This Great Ocean Road tour is 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. Experience the best of the Great Ocean Road with some of the best guides in the industry!
Enjoy a scenic drive in comfortable luxury coaches, see the majestic 12 Apostles and walk down the famous and dramatic Gibson Steps. Spend some time in the charming villages of the Great Ocean Road, visit Loch Ard Gorge and take a guided eco walk in the Great Otway National Park’s rainforest.
That's not all! Enjoy FREE WiFi onboard the air-conditioned coach and and a mobile application based audio translation service in 16 languages.
For more information on the mobile application, Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.
Note: During peak season; due to popularity of the tour the availability runs out often; kindly refer our ‘Please Note’ section below for details.
Pick-up is between 7am and 8am.
Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the 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 7:50am.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.
The tour ends at the starting points.
You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus and taken for a Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. Drive by Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong and make our way towards the Surf Coast. 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. At the township of Kennet River, you may take a brief side trip into the sweetly scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat! The Koala population is strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed! Next you will arrive at Apollo Bay to explore this seaside village. You will take another photo stop at Cape Patten on the way to the spectacular Otway Ranges. At Otway Ranges, stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest Rainforest. You will enjoy an approx. 35 minutes’ guided tour of the cool temperate rainforest, surrounded by towering Mountain Ash trees. Moving forward, your next stop will be the Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You will see the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles, the breathtaking rock formation which has become a natural icon. Here, you may take an optional helicopter flight (direct payable). Step down to the beach at the Gibson Steps and be dwarfed by these enormous rock stacks. Next, you will see the Loch Ard Gorge, one of the more dramatic attractions on the Great Ocean Road. Climb the dramatic staircase that leads down to the beach which is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast, where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Take time to explore more at the gorge and see the famous rock formations of Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway. On your way back to your hotel in Melbourne, there will be a stop for dinner before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again. FREE WiFi onboard & Mobile App Translation: If you want to find some information about your next destination or share that amazing photo you’ve just taken via social media – you can do it immediately with FREE WiFi onboad the minibus. You can also enjoy personalized language translation; this allows you to hear our best guides describe the best of the Great Ocean Road! The translation is offered in 16 languages; French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, Malaysian and Portuguese. For more information on the mobile application; click here.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
For last minute bookings, do give us a call! We will try best to arrange something for you.
Our supplier needs at least 2 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.
During peak season, particularly on the below dates, the availability runs out often due to the popularity of the tour; we strongly recommend calling our activity partner post booking (number provided in voucher) to reconfirm your booking and avoid any last minute disappointments.
Christmas / New Year December 18th, – January 10th
Chinese New Year January 18th – February 2nd
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