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  1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Great Ocean Road

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Full Day Tour

Product ID: 37193
If a drive on the Great Ocean Road is on your bucket list, head out on a full-day trip from Melbourne that ensures a spectacularly scenic experience. Admire picturesque coastal landscapes, see the 12 Apostles, visit Port Campbell National Park, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Beat the crowds and be the first to the famous 12 Apostles
  • Visit the famous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge
  • Explore the Great Ocean Road’s spectacular coastline
  • Stop for free time in Port Campbell and Apollo Bay
  • See koalas in the wild
Full description
On this full-day Great Ocean Road Adventure you’ll drive through the coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne that are popular with surfers. You’ll also pass world-famous Bells Beach, home to the World Surfing Championships.

Towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches, and stunning forest scenery will take your breath away. This is truly one of the world's great scenic coastal drives.

You’ll see the impressive results of massive natural erosion. Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest, existing side by side. See the amazing 12 Apostles, the limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms.

As you pass by Loch Ard Gorge you’ll hear the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. Explore Port Campbell National Park. Learn about the 50 ships that were wrecked along the rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge.

On the return drive you’ll see the spectacular lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Melbourne hotels
  • Professional expert local guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi, in-seat USB, and toilet
  • Japanese and Mandarin Audio commentary is available but not guaranteed and must be requested when booked
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This itinerary is subject to run in reverse at the local operator's discretion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Such an amazing and totally worthwhile trip! The coach was spacious, comfortable and really clean - ideal! The guide, Liam, was really knowledgeable about the landscape and history and also peppered his commentary with some jokes and anecdotes which made the whole experience more enjoyable! He also knew when to give us a break from talking which was really good on such a long day! The views along the ocean road were incredible, and each stop had something knew to see or discover - every one was well worth it! If you want a trip to walk into the rainforests or see animals in their natural habitat then this maybe isn’t the right tour for you, but we still did get an amazing view of a few sleepy koalas up a tree which was really amazing for me! And there were loads of cockatoos to see and all the unfamiliar noises of Australian nature - just amazing! Would really recommend this tour - I’m really glad I did it and It’ll definitely be a big talking point from my visit to Australia!

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January 23, 2020

Our driver/guide, Steve, conducted our tour in reverse so our stops were not so crowded. The 12 Apostles were absolutely amazing! Loch Ard and Gorge did not disappoint! Especially loved hearing the story of Eva and Tom. Steve was very knowledgeable about the area and all of our stops. We saw 2 koala in the wild and fed King Parrots from our hands. The Great Ocean Road is awe inspiring and a must see!

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January 19, 2020

January 21, 2020

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AAT Kings

Product ID: 37193