Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

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Stop At: Anglesea Visitor Information Centre, Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria 3230 Australia

Once we have left Melbourne, we head down to the Surf Coast, passing through gorgeous seaside townships such as Anglesea, Lorne and Airey’s Inlet, we stop along the way for some morning tea and to breath in the fresh sea air whilst spotting surfers out on the water, with the proximity to Antarctica you will learn why this is great surf but also why wet suits are a necessity!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, Victoria Australia

A monument to mark the original starting point of the Great Ocean Road.

After some photos at the iconic Memorial Arch and a lesson on the history of the soldiers who built this road and dedicated it to their fallen comrades, we will wind through more stunning views (of course stopping for pictures!)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Bay Information Centre, 100 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia

A welcome lunch break is taken in Apollo Bay at the end of the surf coast, you'll have plenty of time to explore this seaside community and eat from one of the many local cafe or pubs (at own expense).

Once you have explored Apollo Bay, grabbed any souvenirs you wish to buy, or tasted some delicious ice cream then it is back on the bus to head inland to the Green Coast.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway VIC 3233, Australia

till on the Great ocean Road but now continuing up into the lush green Otway’s we drive through towering Eucalyptus trees until we arrive at a patch of Cool Temperate Rainforest. You will be amazed at the difference in scenery as we take a walk through the tree ferns and, marvel at the ‘ancient relics’ – the Myrtle Beach trees that provide perfect canopy shade and originate from when Australia was part of a super continent known as Gondwanaland. Breath in the fresh air before we take a relaxing drive out to the dramatic Shipwreck Coast!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia

Once out of the trees and back by the Southern Ocean we arrive in Port Campbell National Park, home to the iconic 12 Apostles. We will spend about 40mins at the Apostles where you will enjoy free time to take in the views from every angle, walk along the boardwalks, and get the perfect pictures of this wild and rugged coastline.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia

Also in the National Park we head down to Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks, hear the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva and then head down to the beach to look for the caves. This is also where you will find rock formations such as Island Archway, Razorback and the ‘Salt and Pepper Shakers’ too.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: WWI Memorial, 117 Murray St, Colac VIC 3250, Australia

After a full day of exploring we say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road and turn back inland to drive back to Melbourne via country roads. We pass through farmlands en route to the country town of Colac, here you can grab a quick bite for dinner (at own expense) if you wish as we will arrive back home in Melbourne at approximately 7:00pm.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Included
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only
  • Our tours are conducted in English. If you require translated tour commentary, download our FREE App “Tour Translations of Australia” before travel! Available in Google Play & Apply App Store, available in 10 languages.
Not included
  • Additional snacks & beverages
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant and child seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
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Tourism
95%
Cultural
55%
Reviews
4.6
83
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Chris B
4 | 2019-07-03

Paul our guide did a great job on the day. As we packed quite a few stops in some felt rushed. As the stops were on the trail, we would arrive to stops (Twelve apostles and Loch Ard) and there would already be large coaches parked up. The viewpoints themselves would be seething with tourists who could be quite rude. This obviously isn’t anyone in particulars fault but it’s something to bear in mind. We did visit a rainforest which was lovely and Paul took us to a hidden lookout which afforded a great view of the coastline without being brimming with annoying tourists. All in all the day was good, and Paul’s guiding, fantastic, well put together playlists and stories of his African adventures really made it special for us!

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Fatemeh K
5 | 2018-04-02

An expert and very friendly tour leader and a great day. Highly recommended.

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erika626
4 | 2018-03-09

It has been amazing! The best sights you can ever see! Anyway too sorry to have spent just a few minutes in each spot

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Edward R
4 | 2018-01-03

Great trip and awesome guide. My only knock is that the day was SUPER long with many lengthy van stays, and little beach time. I would probably skip the first stop with the birds and get to the Ocean Road as quickly as possible where you have awesome views and potential beaches to stop at. Also consider the reverse route which would get you to the Apostles on the earlier side, potentially before the thousands descend in the afternoon. The beach at end where the ship was wrecked is the highlight of the day. Wish we could have stayed longer there.

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