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6 Day Grampians & Great Ocean Road Discovery
Melbourne and return to Melbourne

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Map - Take in some of the country's best sights from the height of the Grampians to the shores by the Great Ocean Road

About this tour: 6 Day Take in some of the country's best sights from the height of the Grampians to the shores by the Great Ocean Road Australias
Great Ocean Road is a glorious stretch of land capturing the finer points of Victorias versatile and diverse ecosystems. The iconic bushland and glistening seascapes fuse together to create something greater than the sum of its parts, seen in natural wonders such as the Loch Ard Gorge, the towering 12 Apostles or even the surf beaches of Torquay. Further inland, the towering sandstone ridges of the Grampians offer a view of the land below pristine, undisturbed and authentically Australian. Close enough to comfortable, trendy seaside towns like Lorne yet just far enough from the metropolitan Melbourne to feel the call of the wild, the southern coast is everything you could want from Australia and more.

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Tour Name: 6 Day Grampians & Great Ocean Road Discovery

01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Trip Code/Style:
PACGR: Comfort

Trip Theme:
Short Breaks, Wildlife

Tour Departs From:
Default: Fraser Place is a centrally located serviced apartment property in the centre of Melbourne's CBD. Each apartment features a small kitchenette. Fraser Place offers complimentary high-speed WiFi, entertainment systems with LCD TVs, DVD players and iPod docking stations.

Tour Departs:
MAR18: 18, APR18: 08 15, NOV18: 18 25, DEC18: 02 09 16, JAN19: 06 28, FEB19: 03 10 17 24, MAR18: 03 11 17 24

Tour Finishes:
Select Central Melbourne Accommodation approximately 7pm on day 6

Max People:

Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Min Children aged 8

Tour Theme:
Short Breaks

Hotel (4 nights), Motel (1 night)
Comfortable 3-4 Star accommodation including a pre tour night in Melbourne

AUD $2385 per person
AUD $1195 per person Additional Services - Single supplement (private room)

All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.

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Why we love this trip
Stay in unique four star accommodation along Victoria's Great Ocean Road and Grampians
Enjoy a native food dinner cooked by a local chef
Walk where few dare to tread on a special section of the Great Ocean Road, travelling down Gibson Steps to a glistening shoreline dotted with giant stone monuments
A smaller group size of 12 people gives you a better chance of making new friends and enjoying uncrowded sight-seeing
Sacred to the Gunditjmara people, explore the soon to be UNESCO-listed Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape home to ancient aqua traps dating from 6600 years ago
Get up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos
See the famous twelve apostles, perhaps from a helicopter above the ocean
Hike to the Pinnacles, explore Halls Gap and Victoria's Grampians

Is this trip right for you?
This Comfort trip is twin share hotel accommodation. Solo travelers may be paired with another person of the same gender. A single supplement is available for purchase on request.
This trip has a couple of walks in the Grampians. Whilst hiking boots are not essential, they may make your experience more comfortable.
There are some block of driving a couple of hours long, so make sure you bring a good book or ipod with music
Even in summer the southern part of Australia (especially in the mountains) can be cool so please bring warm clothes for the evenings as well as light walking clothes for the daytime

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Day 1: Melbourne
Welcome to Melbourne! Often referred to as Australias music capital, Melbourne is full of arts, culture and plenty of foodie hot-spots for those feeling a bit peckish from the flight over. Start the adventure off with a welcome meeting in the evening at your hotel. Please look out for a flyer in the hotel reception for more details on this meeting alternatively dont hesitate to ask the front desk staff for more information. Remember to keep your insurance and next of kin details on hand as your leader will be picking these up before you begin. If youve arrived early, one of the best ways to get acquainted with the city is with an Urban Adventures trip the Total Melbourne tour whisks you to the heights of the citys best viewpoint down to the laneways full of hidden bars and cafes. Filled with plenty of fun facts about the citys history and modern culture, youll be an honorary Melbournian by the time the trip ends for sure! Optional Activities Melbourne - City Sights Kayak Tour - Urban Adventure - AUD78 Multicultural Markets of Melbourne - Urban Adventure - AUD84 Made In Melbourne- Urban Adventure - AUD93 Meals Included There are no meals included on this day.

Day 2: Apollo Bay and Kennett River
Begin with a breakfast at the hotel before departing from Melbourne en route to Torquay a town made famous for its fantastic surfing beaches. After a brief morning tea, continue onwards to Memorial Arch, a timber log archway that stands as a tribute to the World War One servicemen who constructed the Great Ocean Road. Arrive at Lorne for lunch, then take some time to explore this laid-back seaside town or duck into the water for a quick swim. Head to Teddys Lookout for views of the rugged hills jutting out of Australias south-eastern coastline, try to spot cute and cuddly Koalas near Kennett River and finally arrive at Apollo Bay in the late afternoon. After a big day of driving and exploration, enjoy some free time to relax at your accommodation or perhaps duck out to a local restaurant for a fresh seafood dinner. Included Activities Memorial Arch Teddy's Lookout above Lorne Kennett River Koalas Meals Included Breakfast Dinner

