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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

1. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

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. 

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

2. 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 people are saying about Anglesea

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.

Perfectly planned trip. Good driving and very clean bus. Our guideMr Daniel was excellent, very well informed and kept spiking our interests throughout the day with great stories and humorous anecdotes. Enjoyed myself thoroughly. Maybe a longer lunch halt to take some pictures would be lovely.

A really good tour and an excellent guide who was very informative. At some stops it could have been good with a little more time. Clearly recommended ☺

This tour of the great ocean road was spectacular. It is hard to put into words what the scenery was like breathtaking is all I can say.

Great day, lovely informative driver (Kurt). Saw lots!