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Discover the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne on this day trip by coach that allows you to soak up the beauty of one of Australia’s most stunning stretches of coastline. Be wowed by the Twelve Apostles, learn about the tragic history of Loch Ard Gorge, stop in Port Campbell and enjoy photo ops of the rugged scenery throughout the day. A guide provides narration as you drive from site to site.


  • Great Ocean Road day tour by coach
  • Photograph the scenery on the drive from Melbourne to Geelong and along Victoria’s rugged coast
  • Hear the history behind Loch Ard Gorge on the Shipwreck Coast
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles and the seaside town of Port Campbell
  • Listen to commentary provided by a guide
  • Don’t miss one of the world's great coastal road trips

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What You Can Expect

Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road

As you depart Melbourne, your day trip to the Great Ocean Road begins with the drive out of the city and to the coast, passing by sights like Bells Beach, where the World Surfing Championships have been held. Continue along Victoria’s southern coastline to Apollo Bay, a seaside resort destination.

Stop here to buy lunch (own expense), and then continue your tour to the Twelve Apostles, the major natural landmark of the Great Ocean Road. These craggy limestone pillars that jut up from the water were formed over millions of years of erosion. Hop off your coach for a little time to walk along the top of the bluffs or walk down the beach trails for more views of this wild and windy spot.

Next, head to Loch Ard Gorge, where you’ll stop to hear the history of this location known as the Shipwreck Coast. Listen to the story of the Loch Ard, a British ship that wrecked in 1878 with only two survivors, who managed to make their way to shore at this sheltered spot.

Then continue to your last stop of the day, the seaside village of Port Campbell. Admire its picturesque setting surrounded by Norfolk pine trees and cliffs, and explore the local shops and galleries, if you wish. Or, perhaps visit a cafe for afternoon tea (own expense). Your day trip then ends with the return drive to Melbourne.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The day trip was superb! It was better than I expected. The guide was really good and kind too - he's very good in making sure that everyone is on board and ensure that we got what we need. The only tip I had is that don't spend too much time on one spot. On the first spot, we didn't know and we were so engrossed with the scenery that we didn't have enough time on the second spot these 2 spots were on our very first stop. Overall we enjoyed ourselves very much and will definitely come back again for more adventures in Melbourne!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Highly recommended, recharge your batteries and be prepared for an outside trip full of magic and incredible landscapes conformed of art erosion by rocks and wáterin action and complete nature. Its a MUST Tour to do near Melbourne ! Congrats to the Viator Team.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Love this tour. Superb guide. Really knowledgeable.

Myriam M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very nice but just the distance made this very tiring. Wonderful and very good driver as well.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Collin was our driver and was a fantastic, friendly host who really made this tour a great fun day. We travelled in a beautiful coach and were given a detailed commentary all the way. A top tour!

Ivy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Long day! But breathtaking views.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The trip was amazing. It was a rainy day, once we got onboard, Richard, the driver/guide told us that the weather would become clear after lunch when was the time we should arrive Twelve Apostles. Richards's explanation is very clear and interesting which made the trip very enjoyable.

Trisha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really fun well paced day, loads of beautiful scenery and an informative friendly and kind driver/tour guide

Ana Gabriela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The sightseeings in this tour are just breathtaking and incredible. Big highlight our our Melbourne visit.
Thanks to our nice and very knowledgeable tour driver-guide Kevin H, for the great info, stories and bringing us save back to Melbourne.

Kathleen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very knowledgable, down-to-earth and funny guide. He had me listening up and cracking up at the same time. Views are stunning. Lots of Kodak moments.

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