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Surf untouched beaches along the Great Ocean Road and be blown away by dramatic views

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Melbourne Weekender

Itinerary


Day 1 Drive from Melbourne to Torquay the iconic home of Victorian surfing. There’s a wave to suit all levels but especially you’ll want to hit up Bells Beach. This break is a stop on the World Surf League's international tour, surf like a pro and after you can hit up the National Surf Museum to see the Bells trophy. Optional Activities for the afternoon Many more waves to catch at the various beaches, we’ll provide all the local intel to suit your level. The Koorie Cultural Walk 1 hour return. The Australian National Surf Museum* Shopping at Surf City- all your favourite brands super cheap! Beer tasting at Bells Beach Brewery* *pre book with us for discounted prices! Tonight’s accommodation is a local country cottage ... Total driving: 2 hours Day 2 Drive along the beautiful Great Ocean Road where blue green waves crash into sandstone cliffs on one side of the road and the black and green forests sit on the other. Stop in Lorne for an early lunch and if time permits a quick surf or hike. Head on to Apollo Bay and reach your eco lodge for a 4pm afternoon tea and guided wildlife walk. Learn more about the Great Otway National park and it’s creatures. Tonight’s accommodation is a forest eco lodge with a sunset balcony room. Afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast are included at the Lodge. Total driving: 2 hours Day 3 Start the day with included entry into the Cape Otway Lighthouse (opens 9am) and on to the famous 12* Apostles. *No guarantee there are 12. Driving on to Port Campbell for lunch and a few scenic stops, London Bridge, and the Grotto. But don’t stay too long, it’s on to Warrnambool for an afternoon surf. Don’t surf too long, included is our very special Indigenous experience, a Twilight Tour with dinner. (include more info) Optional Activities Visit the local Penguin colony at Middle Island (Winter only) Whale Watching Tonight's accommodation... Total driving: 2.5 hours Day 4 Today’s a break from surfing as you drive on to Portland and on to volcanic country. Stop at Cape Bridgewater and visit the Blowholes and Petrified Forest. If you're an early riser you could fit in a 2 hour return hike to visit the local seal colony. After lunch it’s on to Mount Gambier. The afternoon is yours to explore the sinkholes, the famous Blue Lake, and Sunken Garden. If you're an experienced diver you could fit in a cave dive, ask us how! Optional Activities Cave diving Tonight’s accommodation... Total driving: 2.5 hours Day 5 Heading north into South Australia’s rural wine region Coonawarra. Pick up some bottles of red but don’t go too heavy on the tastings as it’s now the longest drive portion of the trip - 4 hours- on to Goolwa beach. Have a surf, and treat yourself to that wine. Tonight’s accommodation… Total driving: 5 hours Hate driving. Love wine. Let us know if you’d like an extra night in the Adelaide Hills to break up the driving and to indulge in Australia’s best wines. Day 6 One last morning surf. Then through the scenic Mclaren Vale for more of Australia’s second largest producing wine regions. Then it’s on to Adelaide to drop the car off no later than 4pm. Total driving: 1.5 hours Want extra nights in Adelaide? Or want to head back to Melbourne? See our 7 day Melbourne return Itinerary here This trip runs in reverse: See our Adelaide to Melbourne here




Highlights


  • Surf Bells Beach
  • Guided Wildlife Walk with afternoon tea.
  • Indigenous Twilight Tour.




About the Trip


Dramtic coastlines, ripper waves and some of Australia's best wine. This Melbourne to Adelaide trip will get your blood pumping and eyes oggling at some dramatic views along the way




Add-ons


Add on Activities: Beer tasting in Torquay at the Bells Beach Brewery Entry to the National Surf Museum (Winter only) whale watching Cave diving Tastings and lunch Coonawarra Tastings and lunch McLaren Vale Surf lessons or Guides




Why travel with us?


Environmentally conscious Support local businesses Get local knowledge and recommendations We secure the best prices set by local business owners Support Wildlife conservation Support Indigenous tourism Go on your dream holiday hassle free





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Acknowledgement of Country

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.