Small-Group Sunset Great Ocean Road Experience from Melbourne
This tour includes all the major highlights as a normal day tour except leaves the city a few hours later, heading out over the Westgate Bridge towards Geelong
. First stop will give you the opportunity to stretch your legs, walk the beach and check out the spectacular coastal views before stopping for a photo opportunity at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. Visiting the brand new and stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where you enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples.
Drive through the popular seaside townships of Torquay, Anglesea, Wye River, Lorne, stopping along the way to go Koala spotting in the wild. Explore the Otway Rainforest admiring some of the tallest trees in the world whilst you cool off hidden from the harsh Australian sun. Learn of tragic tails of the Shipwreck Coast and take a dip in the cool waters of Loch Ard Gorge.
Arriving at the 12 Apostles just in time to make your way down to the boardwalk to watch the sunset upon the limestone rock formations. To see the sky light up with an a-ray of glorious colors, but make sure you have your camera at the ready to capture that picture perfect postcard shot. Before heading back to Melbourne in the dark.
- Inner city pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Delicious Chocolate samples
- Expert Tour Commentary
- Professional Driver/Guide
- Small-group touring option (max 24 pax)
- Free downloadable tour commentary translation (10 languages available) “Tour Translations of Australia”! Available in Google Play & Apple App Store
- Entry/Admission - The Great Ocean Road
- Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
If there's one thing you do in Melbourne, it's to take this trip. I was so pleased with taking the sunset trip although the day is long nearly 12 hours, the views at each of the stops are incredible. The van is snug but I liked that it could only hold 24 people. The roads are winding which doesn't help weak stomachs, but the experience is worth it. Really pleased all around great value for your money.
So glad we took this option as it afforded us a late start and seeing the coast at sunset was very special. It is a long day but our guide , sorry forgot his name, was excellent. The only Aussie we met who could talk knowledgeably and supportively of aboriginal culture. Plenty information but not overloaded through the trip . Sufficient food and loo stops . Plenty time at the 12 apostles to take photos of the sunset. It was an awful lot of driving and I am glad and better informed from having taken this trip than from attempting to do it myself by hire car. Aside from the apostles this is a stunning coast , not to be missed.
The trip was great, although I would call this a mid size group, not small. There was about a dozen of us. It's a great way to do the great ocean road, avoid the crowds etc. I highly recommend it. We even saw a Koala walking on the road. So cute :