This Great Ocean Road tour is ideal for ideal for those who want to enjoy the stunning scenery of what is arguably the most beautiful coast road in the world – but have limited time.
Enjoy a scenic drive, see the majestic 12 Apostles and learn about the somber history of the collapsed London Bridge. Spend some time in the charming villages of the Great Ocean Road, visit Loch Ard Gorge and take a rainforest walk.
You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus and taken for a Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
The following is a tentative itinerary break-up:
0915h (09:15am): Arrive at the famous Bells Beach. There will be an approx. 20 minutes’ halt here. Visit Australia’s most famous surfing beach and view some of the local surfing action.
1000h (10:00am): Arrive at Eastern View or the Great Ocean Road Arch. There will be an approx. 10 minutes photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. You can also take a short walk on the beach.
1045h (10:45am): Arrive at Lorne for an approx. 25 minutes morning tea break (included) overlooking the picturesque Loutit Bay.
1145h (11:45am): Arrive at the Great Otway National Park (behind Kennet River). Spend approx. 20 minutes here, enjoying the opportunity to spot the abundant local koalas during a pleasant walk through a sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest.
1230h (12:30noon): Arrive Apollo Bay for an included restaurant lunch and opportunity to explore this seaside village.
1330h (1:30pm): Arrive at the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. You will enjoy an approx. 35 minutes’ guided tour of the cool temperate rainforest, surrounded by towering Mountain Ash trees.
1500h (3:00pm): Arrive at the Twelve Apostles. Spend the next approx. 45 minutes taking in the breathtaking rock formation which has become a natural icon.
1600h (4:00pm): Arrive at Loch Ard Gorge for an approx. 40 minutes’ halt. Loch Ard Gorge is one of the more dramatic attractions on the Great Ocean Road in Australia, most famous for the Twelve Apostles.
1700h (5:00pm): Arrive at London Bridge for a brief approx. 15 minutes’ stop. View the remains of London Bridge and hear the tale of its collapse.
1815h (6:15pm): Arrive at Colac and enjoy a 30-minute dinner break (payable direct).
2045h (8:45pm) – 2100h (9:00pm): Arrive in Melbourne where you will be dropped off at the starting point.
This was a fun experience. Since I didn't have my own car, this was a great idea. The tour guide was interesting, knowledgable and willing to answer questions. We had a busy...Jacqueline Leeper
What a great day I had traveling with our guide, Steve and the other 23 guests on this tour. The scenery was spectacular, there were plenty of stops for photos as well as some...Allan R Davidson
Very informative and comfortable tour. The lunch could have been a bit better. It would be nice to provide a bottle of water as a general courtsey during the tour. Wish go west...Ashish Jhamb
Start time: Pick-up is between 0700h (07:00am) and 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 13 hours
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(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
If your hotel is not a pick-up point, please assemble at the central pick-up point: Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders St, Melbourne at 0750h (07:50am)
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting points.
Carry a camera. Wear comfortable shoes
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
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