Great Ocean Road

Hugging 243 kilometres of dramatic coastline, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most scenic road journeys. The the 12 Apostles are the area’s main attraction, but as they say, it’s all about the journey not the destination. Travelling along this iconic route takes you through the spectacular scenery of the Surf Coast, Otway Rainforest and Shipwreck Coast, past quaint seaside towns and koalas dozing in eucalyptus canopies.

Our Great Ocean Road tours whizz you through the highlights of this scenic stretch of road, including ample time to admire the 12 Apostles. You’ll be amazed as the Southern Ocean smashes against the towering limestone stacks, continuing to erode and shape the craggy coastline. How many Apostles are left standing is up for debate. But as the never-ending waves continue to crash against the natural pillars, who knows how long it will be before the next one falls?

Best Great Ocean Road Tours & Day 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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