Guided tour

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

4.5 / 5

57 reviews

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

From US$ 96.43 per person

Experience the world-famous Great Ocean Road with tales of shipwrecks and years past, panoramic vistas around every corner and of course the best views of the majestic and iconic 12 Apostles.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • View the magnificent 12 Apostles
  • Take a stroll through an ancient rainforest
  • See koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees
  • Drive along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads
  • Walk along the famous Surf Coast beaches and sands
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Audio translation available in 10 languages
  • Water refill station
  • Hand sanitizer
  • National Park fees
  • Friendly informative guide
  • Inner-city pickup and drop-off service
  • Any meals not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• The meeting point for this tour is Immigration Museum, corner of Market St & Flinders St, Melbourne at 7:35 AM • Alternatively, if you wish to change your pickup location please contact the local supplier • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before your pickup time

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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.

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February 27, 2020

Glad we went to see

It took a day, but the Great Ocean Road is long, so it was nice to take a tour and see everything. When you go to see the wild koala, you can only find one at a high place and it is difficult to take a picture with your mobile camera. I was so happy to stop the car and see the Koala nearby. The long road was not painful, as there were places to visit and breaks in between. I thought I needed a jacket in mid-October, and also needed some rain measures. I didn't get any Japanese pamphlets or morning tea. I couldn't understand the guide because I couldn't speak English, but I was told he was trying to entertain him. The morning gathering was uneasy because I didn't come by bus for about 20 minutes. I could see it. It is good to go only where you want to see by rental car, but it is a long distance, so we recommend a tour.

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October 18, 2019

Amazing Day

The pick up point is ok. Tour guide/driver is nice. He so informative. The over all tour is ok but some places need a lot of time. Because they have many things to explore. Our group is so behave when it comes to time. We always on time. This is a great experience when you go to melbourne. But if i have a lot of tine i will try the package melboure adaline. But my vacation in melbourne is just 2 nights. And i will try to squeeze this kind of trip. Try and see for you self. Higly recommend this tour. Worth the money.

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April 11, 2019

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