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Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne
Seeing it all in just one day!
, Feb 2020
This tour was a great way to experience the beautiful sights along Great Ocean Road in just one day. The group size is small enough to be able to quickly and easily get on and off the bus; making it possible to experience 8+ different stops along the journey. The town we stopped at for lunch had many different restaurant options to choose from and good shops as well to be able to pick up a souvenir. Great value overall.
The trip was as expected. The driver was excellent and gave out information where necessary. We visited the Great Ocean Road. Viewed the sights and we’re returned back to Melbourne at around 8pm. The trip gives an insight into the area but if you want more detail then a few days would be required
Discover some of Australia’s most photographed landscapes on this full-day tour of the famous Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Stop for morning tea in Anglesea, spot wild koalas along the way, and tuck into lunch overlooking the dramatic Apollo Bay. After lunch, enjoy a hike through Great Otway National Park, learn how the notorious Shipwreck Coast earned its name, and marvel over natural landmarks like the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the Gibson Steps.
Our family of four completed a terrific private tour of Great Ocean Road with Shane. He picked us up at our hotel in CBD at 7am in a Mercedes van and we headed directly to the Twelve Apostles, reversing the normal tours and avoiding the crowds that would arrive in the afternoon. We arrived in less than 3 hours, spent about 90 mins at the Twelve Apostles and Lord Ard Gorge before driving through Great Otway Nat'l Park to Apollo Bay for a nice lunch. We continued on with gorgeous Great Ocean Road with stops in Kennett River, Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse and Bells Beach before heading back to Melbourne. Was back at the hotel shortly after 6pm. Made for a long day but Shane was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!
Discover one of the world’s most famously scenic coastal drives. It is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Australia.
We have toured the road thousands of times and it continues to amaze and surprise us, yet the crowds are growing each year. Therefore, we have established a route that avoids the crowds and allows for the best lighting conditions for photography.
Explore spectacular beaches, tranquil and charming coastal towns, an abundance of Australian wildlife, a vibrant surf culture, secret rainforests and not to mention- the famous 12 Apostles. We guarantee you will see wild Kangaroos and Koalas in their natural habitat.
You'll have a wonderful lunch in Apollo Bay whilst meeting some of the locals.
It truly is a day to remember and investing in a PRIVATE TOUR WITHOUT THE CROWDS will be a decision you will never regret.
This tour is @ 11-12 hours in length.
Experience the Aussie surf lifestyle and breathtaking beauty of the Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour that includes a 2-hour surf lesson. Travel along the the Victoria coast to beaches with some of Australia's top surfing destinations. Learn to surf during a morning lesson in Torquay, then explore the region further, visiting Bells Beach, the town of Lorne, surf shops and waterfalls where you can swim. See native Australian wildlife in their natural habitat, including kangaroos and perhaps some koalas, before returning to Melbourne in the evening.
See the Twelve Apostles, The Otways and other highlights of the Great Ocean Road on a private full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel the renowned scenic route with your own private guide, stopping for photo ops at Bells Beach, Split Point Lighthouse and other locations. Have lunch in Apollo Bay, take a rainforest walk, and top off your day with a visit to the Twelve Apostles. You may also see koalas in the wild and hand-feed parrots.
Two Hour Surf Lesson in Torquay on the Great Ocean Road
A great first surfing experience on the Great Ocean Drive!
, Dec 2019
Our Great Ocean Drive experience started at our first stop in Torquay with a two hour surfing lesson. The instructors were amazingly helpful and we all managed to get up. I was travelling with my teenage children and they loved the experience. Would definitely recommend it!
Learn the basics of surfing with a 2-hour small-group lesson at a beach near Torquay along the Great Ocean Road. Your instructor chooses the best surf location of the day so that you have the ultimate experience of Australia's Surf Coast.
Your Private Express Experience takes you directly to the Port Campbell National Park where the world famous 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Gibson Steps are located along the Great Ocean Road. Exploring and experiencing the towering rock formations, stunning costal vistas, and quaint seaside town of Port Campbell.
