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  1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Melbourne City Centre

Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne

Product ID: 11856
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Tour the spectacular Great Ocean Road on an award-winning full-day trip from Melbourne. The small, personalized eco tours take in all the icons of the famous road trip, including the 12 Apostles. Enjoy free on board Wi-Fi as you travel.
About this activity
Duration 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
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Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a small group tour along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's most famous road trips
  • Get ready for guaranteed koala sightings at Kennett River
  • Take an enchanting rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park
  • Visit the stirring sights of the Shipwreck Coast, including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Gibson Step
  • Take an optional 15-minute helicopter ride over the Shipwreck Coast
Full description
Enjoy morning views of Melbourne city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge, at just under 1.5 miles (2.6 kilometers). You are embarking on one of the world’s greatest drives to tour the Great Ocean Road!

The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road takes in some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. You will make plenty of scenic stops, including a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View and a stop at Kennet River, home to a large population of cute and cuddly wild Koalas. A sighting is almost guaranteed as they munch away on Eucalyptus leaves.

Then it is on to Apollo Bay for a chance to walk around the famous coastal town. Afterwards, follow the Great Ocean Road away from the water and into the mountains. Proceed through the spectacular Otway Ranges and stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool, temperate rainforest at Maits Rest.

Continue to Port Campbell National Park, with its iconic array of rock formations. Be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne at the beautiful township of Colac, before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as you cross Westgate Bridge on the way home.
Includes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the tour bus
  • Pickup and drop-off at select inner city hotels
  • Small group tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Morning tea
  • National Park admission fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Translation app in 16 languages (links provided after the booking)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and snacks
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pick-up is from the following locations: • Windsor Hotel (111 Spring St) at 7:10am • Radisson Hotel (380 William St) at 7:20am • Victoria Hotel (215 Little Collins St) at 7:30am • Vibe Savoy (630 Little Collins St) at 7:40am • Rendezvous Hotel (328 Flinders St) at 7:50am • Crown Promenade (8 Whiteman St) at 7:55am

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Vehicles hold a maximum of 24 passengers
• For those guests who do not want to take the optional helicopter ride over the Shipwreck Coast, an alternative stop is possible at Gibsons Steps. Here guests can descend the steps to Gibsons Beach below for beach level views of two of the Twelve Apostles
• Please note that the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk will be closed for 3 months from March to May 2019. During this time, all boardwalks will be renewed, to ensure the ongoing safety of the location. During this period, you will be visiting Melba Gully for an alternative rainforest experience.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 619 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Go West Tours

Product ID: 11856