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The Great Ocean Road is one Victoria’s most naturally stunning sights, and Loch Ard Gorge is a dramatic highlight of an already dramatic journey. It was at this spot in 1878 where a ship carrying settlers from England to Melbourne was tragically wrecked on the rocks. Of the 54 passengers aboard the ship only two of the passengers survived—a teenage boy who heroically rescued a fellow teenage girl. After spending the night in a coastal sea cave, the duo found help with local settlers after scaling the rugged cliffs. Today those cliffs have a set of stairs that lead to the golden sands, where a protected beach is tucked beneath the towering, time-sculpted bluffs. Though the weather can be spectacularly stormy in winter, summer days are an invitation for picnicking, swimming, and sunbathing, and the striated cliffs form a natural amphitheater of coastal beauty around you. The gorge is located just a ten minute drive from the famous Twelve Apostles, which are arguably the most popular and visited site on Australia’s Great Ocean Road. At the top of the cliffs above the gorge, a modest cemetery has a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Loch Ard shipwreck—just one of an estimated 700 ships that have sank off this southern coast.

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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Tour

Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary Tour

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Experience the Great Ocean Road’s top attractions on this guided excursion that follows the iconic road in reverse. Embark on your journey and beat the crowds while learning about the region’s scenic landscapes and pretty coastal towns from an informative guide. Visit sites including the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, London Bridge, and Great Otway National Park Rainforest.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.30
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

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Take in breathtaking sights of long sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs on this guided, full-day tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. See some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on Earth, including the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and Gibson's Steps, site of historic cliff lines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park and try out your koala-spotting skills. Travel in a deluxe mini-coach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.62
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Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

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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.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.04
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary with 12 Apostles from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary with 12 Apostles from Melbourne

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Discover Australia’s postcard paradise as you travel along one of the world’s most iconic coastal roads. Dodge the crowds by driving the famous Great Ocean Road in reverse, starting with morning tea in Colac, then stopping to view landmarks like the Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge, and the 12 Apostles. After tucking into a delicious picnic lunch, take a hike through the Otway rain forest, spot koalas along the Kennet River, and enjoy dramatic views over Apollo Bay. This full-day tour from Melbourne includes lunch and hotel pick-up.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.36
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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

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Spend a full day exploring the landmarks of the Great Ocean Road. Watch the sunset at the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation, pass the Otway Ranges and spot koalas, explore landmarks in Port Campbell National Park and more. Known as one of Australia's most beautiful drives and one of Victoria's most popular destinations, the Great Ocean Road offers great photo ops of coastal scenery, picturesque seaside towns and pristine wilderness—a must-do excursion from Melbourne.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$89.46
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2-Day Camping and Surfing Great Ocean Road Trip from Melbourne

2-Day Camping and Surfing Great Ocean Road Trip from Melbourne

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Tick off the highlights of Australia’s world-famous Great Ocean Road and learn to surf on this action-packed 2-day road trip from Melbourne. Hit the beach for a 2-hour surf class, spot wild koalas and kangaroos, and soak up the scenery of Apollo Bay, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Best of all: spend a night in a Native American-style teepee by the beach, where you’ll tuck into a hearty Aussie BBQ around the campfire. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people and includes accommodation, meals and round-trip transport.
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  • 2 days
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$203.85
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Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne

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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 comes to a dramatic climax when you arrive at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder just as the sun sets (seasonal and weather dependent).
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  • 10 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.31
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Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary PREMIUM Tour

Great Ocean Road Reverse Itinerary PREMIUM Tour

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Travelers short on time in the Melbourne area don't need to miss out on one of Australia's greatest coastal road trips. This Great Ocean Road day tour includes many of the route's highlights, including the Twelve Apostles, Apollo Bay, and London Bridge. And, because this itinerary is the reverse of what many travelers take, you'll be skipping the worst of the crowds.
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  • 12 hours
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$92.33
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$92.33

Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island + Attraction Pass

Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road + Phillip Island + Attraction Pass

