Two Day Great Ocean Road Adventure - Hike, Bike, Surf, SUP
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Melbourne, Victoria
- Product code: 00005
Meeting point: Pick up from Melbourne CBD, St Kilda, Albert Park, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne or Southbank. If you’re staying elsewhere, you can meet us outside St Paul’s Cathedral (corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets) at 7am.
Times: Pick up between 6am and 7am on day one, Return 4:30pm(ish) on day two. (We'll be in touch with an estimated pick up time.)
Activities: Hiking, biking, surfing, stand-up-paddling
Fitness level: Moderate fitness to high fitness required to do all activities. You can choose to skip on the biking, surfing and stand up paddling if you prefer to take it easy.
Inclusions: Transport from Melbourne; quality bike and safety equipment hire; surfboard or stand up paddle board hire; wetsuit hire; friendly and knowledgeable adventure tour guide; quality accommodation; dinner on day one; breakfast on day two; transport back to Melbourne; drone footage of your adventure to share on your socials; a Facebook status to end them all
Note: If you're a single traveller you may need to share a room with another (same gender) member of the group. You have the option to pay a $100 surcharge for your own room if you prefer
What to bring: Activewear and shoes you’ll be comfortable hiking/biking in; swimwear and a small towel; warmer/cooler clothes to change into; overnight bag; sunscreen, hat and sunglasses; snacks and water
Itinerary 1 - The early bird gets the best view
We pick you up in Melbourne CBD, hitting the road bright and early to beat the masses. First stop is Forrest - no, that’s not a typo. This isn’t any old forest. This is one of the best mountain bike courses in Australia. We'll spend the morning tearing up the trails and working up an appetite for lunch. You don't need to be an expert - as long as you can ride a bike you're good to go.
Itinerary 2 - Waves and wildlife
We'll spend the afternoon checking out the beautiful beaches and diverse wildlife that call this part of the world home. Never seen a koala? You probably will today. We'll also keep our eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas and native birds.
Next we'll head to our accommodation - a luxury lodge in the rainforest* - and grab some food and maybe a few drinks. You might want to go easy though: day two's a big one.
*This is a description of our usual accommodation, which may occasionally be unavailable. If so we will find quality accommodation elsewhere.
Itinerary 3 - The shot of a lifetime
After breakfast on day two, our first stop is Port Campbell National Park where we put our hiking boots on for a trek through the bush. Chances are good we’ll beat other tour groups to one of the most breathtaking attractions in Melbourne, the Twelve Apostles. We’ll feast our eyes on this feat of nature and no doubt it will be selfies galore. We'll also check out some other sights such as Loch Ard Gorge and the Razorback.
Itinerary 4 - Off the road and into the ocean
The Great Ocean Road would just be Road if it weren’t for the ocean beside it. So the next activity on our tour sees us hit the beach at Apollo Bay. Choose between a surfboard or a stand up paddle board to show us your best moves on the water. And don’t fret if you’ve never done it before, we’ve got some moves of our own we can teach you.
Once we dry off it's time for the journey home with a pocketful of memories and, more than likely, some awesome new travelling buddies.