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Great Ocean Road Tours

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Best Great Ocean Road Tours & Day Trips

Stretching along 243 kilometers of breathtaking coastline, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most scenic road trips. The 12 Apostles are the main attraction, but the real beauty lies in the journey itself. Along this iconic route, you’ll pass through the stunning landscapes of the Surf Coast, Otway Rainforest, and Shipwreck Coast, as well as charming seaside towns and catch glimpses of koalas dozing in the eucalyptus trees. It’s a trip that truly showcases the best of Australia’s natural beauty.

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On our Great Ocean Road tours, you’ll be able to experience the beauty of this iconic stretch of road and take in the breathtaking views of the 12 Apostles. These towering limestone stacks are constantly shaped and eroded by the powerful Southern Ocean, and it’s uncertain how many of them will remain standing. But one thing is certain – the stunning views of the coastline and the sound of the waves crashing against the pillars are truly unforgettable.

Great Ocean Road Day Tours & Trips from Melbourne

Our Great Ocean Road day trips from Melbourne depart the city in the morning to join the road at its starting point in Torquay. Following the road as it snakes along the coast, tours take in the unforgettable views of the Southern Ocean from dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches. Keep an eye out for koalas snoozing in the trees around Kennett River and surfers taking advantage of the famous breaks along the Surf Coast. As the road heads inland into the Otway Rainforest, be amazed by the towering trees and lush tree ferns. As we return to the coast, hear tales of tragedy along the Shipwreck Coast, before arriving at the highlight of the day, the impressive 12 Apostles. Here you can walk along the cliffs for amazing views of this iconic attraction and the empty beaches below.

With several day trips options available to explore the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, it can be hard to decide which one is the best for you. Our most popular option is our 1 Day Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour which includes a stop at Kennett River to view koalas in their natural habitat and a guided walk at Maits Rest in the Otway Rainforest. For travellers looking for comfort on this long drive from Melbourne, we recommend our large coach tour, conducted on a luxury bus with Wifi, reclining seats and a toilet onboard. Our Boutique tour is the best option to avoid the crowds, travelling in a small group and heading in reverse along the Great Ocean Road to arrive first at the 12 Apostles.

Experience Our Multi-day Great Ocean Road Trips

To spend a bit more time exploring the Great Ocean Road, or to include other amazing Victorian regions on your trip, we have a number of multi-day tours departing from Melbourne. The 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour is our most comprehensive trip, spending the night in Port Campbell and travelling on the road in reverse to avoid the crowds. The 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour stays overnight in Torquay to take a ferry across the bay and visit the little penguins of Phillip Island on day two. The 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour spends the night in Halls Gap amongst the forests and craggy mountains of the Grampians. Whichever tour you decide to join, you will be sure to enjoy this stunning area of Victoria.

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Tours in Great Ocean Road

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Tours in Great Ocean Road

  • Must Do Melbourne Tour Package

    (11 reviews)

    Melbourne's two best day tours, Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island, with entrance to Melbourne Skydeck.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Attraction; Sightseeing

    Available Now

    From $ 249

  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour & 12 Apostles Tour

    (374 reviews)

    Travel along one of Australia's most spectacular coastal drives and visit the iconic 12 Apostles.

    Sightseeing Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Budget Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Sightseeing; Bus Tour

    Available Now

    From $ 105

  • Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

    (12 reviews)

    The Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour offers world famous surf beaches, Aussie wildlife, and the awe inspiring 12 Apostles at sunset.

    Sightseeing Hiking/Bush Walk Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 149

  • 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour

    (8 reviews)

    Take your time soaking up the Great Ocean Road’s best-loved landmarks and attractions over two days.

    Sightseeing Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Budget Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 339

  • Private Group Great Ocean Road Tour

    (9 reviews)

    Explore the Great Ocean Road your way with family and friends on our customisable private tour. 

    Sightseeing Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Beach

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Private Tour

    Available Now

    From $ 1100

  • 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour

    (4 reviews)

    2 days exploring beaches, coastal cliffs, waterfalls & bushland with accommodation in the Grampians.

    Adventure Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 575

  • Boutique Great Ocean Road Tour

    (26 reviews)

    Maximum group size of 12 travellers with reverse itinerary to beat the crowds at the 12 Apostles.

    Sightseeing Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Small Group; Boutique

    Available Now

    From $ 128

  • Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour

    (13 reviews)

    Avoid the crowds and head straight to the 12 Apostles, travelling on the Great Ocean Rd in reverse.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 160

  • 2 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

    Travel along the Great Ocean Road, hike the Grampians and learn about the local Indigenous culture.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 575

  • 3 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour

    (1 reviews)

    Take your time travelling via the Great Ocean Road and Grampians, including accommodation.

