Travel free, travel well and see the Grampians and seascape of the Great Ocean Road in your own time
Are you looking for a bit more adventure?
Do you like doing things your own way in your own time?
There are some great tours of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians, but if you like a little more independence and adventure, you can do the same journey on a public bus.
A V-line and School Bus gets you from Adelaide to Halls Gap in the Grampians. Stay a night or two with Tim at Tim's Place, a great little hostel in the Grampians close to some amazing bush walks.
You can take a diversion to Mt Gambier, to check out the Blue Lake and to sleep in a gaol cell (that you're allowed to leave in the morning!) staying with James at The Old Mt Gambier Gaol.
From there take another V-line bus down to Warrnambool. Again, a great place to stay is with Geof and Pru at Warrnambool Beach Backpackers, just 300 m back from the beach.
Then the V-line bus takes you along the Great Ocean Road. You can hop on and off anywhere you like and with a number of busses per day, you can even spend some time at the landmark attractions and get on the next bus through.
A fantastic place to gather memories is at Port Campbell. Swim in the amazing cool clear waters of the Southern Ocean and stay with Mark at the Port Campbell Guesthouse and Flashpackers.
There are many fantastic hostels along the Great Ocean Road so for more recommendations, just ask. Take your time. Check out the Cape Otway Lighthouse and the rainforest bush walks.
Finish your journey with Sean at Bell's Beach Backpackers in Torquay.
And if your still feeling adventurous, take another sidetrack to Ballarat, one of Australia's oldest towns.
And of course, you can do the whole journey in reverse. For more details, click here.