Topdeck's Southern Cross tour between Melbourne and Adelaide includes a drive on the world-famous Great Ocean Road, home to the incredible Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and more natural wonders. But that's not all... visit Grampians National Park, hike to MacKenzie Falls and even paint your own boomerang at Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre! You'll love this fun, short Topdeck tour between Melbourne and Adelaide.
If you've ever seen a car commercial, chances are you've seen the Great Ocean Road. With mere metres between road and water, hairpin bends and epic views out every window - today you'll join the list of five million people to do this road-of-passage each year. Before putting any rubber on the GOR, we'll tick off the spiritual home of surfing, spot koalas in the wild and lunch in a seaside village. This afternoon is all about the Twelve Apostles, aka the Stonehenge of Australia. (D)
From one natural wonder to another, we'll explore the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians - a Mecca for hikers and rock climbers. More than just a place to get geology goosebumps, you'll be standing on sacred ground, with 80% of Victoria's Aboriginal rock art on show. Meet the traditional land owners, whose ancestors were scratching and dabbing their Dreamtime stories onto rock long before the Pyramids of Egypt were conceived, then paint your own story onto a boomerang. (B, D)
By the end of today you'll have nailed a trifecta of the highest, largest and longest landforms across two states. Straight outta the gate: McKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. It's no Niagara, but flowing water is guaranteed year-round-a rare promise in a country that's 40% desert. Then, the Northern Grampians for one last pano where #natureporn trends with views to Mt Williams, the highest peak in the park and third-highest mountain in Victoria. To complete the trilogy: the Murray River-a bronze medallist to the Nile and Amazon-stretching 2520 kilometres and spanning three states. How's that for today's form guide? (B)