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

Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne

Product ID: 11856
Eco-certified
Tour the spectacular Great Ocean Road on an award-winning full-day trip from Melbourne. The small, personalized eco tours take in all the icons of the famous road trip, including the 12 Apostles. Enjoy free on board Wi-Fi as you travel.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup included

Please select to be picked up from one of the following hotels: • The Windsor Hotel (111 Spring Street) • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens (380 William Street) • Rendezvous Hotel (328 Flinders Street) • Crown Promenade Hotel (8 Whiteman Street) • The Victoria Hotel (215 Little Collins Street) • The Savoy Hotel (630 Little Collins Street) You must contact the tour operator directly to arrange and confirm pickup, this information will not be supplied on your voucher.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a small group tour along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia's most famous road trips
  • Get ready for guaranteed koala sightings at Kennett River
  • Take an enchanting rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park
  • Visit the stirring sights of the Shipwreck Coast, including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Gibson Step
  • Take an optional 15-minute helicopter ride over the Shipwreck Coast
Itinerary
13 hours
  • Melbourne City Centre

  • Great Ocean Road (photo stop)

  • Great Otway National Park

  • Port Campbell National Park

  • Loch Ard Gorge

  • The Twelve Apostles, Victoria

  • Melbourne

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
End point
Full description
Enjoy morning views of Melbourne city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge, at just under 1.5 miles (2.6 kilometers). You are embarking on one of the world’s greatest drives to tour the Great Ocean Road!

The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road takes in some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. You will make plenty of scenic stops, including a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View and a stop at Kennet River, home to a large population of cute and cuddly wild Koalas. A sighting is almost guaranteed as they munch away on Eucalyptus leaves.

Then it is on to Apollo Bay for a chance to walk around the famous coastal town. Afterwards, follow the Great Ocean Road away from the water and into the mountains. Proceed through the spectacular Otway Ranges and stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool, temperate rainforest at Maits Rest.

Continue to Port Campbell National Park, with its iconic array of rock formations. Be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne at the beautiful township of Colac, before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as you cross Westgate Bridge on the way home.
Includes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the tour bus
  • Pickup and drop-off at select inner city hotels
  • Small group tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Morning tea
  • National Park admission fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Translation app in 16 languages (links provided after the booking)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and snacks
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Vehicles hold a maximum of 24 passengers
• For those guests who do not want to take the optional helicopter ride over the Shipwreck Coast, an alternative stop is possible at Gibsons Steps. Here guests can descend the steps to Gibsons Beach below for beach level views of two of the Twelve Apostles
• Please note that the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk will be closed for 3 months from March to May 2019. During this time, all boardwalks will be renewed, to ensure the ongoing safety of the location. During this period, you will be visiting Melba Gully for an alternative rainforest experience.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 676 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This was my first tour with “Go West” tour. Such an experienced and brilliant company. Our tour guide Tim was great. He made all of us feel special and used our names. He asked from us to introduce ourselves so that we all know who are in our tour. Such a great idea. The great ocean road tour in Melbourne is a must. 12 Apostles is indeed mind blowingly beautiful. During the tour there were other beautiful sites too... every place that we have visited was worthwhile seeing. The small town that we have stopped for lunch was also very good. The fish restaurant had delicious fresh very affordably priced food. In the morning we also had coffee/tea and cake time. That was also well thought. After the tour “go west” follows up with the participants of the tour and their questions are so professionally written I can tell why the tour guide was very good. I totally recommend this tour with Go West.

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February 19, 2020

I booked this tour during my short stay in Melbourne . Even though the weather was against it our guide Daniel T made it comfortable and enjoyable . Daniel was knowledgeable and had a sense of humour that made a long day easier. I met a lovely group of people , everyone was friendly .

January 12, 2020

What a wonderful tour! We were picked up in a minivan, enough to transport only a group of c.20 +/- people was which the perfect number for a fun yet intimate experience. The tour guide Emma was very entertaining, knowledgeable, and a safe driver. We had an awesome playlist all throughout the journey. Though it was a long day, I had a comfortable seat that I fell asleep for parts of the journey but the views were stunning on route so don't miss it! This tour was by far one of my favourite days in Australia. Take note of all the pit stops as it's definitely worth a another visit over a few days as opposed to the one day. I was travelling on my own and had a fantastic time and felt safe.

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December 12, 2019

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