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Please note: We don't include the car in the prices as there are so many choices. You can either book your own car or we'd be pleased to do it for you.



Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians
3 days
Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park and Goldfields

Melbourne to Melbourne
7 days
Lakelands, Snowy Mountains, Victoria High Country, Goldfields, Grampians and Great Ocean Road


Melbourne to Adelaide
5 days
Great Ocean Road, Grampians and two cities to explore


Melbourne to Brisbane
14 days
Best driving road in the world, combine with spectacular coastal scenery and highland highlights


Melbourne to Cairns
28 days
The Great Ocean Road combined with the best driving on the east coast


Melbourne to Darwin
21 days
Fantastic driving, real 'outback', Uluru and the Northern Territory. A true Australian adventure!


Melbourne to Perth
19 days
This amazing journey covers almost 5,000 kms of some of the most varied and impressive scenery in Australia


Melbourne to Sydney
7 days
Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Victoria High Country, Snowy Mountains & NSW southern coast
Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians
Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road & Grampians

Combine one of the best roads in the world with the spectacular Grampians National Park and you have an experience every driver should have at least once in their life!

3 day tour


Includes: 2 nights accommodation.
4 days and 3 nights also available for only AU$120 extra!

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Discover the incredible countryside, twisting roads and beautiful coastline on this round trip from Melbourne. It's world renown as one of the ultimate coast roads and if you add in the natural beauty of the lookouts and waterfalls of the Grampians National Park and the old fashioned towns and charms of the Goldfields you have an unforgettable short tour...

Adventure on the Great Ocean RoadThe Great Ocean Road - Famous as one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, words can't describe the wonderful scenery on this 280km stretch of road close to Melbourne. The road twists and winds as soon as you set your wheels on it! There are plenty of small coastal towns to stop for lunch and a coffee and with fantastic ocean lookouts on one side and the greenery of the lovely

It takes longer than you might expect to drive along this road as there's so much to see. Take a walk in the temperate rainforest at Maits Rest and visit the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Grotto, London Bridge, The Arch - the list oges on! Keep an eye out for koalas in the roadside trees but don't forget to watch the road as well as the spectacular views! Every driver should travel this road at least once in their life.

Note that if you decide on the 4 day, 3 night trip we can organise two nights on the Great Ocean Road or give you a full day in the Grampians National Park. This is another area that needs at least half a day to explore....

One of the waterfalls in the Grampians National ParkGrampians National Park - after driving along the Great Ocean Road you'll turn north to the lovely Grampians National Park. This area of granite highlands is jam packed with wildlife, superb lookouts and beautiful waterfalls.

The Visitor Centre at Halls Gap is incredibly interesting and will give you an overview of the area. By the time you've driven and taken a a short walk to the two main lookouts and perhaps walked to the base of one of the waterfalls you'll need at least a half day there. If you are on the 3 day trip this can be the morning before you drive back to Melbourne but ideally the four day trip gives you the day to take in the sights and see the area properly.

Goldfields - On the way back to Melbourne take in the quaint, old fashioned towns of Castlemaine and Daylseford with their lovely bakeries and cafes. The beautiful countryside sweeps by and makes for a leisurely drive back to the city.

Unmistakably the 12 Apostles!