2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula And Phillip Island Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:15 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You may choose a pickup from the available list or the following locations: Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Regent Theatre (191 Collins Street). Pickup is onl.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 11:30pm on day 2
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Soak up the natural beauty of Australias coast as you spend two days visiting the highlights of the Great Ocean Road, Mornington peninsula and Phillip island. Traveling to some of southern Australias most iconic destinations including the Twelve apostles, Loch ard gorge, the Otway Ranges and the penguin parade on Phillip Island you'll discover Victorias breathtaking coastline and make stops for wildlife viewing, visits to small towns and walks in scenic locations along the route.

Highlights

All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Multi-Day Trip

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Your 2-day tour of the Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula gives you time to explore the spectacular natural beauty and wildlife of the area with ample opportunities to stop at small towns and iconic landmarks. Your local guide will share the history of the area and details about the animal and plant life that you encounter along the way. At the end of your first day, enjoy dinner at a resort before retiring to your private or shared room (see Pricing for details).

Itinerary:

Day 1: Melbourne – Great Ocean Road (D)
After leaving the city of Melbourne behind, you'll travel inland through the Western district, stopping for morning tea in Colac, before connecting to the Great Ocean Road, a famously scenic 150 mile(243 km) route that runs along the southwestern coast.

As you drive, you’ll stop at iconic spots like the Twelve Apostles rock formations and the Gibson Steps, where you’ll can admire spectacular limestone cliffs and rock formations. Further down the road, you’ll reach Loch Ard Gorge, named after a famous 1878 shipwreck. Hear the story of the survivors of the wreck as you take in the scenery and learn about other famous spots nearby, including the Razorback, Island Arch, Muttonbird Island, Loch Ard Cemetery, the Blowhole and Thunder Cave.

Midway along the coast you’ll drive through the Otway Ranges, known for lush rainforest and some of the tallest eucalyptus trees in Australia. Then it's off to see the coastal towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne.

Throughout the day you’ll enjoy plenty of stops to take short walks, catch stunning views, and look for wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos. After a full day’s tour of scenic towns and beaches, you’ll stay overnight at the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy dinner as you relax in the evening.

Overnight: BIG4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff

Day 2: Great Ocean Road – Phillip Island – Melbourne (B)
Have breakfast in the morning and then set out for the ferry across Port Phillip Bay. You'll arrive on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula where your first stop will be the seaside town of Portsea. Admire its picturesque bathing boxes — colorful small structures built on the beach — and enjoy amazing views from Murray’s lookout.

After taking in Portsea, you’ll get a close look at the furry residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, have your photo taken with a koala (optional) and learn about the conservation of these native animals. You’ll also see some lesser known endangered species including the southern bettong, eastern quolls and fluffy gliders. From the sanctuary, you'll head to Phillip Island, where you'll visit the Nobbies boardwalk and have access to the best views of Phillip Island's rugged south coast.

Your last stop of the tour will take you to Summerland Beach, home to Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins. Watch the 'penguin parade' as hundreds of birds march across the beach at dusk to return to their nests for the night. Viewing platforms on the beach allow you to get a good look at the birds while maintaining a respectful distance.

You will be returned to Melbourne late in the evening at the end of your 2-day tour.

Inclusions

Meals as per itinerary (dinner on day one, breakfast on day two)

Overnight accommodation

Entrance fees

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Minimum age is 4 years

Children under 18 year old must be accompanied by an adult

Maximum group size 24 participants

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please limit luggage to a small backpack of soft overnight bag weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Please note: Only dinner is included on day 1 and breakfast on day 2. All other meals are not included

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Sep-2019

    lovely views, lovely guide, lovely accommodations. everyone who says there is no room for luggage is correct. also, we did not make it to the sanctuary in time for the koala cuddle. this was a big disappointment to me because it was a "must-do" on my list and I had no other way to do it.

  • 05-Mar-2018

    My happiest 2 days in Melbourne.

  • 04-Feb-2018

    It was an amazing tour that we got a very brilliant and knowledgeable Guide - Alan. The group has only 7 persons and the weather was unexpectedly very good with temperature around 14-22 degree Celcius. We have many stops at scenic outlooks to explore the whole area. During our stay at Queenscliff on 31 Jan, we have come across the spectacular Blue Moon/Eclipse/Red Moon from the relaxing and fantastic BIG4 Beacon Resort. I would highly recommend this tour or similar multi-days trip to my friends.

