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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  2 days / 1 night

Take an extra day to enjoy one of the world's great coastal drives - The Great Ocean Road in Victoria on a two day guided coach tour. With its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts, this region near the Victorian capital of Melbourne, boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests. You'll catch all the highlights including the Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge to name just a few.

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What You Can Expect

Great Ocean Road 2-Day Adventure Tour from Melbourne

Bells Beach, the famous surf break along the Great Ocean Road

Day 1: Melbourne / Great Ocean Road
Depart your hotel this morning and enjoy one of the world's greatest coastal drives over two days. Its severity and striking contrasts will remain etched in your memory forever. This region demonstrates the power of the sea as it ruthlessly battles the land. View pristine beaches, sleepy seaside hamlets and the majestic monoliths dramatically protruding from the sea. Enjoy many photo stops, views and short walks as we tour this world renowned coastal drive.

You arrive at your hotel approximately late morning and the remainder of your day today is at leisure.

Overnight Accommodation: Cumberland Lorne Resort or Comfort Inn Apollo Bay

Day 2: Great Ocean Road / Melbourne
This morning is at leisure until you rejoin the tour coach later today. You will be collected at approximately the same time as you were dropped at your accommodation the previous day, to continue your tour of the Great Ocean Road and it's highlights. Return to Melbourne late this evening.

Highlights on your Great Ocean Road 2-Day Tour from Melbourne include:

  • Pass world famous Bells Beach, home to World Surfing Championships
  • Experience a traditional Aussie billy tea with vegemite crackers and lamingtons
  • View the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne - a surfer's haven and retreat
  • Tour the length of the Great Ocean Road passing towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches and stunning forest scenery
  • Inspect the fascinating Twelve Apostles Information Centre
  • See the amazing Twelve Apostles - limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean, an amazing photo opportunity
  • Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms
  • Marvel at Loch Ard Gorge where millions of years of erosion have sculpted these incredible landmarks

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Itinerary

Hotel Pickups:
7:25am Adina Grand Apartments
7:10am Atlantis Hotel
6:50am Bayside Eden
6:50am Bayview on the Park
7:00am Charsfield Hotel
7:15am Clarian Gateway Suites
7:10am Comfort Inn & Suites Flagstaff City(Dudley St)
6:45am Cosmopolitan
7:20am Crowne Metropol
7:05am Crowne Plaza
7:15am Crowne Promenade
7:20am Crowne Towers
7:05am Downtowner on Lygon
7:10am Eastern Townhouse
7:15am Hilton on the Park
7:00am Hilton Southwharf
7:20am Holiday Inn Flinders
7:10am Hotel Discovery
7:25am Hotel Sofia
7:25am Ibis Styles Kingsgate
7:30am Ibis Therry St
7:15am Intercontinental (Flinders Lane Entrance)
7:25am Kings St Backpackers
7:10am Langham Hotel
7:10am Magnolia Court
7:05am Mantra on Jolimont
7:35am Mantra on Russell
7:20am Mantra on the Park
7:30am Marriott Hotel
7:30am Mercure Grand Swanston
7:15am Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:10am Miami Motor Inn
7:05am Novotel Collins
6:40am Novotel Bayside
7:20am Oaks on Market
7:25am Park Hyatt
6:55am Parkview
7:25am Quest On William
7:15am Radisson Flagstaff
7:40am Rendezvous
7:20am Rydges Melbourne
7:00am Rydges on Swanston, Carlton
7:00am Seasons Botanical
7:15am Sofitel Hotel
7:25am Stamford Plaza
7:05am Travelodge Docklands
7:15am Vibe Savoy
7:10am Westin
7:15am Windsor Hotel
7:00am YHA Metro (Queensberry)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We stopped off at Lorne overnight. We just loved this seaside resort. the weather was amazing and our hotel at the Cumberland was very comfortable. The next day we were picked up on time by our bus driver Richard who was so interesting in his commentaries. I would thoroughly recommend Richard as a tour guide - he was the best. We loved all the sites along the coast and even the journey back through farm lands was interesting. All in all it was an amazing tour - well worth going and we will have happy memories for a long time. Thank you very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

It was a fantastic trip despire the dreary weather. The drivers were full of interesting facts and stories and brought us to several sightseeing spots along the coast. I would also highly recommend staying a night at the Apollo Bay Hotel and exploring their weekend market, unless you don't mind being in a bus all day (8am-9pm) or are not prone to motion sickness!
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