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