Day trip

Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

4.8 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Hike and Seek

Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

Activity provider: Hike and Seek

From US$ 140.40 per person

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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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 one of the magical Otways waterfalls
  • 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 on a minivan guided tour. Snack on local fruit and spot native koalas, as you explore this stunning part of Australia. 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 short hike through ancient rainforests to one of the Otways' pristine waterfalls. 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.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Great Ocean Road visit

    • Port Campbell National Park visit

    • The Twelve Apostles, Victoria visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Snack

    • Water, tea, coffee

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the undercover taxi rank on St. Kilda Road, between Hamer Hall and the Arts Centre. 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

  • 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

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 38 reviews

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La “experiencia”. Shane nuestro guía tremendo observador del hábitat no hizo ver cada rincon que la excursión lo vale Y lo mejor su sagaz vista para descubrir al costado de la ruta un koala mama y su bebe increíble. La comida deliciosa que se debe pagar , y estas avisado no se muestran los precios , pero después de pasar un día hermoso es solo un detalle nada mas. La ciudad y como llegar al sitio de encuentro es muy fácil

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December 7, 2022

The 12 apostles were amazing. Great to see it before all the crowds. The other stops pale in comparison! But they were fun and nice to see too. Would recommend good shoes, if it’s wet waterproof will be most comfy! If you’re in the very back row of the van it can feel a bit tight (if you’re tall like me). There are parts where the road is very windy/curvy and bumpy and could be tough if you’re prone to motion sickness.

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October 27, 2022

The tour is operated by Hike & Seek Melbourne. Our tour guide Markus was super friendly, warm, competent and was always there for us. He gave us lots of interesting information throughout the day at every opportunity. So that we were able to learn a lot about the different places, animals and plants. All in all, the day was demanding and long, but it was definitely worth it! It doesn't matter whether it's the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road or the waterfall, I wouldn't want to miss any of them and I would book the tour again at any time!

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October 11, 2022

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