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

Spend the day exploring the Great Ocean Road, and later enjoy the amazing views of one of the most famous and scenic coastal stretches in the world as the sun sets. Enjoy and take in the breathtaking coastline where every twist and turn introduces you to stretches of uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. This is a day that will be etched in your memory forever as the scenery provides you with an amazing postcard backdrop for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Highlights

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

  • See one of Australia’s famous surfing beaches, Bells Beach
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the Cape Otway 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

Start your day by traveling through Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, before heading south to the coastal town of Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Drive by one of Australia’s many famous beaches, Bells Beach, home to the Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival.

Enjoy the breathtaking coastal views as you drive through the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and visit the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, Australia’s oldest surviving lighthouse. This lighthouse has been in use since 1848 and was a signal for thousands of immigrants at sea that land was near after many months at sea. There will be plenty of opportunities to see the native wildlife such as koalas, grey kangaroos and a variety of birds.

Next walk through the Otway Ranges and see Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps on the western end of the Great Ocean Road before arriving at the world famous limestone rock stacks, the Twelve Apostles. Naturally formed by erosion, these limestone formations were originally caves and arches that collapsed due to the harsh weather conditions into the clear blue waters of Port Campbell National Park.

Before returning to Melbourne, take in the gorgeous sunset over the spectacular coastline, which will no doubt be one of the many highlights of your day!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Great! Great! Great! Very beautiful. Tour was very interesting. Thanks to our guide Natalie!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

A great trip. Lots of driving, but our tour guide was very good and told us a lot. I can't believe I can't remember her name all of a sudden. Scenery is, of course, breathtaking. You need to do the trip to see this at least once.

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