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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Full-Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Experience the spectacular scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this full-day guided tour from Melbourne. Admire postcard-worthy vistas around every turn of the coastal road, and pass through charming port towns along the way. Learn the fascinating and tragic history of Australia’s jagged ‘Shipwreck Coast’ when you visit the Loch Ard Gorge, site of a famous wreck. Your journey will come to a dramatic climax when you arrive at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder just as the sun sets.

Highlights

  • Great Ocean Road day tour from Melbourne with special sunset viewing

  • Enjoy the stunning coastal views and long golden beaches
  • Visit an historical lighthouse
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views while passing through the towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell
  • Step down to the beach at Gibsons Steps, the gateway to the Twelve Apostles
  • Round-trip transportation from Melbourne

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It leaves later than other Great Ocean Road tours and culminates in a spectacular coastal sunset. See plenty of beaches, Australia's oldest surviving lighthouse and the dramatic rock formations known as the Twelve Apostles.

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What You Can Expect

Full-Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. See it all in a new light on this rewarding full-day tour. Your informative guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned coach at your Melbourne hotel. From there, make your way out of the city, passing through the bustling port town of Geelong and the famous surf spot of Torquay.

Once out on the coast-hugging Great Ocean Road, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views and constantly changing scenery, from expansive sandy beaches to rugged cliffs dropping straight down into the sea. You’ll pass the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell and visit the historic Split-Point Lighthouse. Keep a sharp eye out for wildlife along the way. You’re likely to spot koalas in their native habitat at the lovely Kennett River, where you’ll also enjoy lunch at a local café.

Admire the greenery of the Otway Ranges as you approach the notorious Loch Ard Gorge. Climb down a steep staircase to stand on the beach where the sole survivors of a shipwreck washed up in 1878. 

The grand finale of your tour awaits at the Twelve Apostles — a natural geologic wonder created by the erosion of cliffs over millennia, leaving a cluster of limestone pillars jutting majestically out of the ocean. You’ll arrive in time to witness this jaw-dropping sight bathed in the fiery hues of the setting sun. Once the light has faded, hop back in your comfortable coach and relax on the approximately 3-hour return drive to Melbourne.

Customer Reviews

Laura D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Beautiful tour, well organized, we got picked up on time at our hotel and our guide Mary was really nice and funny!
In spite of the horrible weather in the morning we got to see the stunning sunset at the 12 apostoles.
The stops on the way were beautiful too, saw wild koalas, parrots and the rain forest was amazing.
Lunch was included and it was good, easy sandwich with choice of meat or veggie burger.
Highly recommended!

Sneha United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Regardless of the ugly weather that day, this place was beautiful. The whole drive, the food, and offcourse 12 apostles everything was wonderful. Doing the sunset tour, the advantage is you will avoid the crowds in the mornings and you will have plenty of time for pictures

Amy Wing Hing C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoy the trip. Though is it a long day but worth to go. The Twelve Apostles has spectular view especially under sunset. The rain forest pretty interesting. Shane the tour guide did very good job. The arrangement was all on schedule. I had recommended my friends and relatives this is must go scenic and suggest them to book via viator.com

reemshaf USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great tour

marion_c52

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great day, well worth the long day we had. Beautiful scenery, not just at The Apostles, but also a little further along to Loche Ard Gorge, stunning! Returning to Melbourne through lush beautiful farm land. If I had a negative it would be lunch, but that wasn't so important to me

Michelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fantastic day on the road, it was a long day, but well worth it! The scenery was beautiful, reasonable size tour group, with our exceptional tour guide who was quiet knowledgable and had no trouble keeping us entertained the whole trip

Nicole C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great day with a brilliant tour guide! Well looked after and lots of fun! Shame there was too much cloud for a great sunset but hey...Was great being there!

Patsy I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Michael Fukuda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Exceptional! This is a Must do! be prepared for a long trip and to return late!

Aidan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We toured with Bunyip Tours for the Great Ocean Road Sunset tour. It is a relaxing and incredible to go on. We had a tour guide named Rail (apologise if wrongly spelt) and he made the trip worth the while. As stated you end up at the 12 apostles just before sunset and that experience is a 'one in a life time' sunset! trust me, dont miss it! google it if you don't believe me.

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