Tour ID: 10055643

On this 2 day tour of the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island you will simply be amazed at the beauty of the Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge, the national parks and the wonderful places along the Surf Coast. There are so many highlites on this tour but one would have to be watching the gorgeous fairy penguins leaving the sea and heading for home as the sunsets. The tour is designed so you won't miss a thing!

  • Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal roads on the world
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge
  • Walk barefoot in the sand along the Surf Coast
  • Interact with iconic Australian animals, from kangaroos and koalas to penguins, owls and snakes
  • Drive through Mornington Peninsula to Phillip Island for the Fairy Penguin Parade
  • Stay overnight at the fabulous Beacon Resort Park

This two day tour will leave you wondering how all this natural beauty & experiences can be packed into two days.

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful ocean drives in the world. As you travel along the 243 kilometres, you have the Great Southern Ocean lapping the coast line on one side and on the other it is bound by national parks.

The star of the show is the Twelve Apostles, and they do not disappoint. You will see these amazing limestone stacks from the lookout as well as from the beach. You will be able to walk down The Gibson’s Steps (86 steps) to see the 12 Apostles from ground level and realize just how tall they are. Make sure you get creative with your photos from this angle!

We also stop at Loch Ard Gorge, many people find this work of nature as beautiful, if not more so, than the Twelve Apostles. You won’t be able to tear yourself away from the colours of the gorge and watching the waves come and go.

The next wonderful place we visit is the Otway National Park where there is time to walk through this amazing old rainforest. The sights and smells will revitalize you. As we head to our overnight stop at the Beacon Resort, you will pass the beaches of what is known as the Surf Coast.

The next morning, board the ferry for an hour-long journey across Port Phillip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula. View the quirky Bathing Boxes then travel to the multi-award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where we’ll get up close and personal with the friendly residents. Hand-feed kangaroos & wallabies, meet the cuddly koalas & enjoy a guided tour of the extensive exhibits housing a wide array of native fauna.

Finally, cross over to Phillip Island to experience the world-renowned Penguin Parade as dusk falls on Summerland Beach. Watch these wondrous waddlers emerge from the surf and cross the beach before making their way to their homes in the dunes. Return time to Melbourne varies seasonally between 9pm - midnight.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    * 1 Dinner and 1 Breakfast
    * All park entry fees
    * Standard entry to Penguin Parade
    * Ferry ride
    * Accommodation as booked
    * Friendly and informative guide
    * Complimentary WIFI on board

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Upgrades to Double/Twin rooms can be arranged and are subject to availability.

  • Duration:

    2 Days/ 1 night.

  • Departure:

    7:15 AM Mon, Fri

  • Return:

    Between 9pm - midnight (seasonal variation dependent on when the penguins come ashore)

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departs Mondays and Fridays at 7am - 8am depending on selected meeting point 
    Returns: approx 9pm - midnight (seasonal)
    We pick up from selected hotels and hostels in inner city Melbourne.
    Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to departure using the details provided on your booking confirmation to confirm pick up location.


    [Please click the Route MAP to enlarge]

    Great Ocean Road Tour one day including cafe and lunch Map by ToursToGo Pty

  • What to bring:

    Overnight bag (no more than 5kg. NO suitcases or large backpacks allowed)
    Water bottle
    Comfortable walking shoes
    Warm clothes as it can be very cold on Phillip Island, even in the summer

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Due to the length of our tours and difficulty of walks involved we do not recommend infants/children under the age of 4. Both infants and children pay full adult price and you MUST stay in upgraded accommodation - not shared facilities. There is no storage available for prams/strollers on board our buses.

  • Additional Information:

    Luggage Restrictions: only small carry bags with a maximum 5kg.
    NO large backpacks or suitcases permitted.

    Please note that our guests who do not have English as a first language are requested to download the free Bunyip tours App prior to departure. You can find this App on the Apple Store or on Google Play by searching “Bunyip Tours”

    Languages offered include: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin

  • Destinations:

    Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento, Lorne and Apollo Bay

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