3 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Tour

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Great Ocean Road & Grampians 3 Day Private Tour

The Ultimate Victorian Road Trip Combining The Best of Coast & Country

This 3 day private tour is designed to showcase the very best of Victoria! From exploring the stunning beauty of the Great Ocean Road, we’ll have time to explore the Otways Rainforest, Cape Otway Lighthouse, the itinerary can be tailored to include a section of the Great Ocean Walk trail. For foodies we can explore the 12 Apostles Food Artisan Trail. When it comes to seeing stunning sunsets and sunrises, I can ensure you experience these at either the 12 Apostles or at Boroka Lookout / Reeds Lookout in the Grampians National Park. For wine lovers we can tailor an afternoon to explore the Great Western wine region which is home to some fantastic cool climate shiraz and white varieties. Overall this adventure really has it all and it’s my favourite trip to run with guests from interstate and overseas.

Tour Departs –
Melbourne CBD – Hotel pickups will be available.

Tour Returns –
Approx: 6:30pm to 8:30pm we will be back in Melbourne. I will drop you off back at your accommodation and if you are leaving Melbourne, Airport drop-offs can be arranged.

Minimum Group Size – 2

Maximum Group Size – 11

Accommodation – Camping & accommodation options are available. The below itinerary is based on staying in Apollo Bay on night 1 and Halls Gap night 2. Please get in touch to discuss accommodation options.

Price – Tour price will depend on accommodation, however being an owner-operated business, my rates are very competitive.

Food – We will stop along the way for you to purchase meals, however the van does have a fridge and I can bring along food at your request. I typically provide water, fruit and muesli bars etc. throughout the tour.

What to bring –  Your overnight pack with swimming clothes, towel, hat, sunglasses, toiletries & a change of clothes and good walking shoes.

Tour Runs – Private tours run year round.

Enquiries – 0410 341 228 or email jonoingram@gmail.com

Great Ocean Road Tour Highlights

Bells Beach 

Split Point Lighthouse

Memorial Arch

Teddy’s Lookout

Lorne Beach

Erskine Falls

Koalas at Kennett River

Apollo Bay Beach

Otways Redwood Forest

Triplet Falls

Gibson Steps

12 Apostles

Port Campbell

Grampians Highlights

Halls Gap

Pinnacles Lookout

Boroka Lookout

Mackenzies Falls

Bests Winery

Great Ocean Road Image Gallery

Options For Gourmet Food & Wine Lovers

The 12 Apostles Food Artisans Tour

The abundance of Food Artisans and producers in the area gives visitors the chance to savour several amazing food and wine experiences along the spectacular coast and scattered throughout the inland crater country. The drive between leaving Port Campbell and heading towards the Grampians National Park gives us time to visit 1,2 or 3 of the places below.

Schulz Organic Dairy

Timboon Fine Ice Cream

Timboon Distillery

Gorge Chocolates

Berry World

Dairylicious Farm Fudge

Keayang Maar Vineyard

Grampians Image Gallery

Your Adventure In Detail

Great Ocean Road + Otways + Grampians

Day 1  – Explore The Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay

– First stop is Bells Beach to watch surfers ride the world famous surf break that features annually on the ASP World Tour.

– Next stop is the Split Point lighthouse which gives us our first views of the iconic Great Ocean Road.

– We then visit Lorne where we’ll enjoy lunch and have some time to go for a swim, throw the frisbee or even play beach cricket if weather permits.

– Next stop is the stunning Erskine Falls which involves a short walk to the base of the falls and if you are game, you can stand under the waterfalls!

– Back in the bus, we drive 20mins along the coast to Kennetts River, where we get the opportunity to get up close and personal with local Koalas and King Parrots.

– Next we head to Apollo Bay for the evening. I’ll be available to drive you to dinner and we can also head out to explore Cape Otway Lightstation if you like.

Day 2 – Otways Rainforest, 12 Apostles & Drive To Grampians National Park

– First stops of the day is the Otways Redwoods forest which provides guests an opportunity to walk amongst giant Sequoia trees which were planted in 1938. These trees now tower 70m high and provide a great contrast to the native temperate rainforest we’ll be visiting next.

– Nestled in Victoria’s Great Otway National Park, Triplett Falls showcases three distinct cascades plunging into a serene pool. Surrounded by eucalyptus trees and ancient ferns, it offers a picturesque setting for nature enthusiasts.

