Tour ID: 10006695
Experience the rugged beauty of one of the world's most dramatic coastlines. Get your camera ready and join our day tour of the Great Ocean Road, where you will see every spectacular scenic view of the Southern Ocean, and the dangerous coastline affectionately known as Shipwreck Bay. Witness the majesty of the 12 Apostles and London Bridge.
Departing at 8am from Melbourne's CBD, we get an early start on the day by heading straight through the vast volcanic plains of Geelong toward the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road consistently ranks as one of the world's top ten best scenic coastal drives. Get your camera ready as our tour hugs the sheer cliffs that tower above the thunderous surf of the Southern Ocean. For morning tea we share a Bush Billy Tea, complete with Lamingtons and vegemite on crackers. We then continue through the picturesque towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay, where we stop for a spot of lunch (own expense) after taking in the rugged, scenic coastline of the most travelled part of the Great Ocean Road.
After lunch, we venture into where the forest meets the sea at the Otway National Park. The Otways are home to a stunning array of wildlife, sealife, prehistoric plants, and the world's tallest trees and lushest fernery. On this guided tour through the rainforest gully, you will be astonished by the wonders of the rainforest. We then head back to the sheer awe-inspiring beauty of Shipwreck Bay's cliff-face, where it sprawls across the horizon and juts out into the crystalline sea. We stop many times to wonder at the miraculous limestone formations, and we even take in the monolithic magnificence of the world-famous 12 Apostles from the water's edge. If you want to, you can opt to take a bird's eye view of the area in a helicopter tour, capturing the wonders from all angles.
Next, we look at the surf-made architecture of Island Arch and Razorback, then Loch Ard Gorge, the breathtaking site of one of Australia's most significant shipwrecks in the 19th century. See where the tragedy unfolded while hearing the story of the Loch Ard Gorge where it all went down. We take a calmer look at the town of Port Campbell, a seaside fishing village, before heading back to Melbourne's evening lights shining as we cross back over the West Gate Bridge.
National park fees
Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons and vegemite crackers
Free Wi-Fi on coach.
8:00 AM Daily
Tour departs from Federation Square East (corner of Flinders & Russell Streets) or hotel pickups available on request
Please advise hotel name and address at time of booking should you require a hotel pick up and we advise the most convenient location in your confirmation email.
Please bring a windbreaker and walking shoes.
Children 4 to 14 years inclusive (15 and over is an adult, under 4 is free).
Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Angelsea
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