The Great Ocean Road :: The Great Ocean Road Backpacking Tours
What's it like on the Great Ocean Road?
Spanning over a whopping 200 kilometres, the Great Ocean Road follows the dramatic south-west coastline of the southern state of Victoria. Considered (with good reason) to be one of the most scenic roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road is a route firmly placed on the travellers Australian pilgrimage.
This ever-changing, mind-blowing costal road winds along breath-taking cliff faces, lush green hills and world famous surf beaches. Here's your chance to tell people back home that you've "been to the original Rip Curl beach" - nothing like a bit of name-dropping!
Other than the beaches, the most prominent features of this region are undoubtedly the Twelve Apostles. These stunning limestone pinnacles tower a remarkable 45 metres above the wild waves of the Southern Ocean - a photo opportunity extraordinaire.
And the best bit is the humbling history, which has an exciting presence on this particular journey. Anchors from unfortunate ship wrecks can still be spotted trapped in the rocks of the rugged seashore. Combined with quaint maritime villages, aboriginal past and historic lighthouses, past days mingle quite magically with the present.
Important note: the sea is not the only attraction of the Great Ocean Road. Don’t miss the magnificent Otway Ranges, to be found on the most inland stretch of the Great Ocean Road. This 30 million year old mountain range is home to spectacular waterfalls, giant tree ferns and ancient plant life.
Don't miss out on an opportunity head over to Kangaroo Island for hard core nature up-front and in yer face.
So whether you’re looking to make a particularly pleasant journey between Adelaide and Melbourne; if you’re on tight time-frame; or you have all the time in the world, the opportunities to travel this awesome road are endless. Check-in with the Tribal Travel consultants to review the best trip options for you.
Hot Backpacking Deals for the Great Ocean Road
Here is just a small selection of our most popular backpacker tours and travel packages to explore the Great Ocean Road. Remember that we are able to adapt any package to ensure that it suits your requirements.
- 3 day 2 night all inclusive tour of the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians between Adelaide and Melbourne (in either direction). Tours include: most meals, tour guide, national park fees and accommodation. Just $319. Add an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight for just $75(AUD).
- 1 day surf tour of the Great Ocean Road (and famous Bells Beach). Includes pick-up and drop-off throughout Melbourne + surf lessons + surf show bag + surf board and wetsuit hire + Subway lunch. Just $145 (AUD).
- 3 day 2 night all inclusive tour of the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians (including all meals, tour guide, national park fees and accommodation) + 2day 1 night tour of KANGAROO ISLAND (includes all meals, transfers, national park fees, accommodation, sand-boarding, hiking and snorkelling) + FREE 1 day Barossa Valley tour + 1 FREE night accommodation in Melbourne or Adelaide = $755 (AUD).
If you'd like more information about these great backpacker deals, or if you'd like us to build you a personalised travel package, send us an email. Remember that our travel planning service is totally free and you are under no obligation to buy from us. We also pride ourselves on beating any other genuine travel quote that you may have received.
The Great Ocean Road: Did You Know ...
- The surf coast on the Great Ocean Road is home to world famous surf labels, including Rip Curl and Quick Silver.
- The famous Twelve Apostles are now only eight Apostles, as since their first discovery, five have collapsed into the sea.
- Australia's oldest dinosaur bones were discovered on the Great Ocean Road. The site is now aptly named Dinosaur Cove.
- The historic Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial.
- The ocean stretch on the Great Ocean Road between Cape Otway and Port Fairy is particularly treacherous. More than 80 vessels have met disaster in only 40 years.