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Experience majestic coastal scenery, native wildlife encounters, amazing marine creatures and panoramic urban views with this Super Saver combo pass. Take two full-day tours along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road and to Phillip Island. Make the most of your time in the city with complimentary admission to one of three attractions, including the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88, or the Melbourne Star observation wheel, and save more than 25 percent compared to booking all the tours individually.
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  • 2 days
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$193.24
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2-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

2-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

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Discover some of Victoria’s most spectacular landscapes on this 2-day tour of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. See world-famous surfing beaches, charming seaside towns and the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Twelve Apostles and Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast.’ Hike and bushwalk through the majestic Grampians for panoramic lookouts, wildlife sightings, and an exploration of indigenous culture. Accommodation, breakfast on day two, all park fees and guided transport from Melbourne are included.
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  • 2 days
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$211.13
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

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Embark on a thrilling journey along Australia’s most famous coastal drive—the Great Ocean Road. Set out from Melbourne for a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan, stopping along the way at the coastal town of Apollo Bay and Split Point Lighthouse. Keep your camera on hand as you spot kangaroos and koalas on a rainforest stroll and admire the dreamy landscapes of Port Campbell National Park, including the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to 11 people for a personalized experience and includes hotel pick-up.
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  • 11 hours
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$161.03
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2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour

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Experience the best of coastal Victoria with this packed, 2-day tour that takes you to three favorite destinations around Melbourne. See the spectacular beaches and limestone cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, watch the famous Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, and visit the charming seaside villages and colorful bathing boxes of the Mornington Peninsula. The tour package includes overnight accommodation, two meals, all park fees, and guided transport.
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  • 2 days
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Classic Day Tour from Melbourne

Small-Group Great Ocean Road Classic Day Tour from Melbourne

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Discover Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this day trip from Melbourne. Admire the natural beauty of Victoria’s coastline, from surfing beaches to the Twelve Apostles rock formations. You’ll make stops at seaside villages, watch for wildlife like parrots and koalas, and travel through the Otway Ranges as you make your way to Cape Otway to climb the country’s oldest mainland lighthouse.
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  • 13 hours
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$89.46
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles Full-Day Tour

Small-Group Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles Full-Day Tour

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Explore this remarkable coastal and rainforest region on a tour that offers a truly personalized experience. Beat the crowds and benefit from a tour that focuses on new experiences, exclusive locations, unique wildlife and a sense of adventure. Marvel at the area’s beauty from the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and ancient Otway rainforest to sleepy seaside townships. Witness the gateway to Great Ocean Road, see koalas in their natural environment and enjoy morning tea at a secluded beach on an experience that goes beyond traditional tours.
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  • 13 hours
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Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

Private Tour: Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

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Experience the majestic scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this private, customizable tour. Follow the coast-hugging road through landscapes of dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and verdant rain forests, stopping wherever strikes your fancy. Take a stroll around some of the picturesque seaside towns along the way, and be on the lookout for koalas and other native wildlife. Visit the site of a famous shipwreck, and marvel at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder for a dramatic climax to your full-day tour.
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  • 11 hours
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12 Apostles Eco-Friendly Great Ocean Road Iconic Adventure from Melbourne

12 Apostles Eco-Friendly Great Ocean Road Iconic Adventure from Melbourne

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Avoid the crowds along the Great Ocean Road by traveling in the reverse direction from typical day trips. Depart early from Melbourne and head first to the Twelve Apostles to view the attraction in the morning light, before other tour groups arrive. Continue to landmarks such as Loch Ard Gorge and Melba Gully National Park, and look for wild koalas in the eucalyptus forest. Lunch and morning tea are provided.
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  • 13 hours
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$107.36
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Great Ocean Road Tour with Lunch

Great Ocean Road Tour with Lunch

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We are a small independent company, with a passion for showing off our backyard. We love our jobs and wish to show you a great time with lots of laughs alone the way.
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  • 12 hours
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$95.43
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Great Ocean Road - 12 Apostles Day Tour

