Great Ocean Road Trip

5 Days / 4 Nights Self Guided Tour

Experience One of the World’s Greatest Road Trips With Your New Travel Family

Famous around the world and the 5th most visited place in Australia, The Great Ocean Road is special. Why don’t we include it in our Welcome to Melbourne tour? Because a road trip with mates is the only way to do it. 

Tour Length

5 Days / 4 Nights

Perfect For

Adding on to your Welcome to Melbourne tour

Group Size

5 – 22 people

Travel Style

Self Guided


Vehicle hire, accommodation and advised itinerary

Departure Dates

Tuesday or Sunday after your Welcome to Melbourne  tour

Top Experiences

World Famous Surf Beaches

The Great Ocean Road has famous surf beaches as well as surf history. Home to Rip Curl, Billabong and the Australian National Surfing Museum, you have to stop in Torquay.

Beach Meets The Rainforest

Lush rainforest to your right and world-class beaches to your left, you’ll be feeling pretty blessed. For true Australian authenticity, the water is full of surfers and the trees are full of koalas!

The Impressive 12 Apostles

Despite the photos you’ve seen of the 12 Apostles, nothing can prepare you for how spectacular these towering limestone structures along the rugged Victorian coastline really are.

The Grampians National Park

The unsung hero of this road trip, with Aboriginal culture, an abundance of scenic hikes and so many sunset and sunrise viewpoint options. This place really is incredible.


Leaving Melbourne you will head west to the Grampians National Park which is full of amazing hikes and waterfalls, dropping down to Port Fairy at the very end of the Great Ocean Road. Witness the spectacular 12 Apostles, be dwarfed by trees in the Otway Rainforest, then spend time on the Surf Coast.


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 Queenscliff.


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Day 1

What time is it? Road trip time! We’ll give you the details for your car pickup and an advised itinerary and you and the crew are on your way! As long as you have a driving licence* you’re able to drive.

The first stop is the awe-inspiring Grampians National Park. We guarantee you will lose count of how many kangaroos you see here. The Grampians is also a great spot for hikes as well as lookout points, one of which we’ll recommend to you for sunset.

*Your Driving license must say ‘Driving License’ in English. If it doesn’t please bring an International License or a certified translation of your license.

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The Best Sunrise in Australia?

Day 2

Rise and shine, time to experience your first Australian sunrise. You’ll have plenty of time to get some sleep on the drive so make sure you’re out of bed to experience this.

Later that morning you’ll make your way to the end of the Great Ocean Road, hopefully seeing some emus and koalas on the way to your destination for the night, the quirky town of Port Fairy.

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See the Iconic 12 Apostles

Day 3

Today is the day you take in the majority of what is known as the Shipwreck Coast. This drive is something else and it is even better if you beat the crowds in the morning. This will also serve you well for when you get to the 12 Apostles, as well as London Bridge, Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge – all iconic landmarks on this spectacular road trip.

Tonight you’ll stay in the liveliest town on the trip, Apollo Bay which has one of the most beautiful beaches lining the entire town. 

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Waterfalls & Wildlife

Day 4

You’ve left the Shipwreck Coast behind and now you’re driving along the Surf Coast, don’t worry, the views are just as special. Not only can you visit cool towns like Lorne, there are inland walks and hikes to waterfalls and a chance to spot koalas in the wild. 

There’s only one more thing to do that day, send us the photo of you and your group of mates under the famous Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch! 

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World Famous Surf Beaches

Day 5

You’ll wake up in Queenscliff, a small town close to Torquay, a town known for its surf culture due to it hosting the Rip Curl Pro (part of the World Surf League) every Easter. We have friends everywhere and can easily organise for you to hire a board and wetsuit while you’re in town. 

Post morning surf it’s time to head back to Melbourne to reflect on the best two weeks of your life. You may even want to hit the bar crawl again and join this week’s Welcome to Melbourne group for one last big Melbourne night as a group.

Is this tour for you?

You don’t know them now, but you’ll make friends for life on your Welcome to Melbourne tour.

Make sure your time with them doesn’t end early and join them for a road trip you’ll remember forever.

The experiences you have travelling will last forever.
It's time for you to start making memories.

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Great Ocean Road Trip (Add-On)

Please note you can only book this tour if you are also travelling on our Welcome to Melbourne tour.


Please note – this add-on tour is exclusive to travellers who are planning to join us on either our Welcome to Sydney or Welcome to Melbourne tours. Don’t miss joining your future travel-fam on this self-guided tour after your Welcome Tour ends!

£191 GBP
$247 USD
€227 EUR
$339 CAD
£191 GBP
$247 USD
€227 EUR
$339 CAD
£191 GBP
$247 USD
€227 EUR
$339 CAD
£191 GBP
$247 USD
€227 EUR
$339 CAD