• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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 the Gibson's Steps, site of a historic clifflines. Bushwalk in Great Otway National Park, and try out your koala-spotting skills at Kennett River. Travel in a deluxe minicoach with a small group for a relaxing, personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne
  • Take a walk at Kennett River, one of the best places to spot koalas in the wild
  • Visit Great Otway National Park to see the rain forest and look for resident animals like grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies
  • Admire rock formations including the Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park
  • Small-group tour allows access to areas that larger coaches cannot go and provides a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

Spend a full day exploring the natural wonders of Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Your guide will pick you up at your Melbourne hotel in a comfortable, high-tech minicoach, where you’ll join just a handful of other passengers for personalized, small-group experience. Onboard narration is available in 13 different languages through specially equipped iPods.

The Great Ocean Road officially begins at Torquay, a famous surf town of gorgeous, sandy beaches. Stop at a beachside location before continuing through several charming port towns before stopping at Kennett River. This lovely ecopark is one of the best spots in Victoria to observe wild koalas.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the scenic town of Apollo Bay, and have a swim along its crescent- shaped beach. Next up, wander among the greenery of Great Otway National Park, which boasts ancient trees among a semitropical forest.

The coastal landscape comes to a dramatic climax at Port Campbell National Park, where you can gawk at the Twelve Apostles — a grouping of massive limestone pillars that rise up out of the ocean. With an optional upgrade, you can take a 15-minute helicopter ride for unforgettable aerial views of this jaw-dropping coastline.

The rugged cliffs along the Great Ocean Road once made for perilous navigation for vessels sailing into the port of Melbourne. Hear the tragic tales of Australia’s ‘Shipwreck Coast’ and visit Loch Ard Gorge, the postcard-worthy site of a notorious 1878 shipwreck.

Finally, view the Gibson's Steps for a dramatic example of the power of erosion. Take in the incredible cliff line and offshore stacks before continuing on your drive back to Melbourne.

Stop for dinner (own expense) on the approximately 3-hour return drive to Melbourne. Relax on the ride back to your hotel, or share snapshots of the day with family and friends using the coach’s free onboard Wi-Fi.

Customer Reviews

Ellinida Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We truly enjoyed this tour. To begin with, we were part of a small group in a small bus of about 25, which allowed us to stick to the schedule and see so much in just one day. The tour was highly organized. We were informed exactly where we were going and background to each site. Our driver/ guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and did everything possible for us to enjoy the day. I am very happy I picked this particular tour of Great Ocean Road.

luvcls19

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Cat was an amazing tour guide - so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. She really cares about her guests and went above and beyond to show us as much as possible during our time together. I would definitely recommend this tour!!

Violeta V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Absolutely awesome and fun tour. Alex was a great guide!

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour, made even better by the excellent tour guide, Paul E. His knowledge was incredible and he was happy to answer any questions. A great place to visit, amazing scenery.

HwaHyun K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I think guide's capacity is crucial in determining the quality of this type of tour and our guide Phil made the best out of it despite the imperfect weather. It was a very well prepared, organized and informative tour and I appreciate Phil's sense of humour, various documents with travel tips, and playlist!

Fiona F United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a well organised and excellent day the tour guide/driver Noddy was friendly, engaging and clear in information about the day, the times we had to be back on the bus and sought to ensure that everyone had a great day. The timings for the day were spot on we had sufficient time to do what we wanted to at each of the stops without having time to 'waste' the lunch provided as part of the tour was one of the best we've ever had - Thai - and we had a choice from which to select during the morning. Morning tea and cake was provided also after travelling for an hour or so. Can't recommend this tour and company highly enough.

Arjun R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic. Our guide Scott was better than brilliant. You cannot miss this if you are in Melbourne.

Virginia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Terrific day with a wonderful guide/driver!

Della T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent. Must visit !!!

Daniel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great guide! The tour guide Frank explained everything, we stopped in different places. He explained a bit of history as well.Great tour and great company as well.

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