    Adventure Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 3 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 895

  • 3 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Tour

    (1 reviews)

    Delve into Victoria’s country landscapes as you explore the Grampians, 12 Apostles and much more! 

    Best Seller Hiking/Bush Walk Budget Wildlife

    Duration: 3 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Available Now

    From $ 895

  • Adelaide to Sydney Tour

    Explore the Grampians, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, and Canberra on this epic 4-day journey!

    Sightseeing Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife History and Culture

    Duration: 5 Days

    Tour type: Small Group; Large Coach

    Currently Unavailable

  • Melbourne to Darwin Tour

    Get a blend of urban & natural wonders by trekking from the art hub Melbourne to the outback Darwin.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife History and Culture

    Duration: 11 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • 1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour - Large Coach

    (19 reviews)

    Enjoy a more comfortable experience with travel on our luxury coach amidst stunning coastal views.

    Sightseeing Kid Friendly Beach

    Duration: 1 Day

    Tour type: Large Coach

    Currently Unavailable

  • 2 Day Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Tour

    (15 reviews)

    Explore two of Victoria’s most iconic destinations, including overnight accommodation in Queenscliff.

    Sightseeing Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 2 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • Perth to Sydney Tour

    15-day journey including beach stops, wildlife encounters and sandboarding before you reach Sydney.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 15 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • Perth to Melbourne Tour

    Start from sunny Perth and finish in Melbourne! Uncovering beaches, national parks, and more.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 13 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • Sydney to Perth Tour

    Explore the natural & cultural wonders along the south coast between these two great Aussie cities.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife

    Duration: 14 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • Sydney to Adelaide Tour

    Explore Canberra, Melbourne and the amazing landscapes & wildlife in between as you head to Adelaide.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach City Wildlife

    Duration: 4 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

  • Melbourne to Perth Tour

    Spend 12 days zigzagging along the South coast and see Adelaide, Esperance, and Margaret River.

    Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife History and Culture

    Duration: 12 Days

    Tour type: Small Group

    Currently Unavailable

Great Ocean Road Tour Highlights

  • Admire the scenery of the iconic Twelve Apostles
  • View the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
  • Take a bush walk to spot adorable koalas
  • Explore Shipwreck Coast and see Loch Ard Gorge
  • Visit charming coastal villages
  • Enjoy lots of photo opportunities and lookout points

Great Ocean Road Tour Inclusions

Day Tours

  • National Park fees
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Return transportation from central Melbourne
  • Friendly and informative driver guide
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Free translation app (Sunset Tour)
  • Morning tea (Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour)
  • Picnic lunch (Reverse Tour)

Multi-day Tours

  • Return transport from Melbourne CBD and St. Kilda
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Dormitory accommodation
  • Morning tea (2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour)

What Our Customers Are Saying about Great Ocean Road Tours

Great Ocean Road Tours Information

Tours 20
Tours Prices From AU$105
Tours Reviews 3099
Tours Ratings star-5
Location Torquay to Warrnambool, Victoria 3228, Australia

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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Ocean Road Tours


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How long is the journey from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles?

You can drive straight from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles in about three hours. But that’s no fun! We take the scenic route along the Great Ocean Road to arrive at the 12 Apostles around 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Our reverse itinerary tours arrive at the 12 Apostles around 10:00 – 11:00am, then travel back along the Great Ocean Road. With stops along the way, the total journey time for all tours is 12 – 13 hours.


What are the differences between the Great Ocean Road tours?

All our Great Ocean Road tours visit the 12 Apostles and include several stops along the way. Most tours travel first along the Great Ocean Road to arrive at the 12 Apostles in the afternoon.

Our reverse itineraries travel in the opposite direction to visit the 12 Apostles in the morning, then come back to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road. Our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour leaves mid-morning to arrive at the 12 Apostles for sundown.

Some other differences include the number of people on tour and inclusions. Be sure to check the tour pages for more information or chat with our reservations staff if you need help choosing.


What’s the weather like on the Great Ocean Road?

Generally, the weather along the Great Ocean Road is cooler than in Melbourne. By the coast it can get quite windy. We recommend wearing layers and bringing a jacket, even on warm days.


Is lunch included?

Our tours include free time for you to grab some lunch at your own expense. The exception is the Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour which includes a picnic lunch. You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch or snacks.


Do Great Ocean Road tours run when it rains? What if I need to cancel?

Tours will run regardless of the weather. If you need to cancel or make any changes to your reservation, please contact our office. Cancellation or change of date will be subject to our terms and conditions.


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