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Great Ocean Road to Adelaide Vacation

Explore the stunning Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, featuring breathtaking coastal views, lush rainforests, and charming seaside towns.

Booking Code: AA-31138

Embark on a quintessential Australia road trip adventure on the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide. This 14-day trip is crafted to get you off the beaten path and discover Australia’s hidden gems along the dramatic coastal beauty of the Great Ocean Road.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast captivated by rugged coastlines and lush landscapes, a culture aficionado enticed by urban delights, or a traveler yearning for the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration, this journey is designed to fulfill your wanderlust. This classic Australia road trip is ideal for anyone seeking an immersive journey through some of the country’s most iconic destinations.

Great Ocean Road to Adelaide Vacation

Day 1: International Flight to Melbourne
Days 2 – 4: Melbourne
Days 4 – 5: Port Campbell
Days 5 – 6: Halls Gap
Days 6 – 7: Victor Harbor
Days 7 – 9: Kangaroo Island
Days 9 – 10: Adelaide
Days 10 – 12: Blue Mountains
Days 12 – 14: Sydney
Day 14 : International Flight from Sydney

Great Ocean Road to Adelaide Vacation Map
Great Ocean Road to Adelaide Vacation

What’s included in your
Great Ocean Road to Adelaide Vacation

Accommodation

Melbourne (2 Nights), Port Campbell (1), Halls Gap (1), Victor Harbor (1), Kangaroo Island (2), Adelaide (1), Blue Mountains (2), Sydney (2)

Flights

International – Los Angeles to Melbourne, Sydney to Los Angeles
Australian Domestic – Adelaide to Sydney

Transfers

Private – Melbourne Airport to Accommodation, Sydney Accommodation to Airport
Ferry – Rental Car and Passenger(s) from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw (Return)

Rental Cars

6 Day Car Rental for pick-up at Melbourne City Location and drop-off at Adelaide Airport
2 Day Car Rental for pick-up at Sydney Airport and drop-off at Sydney City Location

Day Tours

Not Included

All Taxes and
Fuel Levies

(Except where noted)

Itinerary is
flexible

And can be tailored to suit your needs

VISA ISSUANCE
REQUIRED (NOT
INCLUDED)

your itinerary details

DAY 1

International Flight, Los Angeles to Melbourne

The estimated cost for this vacation package includes the average international airfare from Los Angeles to Melbourne. Request a quote for your preferred routing and travel dates. Your flight will cross the international date line overnight, putting you 1 day ahead in Australia. So according to a calendar it will take you 2 days to get to Australia, but really, it’s just an overnight flight!

DAYS 2 – 4

Melbourne – Australia’s Stylish City

Melbourne ACDC Lane

Photo Credit: Victoria

Prepare for a seamless journey from the Melbourne Airport to your comfy haven in the city! Sit back and relax as you’re whisked away in a private luxury sedan to your vacation accommodation.

In Melbourne, there’s never a shortage of fun activities to dive into. From exploring the vibrant laneways adorned with street art to indulging in the city’s renowned coffee culture, every corner offers an adventure. Don’t forget to try the famous flat whites!

Wander along the Yarra River’s picturesque banks, delve into the bustling markets for fresh produce and unique finds, or escape to St Kilda for a seaside retreat. Culinary delights await in the diverse array of restaurants and cafes, while sports enthusiasts can catch a game at iconic venues like the MCG.

Immerse yourself in Melbourne’s thriving arts scene by visiting galleries, theaters, and live music venues. Our favorites include the National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI, Melbourne Museum, and the Ian Potter Centre. You’ll find a mix of contemporary and traditional art forms, showcasing the city’s diverse cultural influences. Keep an eye out for local artists and performers making waves in the creative community.

With its dynamic atmosphere and endless possibilities, Melbourne promises an unforgettable experience.

Melbourne ACDC Lane

Photo Credit: Victoria

Melbourne Flinders Street Station

Photo Credit: Victoria

Port Camp Bell National Park
Port Campbell Beach

Photo Credit: Victoria Tourism

DAYS 4 – 5

Port Campbell – The Open Road Awaits

Port Camp Bell National Park

Your car rental awaits for an epic Aussie road trip adventure!

For the next six days, take the wheel and embark on a breathtaking drive from Melbourne to Adelaide. Along the iconic Great Ocean Road, you’ll have the freedom to explore stunning landscapes, charming coastal towns, and vibrant wildlife.

