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



The Barossa Valley is one of the world's greatest and most famous wine making regions and one of South Australia's must see attractions.

There are a variety of tours to the Barossa Valley varying from the cheap and cheerful party type to more sophisticated food and wine tasting experiences that provide you with a chance to savour wines from the large well known corporate winemakers to the small family owned boutiques.

We use our local knowledge of the tours to provide you with the option that most suits your interests, so be sure to ask for advice.

Depending upon the tour, you will:

  • Enjoy tastings of 5 to 7 wines at 3 to 5 wineries.

  • Visit Mengler's Hill lookout to get a panoramic view of the valley.

  • Visit the Whispering Wall, an amazing engineering accident or achievement (depending upon if you know the designer or not!).

  • Enjoy lunch which ranges from platters to sit down 3 course meals.

  • Visit Maggie Beer's kitchen.

  • Enjoy pastries at the famous Lyndoch Bakery.

  • See the workings of a winery including a backroom tour.


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Experience the awesome granite landscape of the Grampians and world-class seascape of the Great Ocean Road

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Small group tour for adventurous and active travellers - stunning landscapes, wildlife sand-surfing, kayaking, bushwalking


This tour offers a touch of adventure for the more spirited traveller who likes to get off the beaten track for a shared experience with like-minded adventurers. Get active with all the experiences listed below, also including hands-on participation with meal preparation and generally assisting your friendly, tireless guide. The tour includes;

  • 2 days small coach touring with an experienced guide and entry fees to Kangaroo Island attractions
  • Visit attractions such as Rob’s Sheep Shearing, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and sand-boarding at Little Sahara
  • Accommodation on a 206 hectare private bush property at Vivonne Bay which has 1km of beachfront access
  • At Vivonne Bay Lodge, choose from a range of activities such as kayaking, cycling and swimming
  • Meals include 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Dormitory with bed linen (share bathroom facilities)

As with all nature based experiences, animal interaction cannot be guaranteed and all relevant safety restrictions apply.


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