Great Ocean Walk + Grampians with the Super Crew

12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road with the Super Crew.

3 Day Great Ocean Road + Great Ocean Walk + Grampians Tour

Trip Report & Photos

See imagery below from a fantastic few days with my new favourite American family who booked me in so they could experience the Great Ocean Walk. The original plan was to do 2 days on the GOW and then bounce back to Melbourne to explore the Yarra Valley but once we were down at Aire River West campground after day 1 on the Great Ocean Walk, I raised the idea of visiting the Grampians and they were keen to make it happen.

The photos below are from hiking the Great Ocean Walk from Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach (arguably Victoria’s best overnight coastal hike) and an afternoon visiting the 12 Apostles before camping in the Grampians, hiking the Pinnacles Lookout and then finishing the trip with a visit to Best’s and Seppelt wineries in Great Western.

The Route

3 Day Great Ocean Walk and Grampians route.

Trip Highlights

  • Bells Beach
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Lorne
  • Koalas at Kennett River
  • Great Ocean Walk hike from Blanket Bay to Johanna Beach
  • Camping at Aire River West Campground
  • Melba Gully
  • 12 Apostles
  • Camping in the Grampians
  • Pinnacles Hike
  • Bests Great Western and Seppelt wineries

Imagery

Driving to Parker Inlet campsite where I can meet my guests and ensure they are are doing fine.
Driving to Parker Inlet campsite where I can meet my guests and ensure they are are doing fine.
Great Ocean Walk Tours - Parker Inlet Hike
The stunning Parker Inlet on the Great Ocean Walk
A local Swamp Wallaby near Parker Inlet Campsite on the Great Ocean Walk
A local Swamp Wallaby near Parker Inlet Campsite on the Great Ocean Walk
Walking back along the trail so I can meet my guests and make sure they are enjoying themselves.
Walking back along the trail so I can meet my guests and make sure they are enjoying themselves.
My personal favourite beach in Victoria - The stunning Crayfish Bay
My personal favourite beach in Victoria – The stunning Crayfish Bay
A section of narrow trail leading to spectacular coastal views
A section of narrow trail leading to spectacular coastal views
Taking the low tide route around Seal Point towards Crayfish Bay
Taking the low tide route around Seal Point towards Crayfish Bay
Looking towards Cape Otway Lightstation from Seal Point at low tide.
Looking towards Cape Otway Lightstation from Seal Point at low tide.
Cape Otway lightstation on the Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation
Koala at Aire River West Campground on the Great Ocean Walk Tour
Local Koala hanging out at Aire River West Campground
Great Ocean Walk Tour - Good Times Tours
Tidy little camp at Aire River West Campground.
Aire River on the Great Ocean Road
Aire River at dusk
Hiqh quality snags for dinner (salads and wines not included in picture)
Hiqh quality snags for dinner (salads and wines not included in picture)
Chairs, firewood and wine all sorted for a relaxing evening at camp
Chairs, firewood and wine all sorted for a relaxing evening at camp
Koalas at Aire River West Campground.
Mother Koala with her little one.
Quickly drying out the tents before meeting my guests at Castle Cove with the van so I could give them a drink, snacks and check in with them.
Quickly drying out the tents before meeting my guests at Castle Cove with the van so I could give them a drink, snacks and check in with them.
Castle Cove - Great Ocean Walk
Looking back on the trail from Castle Cove Lookout where the Great Ocean Walk trail meets the Great Ocean Road.
Castle Cove - Great Ocean Walk
Locals out for a surf.
We stopped in at Melba Gully so I could show my guests the contrasts between the coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Walk and the temperate rainforest of the Otways.
We stopped in at Melba Gully so I could show my guests the contrasts between the coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Walk and the temperate rainforest of the Otways.
The Apostles!
The Apostles!
Camp setup in the Grampians
Camp setup in the Grampians
Halls Gap is the best place to camp in Victoria if you want to make friends with a few Kangaroos.
Halls Gap is the best place to camp in Victoria if you want to make friends with a few Kangaroos.
Always a few Kookaburras around in the Grampians.
Always a few Kookaburras around too.
One of the cutest little Joey's I've come across - Grampians
One of the cutest little Joey’s I’ve come across.
Quick check for the house keys.
My favourite rock on the Pinnacles hike.
My favourite rock on the Pinnacles hike.
A moody Pinnacles Lookout in the Grampians National Park
A moody Pinnacles Lookout in the Grampians National Park
Spring in the Grampians
Spring in the Grampians
Finishing an awesome 3 days together with a wine tasting at Seppelt Great Western.
Finishing an awesome 3 days together with a wine tasting at Seppelt Great Western.

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.

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