Best Of Victoria 2-Day Tour From Melbourne Including Great Ocean Road And Phillip Island

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Departure Time :
    Day 1 - 8am
  • Departure Details :
    Melbourne City Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to your original departure point approximately between 8:30pm to 11:30pm depending on the arrival time of the Penguins
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Join this new and highly unique 2-day tour of Victorias best regions departing from Melbourne. On your first day, you will head to Port Campbell and make your way to the Great Ocean Road while ticking off the star attractions including a special visit to the Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge. On day two, catch your ferry across Port Phillip Bay to Sorrento before a day of relaxation at Peninsula Hot Springs or a personalized tour of the region, a gondola ride on the Arthurs Seat Eagle, a two-course lunch with local wine, a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park and finally to Phillip Island for the magical Penguin Parade.

Know More about this tour

Day 1 - Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you inland to Port Campbell before you embark on a spectacular drive along the Great Ocean Road towards Queenscliff. First stop, the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles and time-permitting Loch Ard Gorge to commence the exciting road ahead.

You will enjoy a relaxed lunch in Port Campbell and then embark on an exciting trip along the Great Ocean Road. We will head off the beaten track through the Otways Forest to the Great Ocean Road Ecolodge. Here you will have unique access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk for close encounters with native animals. As a passenger with us, you will be contributing to the Great Ocean Ecolodges conservation program to protect the local fauna and flora of the region.

We will continue along the Great Ocean Road through the tranquil seaside towns of Apollo Bay and Lorne before arriving in Queenscliff in the early evening. Here you will have some free time to enjoy dinner (not included) before retiring to your bed for a well-deserved rest.

Day 2 - You will board the Searoad Ferry to cross Port Phillip Bay to arrive in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. On board this luxury ferry, you will enjoy a light breakfast and admire the beautiful beaches on arrival towards Sorrento. You will also have a good chance of spotting dolphins on the way.
We will drive through the Sorrento, site of the first Victorian settlement and stunning sandstone village before winding our way through the Peninsula to arrive at the world-famous Peninsula Hot Springs for an indulgent soak in natural hot mineral waters*

The adventure continues onto Cape Schanck where we will visit the Lighthouse amid stunning coastal scenery. We then drive through the windy roads to Arthurs Seat where you will be treated to a ride on the new Arthurs Seat Eagle, a state of the art gondola to fly up to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula for incredible views across the bay and along the Peninsula.

It's then time for lunch, and depending on the day of travel, we will select one of the incredible dining choices on the Peninsula for a delicious two course lunch and a glass of local wine.

After lunch, you can rest a little in the Oceania vehicle as your driver takes you to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. In this bushland setting, you will have the chance to meet endangered species, feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet koalas and encounter many Australian native animals.

Our final destination will be to Phillip island, and over to the west coast where you will visit the Nobbies and then travel around the coast to the famous Penguin Parade. You will have time to meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform where you will see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows.

It is then time to return to your Melbourne hotel.

Inclusions

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast on Day 2
  • Lunch on both days
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to Melbourne city hotels
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Dinner on the first evening

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour operates for a minimum of 2 adults 

Rates are also available for Single share and Triple share. 

This tour operates in English only. 

Warm and waterproof clothing is recommended for both days.

This tour does not run (either day) on 25 Dec, 31 Dec

Seasonal Timings on Day 2 due to the arrival variations of the Penguins will result in a varied return time to Melbourne.

**Upgrade Options at the Penguin Parade
Underground viewing (lets you enjoy close-up viewing of small penguins through an underground, protected viewing window), limited to 70 people.
Ranger-Guided Tour (in English) via headset. Binoculars included.
VIP box - access to a small viewing cabin for a maximum of 10 adults where you can help the ranger count the penguins, includes drinks and fingerfood.