Tour ID: 10001005
This spectacular one-day tour encompasses the views and grandeur of the Great Ocean Road. You'll visit the Otway Rainforest, Port Philip Bay, Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Anglesea, plus meet and greet some unique Australian wildlife.
This enthralling tour departs 7 am daily from Melbourne and a courtesy pick up service is available on request from most inner city accommodation. Sitting in your modern, comfortable minibus, you'll join your fellow tourists and friendly guide as you head off to the Great Ocean Road, with your first point of call being the gateway to this region - the Memorial Arch. This historical tribute was built to commemorate the returned servicemen from WWl, who hand-built this road against all odds, in honour of their fallen brothers-in-arms
A morning tea awaits you at a surf beach, where you can watch the surfers and admire the waves. Be on the lookout for wildlife, as you admire this beautiful area. Fully refreshed, you'll head off to Anglesea and Lorne. Passing through these quaint little seaside resort towns is an absolute joy.
Hang out with the local wildlife and count how many cute, cuddly and very sleepy Koalas you can find in the eucalyptus. Some beautiful, friendly birds will pop along to say hello. Listen for the kookaburra as he merrily laughs in the old gum tree. Enjoy your lunch (own expense) whilst relaxing in Apollo Bay. Fully sated, it's back on your bus and off to Maits Rest in the Otway Ranges for a walk with your guide along the boardwalks of the temperate rainforest. The boardwalk protects the delicate ecosystem along the forest floor, whilst still allowing for a thorough look at the lush flora and inquisitive fauna within this stunningly beautiful region.
Your next stop will be the iconic Twelve Apostles, traverse the boardwalks and admire these amazing limestone stack formations, we then head to the dramatic Loch Ard George, Razorback and Mutton Bird Island. You'll be in awe at the majesty of these amazing limestone structures, hewn by Mother Nature's hand over thousands of years. With waves from the Great Southern Ocean crashing at the bases of these natural marvels, you'll have the chance to capture that perfect photo.
Heading home, you'll arrive back in Melbourne, and to your original pickup location, at approximately 9 pm.
Morning tea, National park entry fees, Air-conditioned coach vehicle, Experienced driver/guide with commentary, Inner city accommodation pick up and drop off.
7:00 AM Daily
Returns to Melbourne at approx. 9:00 pm.
Main pick up times and locations:
YHA Melbourne Metro (78 Howard St) North Melbourne @ 6:50am
Pegasus Apartment (206 A'Beckett St) Melbourne @ 7:10am
Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St) Melbourne @ 7:45am
Adina Apartment Hotel (189 Queen St) Melbourne @ 7:30am
Vibe Savoy (630 Little collins St) Melbourne @ 7:30am
Regent Theatre (191 Collins St) Melbourne @ 7:24am
Windsor Hotel (111 Spring St) Melbourne @ 7:18am
Space Hotel (380 Russel St) Melbourne @ 6:58am
Urban Central (334 City Rd) Southbank @ 7:30am
Travelodge Southbank (9 Riverside Quay) Melbourne @ 7:40am
Base Backpackers (17 Carlisle st) St Kila @ 7.10am
Habitat HQ (333 St Kilda Rd) St Kilda @ 7:15am
A pick up from Waurn Ponds (near Geelong) may also be available for this tour - please request at time of booking.
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Warm clothes, sunscreen, camera, a water bottle and of course a BIG SMILE!!!
Child rates apply to Children between the ages of 0 and 12 years of age. If under 18, a parent or guardian is required to accompany them.
Child seats are available upon request, we ask that strictly no pushers/stollers are to be taken on tour.
Please phone to reconfirm your tour 48 hours before departure.
Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Port Philip Bay, Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Angelsea
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