The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. See it all in a new light on this rewarding full-day tour. Your informative guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned coach at your Melbourne hotel. From there, make your way out of the city, passing through the bustling port town of Geelong and the famous surf spot of Torquay.
Once out on the coast-hugging Great Ocean Road, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views and constantly changing scenery, from expansive sandy beaches to rugged cliffs dropping straight down into the sea. You’ll pass the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell and visit the historic Split-Point Lighthouse. Keep a sharp eye out for wildlife along the way. You’re likely to spot koalas in their native habitat at the lovely Kennett River, where you’ll also enjoy lunch at a local café.
Admire the greenery of the Otway Ranges as you approach the notorious Loch Ard Gorge. Climb down a steep staircase to stand on the beach where the sole survivors of a shipwreck washed up in 1878.
The grand finale of your tour awaits at the Twelve Apostles — a natural geologic wonder created by the erosion of cliffs over millennia, leaving a cluster of limestone pillars jutting majestically out of the ocean. You’ll arrive in time to witness this jaw-dropping sight bathed in the fiery hues of the setting sun. Once the light has faded, hop back in your comfortable coach and relax on the approximately 3-hour return drive to Melbourne.