Tour ID: 10006696
Get your camera ready to snap one of the world's greatest coastlines from every angle. Tour the Great Ocean Road, and take a deeper exploration of the richest parts of the coastline. Meet local wildlife, walk through a prehistoric rainforest, cool your feet on the sandy beaches and enjoy a two-course lunch at Apollo Bay.
The day starts at 8am, where you will be picked up in Melbourne's Federation Square. Heading over the West Gate Bridge and through the vast volcanic plains of Melbourne's south-west, you will pass through the redeveloped Geelong Waterfront on the way to Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Walk around the quaint township of Lorne, where the Erskine River meets the ocean. On this surf beach coastal resort, you will see some of the greatest views and see the small coastal town that is home to the famous Pier to Pub swim. You will feel the wind whipping your hair against your face and hear the crash of waves thundering against the towering cliffs of the Great Ocean Road.
When you've worked up sufficient appetite, you will stop for a great Australian bite to eat and enjoy some vegemite on crackers and lamingtons. You'll then continue the mountain-hugging drive around precipitous cliffs, rolling surf, white-capped waves and soft, golden sand. Once you've had your fill of sea and sand, you can rest your head in the dark, damp cool of the rainforest gully of the Otway National Park, where the forest meets the ocean. This prehistoric rainforest is home to some of the world's tallest and oldest trees, lush ferns, and many species of Australia's unique and wonderful wildlife. While you're looking up for a colourful parrot, watch your feet for crustaceans and reptiles of equally diverse colours.
Next, you'll enjoy a two-course meal at Apollo Bay, the small coastal town famous as a peaceful landmark on the Great Ocean Road. Be impressed by the premium quality of lunch as guests of Charles and Merrilyn Lear, before you take a stroll on the soft sands of Apollo Bay's beach side. This is where you can stop to really feel the sand between your toes, and breathe in the sea air. Walk around the town for a spot of small village shopping, and see how the locals live. Be sure to relax and unwind, as you are about to head toward another thrilling part of the Great Ocean Road.
Your next destination is the rugged cliff-face that borders the monumental 12 Apostles. These towering limestone stacks are the most famous part of the 'Shipwreck Coast'. Snap postcard-perfect pictures of the stacks before heading out to see the other limestone formations carved by the surf, including Razorback and Island Arch. You'll have the option to see the whole region from a bird's eye view in a helicopter. Take a closer look at the crystalline waters of Loch Ard Gorge, and hear about the tumultuous history of the beach that is the site of one of Australia's most significant shipwrecks.
The final stop on your Great Ocean Road tour is the quaint fishing village of Port Campbell. This is a day-tour not to be missed, where you get to see all these sights without having to lose the comfort of your Wi-Fi.
National Park Fees
Aussie style Bush Billy tea
Two course premium lunch
Free Wi-Fi on coach
Helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast
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 – 14 years inclusive
15 and over is an adult
Under 4 is free.
Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay
Japanese GPS Commentary
Adults: $0.01 | Children: $0.01
Mandarin GPS Commentary
Adults: $0.01 | Children: $0.01
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