2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour
Get to know the incredible wildlife and iconic landmarks of the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island on this 2-day tour. From penguins to shipwrecks and rainforests and everything in between, you’ll get up close and personal with the spectacular scenery of this part of Australia while enjoying BBQs, seaside towns, and breath-taking views. The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour is the perfect way to enjoy these two iconic destinations of Victoria.
Returns: 10:00pm (winter) & 12:00am midnight (summer)
Children: $440 (minimum age 6 years)
Please note that as dormitory accommodation is included in the tour price, passengers travelling with children will need to upgrade to a motel room. Please contact us to check the availability of a private room upgrade for your dates of travel
Helicopter Ride: Take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles – Cost: $155 per person (15 minutes)
Penguins Plus – upgrade to the superior Penguin Plus viewing platform for a closer look at the penguins on parade. Price – $65 per adult, $35 per child (upgrade complimentary for children under 4 years).
Underground Viewing Platform – head undercover to be out of the elements as you view the little penguins waddle past the window at eye level. Price – $80 per adult, $40 per child.
Please Note: upgrades are limited during Australian school holidays and from late December to the end of January and cannot be guaranteed.
Upgrade to a private double, twin or single room with ensuite – $170 per room.
Please Note: Accommodation upgrades are very limited over the summer months and cannot be guaranteed. We recommend travellers wanting to upgrade to contact us prior to booking to check the availability of private rooms.
Day One (Lunch & Dinner)
Day one starts as we leave Melbourne and head straight to the 12 Apostles to arrive before the crowds. Grab some awesome photos of one of Australia’s most iconic natural landmarks as you explore the lookout points before we head to Loch Ard Gorge, where you can learn more about the famous shipwreck that happened here.
Then it’s on to a bushwalk around the ancient Otways Rainforest, soaking up the nature and wildlife along the way. We’ll stop for lunch in Apollo Bay and then move on to koala spotting and Queenscliff. Enjoy a delicious dinner with your travel companions before bedding down for the night.
Day Two (Breakfast)
Day two starts with breakfast before we head to Queenscliff for the short ferry ride across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento – look out for seals and dolphins along the way.
Once we’re back on land, we’ll explore the Mornington Peninsula then cross the bridge to Phillip Island where it’s time for wildlife watching at the Koala Reserve. Here, you can spot koalas, wallabies, colourful birdlife and maybe even an echidna.
In the afternoon, we’ll check out the Nobbies, and the Blowhole for more natural beauty, and Summerlands beach for the evening Penguin Parade. Take a seat on the beach and be amazed as the little penguin come ashore and waddle across the beach to their homes in the sand dunes. We will then make our way back to Melbourne.
|Athenaeum Theatre||188 Collins Street||7:10am|
|Base Backpackers||17 Carlisle St, St Kilda||7:10am|
|Crown Promenade Hotel||8 Whiteman Street, Southbank||7:30am|
|Holiday Inn Melbourne||575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Ibis on Therry Street||15/21 Therry Street, Melbourne||7:00am|
|Immigration Museum||400 Flinders St, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Pegasus Apartment||206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne||7:05am|
|Pullman Albert Park||65 Queens Road, Albert Park||7:00am|
|Savoy Hotel||630 Little Collins Street||7:25am|
|Space Hotel||380 Russel St, Melbourne||6:55am|
|YHA Metro||78 Howard St, North Melbourne||6:50am|