3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Small-Group Tour via Great Ocean Road & Grampians
An enjoyable way to get to Adelaide
, Jan 2020
Great tour, very busy and a lot of activities packed into 3 days. Guide was brilliant. Would like to see more tours with less hiking involved as the trip to the Grampians was quite demanding and I feel easier options need to be made available for those who do not wish to hike or cannot due to health reasons. The accommodation was good for the trip and the bbq was brilliant. I feel breakfast and lunches could have been slightly better and had some juice included.
Take the scenic route from Melbourne to Adelaide with this 3-day tour through the Grampians and Great Ocean Road. See stunning coastline, favorite surf beaches, seaside towns, rainforest, rock formations, an extinct volcano, lava fields, and more. Check out local wildlife including koalas, kookaburras, kangaroos, wallabies, and whales. Enjoy an authentic Aussie barbeque before you arrive in Adelaide.
Great Ocean Road Tour with Instagram Sunset views at 12 Apostles from Melbourne
, Jan 2020
It is a very long day trip with long hours sitting on the coach. However it is absolutely worthwhile for this long sitting and waiting as the scenery along the Great Ocean Road is breathtaking and amazing. The Twelev Apostles at sunset has beautiful colourful and I just want to stay there forever. The Loch Ard Gorge is also spectacular.
Our coach driver, Steve G, is a very nice guy and professional.
Experience the Great Ocean Road without the crowds on a full-day tour from Melbourne that starts later than most day trips. This means that you will arrive at the 12 Apostles at sunset when most day visitors have already departed. Along the way, look for wild koalas, and stop at top destinations including Apollo Bay, Gibsons Beach, Port Campbell National Park, and Loch Ard Gorge.
Surfs up! Live out your surfing fantasies with a 2-hour beginner-friendly surf class at Anglesea beach, located on Australia’s famous Great Ocean Road. Make the most of the shallow waters and gentle waves as you master the basics, practice standing up on your board and try to catch your first wave. With all equipment included and expert instructors to guide you, you’ll be hitting the waves in no time!
Drive along the rugged Australian coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide on a 3-day adventure. Stop along the Great Ocean Road in places like Apollo Bay and Lorne and take in the beautiful views of the Southern Ocean. Observe local wildlife at such as kangaroos and koalas at Great Otways National Park and sample local wines in Adelaide, where the tour ends.
The Great Ocean Road is a world-famous tourist destination and has over 240 kilometres of stunning scenery, incredible wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and native birdlife and stunning ocean views. You will experience an incredible variety of landscape and points of interest including quaint beach side townships, world famous surf beaches, the lush green rain forests of the Otway Ranges, the wild Shipwreck Coast and finally the breathtaking rock formations of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, & Gibson Steps.
When travelling with us, you have the freedom to customise your journey along the Great Ocean Road to create your own experience. We can tailor your private tour to suit your mood and level of interest in the many different points of interest too.
Throughout the day your guide will share the history, adventures, tales & stories of the Great Ocean Road as you spend a full day creating, exploring, and experiencing the Great Ocean Road on your own private tour.
Watching the sunset over The 12 Apostles is a breath taking experience as the sky changes colours against the towering rock formations, and stunning coastal vistas.
Travelling the Great Ocean Road to see the Sunset, you will still marvel in the 240 kilometres of stunning scenery and ocean views, incredible wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and native birdlife. As the day progresses, we pass through the quaint seaside townships of Torquay, Airey’s Inlet, Lorne, & Apollo Day, the lush green rain forests of the Otway Ranges, the wild Shipwreck Coast and finally the breathtaking rock formations of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, & Gibson Steps.
Throughout the day, your guide will share the history, adventures, tales & stories of the Great Ocean Road. You have the freedom to customise your journey throughout the day to create, explore and experience the Great Ocean Road Sunset on your own private tour.
Pick from various options you can explore down the Great Ocean Road. Some options are:
See the 12 Apostles, Loch Are Gorge, London Bridge and more on the Shipwreck Coast
Option to take a helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles
Explore the waterfalls and nature walks of the Otway Rainforest
Option to do the treetop walk or zip line course at the Otway Fly
Visit the culinary delights of the region including cheese factories, distilleries, wineries, chocolateries and ice creameries
Go surfing on the Surf Coast or just enjoy the beach culture at Torquay and visit the iconic Bells Beach
Visit the coastal towns of Angelsea, Lorne & Apollo Bay. See the koalas at Kennett River
What you pay for
For private tours the cost is reflective of the tour itself regardless of the number of participants (maximum of 15).
