Transport and Tours

Great Ocean Road & Grampians Trail is best explored by car ,however for those unable to do so many excellent tours and public transport options available.  We do NOT recommend 1 day tours to either the Grampians or the Great Ocean Road.

We recommend a minimum 2 day tour or more to either destinations or a combined 3 day Great Ocean Road & Grampians tour as a minimum.

Great Ocean Road Tours offer a wide variety of tours check out their website here
The Great Ocean Road & Grampians trail can be included as part of Melbourne to Adelaide or Adelaide/Melbourne travel.

Recommended Tour

Around and
2 day great ocean road tour Wednesday and Saturdays $180

Visit and see National Parks, koalas in the wild, Marriners Lookout (most spectacular on the great ocean road and not visited on 1 day tours)and Otway Forest and so many other great places.

Depart Southern Cross Station Sunday morning. Arrive Geelong and transfer to the V Line Bus to Apollo Bay. Sunday night at Apollo Bay Lodge. Monday take V Line bus to Warrnambool. Includes tour along GOR stopping at Loch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, London Bridge, Bay of Martyrs. Monday night at Warrnambool Beach Backpackers. Tuesday take V Line Bus to Grampians National Park. Dropped at Tim’s Place at 10-45am. The day can be spent exploring the Grampians National Park. Tuesday night at Tim’s Place.
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Great Ocean Road Surf Tours

106 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay 3228
PHONE: 03 5261 3730

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours are a multi award winning surf tour operator offering the simplest, most enjoyable way to experience Australia's great culture of surfing. From 2hour lessons to 10 day tours, beginners to advanced - there's something for everyone. 

Many car hire companies operate from Melbourne & Geelong with Melbourne's new airport AVALON ( located just 15 kms from Geelong and 35kms to Great Ocean Road.

By flying into Avalon you can avoid the traffic problems of Melbourne and be touring the Great Ocean Road & Grampians trail within an hour of arrival.

Bus Tours leave Melbourne daily many tours can pickup or drop you off from Avalon Airport or Geelong. Shuttle bus ( service is available from Avalon Airport to Geelong or as far as Lorne on the Great Ocean Road.

Public Transport is mostly provided by V.Line Trains & Buses
( ) For Great Ocean Road Trains operate several times a day from Southern Cross Station Melbourne to Geelong.

Buses leave several time a day as far as Apollo Bay the half way point along Great Ocean Road. Bus leave Apollo Bay Mon/Wed/Fri to Warrnambool. 
Daily buses leave to both Grampians & Mt Gambier in South Australia from here.

Buses coming into and leaving Halls Gap.
Warrnambool to Ararat via Grampians National Park.
Ararat to Warrnambool via Grampians National Park.
This bus departs 3 times each week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Christians Bus Lines.
Phone: (03) 5255 5252
Fax: (03) 5256 2158

The V Line bus departs from Melbourne daily with connections from Stawell to Halls Gap(Grampians National Park) seven days each week of the year.
Contact Sandlants Bus Lines (03) 5356 9342, (03) 53582848

V Line, Greyhound and Firefly operate daily services between Melbourne and Adelaide. Passengers can get off at Stawell or Ararat( Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Please check to ensure that there are connecting buses to Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park.

Wildlife Tours ( offer 2 and 3 day tours along  the Great Ocean Road stopping in Halls Gap on the last night of their tour. Passengers can get off the bus in the Grampians National park and pick up a later bus to continue their journey.

Name: Avalon Airport Shuttle - To Geelong & Great Ocean Road
Address: 11-15 Douro Street, North Geelong, VIC 3215
Telephone: 03 52 788 788 - fax: (03) 5278 6712

Name: Metro Car Hire 
Melbourne City Office  
Address: 58 Franklin St, Melbourne 
Telephone: 03 9663 0700

Name: Metro Car Hire 
Melbourne Airport
Address: 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine
Telephone: 03 9338 8113

Name: V/Line - Trains & Buses

Name: Wildlife Tours  - Great Ocean Road/Grampians/Adelaide
Telephone: 1300 661 730
We have shuttle /tour service for GOR/Grampians/Adelaide. 

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