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Tour ID: 10000122

This 13-hour journey through the spectacular coastal beauty along the Great Ocean Road will allow you to see quaint villages, blooming forests, native wildlife, the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and so much more!

  • Meander along the stunning Great Ocean Road
  • See quaint towns and famous surf beaches
  • Admire the majesty of the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and more
  • See cuddly koalas in the wild


With an 8 am departure from your Melbourne accommodation, you’ll depart the city, crossing over the iconic Westgate Bridge – Australia’s longest, at almost 2.6 kilometres – and enjoying gorgeous views of the bay.

As you pass through Geelong, you’ll be fascinated to learn a little of the history and more recent attributes of Victoria’s second largest city.

Travelling along the Great Ocean Road, your driver guide will tell you of the historical significance of this amazing hand-hewn route, created by returned World War One soldiers in commemoration of their fallen brethren. You’ll stop at the Memorial Arch at Eastern View for a photo opportunity and to soak up the atmosphere. Continuing along this road, you’ll see some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery, which in itself is a worthy tourist attraction.

Your next stop will be in the quaint township of Kennett River. Here, you’ll visit some of Australia’s most famous residents – the huge koala population that calls this gorgeous tract of eucalyptus forest home. The koala population here is so large, you’re almost guaranteed to see numerous of these cute and cuddly marsupials!

A delicious lunch will be had in Apollo Bay, followed by a stop at the attractive Cape Patten for some photos. You’ll next follow the Great Ocean Road into the mountainous area and through the Otway Ranges, stopping at the popular Maits Rest for a calm walk through the ancient temperate forest – home to some of the tallest flowering trees in the world.

Next stop will be Port Campbell National Park, where you’ll be awestruck by the magnificence of the hugely popular rock formations – the Twelve Apostles. While admiring the beauty of these ancient monoliths, you can also opt to take to the skies on a helicopter sightseeing flight. On to the Shipwreck Coast and you’ll explore this fascinating area while learning about the doomed Loch Ard, which gives its name to the magnificent Loch Ard Gorge. You’ll also see other rock formations, such as the Razorback, Dumpling Pots and the Island Archway.

If you choose not to partake in the joy flight, you’ll join the rest of the tour participants on a tour of Gibson's Steps, where you can descend the steps to get a view of the Twelve Apostles from the beach below. Heading back to Melbourne, you’ll be able to take advantage of the free WI-FI on board the coach as you admire stunning coastal scenery. Along the way, you’ll stop for dinner before crossing over the Westgate Bridge and back to the brightly lit city. You’ll be dropped back at your accommodation at around 9 to 9:30 pm.

*Valid until 31st March 2017

TTG Code: Top Nine Great Ocean Road Day Tours

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All transfers and commentary
    Morning tea
    Cafe lunch
    National Parks entry fees
    Free on-board Wi-Fi

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Dinner is at the customer's expense

  • Duration:

    13 hours

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    9.00 ~ 9.30 pm

  • Departure points:

    Melbourne

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Please contact us using the details provided on your booking confirmation to specify a pick-up point that suits you. If not staying in a CBD hotel, we recommend that Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders Street as a convenient pick-up location.
    Pick ups are between 7.00am and 8.00am. The tour departs after the last pick up.

  • What to bring:

    A sense of fun and adventure, camera, swimming gear in summer, warm clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Children fare applies to all children from 0 to 15 years inclusive.

  • Additional Information:

    Maximum 24 passengers per vehicle.

    Personal audio translation service is available on request for selected languages.

  • Destinations:

    Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay

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