We charge a flat rate for the service, inclusive of transport and guide.
Any extra costs are then added to the overall price, meaning you get to tailor the tour to what you want to pay for!
Learn to surf at one of Victoria’s best spots along the Great Ocean Road. Take a surf lesson in Lorne and learn all the basics from your instructor before taking to the waves to give it a go. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Great Ocean Road and get a true Aussie surf experience on this 2-hour tour.
Learn to ride the waves at Torquay beach on Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road. Master the basics, practice standing up on your board and catch your first wave with this beginner-friendly 2-hour surf class. With all equipment included and expert instructors to guide you, you’ll be hitting the waves in no time!
Visit the Split Point Lighthouse during this quick and worthwhile stop along the Great Ocean Road. Choose your preferred time—tours leave between 11 am and 2 pm—and enjoy a guided tour of “The White Queen,” a spectacular lighthouse built in 1891. Learn about the keepers who once operated its lanterns, catch panoramic views of Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary, and check out a collection of historic photos.
Get organized for your Great Ocean Road trip ahead of time by pre-booking tickets for Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, the perfect introduction to the history and heritage of the infamous Shipwreck Coast. Arrive by 11:30am for a guided tour of the village and its precious shipwreck relics or explore this recreation of an 1870s coastal port independently.
Warrnambool is only 1 hour to the 12 Apostles you do not need to travel on a bus for 15 hours, get the train to Warrnambool and let Warrnambool Tours do the rest.
Travel with a local guide sharing knowledge and local stories, where you will have plenty of time and access the local areas that the big buses can't. Travel in the comfort of the stylish 12 seater Mercedes which guarantees spectacular views even while driving and has been decorated by talented local artists. The Great Ocean Road Coastline Tour will give you all the beauty from the 12 Apostles right through to Warrnambool...Many miss this part of the coastline but the local guide will make sure you see all the special spots and get the best photos to show your friends....
Warrnambooll Tours ...Tour With A Local
Get more out of your time driving the Great Ocean Road than just a few scenic photos with this family-friendly surf lesson at the coastal town of Anglesea. Against the dramatic backdrop of the Anglesea Heath, learn how to paddle, stand and ride a wave from your instructor, a qualified professional. Get plenty of personal attention and take to the water at your own pace during this lesson that’s accessible for all skill levels.
Learn to surf with a quick but effective class at Victoria’s scenic Great Otway National Park. All you need is a bathing suit, a towel, and a desire to surf. Enjoy access to a board, wetsuit, and professional instructor in a small group setting. Learn about ocean safety and awareness as well as how to paddle, stand up, and safely wipe out.
If you've already seen the 12 Apostles this is your tour... See the spectacular coastline without the crowds... go to the spots where the locals love...
Travel with a local guide where you will have plenty of time and will access the local areas that the big buses can't. Travel in the comfort of the stylish 12 seater Mercedes which guarantees spectacular views even while driving and has been decorated by talented local artists. Your friendly local guide will share knowledge and stories of the area and ensure you get the best photos to show your friends.
Warrnambool Tours ...Tour With A Local
Natural History Tour with a geologist and experienced local guide. This is a unique opportunity to see a well preserved lava shield volcano in the company of an authentic geologist, the Budj Bim (Mount Eccles) Volcano. With the option of also visiting a cluster of lava blisters (Tumuli), a very rare and exceptional landscape of this style.
This is not a tour of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape that is located nearby on part of the same lava system. Those tours are operated by Budj Bim Tours.
You guide will explain the regional geological setting. He will teach you about geological time, with reference also to Aboriginal occupation of this region. You will see convincing examples of volcanic processes and learn about the the different styles of volcanic eruptions in the region.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of rugged coastline and small towns on a two-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Travel with a small group limited to eight people, visiting some of the most iconic destinations in southern Australia —including Great Otway National Park, Kennett River, Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and around Port Campbell. Visit picturesque towns, enjoy meals in great restaurants, and look for native wildlife like koalas and kangaroos. Your tour includes overnight accommodation at Beacon Point in a villa that overlooks the Southern Ocean.