The Great Ocean Road

Destination Conservation Experience Overview

Help conserve and explore the Great Ocean Road. Located not far from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road is an iconic destination in Victoria which offers historic sites as well as awe-inspiring natural beauty. This program uniquely combines conservation and travel in one of the most famous road-trip experiences in Australia.

You’ll experience a variety of conservation activities in diverse coastal and inland locations. Environments we’ll help protect and restore include coastal sand dunes, woodlands, wetlands and other areas of important wildlife habitat. Koalas, kangaroos and emus are some of the native Australian animals we’ll see, while exploring a variety of National Parks and waterfalls along the way. We’ll also stay in a variety of coastal towns throughout our journey and introduce you to Aboriginal culture at Tower Hill. Join us to make a difference in one of Australia’s coastal locations famous for its nature and heritage.

Experience Highlights

  • Discover the Great Ocean Road and be awe-struck by the incredible Twelve Apostles, London Arch and Loch Ard Gorge along the Shipwreck Coast
  • Visit iconic Bells Beach, a world-famous surfing location and the Eastern View Memorial Arch
  • Volunteer and learn a diverse range of practical conservation skills that impact important wetlands, coastal sand dunes, woodlands and more
  • Explore rainforests, waterfalls, inland plains, coastal and mountain regions, plus Otway and Port Campbell National Parks
  • See loads of wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, emus, brolga, dolphins and migrating whales (June-Sept) and enjoy the rugged coastline of south west Victoria
  • Experience an abundance of native animals at Tower Hill and enjoy a guided twilight tour to gain insights into Indigenous culture and Aboriginal lifestyles

Experience Details

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Departs: Melbourne
Meeting Location: 8.45 am Docklands Ferry Terminal – 131 Harbour Esplanade
Return time: 4 pm Melbourne Southern Cross Station
Price: $995 per person

2019 Experience Dates

  • Monday 09th to Friday 13th September – Book Now – Confirmed for departure
  • Monday 07th to Friday 11th October – Book Now
  • Monday 28th October to Friday 01st November – Book Now


The Great Ocean Road DCE Brochure
The Great Ocean Road DCE Itinerary