1 Day Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour
The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most visited stretches of coastline, boasting an incredible amount of natural landmarks and magnificent sights. This tour will take you to some of the best stops en route, past breath-taking ocean views and lush rainforests. You’ll have the chance to stroll along pristine beaches as well as learn more about the natural history of the region. In the afternoon, you'll arrive on the Shipwreck Coast where you can admire the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and more from spectacular coastal lookout points.
Operates: Daily except Sunday
Returns: Approx. 8:30-9:00pm
Children: $105 (0 – 15 years)
If you are travelling with a child under 4 years old, please select an infant fare when you book and provide child ages in the notes to request a protective seat.
After we depart the city, we’ll head straight for the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road to begin our journey along this spectacular coastal drive. We’ll stop for some morning tea where you can relax and enjoy the scenery before we head off to the Memorial Arch. Here, you can snap some photos at one of the route’s most iconic landmarks.
Next, we’ll make our way to a coastal town for an easy bush walk to hang out with the local wildlife and spot some cute koalas along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for the colourful birds that live here, including lorikeets, parrots, and the famous kookaburra.
Lunch is in the beachside town of Apollo Bay, where you can tuck into local fare and refuel for an afternoon of incredible sightseeing.
Continuing on, we’ll stop in the Otway Rainforest and enjoy a bushwalk amongst ancient eucalyptus trees and stunning forest scenery. Be amazed by the lush tree ferns and mountain ash tree towering overhead.
When all have returned we then head on to the 12 Apostles, one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. These limestone stacks form an incredible backdrop to the sea views, so be sure to bring your camera along.
Afterwards, we’ll move on to Loch Ard Gorge, which is shrouded by impressive limestone cliffs. We’ll take a walk here and check out the local attractions, including the Archway, the Razorback, and Dumpling Pots. You’ll also get to learn about Australia’s most famous shipwreck while you’re here.
Finally, we’ll make our way back to Melbourne via the road inland, travelling through a number of country towns along the way.
Please note: during peak periods this tour may operate in reverse.
|Adina Apartment||189 Queen Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Atlantis Hotel||300 Spencer Street, Melbourne||7:10am|
|Citadines Melbourne||131 – 135 Bourke Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Crown Promenade||8 Whiteman Street, Southbank||7:55am|
|Geelong Waurn Ponds BP||Colac Rd, Waurn Ponds||8:45am|
|Grand Hyatt||123 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Ibis on Therry||15 Therry Street, Carlton||7:20am|
|Immigration Museum||400 Flinders Street, Melbourne||7:50am|
|Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto||495 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:40am|
|Mantra on Russell||22 Russell Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Nomads Melbourne Backpackers||196-198 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne||7:50am|
|Pegasus Apartments||206 A’Beckett, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Radisson Hotel||380 William Street, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Regent Theatre||191 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Rendezvous Hotel||328 Flinders Street, Melbourne||7:50am|
|Rydges Melbourne||186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Somerset on Elizabeth||250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Space Hotel||380 Russel Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Stamford Plaza||111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|The Savoy Hotel||630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||7:40am|
|Travelodge Southbank||9 Riverside Quay, Southbank||7:55am|
|Treasury on Collins||394 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Urban Central Backpackers||334 City Road, Melbourne||8:00am|
|Victoria Hotel||215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Windsor Hotel||111 Spring Street, Melbourne||7:00am|