1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Great Ocean Road

Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

Product ID: 237192
Admire the iconic 12 Apostles without the crowds, explore beautiful beaches, and get deep into the forest on this Great Ocean Road adventure. Spot koalas and shop in the picturesque town of Lorne.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the world famous 12 Apsotles before the crowds arrive.
  • Explore the stunning Gibson Steps, and capture photos of the iconic coast
  • Connect with nature on a hike to the magical Beauchamp Falls
  • Admire towering Californian Redwoods in the Redwood Forest
  • See koalas in their natural habitat
Full description
Discover the iconic 12 Apostles, see picturesque beaches, and make your way through the trees in Great Otways National Park and Redwood Forest. Snack on local fruit and spot native koalas.

Departing Melbourne early with your knowledgeable guide, head straight to the famous 12 Apostles before the masses of people arrive. Take a short stroll along the boardwalk, and appreciate the stunning views. Continue to another spectacular scene, Gibson Steps, and walk down the 70-meter cliff-side pathway to the beach, where there will be plenty of time to take some incredible photos.

Next, it’s back in the van to start a drive through the magical Great Otways National Park. Pull over, and take a 3.5 kilometer (just over 2 miles) return hike through ancient rainforests to the dreamy Beauchamp Falls. Then, head to the towering Californian Redwood Forest.

With your energy restored, continue your tour along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Pass by Apollo Bay before reaching Kennett's River, where you'll get the chance to spot native koalas going about their daily routines. Stop at the beautiful town of Lorne for 30 minutes to shop and explore at your leisure, or take a swim in the ocean. Finally, visit the historical Memorial Lookout and the surfer hotspot, Bells Beach, before concluding your tour back at the original meeting point.
Includes
  • Knowledgeable tour guide
  • Fresh coffee and tea
  • Delicious, sweet vegan treats
  • Fresh organic fruit on arrival and throughout the day
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the undercover Taxi Rank on St. Kilda Road, between Hamer Hall and the Arts Centre. Please note that the meeting point is approximately 200 meters/220 yards from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the activity starts
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• No bushwalking experience is required for the hike. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have some gentle hill sections and occasional steps
Customer reviews
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This tour is amazing and a must do if you have limited time in Melbourne and want to optimize. You get to visit all the main sites of interest and other nice off the beaten path sights such as the Beauchamp Falls. Our guide Shane was great at suggesting picture opportunities and helping out with cameras. Also the food on the trip was unexpectedly amazing, usually on hiking tours you don’t get this high quality.

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November 24, 2019

Die Reisegruppe war klein, die Fahrt war komfortabel (neuer VW-Bus) und unser Guide war super freundlich, nett und man spürte, dass er wirklich liebt, was er tut. Er brachte uns an Orte, die die großen Busse einfach nicht erreichen können, und wir fühlten uns nie gehetzt, haben viele Orte besucht und schöne Spaziergänge gemacht. Wir können Hide and Seek Tours uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Ich würde sie auf jeden Fall wieder buchen.

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January 21, 2020

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Die Reisegruppe war klein, die Fahrt war komfortabel (neuer VW-Bus) und unser Guide war super freundlich, nett und man spürte, dass er wirklich liebt, was er tut. Er brachte uns an Orte, die die großen Busse einfach nicht erreichen können, und wir fühlten uns nie gehetzt, haben viele Orte besucht und schöne Spaziergänge gemacht. Wir können Hide and Seek Tours uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Ich würde sie auf jeden Fall wieder buchen.

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January 21, 2020

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Product ID: 237192