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Melbourne to Adelaide 2 Day Adventure (via Great Ocean Road & Grampians)

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This is the best way to get from Melbourne to Adelaide, while also seeing the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians!

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  • Action-packed small group tour with maximum of 24 people
  • Expert Aussie guides with tons of knowledge to share
  • Perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups

What we'll do

See all of the Great Ocean Road and spend a day exploring the Grampians as you head from Melbourne to Adelaide!

You'll start early on day one in Melbourne, heading straight out for the start of the Great Ocean Road. Your driver-guide is super knowledgeable and will share the history of this famous coastal road and some local Aboriginal stories. Along the way, you'll stop in coastal towns, try to spot some koalas and feed parrots at Kennett River and enjoy a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otways rainforest.

In the afternoon you'll see all the main attractions of the Great Ocean Road, including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Then you'll drive to the Grampians and sleep overnight in Halls Gap. On day two your day starts with some kangaroo spotting, then you'll visit a lookout for spectacular views of the region. Later you'll visit some epic waterfalls and go for a swim. You'll also bushwalk to the Jaws of Death, before continuing on to Adelaide. On the way, you'll see the famous pink lake, stop for regular breaks in country towns and check out the abandoned railway station at Bordertown, before crossing the Murray River, arriving into Adelaide in the evening.

See two of Victoria's most famous attractions and get from Melbourne to Adelaide in an action-packed two days!

What to know

  • Tour days: Departs Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (extra departure on Tuesdays from November to March)
  • Price includes:
    • 2 day guided tour
    • 1 night shared accommodation (private room upgrade available)
    • Experienced and knowledgeable guide
    • Some meals (1 morning tea, 1 lunch, 1 breakfast)
    • Guided bushwalks
    • National Park fees
    • Air-conditioned minibus transport
    • Hostel/hotel pick-up
  • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English. 
  • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers. 
  • Group size: Up to 24 people
  • Age range: This tour attracts a mix of travellers, with most being in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
  • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

About your guides

Wildlife Tours Australia is a small family-owned Melbourne-based tour company that has been entertaining travellers since 1996. They place a strong emphasis on incorporating Australian wildlife into all of their tours, as that is one of the things that makes Australia so special! 

All of Wildlife Tours Australia's guides are carefully selected for their expertise, experience, great personalities and ability to entertain people. They are all well-travelled and therefore understand the needs of other travellers. They undertake a rigorous training program which ensures they are the best in the business. It also means you can relax and feel confident that you’re safe in good hands.


    DAY 1 - Great Ocean Road

    Your adventure starts with an early pick up from a range of central Melbourne locations. You head straight for the Great Ocean Road, with a morning snack stop at an iconic Aussie beach where you can get some sand between your toes. Then you'll visit the historic Memorial Arch for some photos, before heading to Kennett River to spot wild koalas and feed parrots. Afterwards, your group will go on a guided bushwalk in the ancient Otways Rainforest Twelve Apostles. In the afternoon, you'll view the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge, and hear some fascinating stories about their past. As the sun sets, you'll make your way to the Grampians and stay overnight in shared accommodation in Halls Gap (private rooms also available).

    DAY 2 - Grampians National Park

    Wake up and go meet some friendly kangaroos on the nearby oval before breakfast. Then you'll go head up into the Grampians National Park and experience spectacular views of the region from either Reed’s Lookout or Lake Bellfield. Afterwards, your group will drive to MacKenzie Falls or Silverband Falls to check out some beautiful waterfalls and have a swim if it is warm and safe. The main attraction today is a bushwalk to the Jaws of Death, where you may also see some Aboriginal rock art. Then it is back on the bus and time to head for Adelaide. On the way, you'll see the famous pink lake, stop for regular breaks in country towns and check out the abandoned railway station at Bordertown. You'll then cross the Murray River, arriving into Adelaide around 7:00 pm.