Stop in Anglesea to catch some waves or venture to Cape Otway for a walk among the towering treetops. As you make your way to Port Campbell, be sure to marvel at the Twelve Apostles at dusk and soak in the captivating views of Loch Ard Gorge.

Upon arriving in Port Campbell, you’ll discover a picturesque seaside village bursting with color and charm. From quaint cafes and bakeries to vibrant shops and galleries, there’s plenty to explore.

Nestled against dramatic cliffs and framed by Norfolk pines, Port Campbell offers a peaceful retreat amidst the rugged beauty of the coast. Get ready to unwind, relax, and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this coastal gem!

DAYS 5 – 6

Halls Gap – Experience Halls Gap in Grampian’s National Park

Halls Gap

Photo Credit: Tourism Victoria

Get ready for an exhilarating leg of your journey as you embark on a self-drive adventure from Port Campbell to Halls Gap, nestled amidst the breathtaking vistas of Grampians National Park.

Hit the road and prepare for a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and thrilling experiences. From the rugged coastline of the Bay of Islands to the captivating history of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, each stop promises to be a treasure trove of excitement and discovery.

Perhap’s you’d like to take a detour and try a lunch in the charming village of Port Fairy. Or set your sights on Hamilton, where the renowned Hamilton Art Gallery awaits with its dazzling array of artworks from around the world.

As you arrive in Halls Gap,With its towering sandstone ridges, abundant wildlife, and ancient  you’ll be enchanted by the majestic beauty of Grampians National Park. Aboriginal rock art sites, this natural wonderland is sure to ignite your sense of adventure. Whether you’re scaling rocky cliffs, trekking through lush forests, or simply soaking in the awe-inspiring views, every moment in the Grampians promises to be an unforgettable thrill ride.

After a day of exploration, retreat to your cozy accommodation in Halls Gap, where you can unwind and recharge among the stunning landscapes of Victoria, Australia.

Halls Gap

Photo Credit: Tourism Victoria

Halls Gap Mackenzie Fall

Photo Credit: Victoria

Victor Harbor Sunset

Photo Credit: South Australia Tourism Commission

Victor Harbour

Photo Credit: South Australia Tourism Commission

DAYS 6 – 7

Victor Harbor – Discover Coastal Charm

Victor Harbor Sunset

Photo Credit: South Australia Tourism Commission

Embark on a scenic journey from the rugged cliffs of Halls Gap to the serene shores of Victor Harbor in sunny South Australia, spanning approximately 6 hours of scenic driving.

Make a pit stop at the charming city of Murray Bridge, nestled along the banks of the majestic Murray River. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque river town, adorned with houseboats and paddle steamers. Don’t miss the chance to explore the renowned Monarto Safari Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife from around the globe.

Arrive into Victor Harbor, located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and prepare for an unforgettable stay. Ascend the Bluff summit for breathtaking panoramic views and hop aboard the iconic Clydesdale horse tram to Granite Island, where you can encounter a colony of adorable little penguins. Your Victor Harbor accommodation near the beach promises a relaxing retreat with convenient amenities.

DAYS 7 – 9

Kangaroo Island – Your Ultimate Wilderness Escape!

Kangaroo Island Remarkable Rocks

Photo Credit: Julie Fletcher

On day 7 you’ll make the 45-minute drive from Victor Harbor to Cape Jervis to catch a ferry to Kangaroo Island. Your ferry ticket includes transport for your car rental, so you can explore Kangaroo Island at your own pace. As you sail across the shimmering waters, anticipation builds for the excitement and serenity that await at this unique island destination.

Arrive at your charming accommodation nestled amidst the island’s natural beauty.

Explore the island on your own, or consider adding one of our favorite guided Kangaroo Island wildlife tours. Make a stop at Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park or Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and witness the iconic kangaroos, koalas, and sea lions in their natural habitat.

Unleash your inner explorer and venture into the island’s caves and caverns, including Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks. Marvel at the stunning rock formations, underground rivers, and unique geological features that have been formed over millions of years.

Don’t forget to pause and soak in the tranquility of Kangaroo Island’s pristine beaches and breathtaking vistas. With abundant wildlife and captivating landscapes at every turn, Kanagroo Island is an enriching escape where every experience is a testament to the island’s natural wonders.

