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

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  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Head out of Melbourne for a full-day small-group tour of the Great Ocean Road. See some of Southern Australia’s most beautiful beaches as you travel to Kennett River, where you can spot wild koalas. Stop in Apollo Bay for lunch, then take a dip in the Southern Ocean. Stroll in the rainforest at Great Otway National Park and travel to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles where you cruise down the Shipwreck Coast to Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.
  • Full-day small-group tour of the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne
  • Stroll around Great Otway National Park to check out the rainforest and native wildlife
  • Stop at famous rock formations including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a small-group tour

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • National Park fees
  • On-board water refill stations
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Personal expenses
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Our main meeting point for this will be the Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you wish to arrange an alternative pickup location, please contact our reservations team on +61393931333.

Departure Time

7:35 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour from Melbourne?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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74 reviews
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Twelve apostles
Lori_C, Mar 2020
Beautiful scenery, nice pace, great guide and really enjoyable day. We had 7 stops in total and each one was worthy of our time. Our only regret was that we didn’t take the two or three day journey from Melbourne to Adelaide.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hi Lori, and thank you for your review! Great to hear you enjoyed the day and we hope to see you again, perhaps in Sydney or Perth? :)
We can’t identify; we were quite uncomfortable during this trip!
suzymarquez, Feb 2020
It was a very hot summer’s day on our trip. We felt that our transport was outdated with the air-conditioning barely coping and neither was the “promised” wifi working adequately.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hi Suzy, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and will take it on board to develop our tours! We wish you enjoyable travels in down under!
Not to be missed
tallelaine, Feb 2020
Wonderful trip. Our guide Kurt was very experienced. He totally outlined our day so we knew what was coming up. The stops were all worthwhile and enjoyable. My husband is a tall man and found the seats rather confining.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hi there, Thank you for the the feedback and choosing us. we hopefully see you again on one of our tours in the future!
Great tour. Bus could be more roomy
Daniel_H, Dec 2019
Our bus driver was very good. Very informative and interesting. It's a tough ask to get this much driving done on a one day tour so I was pretty happy with it. Of course, being a bus tour, you spend alot of time on the bus. My only issue was with the seating. Unless you are lucky enough to have a set of chairs to yourself, prepare to be a little cosy with the person next to you. Not a whole lot of leg room. Not a small group tour! To me, a small group tour is 10 or so. This was not Other then that I was pretty chuffed. The Otaway Forrest stop was very good and the views a long the great ocean road where consistently amazing.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write this feedback and for mentioning you positive and negative impressions. We are very happy that you generally enjoyed the tour and sad to hear that you were unhappy with our vehicle. In the end we always have the bus size mentioned, so our guests know what to expect. We apologize for any inconvenience cause and hope you had a nice seating partner to socialize with regardless!
Fun Day Trip Made Simple
Brittany R, Aug 2019
I enjoyed my day trip with Autopia Tours led by Tim. I was staying in Melbourne and wanted to get out to the countryside to see some of Australia's beautiful landscapes but didn't feel confident to drive myself. This tour checked all my boxes to see the ocean, rainforests, and wildlife while making it convenient to be picked up and dropped off near my CBD hotel. Our guide Tim made everyone feel welcomed and curated a full day of sights for our group. I will say that I definitely wish we had more time at each stop since each location is uniquely beautiful, but it was a longgg day so in order to squeeze in everything, it is necessary to stick to a schedule.
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Thank you for your review and feedback, Brittany! We are happy to hear the tour checked all your boxes and will take on board your wish to get some more time on the stops! Hope to see you again!
great experience
CaterinaC555, Aug 2019
We had a great day. Both the guide & the driver are nice and kind persons!! I will definitely recommend this trip!
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Amazing! Thank you so much and please come tour with us again! :)
Unfortunately we wont forget this...
Colin_V, Sep 2017
Unfortunately we wont forget this trip in a hurry. This small group tour was in a full 24 seater coach. Very cramped, no leg room and nowhere to put anybags so i sat with it on my lap the whole time. Our driver and guide ' Phil ' was very rude to a couple of passengers and also drove at a great speed. didnt feel very safe at all. A very uncomfortable day.We were prepared for a long day, but a total of 8 and 3/4 hours on the coach and only a total of 3 hours and 40 minutes visiting sites was not quite what we expected. A very disapointing trip. On the plus side, the places we visited we lovely and would love to go back and do it all again properly to see more.
Nice view. Handy tour leader aka...
anh tuan p, Aug 2017
Nice view. Handy tour leader aka driver. Safe and sound. Good pictures. What do you want more?
The tour guide was great, the day trip...
Jing R, Oct 2016
The tour guide was great, the day trip was organized and full of fun!


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