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2 Day Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

1. 2 Day Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour

Day 1 Guests on this small group tour are picked up from their city hotel or Federation Square and quickly depart Melbourne via the West Gate Bridge. Travel through the vast volcanic plains en route to Geelon, where you have time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. Start your journey along the Great Ocean Road at Torquay, stopping at various places along the coast including Bells Beach and the scenic morning tea location. Your focus then turns to Australian native wildlife as you observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild. This is one of many opportunities to see and hear about Australia's unique and unusual animals in their native habitat. Your journey then begins along the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. While winding your way along you stop to view sites such as the 'Memorial Arch' and hear about the intriguing story of this incredible road. Lorne is the largest of the seaside resorts. With its abundance of cafes and restaurants, it is the perfect place for a lunch break. You may even find time to have a swim or do some shopping. After lunch you cruise along the spectacular road, stopping at many scenic spots, including Kennett River where you can see koalas and many colorful native birds in the wild. Traveling through Apollo Bay, you go into the Great Otway National Park. Enjoy a 1-km guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world's tallest flowering plants, prehistoric trees and ferns, and unique features such as 'yabbie chimneys'. Visit Apollo Bay before checking in to Beacon Point Ocean View Villas. Your private self-contained villa is set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean. This amazing setting is a great place to relax and unwind for a couple of hours. You'll have dinner tonight at the the award-winning Chris's Restaurant, next door to your accommodation, where the only thing that matches the food are the views. Day 2 Your second day starts with breakfast at the locals favorite Bay Leaf Cafe. Great coffee, tea, and a vast breakfast menu make this a perfect way to start another full day. Your journey starts with you traveling through the Otway ranges and onto the so-called 'Shipwreck Coast'. Your first stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire river valley. Your guide will introduce you to the strong Aboriginal heritage of the region, where many tribes prospered around the coastline for thousands of years. In the same area, millions of years ago, when Australia was part of the great southern land, Gondwana, dinosaurs roamed the land. A unique find along the coast in 1987 uncovered important clues into the world's prehistoric past. The 12 Apostles are icons of Australia's natural beauty. You'll arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun, making them perfect for photos and crowd-free. This is a bonus for taking a 2-day trip as the stacks are silhouettes in the afternoon and overcrowded. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline at your own expense. You'll then visit 'Loch Ard Gorge', the site of the most famous 19th-century Australian shipwreck. You'll hear the entire story, from the calm voyage, to the tragic wreck, to the courageous survivors and their ultimate fate. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artifacts, photos, and documents from the 'Loch Ard' contained in treasure chests. Port Campbell is your lunch stop for today. This small fishing village of just 350 is set in a beautiful natural port and has some wonderful cafes and restaurants for food and views. After lunch you'll travel to a lesser-known but highly impressive area of the Great Ocean Road west of Port Campbell. This section includes London Bridge, the Bay of Islands, the Bay of Martyrs, and Boat Bay before your journey turns inland and travels through open farmland towards Melbourne, arriving there around 18:00.

Torquay: 2-Hour Surf Lesson on the Great Ocean Road

2. Torquay: 2-Hour Surf Lesson on the Great Ocean Road

Start your tour by heading to the meeting point to pick up your equipment. Your instructor will select the correct size wetsuit for you to change into, and will help you to find just the right size surfboard.  Once you are ready, walk to the beach with the rest of the group. Your lesson will begin on the beach with a safety briefing and some basic instructions before you head into the water, waist deep, to catch some waves.  Once you have had your fill of the surf, you will return to the beach for some more detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard. The remainder of the lesson will be spent on the water with the instructor helping everyone to stand up. At the end of the lesson, return to the shop with your equipment to have a hot shower and change. Make sure you arrange to take some photos.

Anglesea: 2-Hour Surf Lesson on the Great Ocean Road

3. Anglesea: 2-Hour Surf Lesson on the Great Ocean Road

You will meet at the tour supplier's shop 15 minutes before your lesson starts. Then your instructor with find you a wet suit that is the correct size, and the right surfboard for your height. After you have changed into your wet suit, you will walk down to the beach with the rest of the group. The lesson will begin on the beach with a safety briefing and some basic instruction. Then you will enter the water up to your waist, to catch your first few gentle waves. Once everyone has caught some waves and you are feeling more comfortable in the water, you will return to the beach for more detailed instruction about how to stand up on the board. The remainder of the lesson will be spent back in the water with the instructor helping everyone to stand up on their surfboard. On completion of the lesson everyone will return to the shop with their equipment to have a rest and a hot shower. Make sure you get some photos of your first experience of surfing.

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What an excellent tour. We thoroughly recommend it. Our guide Pierre was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to chat with. We spent two beautiful days overlooking and walking around the most scenic panoramas, even venturing into the rain forest. Our transport and accommodation were of the highest standard. We would like to thank Pierre for making this experience so memorable. Ian and Marion Simpson

We had bad weather during the first half of our trip, but our guide made sure it was still very enjoyable! We hit all of the main Ocean Road sights, it was so beautiful. The overnight hotel was great & had the most beautiful view. The included dinner at the restaurant was also very nice, lovely atmosphere and a great menu! Thanks for the memorable tour :)

We travelled in luxury. Very knowledgeable and personal tour guide/driver. The food and accommodation was first rate. Lots of nice stops to enjoy the scenery. You can’t control the weather.

a relaxed way to view all the delightful sights on the Great Ocean Road. Well informed and kind guide Pierre made it a memorable journey