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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

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65 reviews

Activity provider: Autopia Tours

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Autopia Tours

From US$ 88.36 per person

Experience the world-famous Great Ocean Road with tales of shipwrecks and years past, panoramic vistas around every corner and of course the best views of the majestic and iconic 12 Apostles.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • View the magnificent 12 Apostles
  • Take a stroll through an ancient rainforest
  • See koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees
  • Drive along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads
  • Walk along the famous Surf Coast beaches and sands
Full description
Begin the day with an early start leaving the Melbourne CBD where you will drive over the Westgate Bridge towards the Great Ocean Road - one of the few places where the destination and the journey are the same thing. Once you arrive on the Great Ocean Road, enjoy morning tea along the Surf Coast at your first stop, a perfect way to meet your fellow travelers and your guide for the day. As you wind along this iconic road, each twist and turn reveals new spectacular views of the rugged coastline and into the Otway Ranges that lie inland. Hear the history of the road and its workers as you make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as the Great Ocean Road sign. Pass through quaint yet popular holiday resort towns before your guide takes you on a wild koala spotting adventure amongst their natural habitat of the eucaluptus trees. Make your way to the historical town of Apollo Bay for a bite of lunch. Stroll the streets, meander the main beach or try some unique and award-winning ice cream. After lunch, the road ventures away from the coastline and into the heart of the Otways National Park. Embark on a guided walk through the crisp fresh air of an ancient rainforest. A truly magical part of the day as you're emersed amongst ferns and the world's second tallest species of tree. The journey continues through the rainforest before reaching the Shipwreck Coast where you will find some of the biggest attractions for the day. Hear about the coastline's most famous shipwreck before stepping down into the gorge at the center of the story of the Loch Ard ill-fated journey. Be towered by the sheer limestone cliffs that form the gorge as you stand on the beach or step into the cold waters of the Southern Ocean at the bottom before reaching the major attraction - the 12 Apostles. View these ginormous limestone monoliths formed by hundreds of years of erosion as they stand high and strong against the forces of nature. A true sight to behold and a perfect way to cap off the day before making your way back to Melbourne for the night. 
Includes
  • Guide
  • Inner-city pickup and drop-off service
  • ransportation by air-conditioned bus
  • National park fees
  • Water refill station
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Any meals not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Immigration Museum at 7:35 AM. Alternatively, if you wish to change your pickup location please contact the activity proivder.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Beautiful tour along the Great Ocean Road, which is definitely recommended. We also made enough stops along the way to buy something to eat & drink and to enjoy/explore the landscape. The vehicles also all have air conditioning if it is too hot outside. Our tour guide Scott was also in a great mood and spread a good mood and also provided a lot of information about the Great OCean Road, as well as about Melbourne and Australia in general.

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April 7, 2020

Great guide, Richard. He told us about places we came to and was very concerned about, we should have a good time. Long drive, but we experienced the Great Ocean Road, hiking in the forest. Here we saw koalas. Furthermore, we saw kangaroos and a walk in a rainforest with fantastic colours. At the 12 apostles we had plenty of time

March 12, 2020

Great day trip. You see so much of the coast and it is breathtaking. Highly recommend this full day adventure. It’s funny how I read that some people complained that you are “in the bus a lot” but it’s because it’s a ROAD trip and if you did the Ocean walk, you wouldn’t see anything so this tour allows you to see SO much but you also get a bit of a hike every stop which I loved. I’d recommend bringing layers of clothing just in case.

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February 27, 2020

Product ID: 91734