Kangaroo Island Remarkable Rocks

Photo Credit: Julie Fletcher

Kangaroo Island Seal Bay

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

K1 Winery
Adelaide Museum Australia

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

DAYS 9 – 10

Adelaide – Vibrant Culture Meets Coastal Charm

K1 Winery

Prepare for an exciting drive from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide, spanning approximately 2.5 hours of scenic beauty and hidden treasures along the way.

As you hit the road, be prepared to be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes and charming towns scattered throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula. Keep an eye out for kangaroo mobs grazing alongside the road—a true Aussie experience!

Explore McLaren Vale, a haven for wine enthusiasts, where you can indulge in tastings amidst picturesque vineyards. Take a leisurely stroll through the Second Valley Heritage Walk to uncover fascinating stories of the region’s past.

For some coastal fun, make pit stops at Normanville and Aldinga Beach, where sandy shores and crystal-clear waters beckon for a swim. And don’t forget to marvel at the architectural wonder of the d’Arenberg Cube—a must-see attraction in McLaren Vale.

Arrive in Adelaide feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to explore the city’s bustling streets. Your comfortable 4-star accommodation is set in city center, offering modern amenities and convenience.

DAYS 10 – 12

Blue Mountains – Nature, Culture, and Adventure Awaits!

Blue Mountains Three Sisters

A private car transfer will take you from your hotel to the Adelaide airport, where a short jaunt to Sydney awaits. Your Sydney car rental is booked and ready for you once you arrive into the Sydney airport. Now it’s time to kick off two days of exploration behind the wheel!

Take the scenic route from Sydney to the enchanting Blue Mountains, just an hour away from the city. Encounter nature’s wonders along the journey, from majestic waterfalls to local landmarks, like the renowned Featherdale Wildlife Park and the historic town of Wentworth Falls.

Retreat to your Blue Mountains accommodation, where luxury meets rustic charm, for two nights of unparalleled comfort. Make yourself at home with bespoke furnishings, breathtaking views, and a range of amenities.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Blue Mountains with a free day to explore its hidden gems. From quaint villages to awe-inspiring lookouts, there’s no shortage of adventures awaiting your discovery. Wander through the charming streets of Leura town, delve into the region’s rich history at Everglades Historic House, or marvel at the vibrant street art in Katoomba.

Discover hidden waterfalls and majestic cliffs as you trek through the lush rainforest. The sounds of native birds chirping and the smell of eucalyptus fill the air, creating a sensory experience like no other. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, with photo opportunities around every corner.

For a unique perspective, hop on a scenic cable car ride and soar high above the trees. The panoramic views stretch for miles, showcasing the beauty of the Blue Mountains in all its glory. It’s a bird’s eye view that will take your breath away and leave you feeling on top of the world.

Blue Mountains Three Sisters
Blue Mountains Eagle Hawk

Photo Credit: Melissa Maxwell

Sydney Bondi Beach

Photo Credit: Anson Smart

Sydney Couple enjoying the Snow Light Installation

Photo Credit: Tourism Australia

DAYS 12 – 14

Sydney – Where Adventure Meets Urban Chic

Sydney Bondi Beach

Photo Credit: Anson Smart

Day 12 takes you from the breathtaking Blue Mountains to the vibrant heart of Sydney! After immersing yourself in the charm of historic mountain towns and traversing bushwalks, it’s time to return to the cosmopolitan bustle of Sydney.

Before bidding farewell to this natural wonderland, don’t miss the chance to delve into the ancient marvels of Jenolan Caves, the oldest caves on the planet. Adventure awaits with guided tours, awe-inspiring scenery, and the possibility of encountering remarkable wildlife in its natural habitat.

Your home for 2 nights in Sydney is a 4-star accommodation, centrally located. Explore the vibrant Darling Harbour, catch a ferry to Taronga Park Zoo or Manly Beach, or soak up the sun at iconic Bondi Beach. For a dose of history and culture, visit the historic Rocks district, where you can wander through charming cobblestone alleyways and admire the colonial architecture. Then meander through the Rocks Market for unique Australian souvenirs and local treasures.

If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the opportunity to whale watch in Sydney during the migration season. Hop on a cruise and catch sight of majestic humpback whales breaching and playing in the waters off the coast.

DAY 14

International Flight, Sydney to Los Angeles

As your unforgettable journey draws to a close, enjoy a private transfer from your Sydney accommodation to the airport in comfort and style. Finally, board your international flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, where you’ll gain a day back thanks to the magic of crossing the International Date Line.

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