Loch Ard Gorge Tours

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Loch Ard Gorge
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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Loch Ard Gorge is located three hours from Melbourne and ten minutes from Port Campbell. Early morning hours are often calmest, and the waves in winter can sneak through the gorge entrance to create rough, dangerous waters.
Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
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Marvel over some of Australia’s most magnificent coastal views on this full-day road trip along the famous Great Ocean Road. Travel by air-conditioned coach from Melbourne and hop off to admire natural landmarks like the Twelve Apostles, Apollo Bay and Loch Ard Gorge. Along the way, indulge in typical Aussie snacks on-board, tuck into traditional fish and chips in Apollo Bay (own expense) and stroll the seafront promenade of lively Port Campbell.
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Private Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Express Tour from Melbourne

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3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Classic Day Tour from Melbourne

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. Upgrade your trip to include a 15-minute helicopter flight and experience incredible aerial views of the 12 Apostles.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Trip from Adelaide to Melbourne

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  • Duration: 3 days
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Small-Group Great Ocean Road Tour with Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience Entry Pass

Take a full-day tour that includes all the highlights of the Great Ocean Road with the addition of the Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience. See gorgeous Southern Australian beaches, koalas in Kennett River, the Southern Ocean, Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park. Stop at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Gibson Steps and other landmarks on the Shipwreck Coast. Return to Melbourne and use your Eureka Skydeck and Edge Experience pass to take in views from the highest vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.
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2-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour: Great Ocean Road and Grampians

Take in the sights as you travel from Melbourne to Adelaide on a 2-day tour that features the highlights of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians. Visit destinations such as Apollo Bay, the Twelve Apostles, and Loch Ard Gorge; look for koalas in the wild, and explore the natural beauty and Aboriginal culture of Grampians National Park. Your tour includes overnight accommodation in the Grampians, two meals, and transportation.
  • Duration: 2 days
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2-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour Melbourne to Melbourne

Join this brilliant 2 day tour from Melbourne showcasing all the incredible highlights of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians. Travel the heritage listed Great Ocean Road which spans 180km from Torquay to the 12 Apostles carved out of the cliffs of the south west coastline. Stop at stunning lookouts, explore quaint townships, walk through ancient rainforests on your way to the awe inspiring 12 Apostles coastlines. After an incredible day along the Great Ocean Road you will travel into the heart of the Grampians National Park and overnight in Halls Gap. The next morning you will explore the Grampians National Park seeing the sweeping mountainous views from Reeds Lookout, the Balconies, MacKenzie Waterfall and other magnificent walks before returning back to Melbourne.
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Customized Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne

Driving the Great Ocean Road is a quintessential Aussie experience, but visiting on a group tour often means missing out on the road trip experience. This private full-day tour from Melbourne is the perfect alternative, allowing you to customize your trip, check off landmarks like the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, and venture off the beaten track to spot wild kangaroos and koalas.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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