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  • Koalas at Kennett River. Credit: Visit Victoria / Darren Donlen

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  • Boroka Lookout

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  • Melbourne. Credit: Visit Victoria / Mark Chew

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  • Credit: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre

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  • Great Ocean Road

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  • Warrnambool

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  • Otway Rainforest

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  • Loch Ard Gorge

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  • McKenzie Falls. Credit: Visit Victoria / Darren Donlen

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  • Reeds Lookout. Credit: Visit Victoria / Julian Kingma

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  • Sunset at the 12 Apostles. Credit: Visit Victoria / Darren Donlen

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  • Kangaroos in the Grampians

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  • The Pinnacle. Credit: Visit Victoria / Robert Blackburn

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  • 12 Apostles

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  • Koalas at Kennett River. Credit: Visit Victoria / Darren Donlen

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  • Boroka Lookout

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  • Melbourne. Credit: Visit Victoria / Mark Chew

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  • Credit: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre

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  • Great Ocean Road

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  • Warrnambool

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  • Otway Rainforest

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  • Loch Ard Gorge

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  • McKenzie Falls. Credit: Visit Victoria / Darren Donlen

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  • Reeds Lookout. Credit: Visit Victoria / Julian Kingma

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  • Sunset at the 12 Apostles. Credit: Visit Victoria / Darren Donlen

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  • Kangaroos in the Grampians

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  • The Pinnacle. Credit: Visit Victoria / Robert Blackburn

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  • Grampians wildflowers. Credit: Visit Victoria / Christine OConnell

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5 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians

  • Experience Victoria’s most iconic driving route
  • Visit 12 Apostles, Otway Rainforest & Halls Gap
Includes hotels, transport, bush walks & guides

Victoria is home to some spectacular landscapes, yet there are two which rank above almost all others - the Grampians and the Great Ocean Road. Though both very different, they’re united by rugged natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and picturesque vistas from atop their many lookouts.

Isn’t it time you ticked them off your Aussie bucket list? This five day trip makes it easier than ever. From the city to the beach and the bush, this tour is a perfect introduction to the many wonders of Victoria. Enjoy a night at leisure amidst the urban jungle of Melbourne, and then travel along the famed Great Ocean Road via Torquay, Apollo Bay and beyond. Stop to see wild koalas at Kennett River, experience a guided walk through the stunning Otway Rainforest, marvel at the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, and visit the extinct volcano of Tower Hill. Enjoy a visit to the amazing Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre, hike to the summit of the Pinnacles Lookout, trek to the base of McKenzie Falls and more! This sensational trip also includes four nights quality hotel and motel accommodation, together with A/C transport and a tour leader on days two to four.

ITINERARY

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Arrive in Melbourne for an early afternoon check-in to your centrally located accommodation. Enjoy the evening at leisure to experience some of the many highlights of Melbourne.

Overnight: Ibis on Therry or similar, Melbourne
Meals included: None

Today depart from cosmopolitan Melbourne, travelling along the world-famous Great Ocean Road. Pass alongside legendary surf beaches before stopping in Kennett River to go koala spotting and listen to the abundant birdlife. Continue onwards past Apollo Bay then enjoy a guided walk in the Otway Rainforest. The striking cool temperate rainforest of the Great Otway National Park boasts one of the highest rainfalls in the state with waterfalls flowing year-round. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. Later, visit the spectacular Twelve Apostles rock formation and Loch Ard Gorge before arriving in the seaside city of Warrnambool, where you will stay for the night.

Overnight: Tudor Motor Inn or similar, Warrnambool
Meals included: Breakfast

After seeing more wonders along the Great Ocean Road, visit Tower Hill National Park, an extinct volcano plain, which was declared Victoria’s first national park in 1892. The area is rich in Aboriginal history and home to an abundance of native wildlife. Later hike up to the iconic Pinnacles lookout within the Grampians National Park and get an amazing view of the region. Finish the day in the town of Halls Gap for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Gariwerd Motel or similar, Halls Gap
Meals included: Breakfast

Start the day with a hike to the base of Mckenzie Falls, the highest waterfalls in the Grampians National Park. Then check out some other famed sights such as The Balconies, Reeds Lookout and Boroka Lookout. After an amazing three days, arrive back in Melbourne early in the evening, where you will be dropped at your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Ibis on Therry or similar, Melbourne
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out of the hotel.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Enjoy 2 nights at leisure in Melbourne
  • See the famed beaches of Torquay and the Surf Coast
  • Stop to see wild koalas at Kennett River
  • Marvel at the cliff top views of the Great Ocean Road
  • Experience a guided walk through Otway rainforest
  • Explore the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback and London Bridge
  • Stay overnight in Warrnambool and Halls Gap
  • Explore the Bay of Islands and Bay of Martyrs, keeping an eye out for Southern Right Whales in winter
  • Visit Tower Hill, an extinct Volcano teeming with wildlife
  • Explore the Grampians National Park
  • Visit the amazing Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Admire stunning views on a hike to the Pinnacles
  • Experience wildlife encounters with kangaroos and emus
  • Take in spectacular views from Reeds and Boroka lookouts
  • Enjoy a hike to the base of McKenzie Falls, the highest in the Grampians
  • 4 nights quality hotel and motel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English speaking tour leader from days 2 to 4
  • Transport in private A/C vehicles

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 16th of May 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $350 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2020
October: 18
November: 15
December: 13
 
2021
*January: 10
*February: 7
April: 18
May: 16
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $85 per person.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

- Melbourne: Ibis on Therry or similar

- Warnambool: Tudor Motor Inn or similar

- Grampians: Gariwerd Motel or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Melbourne (Pre Tour): $150 per room.
- Melbourne (Post Tour): $150 per room.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 12, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
  
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling domestically on an Australian passport)
- International / Domestic flights or transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Melbourne: 
In Melbourne, a city of southern Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria, the climate is subtropical oceanic, with mild winters and pleasantly warm summers.
- Although it has a mild climate, Melbourne is subject to temperature swings because it can be reached both by cold air masses from the sea surrounding Antarctica and by hot and dry air masses from the Australian desert. In addition, the city is located enough to the south to be affected by the flow of westerly winds, which bring low pressure systems for several months a year. As a result, the weather is often variable, so much so that it is said that the four seasons can be experienced on the same day.
- The wind is quite frequent too, since the westerlies regularly blow for most of the year, while in summer, when the weather is sunny, the sea breeze blows in the afternoon. Not coincidentally, around Melbourne, there are several beaches frequented by surfers.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
4 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion



A tourist visa is not required if travelling domestically on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.