Great Ocean Road - 12 Apostles Day Tour

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Join Debby Tour on a memorable journey along the famous Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic drives. Enjoy a full guided tour with small groups (up to 10 passengers), and experience the best customer service of our knowledgeable and informative tour guides. To sum up our incredible journey we will contemplate the sunset on a secret spot, not visited by crowds, delighted with a surprise gift from Debby Tour team. We love what we do, and we love sharing with our passengers!! Please note: REVERSE TOUR - During peak season we may change direction to avoid big crowds. *Tour departure subjected to minimum numbers.
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  • 13 hours
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$96.62
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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

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Venture beyond the tourist trail on this comprehensive 2-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Follow the iconic coastal route past windswept beaches, beautiful bays and dramatic natural landmarks. Visit the surf beach of Torquay; see the Erksine Falls; spot wild kangaroos, koalas and parrots on a bushwalk; and enjoy glorious views over Apollo Bay. After an overnight stop (own expense), continue along the Shipwreck Coast, and marvel over natural wonders like the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
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  • 2 days
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$190.38
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2-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour Roundtrip from Melbourne

2-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour Roundtrip from Melbourne

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It’s time to head west: travel the scenic Victorian coastline and explore the Grampians without worrying about tents, transport or park fees on this overnight tour from Melbourne. Visit grand locations like the Mackenzie Falls, the Great Otway National Park and the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks, with a guide by your side to tell you the stories of each destination. Stay overnight in the Grampians National Park and spend your second day hiking around this mountainous and majestic part of Australia.
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  • 2 days
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$232.60
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Ultimate Reverse Direction - 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road - Small group tour

Ultimate Reverse Direction - 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road - Small group tour

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As one of Victoria’s top attractions, it comes as no surprise that the Great Ocean Road draws large crowds. Experience highlights such as the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge with far less people on a day trip that travels in the reverse direction to conventional day trips. You’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort and avoid the hassle of navigating unfamiliar roads, which leaves you free to enjoy the scenery.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.03
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Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour

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Private One Day Great Ocean Road Tour

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Explore the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road on a personalized full-day tour from Melbourne with your own private guide. Ride in comfort to top destinations such as 12 Apostles, Maits Rest, and Great Otway National Park, and stop for lunch in picturesque Apollo Bay. Have time for nature walks and wildlife spotting, and have the option to take a scenic helicopter flight (own expense) over the rock formations.
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  • 12 hours
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$360.45
$379.42
$18.97 savings
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12 Apostles and Shipwreck Coast Express Private Tour

12 Apostles and Shipwreck Coast Express Private Tour

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**CovidSafe Tour - the world will never be the same again, and traveling on a private group is definitely the best option from now on. To make you feel safe and enjoy this unique experience the most, implemented a Covid Clean series of practices. More details below at the Additional Information session** HIGHLIGHTS: This Express tour is a great alternative to visit the Twelve Apostles and all major attractions of the Shipwreck Coast without having to spend the whole day. You will visit the 12 Apostles, Gibson Steps, Loch Ard Gorge and the Razorback, and still get back to Melbourne on a decent time (around 4 pm) to make something in the afternoon. It's also an excellent option if you have a flight or a ship to catch at the end of the day and don't want to miss the opportunity to see the Apostles while you're in Melbourne. Travel on a comfortable spacious luxury minivan and have an amazing and relaxed experience with your family and/or friends. The Shipwreck Coast is not to be missed!
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  • 9 hours
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$339.72
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Private Two Day Great Ocean Road Tour

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Private Two Day Great Ocean Road Tour

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Enjoy a personalized experience of one of Australia's best-known attractions with this private two-day tour of the Great Ocean Road. Visit such famed sites as the 12 Apostles, Maits Rest, and Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks and stay overnight in the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay.
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  • 2 days
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$507.22
$533.92
$26.70 savings
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Loch Ard Gorge can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Loch Ard Gorge 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Loch Ard Gorge costs USD 77.30. Guided Loch Ard Gorge tours start around USD 77.30 per person.
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