    • What should I bring? A change of clothes, toiletries, towel, swimwear, hat, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, flashlight, camera, water bottle and spending money. The temperatures drop overnight in the Grampians and it sometimes rains so make sure to bring some warm clothing and a rain jacket. Don't forget your sense of fun and adventure! 
    • Where do we start and finish? Tours start in Melbourne and finish in Adelaide. You can meet at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Flinders Street, or there is also courtesy pick-up from a range of hostels and hotels in Melbourne city centre. Contact us after booking to confirm your pick-up location.
    • How long does the tour go for? Tour departs on Day 1 at 7:15 am from St Paul's Cathedral and finishes on Day 2 around 7:00 pm.
    • What days does the tour operate? Tours depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, returning on Tuesday, Frida and Sunday respectively. There is an extra departure on Tuesdays from November to March.
    • What meals are included? Morning tea and lunch is included on Day 1, and breakfast on Day 2 is included. There are stops on the way to the Grampians on Day 1 where you can choose from a range of dinner options, and a lunch stop on Day 2.
    • Do you cater for specific diets? The tour can cater for a range of dietary requirements, as well as medical conditions/food allergies. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
    • Can I bring alcohol? Yes, you're welcome to BYO (bring your own). You can also purchase some alcohol when you stop for dinner on Day 1.
    • Who can come? Everyone is welcome on this tour! While most travellers are in the 20s and 30s, all ages are welcome and there are regularly a few older guests. Travellers under 18 years of age need to book the private room option and travel with legal guardians.

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations made more than 7 days before the activity starts will receive a full refund.
    • Cancellations made between 2 and 7 days before the activity starts will receive a 50% refund.
    • No cancellations can be made within 2 days of the activity. 
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          I needed to get from Melbourne to Adelaide and I was sick of flying around. Plus, local friends told me that I needed to see the famous Great Ocean Road. Since it was sort of on the way, I did this tour and I was extremely glad I did. Not only was the Great Ocean Road beautiful, but we did a night over in Grampians National Park. The national park was stunning and I was really glad I went because it was my only chance to see kangaroos in the while during my trip. The two day tour offers a return to Melbourne, a return to Adelaide, or starting in one city and ending in the other. Very convenient!

          Nice 2 days trip

          2 days trip from Melbourne to Adelade. The first day was the more interesting one along the Great Ocean road, a stop at the rainforest and a stop to spot some koalas in the wild. We slept in a hostel in the Grampians park which was nice and clean. The morning breakfast was great and seeing kangaroos at the doorstep is awesome. The second day morning we went around the Grampians park and the afternoon was a long drive to Adelade which was not very interesting. A great thanks to our driver and guide, Darren, who was really sweet and thoughtful.

          2 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

          A fantastic tour with Tara, our super knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to see the highlights of the Great Ocean Road and transfer from Melbourne to Adelaide. Great value!

          Two day Grampain Mountains and Ocean Road tour from Adelaide to Melbourne.

          I had an amazing two day trip as we travelled the Grampian Mountains and Great Ocean Road. It was one of the best experiences I have had. Kelly our tour guide was a typical Aussie with his signature felt hat. I didn't pay for luxury; I paid for the experience and I certainly got that. We saw a lot of country in a short period of time including the Adelaide Hills, open farming land in South Australia, the great Murray River, majestic mountains, valleys, waterfalls and rainforest, a spectacular pink lake and what I had been waiting for - the amazing coastline along the Great Ocean Road.

          2 day Great Ocean Road and Grampians tour

          An incredible experience. We did the 2 day tour from Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road and Grampians. We are young couple who did the tour with my parents. We all really enjoyed ourselves and saw some epic sites. The tour guide Tim was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and passionate. It was so enjoyable to listen to him inform us about a huge variety of relevant topics. He found some really quiet spots for us to observe the wildlife. The bus was comfortable and not too big. The accommodation was fine with not too many beds per room. The provided meals were tasty. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. I would recommend the tour to everyone!