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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

offered by supplier M17040 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 21 people
Destination(s): Australia  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 130 Australian Dollar (AUD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 130 Australian Dollar (AUD)

Departing Melbourne at around 8.00 am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length. We pass through and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as we make our way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells. As we set out along the Great Ocean Road, as your experienced driver-guide provides an informative commentary about the road’s history and its place in Australian folklore.

The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. We make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View. At the Township of Kennett River we make a brief side trip into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed! We also have an opportunity here to see Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots.

We then continue on towards our lunch stop in Apollo Bay with another photo stop at Cape Patten on the way. After lunch we follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the spectacular Otway Ranges, where we stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Here you can take a relaxing stroll along the boardwalk in the ancient rainforest.

And then it’s onwards to the world famous Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Here we also have the opportunity to take to the air with an optional helicopter flight. Just down the road is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast, the Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.

You may also have the opportunity to visit the Gibson Steps, where you will have a chance to explore the beach and the coastal line. The journey back is a great chance to upload photos, send E-Postcards, and research your next destination as we are the proud operator to offer the first in free Wi Fi on board all our Melbourne day tours. A dinner stop is made before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again on the way home.

With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Dinner is not included in tour price. Stops are made in towns where a wide variety of food choices is available cross a range of budgets.

Price Includes:
- All transfers and commentary
- Experienced guide
- All entry fees & taxes
- Morning tea and lunch
- Bells Beach surfing reserve
- The spectacular scenery of the Great Ocean Road including the Memorial Arch
- Koala spotting in the Otway National Park
- Guided tour of the Otway Ranges Cool temperate rainforest
- The 12 Apostles
- Loch Ard Gorge
- Gibson Steps
- iPod translation service available on request
- Free onboard Wi-Fi.

About This Supplier
Location: Australia
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007

Winner 2007 Australian Tourism Award - Tour & Transport Operator. Hall Of Fame Member - Victorian Tourism Awards. M17040 provides small group, eco-tours departing from Melbourne to some of Victoria’s most amazing regions including the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Grampians and Yarra Valley. We have been...

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