Great Ocean Road

The 243 kilometres of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic destinations, and a popular attraction for visitors to Melbourne. Trips from Melbourne follow the road, built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, taking in the spectacular scenery of the Surf Coast, Otway Rainforest and Shipwreck Coast. Trips also spend ample time at the Great Ocean Road’s most famous attractions, the 12 Apostles, towering limestone stacks eroded over time by the ocean and elements.

Top Great Ocean Road Day Tours from Melbourne

Our Great Ocean Road day trips from Melbourne depart the city in the morning, joining the road at its starting point in Torquay. The tours then follow the road as it snakes along the coast, taking in the unforgettable views of the ocean from dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches. Keep your eye out for koalas snoozing in the trees and surfers taking advantage of the famous breaks as you admire the awesome scenery. As the road heads inland into the Otway Rainforest, be amazed by the towering trees and lush tree ferns. As the tour returns to drive adjacent to the ocean, hear tales of tragedy from the Ship Wreck Coast, before arriving at the highlight of the day, the impressive 12 Apostles. The Great Ocean Day tours then head back inland for the journey back to Melbourne.

Those wanting to join one of our Great Ocean Road bus tours from Melbourne have a couple of choices. Our 1 Day Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour is conducted on a 24 seat small bus and include a stop at Kennett River to view koalas in their natural habitat and a guided walk at Maits Rest in the Otway Rainforest. For those who are concerned about comfort on this long drive from Melbourne, we recommend our large coach tour, conducted on a luxury bus with Wifi and reclining seats.

Experience Our Multi-day Great Ocean Road Trips

If you want to spend a bit more time exploring the Great Ocean Road, or would like to add another destination to your tour, we have a number of multi-day tours departing from Melbourne to discover more of this stunning region. The 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour heads straight to the western side of the road, 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 follows the road in reverse too, but stays overnight in Torquay to jump on a ferry to Sorrento on day two. The 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour takes the road from Melbourne to journey west, before heading inland to spend the night in Halls Gap. Explore the wild environment of the Grampians on day two and learn the fascinating history and culture of the indigenous people of the area. Whichever tour you decide to join, you will be sure to enjoy this stunning area of Victoria.

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