  • 29-Nov-2017

    Nice view on the Great Ocean Road, and we had a really informative and humorous travel guide.

  • 15-Sep-2017

    This was an excellent trip. Small group of people with our driver/guide Cameron. Early start, but a lot to fit in. Lots of stops for photo opportunities during the two days. Enough time to appreciate the glorious views of the natural beauty of the area though. Cameron was a knowledgeable and approachable guide who knew the local area well and was thus able to share lots of personal appreciation of the area. Overnight stay was very comfortable, we chose private bathroom option. 2nd Day was jam packed again, with great experiences. Changed driver/guide for the Philip Island Penguin part of our trip. These little penguins were so cute! All together a great 2 day trip and although very busy was well planned and executed by the tour company. Thoroughly recommended, and a truly memorable experience.

  • 06-Aug-2017

    A fantastic trip organised by Bunyip Tours. Great scenery at popular tourist spots i.e. great ocean road, the razorback, mornington peninsula etc... Of course, I managed to have a selfie with koala!! A happy me :

  • 24-Jun-2017

    I enjoyed the farm the most
    Good guide

  • 05-May-2017

    overall the trip are quite good but the mini bus are very crampy Small Total of us 16 pax with hand luggage. There's no place to store our luggage until the day when we're returning to melbourne in a different bus only they provide us with a trailer. Our tour guide cum driver Alan are very nice compare to the other guide steve, The hotel we stayed BIG4 Beacon Resort at Queenscliff are good but the dinner.... the sausage overcooked same goes to the burger i think also overcooked. Well anyway it already over..... one thing for sure i don't think i'll go back to that travel agent again.

  • 27-Mar-2017

    There were a lot of stops packed into this tour, great value for money. The shared accommodation was a lot nicer than expected which was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful scenery along the whole drive. Our guide Jeremy was extremely knowledgable about all of the places we went and had a good sense of humor. The only disappointing thing about the trip was that it was pouring rain on Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade, which obviously was no fault of the tour operator, but overall it was an incredible experience!

  • 18-Mar-2017

    The tour stated that we would be picked up from our hotel but after booking we found out that they would only pick us up at the Regents Theatre instead of at our hotel. The name of the tour company is Bunyip Tours. Our tour guide, Kyle was excellent. He was fun and took the time to get to know each of his 24 passengers. He provided his own free wifi and offered to take photos for us. I would not recommend this tour during this time of the year fall. The first day tour started at approximately 7:30 am and we arrived at our hotel accommodations around 6:30 pm. It was a long and scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road but nothing exceptional except to see the rock formations of the 12 Apostles and a scenic gorge to have lunch on your own on the beach. The resort accommodation was very disappointing. Shared accommodations meant 6 bunk beds in one room with 12 ladies sharing one bathroom with the only one tiny mirror. They must not have had a lot of ladies staying here, otherwise you'd think they would at least install another mirror in the living room or bedroom for their use! There were several electrical outlets available in the living room but absolutely none in the bedrooms. Surprisingly they did offer free wifi and it did worked ok.

    On the second day, we took a car ferry over to the eastern side of Melbourne and visited a rain forest before meeting another tour guide who drove us to Phillips Island to see the penguins parade. We were expecting to see hundreds of penguins making their way on to the shore at nighttime. Instead, during the two hours sitting out in the cold/wind and waiting for it to get dark and for them to show up, we only saw two groups of about 10 penguins each. They waddled up on to the shore and made their way into the grassy area where their burrows were located. The tour only provided tickets for the general admission area. I understand that if you had a penguin plus ticket you could view the penguins in a preferred area where you might have seen more coming on shore. There was a boardwalk there with limited access for others and there we saw several more penguins. These did not necessarily come out of the water that evening. They might have already been on land all day. We were told that the best times to see the penguins coming ashore is during the springtime when they do have to come back ashore to feed their babies. During February through April, they stay ashore for approximately 17 days to moult to replace old and worn feathers so that they can maintain a waterproof plumage. For the price we paid for this two days combo tour, I would recommend the one day tour instead to Phillips Island coupled with some more sightseeing to fill up your day.

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