– Next stop is the General Store at Lavers Hill where guests will be able to purchase lunch and take a short break.

– Leaving the Otways Rainforest behind we now head to Gibson Steps where we can descend the steps carved into the cliffs and stroll along the pristine beach, marvelling at the towering cliffs and intricate rock formations that have been sculpted over millions of years

Day 3 – Pinnacles Hike, Brambruk Cultural Centre and local wineries

Today is all about exploring the Wonderland mountain range that imposes itself over Halls Gap. Depending on the fitness of the group we can either depart from the Wonderland carpark or Sundial carpark. Both walks are approx. 2.1km each way to the Pinnacles lookout butt one is easier than the other.

– Once we’ve completed the Pinnacles walk we’ll head into town for lunch before heading to the Brambruk Cultural Centre which has been developed to showcase the rich aboriginal heritage of the Grampians (Gariwerd) region. We’ll have an opportunity to watch a presentation on Aboriginal culture, listen to a didgeridoo performance and learn about the six seasons that occur in the Geriward and how the lives of the Jardwadjali and Djab Wurrung tribes were linked to this cycle.

– After an epic fun filled adventure it’s now time to sample what else the region is famous for and that’s wine! We’ll stop at Best’s Winery and Seppelt Great Western which are two fantastic local wineries. Once we’ve finished at the wineries we’ll depart for Melbourne with an approx. arrival time of 6:30pm.

Jono Ingram - Good Times Tours

Your Guide – Jono Ingram

Read Our Reviews

Kate Moxhay
Kate Moxhay
2024-03-18
Jono was an exceptional driver and host for our group's tour around the Heathcote wine region yesterday. Would highly recommend Jono to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and fun host!
Jessica Cowin
Jessica Cowin
2024-03-09
Jono was the most amazing tour guide. He elevated our Yarra Valley wine tour experience. Great fun and well managed tour, he got us everywhere on time and took us to some great wineries. Would definitely roll with him again!
Nobu Kurihara
Nobu Kurihara
2022-11-19
Jono took our Japanese group to Heathcoat wineries. Excellent private tour. Our guide Jono was incredibly knowledgable, cheerful and gave us a fantastic day! We learnt about history, culture, features and much more. He was well traveled and have flexibility, high standards, and we were very happy with Jono's tour - he had great memory and experience in Japan and all over the world, we also enjoyed chatting with him!
Dale Manson
Dale Manson
2022-07-10
Jono was fantastic. From prior to the booking right through to the day, Jono was accommodating and a great communicator. Jono looked after us superbly throughout our wine tour in the Macedon Ranges. If you’re looking for a reliable and quality tour, hit up Jono!
Anna Bevington
Anna Bevington
2021-02-07
We loved our 1 day winery tour in Heathcote. Jono had picked some great independent venues where you got to meet the owners and everything was well organised from start to finish. The bus was comfy and clean, price was very good value and Jono was a great host. Would definitely recommend!
Lauren Howe
Lauren Howe
2021-02-07
Jono took a group of us on a wine tour around the Heathcote wine region. It was such a great day out and amazing to go to the small independent wineries where the whole experience felt very personal - highly recommend
Robert Street
Robert Street
2020-03-13
My wife and I took a 2-day Great Ocean Walk with Jono. We started at Blanket Bay and finished at Johanna Beach. Then he took us to see the 12 Apostles. It couldn't have been more fun. Jono is a very engaging guide and host. He took care of every detail. He is extremely well-traveled, and it was fun to hear about his adventures. The walks each day were broken into 1 1/2 to 2 hour sections with Jono greeting us at the ends with snacks and cold drinks. His camping equipment made the chilly evening manageable. We highly recommend Jono and Good Times.
Justin Flannery
Justin Flannery
2020-02-27
We called on Jono to organise a private wine tour of the Yarra Valley and had a great day out! He organised our tastings and booked lunch for us and then gave us the flexibility on the day to add in other venues. The group all appreciated his local knowledge and relaxed personality.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us on any of the platforms below.

jonoingram@gmail.com

facebook.com/goodtimestoursvictoria

@goodtimestours

Jono Ingram – 0410 341 228 or @jonoingram

Feel free to WhatsApp me, send me a text or DM on Instagram. Whatever is easiest for you and I’ll reply within 2 hours.

Address – 2-4 Southey Court, Elwood, 3084

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