Day 3: Twelve Apostles and Warrnambool
Tuck in to an early breakfast at a local caf, then head towards Maits Rest for a guided walk through an enchanting patch of lush Australian rainforest located in the Great Otway National Park. Listen out for birds cooing and tweeting through the emerald ferns as you marvel upon towering trees above and trickling waterways below. Afterwards, embark on a truly unique experience with a walk along the Great Ocean Road itself en route to Gibson Steps. Prepare yourself to be dwarfed by the towering cliffs and offshore columns as you walk along the shoreline, feeling the breath of the ocean run across your skin as the morning sun beams warmly above. Continue along the Great Ocean Road for a stop at one of Australias best known natural wonders the 12 Apostles. Its a humbling experience to look out from the cliff tops at these limestone monoliths as they staunchly protrude from the water, keeping an ear out as waves crash against their feet. An optional helicopter ride offers the chance to take in sweeping views of the landscape just ask your leader if youre interested in taking this option. Say farewell to the 12 Apostles and hit the road once more. Stop by the Loch Ard Gorge for a glimpse of a picturesque natural inlet, enjoy a lunch stopover at Port Campbell, then go sightseeing at London Bridge, The Grotto and the Bay of Martyrs before arriving in Warrnambool. Enjoy an evening dinner with the group before hitting the hay for the night. Included Activities Loch Ard Gorge 12 Apostles & London Bridge Great Ocean Walk & Gibson Steps Guided rainforest walk through Maits Rest Optional Activities 'Shipwrecked' or 'Harpooned' show & dinner - AUD45 Twelve Apostles helicopter flight - AUD145 Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Warrnambool and Halls Gap
Spend today exploring the Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected area, taking a tour of the volcanic landscapes created by the eruption of Budj Bim (Mount Eccles) around 27,000 years ago. This traditional meeting place and camping area of the Gunditjmara people is a major part of indigenous Australian Dreaming trails and remains an important ceremonial site come to understand the cultural importance of this soon to be World Heritage-listed site on a walk with a local guide. Uncover the secrets of the traditional aqua catchments used to trap eels and fish, using techniques that outdate the Pyramids of Giza, and contine to discover unique caves, craters, lava tunnels and glistening lakes on a trek through this authentic plot of Australian bushland. Included Activities Budj Bim Tyrendarra Indigenous tour Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Halls Gap and the The Grampians
Riddled with glorious sandstone mountains, dazzling wildflowers and dramatic lookouts, the Grampians region is a hotbed for some of Australias finest natural treasures. Begin your adventures through the ranges on a hike to The Pinnacle via Devils Gap. Keep an eye out for koalas, kangaroos and even echidnas who might be seen rummaging through the surrounding bushland, then take in astounding views of Halls Gap and the Grampians peaks from the top of the lookout. After a brief lunch, continue on a relatively easy walk to The Balconies for panoramic views of Victoria Valley. Press on to Mackenzie Falls to witness stunning cascades as they collapse into a deep pool, firing mist into the surrounding air. After a long day of walking, settle down the way that traditional Australian bushmen would to a bush tucker dinner, cooked up by a local chef using native ingredients. Included Activities Pinnacles Walk - Grampians Mackenzie Falls - Grampians Native food bush dinner Meals Included Breakfast Dinner

Day 6: Halls Gap to Melbourne
After breakfast at the hotel, travel back from Halls Gap towards Melbourne. The adventure comes to a close once you arrive in the city. Meals Included Breakfast

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What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent/net, camera and batteries or charger.

What's Included in tour:
Meals 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport Minibus
Accommodation Hotel (4 nights), Motel (1 night)

Included activities Memorial Arch Teddy's Lookout above Lorne Kennett River Koalas Loch Ard Gorge 12 Apostles & London Bridge Great Ocean Walk & Gibson Steps Guided rainforest walk through Maits Rest Budj Bim Tyrendarra Indigenous tour Pinnacles Walk - Grampians Mackenzie Falls - Grampians Native food bush dinner

12 Apostles & London Bridge

Mackenzie Falls

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Important notes
1. This trip starts in Melbourne with an arrival day and welcome meeting in the evening. Check the notice board at the hotel for the meet and greet time

2. This trip is twin share hotel. Solo travelers may be paired with a person of the same gender

3. Arrival time back in Melbourne is around midday. Please check any onward travel with us if you plan to fly that afternoon

Hotel (4 nights), Motel (1 night)

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

*Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel for full details.

From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40's. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.


A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

Fitness Level: 2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.

The Tour Difference
Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

Great ocean Road koala spotting, based in Darwin, Northern Territory and is proudly Australian owned and one of the oldest specialist travel specialists in Northern Territory which is Australian licensed and locally operated by Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals Group - Australia is one of the Northern Territory's leading small group safari, sightseeing, charter, tour and selfdrive specialists' it is a Darwin Northern Territory Travel Agent. - Goholi Australia - Australia 4 Wheel Drive Rentals Group - Australia
Reichardt Road, Winnellie 0820
Darwin, Northern Territory Australia
Tel: International +61 8 7999 7511
WithinAustralia Free call 1800 107 371


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