Great ocean road tours backpackers

The Great Ocean Road London Arch at Port Campbell National Park, Australia


Great Ocean Road Tours for Backpackers

The Great Ocean Road is a must-do 243 kilometre (151 mile) road journey with some of the most memorable Australian scenery you will see.

The road was built after World War One and was dedicated to fallen soldiers, meaning it is the world’s largest war memorial.

Backpacker tours for the Great Ocean Road

Backpackers often have limited time and/or budgets, so by choosing to tour with Adventures Beyond you can spend your time appreciating the scenery rather than driving yourself or arranging sightseeing or accommodation along the way.

Adventures Beyond offers value-packed 1-Day Sunset Tours with sightseeing and kind to your wallet, but due to the natural beauty of the landscape and numerous attractions, we recommend a 3-Day Tour to really appreciate the experience.

Why visit the Great Ocean Road

You’ll be making sure you have ample battery life for your camera when you come here, because this amazing Great Ocean Road has some of the most breathtaking sights in Australia.

Photo opportunities abound at the 12 Apostles, Bay of Martyrs, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge (Arch).

Learn about Aboriginal heritage, and the indigenous traditions around the land and bush medicine.

View historic lighthouses, and hear stories about the many shipwrecks that met their peril along this coastline.

See the surf town of Torquay, home to surf brands Rip Curl and Billabong and the famous Bells Beach.

‘Go bush’ in the Grampians or Great Otway National Park where you can walk under ferns and ancient trees in temperate rainforest.

Keep your eyes wide open for wildlife such as crimson rosellas, kookaburras, kangaroos, emus, echidnas, koalas (especially at Kennet River) and even Southern Right whales near Warrnambool.

Budget tour prices, but big on value

Our tours are perfect for budget travellers, and we have tours that depart from Melbourne or Adelaide.  You can also package up a Great Ocean Road tour with another tour from Adventures Beyond to get the most out of your time and money in this region.

Tourists that have more time and spirit of adventure, are recommended to book a 3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour that includes bush walking in the Grampians National Park, 12 Apostles, London Bridge (Arch), wildlife viewing and a visit to the Rip Curl factory in Torquay.  The tour can also be done in reverse from Adelaide to Melbourne.

Optional extras:  We cater for all needs so ask us if there’s something special you’d like to do – we can arrange extras like helicopter flights so you can grab that postcard-quality photo, and rock climbing.

Before choosing a tour company, consider if your tour includes the following:

- Expert driver with knowledge of the attractions, towns and history along the road

- Transfers to/from your accommodation in Melbourne or Adelaide

- Accommodation on the tour (if you opt for a tour that requires overnight accommodation or longer)

- National Park entry fees

- Meals

- Sightseeing

What are you waiting for?  Grab your camera, and book your Great Ocean Road tours now!