Visit the Great Ocean Road and marvel at some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Australia, from ancient rainforests, volcanic plains and iconic wildlife to towering limestone cliffs (12 Apostles), sandy beaches and marine reserves teeming with life.
Plan your next road trip along the Great Ocean Road with our road trip itineraries. One of the most magnificent and accessible Australia road trip itinerary’s.
Learn about the top destinations & attractions to make the most of your time in Australia. You can either book this tour alone or combine this road trip with our Melbourne Gap Year programme.
The Great Ocean Road region has some of the world surfing professionals’ favourite surf spots as well as surf history. Most famous of all is internationally renowned Bells Beach, home to the annual Rip Curl Pro event,, Billabong and the Australian National Surfing Museum.
An easy drive taking you along cliff tops and surf beaches and through lush rainforest. Along the way, we’ll take the time to stop at the lookouts and watch out for wildlife. Spot koalas, kangaroos and even whales.
You’re not going to travel the length of the Great Ocean Road and not see its greatest iconic site, are you? The world-famous Twelve Apostles are the undisputed highlight of the equally famous Great Ocean Road.
Enjoy a scenic hike in the beautiful surroundings of Grampians National Park. Here you can explore the breathtaking beauty of the giant sandstone outcrops and eucalypt covered slopes of the Northern Grampians.
You will be travelling with a group of fun, exciting and interesting people from everywhere in the world! And you can easily make new friends along the trip.
Small groups, insider access, and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Groups sizes are usually between 10 – 18 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!
All visitors to Australia (excepting those from New Zealand) will require a visa or e-visa/ETA to enter. These must be applied for before departure, and if you’re planning on working in Australia whilst you’re out here you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa. If you are just heading to Australia for fun however, an ETA will suffice. Both visas can be applied for online. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Also, check out the general Australian visa requirement here.
If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 10% deposit.
Simply select the ‘deposit’ option when you Check out. We’ll hold you a spot on your chosen start date and send you a link to pay the remaining amount.
The balance must be paid in full at least 40 days prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 40 days of your start date the deposit option is not available so you need to pay in full.
Pack up the car and head deep into the countryside to uncover stunning natural attractions. The first stop is the amazing Grampians National Park. Every park trail offers an awe–inspiring view of the Grampians from multiple lookout points. Keep your eyes open and you’ll be sure to see some native wildlife.
*Before the trip, we’ll give you the details for your car pickup and an advised itinerary for the trip! As long as you have a driving license* you’re able to drive.
*If your license isn’t written in English, you’ll need to carry a formal English translation or an International Driving Permit.
Watching the sunrise from a lookout over the Grampians is a must-do when visiting. There’s something magical about watching the world come to life as the sky explodes in colour above the mountains, trees and lakes.
Later that morning you’ll make your way to the end of the Great Ocean Road, the coastal town of Port Fairy. There’ll be some cool places to stop along the way and take in the unique scenery or spot wild creatures!
See some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and Gibson’s Steps, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge, site of historic cliff lines.
We’ll end the day in the liveliest town on the trip, Apollo Bay.
Leave the Shipwreck Coast behind and now you’re driving along the Surf Coast. You’ll discover the waterfall walks of the Great Ocean Road in Lorne and the Otways. With a variety of small and longer walk options suitable for hikers or just a leisurely stroll.
You’ll wake up in Bells Beach, a world-famous surfing destination. This place has built a reputation as the location of the oldest surfing carnival in the world. We have friends everywhere and can easily organise for you to hire a board and wetsuit while you’re in town.
After that, it’s time to head back to Melbourne CBD to reflect on the best days of your life. You may even want to hit the bar crawl again and meet other fellow travellers from the Melbourne Gap Year group for a fun night out.
You don’t want to be worrying about accommodation, you just want to be taking in the road trip of a lifetime.
We’ve organised your hostel accommodation in the Grampians National Park, Port Fairy, Apollo Bay and Bells Beach.
Vehicle hire, accommodation and advised itinerary.
Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. If you require travel insurance, Grabatour Travel has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here.
Other activities and services not included. They can be added during payment step.
We love to make sure you make the most out of your time here, experiencing as much as possible. Australia has so many contrasting landscapes and the Blue Mountains and More Add On epitomises that with hikes, watering holes, wineries and beaches, creating such a cool road trip. If you want to experience this with your new travel family then yes, this Add On is for you.
Yes you do! If you’re coming here just as a tourist to visit Australia, you’ll need a Visitor Visa.
If you’re coming here to work while you’re on holiday, you’ll need either a Working Holiday Visa (417) or a Work and Holiday Visa (462), depending on which country you’re from.
You can find more information and a list of the various visas HERE.
We recommend organising this as soon as possible.
The application can be completed through your travel agent, or directly through the same Australian Government website as above.
We always recommend checking Australian Government website for any specific enquiries.
Absolutely! It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to this beautiful country to work, visit friends or family, study, sunbathe with the kangaroos or perfect your Australian accent. All of our travellers will still get the full package: a lifetime membership to our wonderful little travel family, a week full of food, friends and fun and any support you may need along the way.
Our tours cater for people aged 18-39 years old. The average age varies each week and that’s what we love about it.
Of course! During our travel presentation, we will give you an overview of all the beautiful and exciting destinations and experiences around Australia.
Following this, during your one-on-one sessions with our team, we will talk more specifically about what exactly you want to see and do, and we’ll help you plan everything. We want to make sure you have the most amazing adventure possible while you’re here!