Great Ocean Road Day Tour From Melbourne

Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives! Leaving Melbourne, we travel along the surf coast highway stopping to enjoy some of Australia’s most beautiful southern beaches and the famous Twelve Apostles.
Melbourne, Australia
14 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7.00 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Morning tea & lunch
What's Included

  • World famous Great Ocean Road
  • Ancient rainforest walk
  • Shipwreck Coast
  • Surf coast - beautiful beaches
  • 12 Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge
What's excluded

  • Scenic Helicopter Flights (at own expense)
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs

*If you're interested in booking a scenic helicopter flight, please leave a comment in your booking form. 

What to Expect

  • Travel to Apollo Bay where you can purchase lunch, with time to cool off by the magnificent Southern Ocean.
  • Then stretch those legs whilst exploring an ancient rainforest, and admire some of the world’s tallest trees in the Otway National Park.
  • Travel through rolling hills toward Port Campbell National Park and the breathtaking 12 Apostles.
  • Learn about the tragic tales of the shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge.
  • Visit the quaint fishing village of Port Campbell.
  • Reflect on an action packed day full of nature walks, wildlife, surf beaches, incredible rock formations and spectacular coastal views whilst returning towards Melbourne.
  • Stop in the township of Colac for dinner (own expense).


Memorial Arch (Eastern View)

Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch.


Beach Walk

Get for a stroll along the beautiful beach and feel the sand between your toes.


Lorne & Anglesea

Pass through the popular seaside resort town of Lorne & Anglesea, view spectacular beaches & visit coastal lookouts. Check out the boutique shops and grab your seaside souvenirs.

Otway’s Rainforest

Take a guided bushwalk through this rare, ancient, cool-climate rainforest. You’ll feel dwarfed as you stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world!


12 Apostles 

View the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty Twelve Apostles. Treat yourself to an optional helicopter flight for $145 (weather & time permitting).


Loch Ard Gorge 

Find yourself surrounded by towering limestone cliffs as you take a walk along the beach, check out the Archway, Razorback and Dumpling Pots. Hear the history, romance and heartbreak as our guide tells tale of Australia’s most famous shipwreck... the Loch Ard Gorge!

Tour Inclusions: 

  • Inner city Melbourne and St Kilda pick-up and drop-off
  • Small-group tour in air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Experienced professional driver/guide
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining commentary
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Morning tea and snacks
  • Lunch

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Warm clothing, hat, swimmers (summer months)
  • Camera
  • Pocket money

Please note

Operates: DAILY
Duration: 1 Day (14 hours)
Departs: Melbourne 7:00 am (approx.)
Returns: Melbourne 9:00 pm (approx.)
Audio Translation Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Morning tea & coffee, cafe lunch, park entry fees, audio translation service available, wildlife viewing, a friendly driver/guide & informative tour commentary & inner city hotel pick up and drop off.

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Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, rain jacket, camera and a sense of adventure!

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Although every effort is made, the supplier shall not be liable for any illness, injury, damages, loss, delay or failure to join the tour that may occur due to factors beyond our control. We highly recommend all passenger have travel insurance coverage.

  • The supplier retains the right to alter routes, itineraries, bus types and configurations, fares adjustments, days of operation or even cancel tours if unforeseen circumstances occur. Other accredited tour operators may be used on some tours.

  • Passengers under 18 years old must travel with a legal guardian. 

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellation within 7 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of departure (or failure to board): 100% of the cost
  • Changes to a booking between 7 days and 48 hours of departure: $25 fee
  • Changes to a booking within 48 hours: 100% of the cost

Pickup Locations
  • Athenaeum Theatre - 188 Collins St Melbourne
  • Bunnings Waurn Ponds - 237 Colac Road Outside the front door
  • Crown Promenade - 8 Whiteman St Queensbridge St Southbank
  • Holiday Inn - 575 Flinders Lane Melbourne
  • Ibis on Therry - 15-21 Therry St Melbourne
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