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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

by Wildlife Tours Australia Duration 13h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$125

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Head out of Melbourne and hit the road—the Great Ocean Road, that is. This 151-mile (243-km) highway winds its way along the southeastern coast of Victoria and is the world's largest war memorial. Your first stop en route is at Surf Beach, where you can enjoy morning tea while watching surfers catch waves before continuing on to Memorial Arch.

Venture into the woods to look for koalas perched in the treetops, colourful parrots and lorikeets, and the gum tree-loving kookaburra. In Apollo Bay, relax over lunch as you soak in the atmosphere of this waterfront locale, and then work off your meal with a guided bushwalk through the towering trees that line the Maits Rest board walk in the Otway Ranges, a cool and ancient temperate rainforest.

Make your way to the striking 12 Apostles, limestone stacks rising up from the waves, and Loch Ard Gorge, where you can take a walk while listening to the tale of Australia's most notorious shipwreck. Your final stop is at the arch nicknamed London Bridge or the cliffs known as the Gibson Steps, where you can feel the breeze off the sea before heading back to Melbourne.

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Head out of Melbourne and hit the road—the Great Ocean Road, that is. This 151-mile (243-km) highway winds its way along the southeastern coast of Victoria and is the world's largest war memorial. Your first stop en route is at Surf Beach, where you can enjoy morning tea while watching surfers catch waves before continuing on to Memorial Arch.

Venture into the woods to look for koalas perched in the treetops, colourful parrots and lorikeets, and the gum tree-loving kookaburra. In Apollo Bay, relax over lunch as you soak in the atmosphere of this waterfront locale, and then work off your meal with a guided bushwalk through the towering trees that line the Maits Rest board walk in the Otway Ranges, a cool and ancient temperate rainforest.

Make your way to the striking 12 Apostles, limestone stacks rising up from the waves, and Loch Ard Gorge, where you can take a walk while listening to the tale of Australia's most notorious shipwreck. Your final stop is at the arch nicknamed London Bridge or the cliffs known as the Gibson Steps, where you can feel the breeze off the sea before heading back to Melbourne.

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7:24 AM, Great Ocean Road Day Tour (GOR1) - pick-up location Regent Theatre in English, includes Food Only

Duration 13h No booking or credit card fees

Operates: DAILY

Live Commentary in English

Lunch Included, dinner at own expense

Default pick-up location: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne @ 7:24am

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NZ$124.66

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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

Activity Location

Apollo Bay

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne @ 7:24am

    191 Collins Street

    Melbourne 3000


Highlights

  • Chance to discover Australia’s most scenic coastal route

  • Great Ocean Road icons like the 12 Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge

  • Guided hike through rainforest of Great Otway National Park

  • Relaxing lunch in the charming seaside village of Apollo Bay

  • Opportunity to go for strolls & spot koalas


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Great Ocean Road and Great Otway National Park

  • National park entrance fees

  • Cafe Lunch and morning tea - Lunch not included in tour price from 1st April 2019

  • Roundtrip transport to and from central Melbourne

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Additional food & drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Tour stops may vary.

  • Pick-up is available from selected hotels, hostels, and locations in central Melbourne. You will be able to arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting outside your hotel 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • We use modern 24-34 seater vehicles, with high back non-reclining seats and seat belts

  • You can change your pick-up point after a booking has been made, please do so 48hrs prior to departure.


Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

2/5 Jan 23, 2019

Great places to visit and well organised with a friendly knowledgeable guide HOWEVER the mode of transport was awful and ruined what would have been a great trip. Being 6ft I could barely fit in the seat and the so could small group was 34 people in a 36 capacity bus. In all you spend over 7hrs on the bus which for me was unbearable and painful. Better transport would be a 5/5.

Simon H

United Kingdom

4/5 Jan 22, 2019

Great tour with wildlife tours. Dwayne the guide was awesome, so fun and friendly, and really informative. They stop for morning tea and biscuits on the way, and lunch was included and was decent. I felt the walk in the rainforest was rather unnecessary and a waste of time... And they shouldve mentioned it might me hard for the elderly, which it was, for my mother. I also felt the 12 apostels was a little overrated... It seemed like it was like going to the grand canyon... You look at it for 10 seconds, take a picture and you're done with it and ready to leave. I felt the long drive out there wasnt worth it. I enjoyed the philip island penguin parade tour with grey line was so much more interesting and worth it. But wildlife tours did a great job, don't get me wrong!

Vincent B

United States

5/5 Jan 20, 2019

A lot of traveling, many things to see, like a brief Australian tour, zoo, rainforest, cliffs by the sea and a beautiful countryside., too long indeed but fun. It was not a very small group, we were 29 from different countries