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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

by Wildlife Tours Australia Duration 12h 50m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$119
Amazing! 4.6/5 Wotif Guest Rating View all 57 Wotif Verified Reviews

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Head out of Melbourne and hit the road—the Great Ocean Road, that is. This 151-mile (243-km) highway winds its way along the southeastern coast of Victoria and is the world's largest war memorial. Your first stop en route is at Surf Beach, where you can enjoy morning tea while watching surfers catch waves before continuing on to Memorial Arch.

Venture into the woods to look for koalas perched in the treetops, colourful parrots and lorikeets, and the gum tree-loving kookaburra. In Apollo Bay, relax over lunch as you soak in the atmosphere of this waterfront locale, and then work off your meal with a guided bushwalk through the towering trees that line the Maits Rest board walk in the Otway Ranges, a cool and ancient temperate rainforest.

Make your way to the striking 12 Apostles, limestone stacks rising up from the waves, and Loch Ard Gorge, where you can take a walk while listening to the tale of Australia's most notorious shipwreck. Your final stop is at the arch nicknamed London Bridge or the cliffs known as the Gibson Steps, where you can feel the breeze off the sea before heading back to Melbourne.

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Head out of Melbourne and hit the road—the Great Ocean Road, that is. This 151-mile (243-km) highway winds its way along the southeastern coast of Victoria and is the world's largest war memorial. Your first stop en route is at Surf Beach, where you can enjoy morning tea while watching surfers catch waves before continuing on to Memorial Arch.

Venture into the woods to look for koalas perched in the treetops, colourful parrots and lorikeets, and the gum tree-loving kookaburra. In Apollo Bay, relax over lunch as you soak in the atmosphere of this waterfront locale, and then work off your meal with a guided bushwalk through the towering trees that line the Maits Rest board walk in the Otway Ranges, a cool and ancient temperate rainforest.

Make your way to the striking 12 Apostles, limestone stacks rising up from the waves, and Loch Ard Gorge, where you can take a walk while listening to the tale of Australia's most notorious shipwreck. Your final stop is at the arch nicknamed London Bridge or the cliffs known as the Gibson Steps, where you can feel the breeze off the sea before heading back to Melbourne.

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7:40 AM, Great Ocean Road Day Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 12h 50m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$119

Total price is AU$119, taxes included

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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

Activity Location

Apollo Bay

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Melbourne

  • Immigration Museum (East-side) on the corner of Market street and Flinders street

    400 Flinders Street corner of Market street and Flinders street

    Melbourne 3000


Highlights

  • Chance to discover Australia’s most scenic coastal route

  • Great Ocean Road icons like the 12 Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge

  • Guided hike through rainforest of Great Otway National Park

  • Relaxing lunch in the charming seaside village of Apollo Bay

  • Opportunity to go for strolls & spot koalas


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park

  • National park entrance fees

  • Lunch and morning tea

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Melbourne hotel or pick-up point closeby

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Additional food & drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Tour stops may vary.

  • Pick-up is available from select hotels, hostels, and locations in central Melbourne. You will be able to arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • We use modern 24-34 seater vehicles, with high back non-reclining seats and seat belts


Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

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4.6 out of 5

5/5 Aug 18, 2018

Adrian was incredibly fun and helpful. The tour exceeded my expectation. Well organized and restaurant was good. It was a well worth it experience on a windy/rainy day. Walking through a rainforest in rain was perfect!

4/5 Aug 16, 2018

The sights are breathtaking, 12 Apostles especially. Plenty of time to look at most of the stops. Personally, with no fault asssigned to the tour company, the trip was unable to be enjoyed for a large portion due to severe motion sickness. I have never experienced it this bad in my life and anyone who suffers from it I would definitely not recommend this trip. Additionally, the bus was quite small and very cramped, not recommended for taller people. Very long stints in the bus, 3 or so stints were 1hr 30mins +. The tour guide was ok although he didn’t offer a whole lot of commentary but friendly. Provided lunch was also so so (I unfortunately couldn’t stomach any of mine) according to most of the group. We were very lucky with weather but a raincoat is a must as well as shoes which can get wet and muddy. This is especially important for the rainforest walk. The natural beauty almost does almost make up for the downsides. Overall not too bad🤷🏻‍♀️