the neighbouring vineyards.

Once you’ve checked into the greenery-shrouded retreat of Albertine’s Beechworth Boutique Hotel, prepare for dinner at one of the stars of regional Victoria’s dining scene, the much-awarded restaurant Provenance. Situated in what was once the gold rush Bank of Australasia, chef Michael Ryan’s menu has been heavily influenced by his travels in Japan.

Setting out for the beauty of Bright, perched on a glittering stretch of the Ovens River cupped by mountains, take in the local vineyards and breweries in this breathtaking spot that’s best viewed from the peak of Huggin’s Lookout.

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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

  • Exclusive and private structured cellar door wine tasting paired with local cheeses and produce at Pizzini Wines followed by a gourmet picnic lunch in the cellar door garden
  • Enjoy the best of Australian sparkling wine visiting wineries on “Prosecco Road”
  • An exquisite two-course dinner at the highly-acclaimed Provenance restaurant
  • Overnight at the luxury lodging of Albertine’s Beechworth
  • Explore historic Beechworth – a remarkably well preserved and picture-perfect gold-mining town
  • A visit to the high-country township of Bright – perfect in any season
  • Lunch and wine tasting at Feathertop Winery, Bright


Inclusions

  • Exclusive wine and cheese tasting
  • All wine and produce tastings
  • Morning teas
  • Day 1: Picnic lunch with beverages
  • Two-course dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation with continental breakfast at Albertine’s Beechworth
  • Day 2: Two-course lunch with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 2-day tour departs from 8:00am from your nominated Melbourne address.



Grampians Walks, Wildlife, & Wine

Grampians Walks, Wildlife, & Wine

The first stop on your adventurous two-day escape to the spectacular Grampians National Park is the Victorian era boomtown of Ballarat.  Guests can choose to visit Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum that transports you back to 1850’s gold rush fever. Alternatively visit the award-winning Ballarat Wildlife Park renowned for up-close encounters with Australian native animals including Victoria’s premier koala experience.

From there we’ll whisk you away to Dunkeld, a picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the stunning twin peaks of mounts Abrupt and Sturgeon in the southern Grampians National Park. Spot kangaroos while walking the arboretum or perhaps forage through the celebrated kitchen garden of the Royal Mail Hotel, your dining and rest spot for the night. This evening you will be treated to an envelope-pushing dinner you’ll never forget at one of Australia’s finest restaurants.

Day two brings with it a world of potential.  Explore Brambuck Aboriginal Culture Centre and perhaps trek up to the majesty of Mackenzie Falls before a picnic lunch. With several hikes on offer, pick how hard you want to work and then wash it all down with a well-earned sparkling wine at Seppelt Great Western winery en route 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

  • Enjoy stunning Southern Grampian vistas in Dunkeld
  • Overnight at the highly acclaimed Royal Mail Hotel with gourmet five-course degustation dinner
  • Visit to Brambuck cultural centre to learn more of the regions significant aboriginal heritage
  • For the active, hike to the Pinnacle for an unsurpassed view of the Grampians
  • Visit Sovereign Hill or the Ballarat Wildlife Park
  • Picnic lunch with friendly kangaroos in Zumsteins
  • Wine tasting at the historic Seppelt Great Western winery – home to Australia’s finest sparkling shiraz


Inclusions

  • All wine and produce tastings
  • National Park fees
  • Daily Two-course lunch with beverages (beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Overnight accommodation at the Royal Mail Hotel
  • Five-course dinner with beverages (beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Sovereign Hill entry or Ballarat Wildlife Park entry
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

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