Tour ID: 10017385
The best tour, not only see the 12 Apostles from the viewing platforms but from a helicopter as well! The view from the sea looking back is spectacular as well, the back drop is green fields.
Departing Melbourne at around 8.00am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length.
We pass through and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as we make our way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.
The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. We make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.
At the township of Kennett River we make a brief side trip into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed!
We then continue on towards our lunch stop in Apollo Bay with another photo stop at Cape Patten on the way.
After lunch we follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the spectacular Otway Ranges, where we stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Here our guide accompanies the group through the forest, where we stop to learn a little about the world’s tallest flowering trees and the ancient rainforest species.
And then it’s onwards to the world famous Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles.
Here is where you will take to the air with a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Twelve Apostles. The flight lasts between 7 and 10 minutes and will make this amazing day even better!
Just down the road is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast, the Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.
Our final sightseeing destination is the collapsed London Bridge, where two holiday makers were stranded when the first arch collapsed in 1990.
The journey back is a great chance to upload photo’s, send E-Postcards, and research your next destination with the free Wi Fi on board. A dinner stop is made before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again on the way home.
With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.
So come along and let our experienced guides give you a value-packed day of outstanding sights and entertainment, with plenty of fun and a few little surprises along the way.
*Valid until 31st March 2017
National Parks entry fees
Free Wi Fi
Dinner is at the customer's expense
8:00 AM Daily
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.
Swimming gear in summer
Comfortable walking shoes
and of course a sense of fun and adventure
Children fare applies to all children from 0 to 15 years inclusive.
Maximum 24 passengers per vehicle.
Personal audio translation service is available on request for selected languages (excluding Helicopter component).
Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Angelsea
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