Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure From Melbourne

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Overview

Soak up the sights of Australia's most scenic drive on a Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne. Follow the winding coastal road from Torquay to Port Campbell, stopping off for lunch in Apollo Bay. Bring your camera to photograph the wild coastal scenery and pristine beaches bordering the Great Ocean Road, and see the rugged splendour of the Twelve Apostles. Hear the tragic story of Loch Ard Gorge and other poignant sites on the Shipwreck Coast, and listen to the insightful commentary provided by your experienced driver guide on this relaxing Great Ocean Road day trip by comfortable air-conditioned coach.

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Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Your Great Ocean Road tour begins with panoramic views as you leave Melbourne and cross the West Gate Bridge. You’re soon on the coast, passing world-famous Bells Beach, host of the World Surfing Championships.

Relax on the drive as the winding Great Ocean Road hugs the coast, running beside a string of surf beaches to reach the seaside holiday resort of Apollo Bay.

After lunch (own expense), continue your journey along the legendary Great Ocean Road to the limestone rock formations known as the Twelve Apostles. Once joined to the coast, see how the rocks have been eroded over millions of years into the craggy pillars you see today. Go for a stroll along the cliff top or follow winding beach trails at this beautiful wild and windy spot.

At Loch Ard Gorge, hear how this dramatic landscape has a tragic side, as you listen to the tale of the British ship Loch Ard that ran aground near Muttonbird Island in 1878. The two sole survivors came ashore at sheltered Loch Ard Gorge, where you can read the plaques describing why this stretch of shoreline is known as the Shipwreck Coast.

Your last stop on the Great Ocean Road is the seaside village of Port Campbell, sheltered by the surrounding cliffs and Norfolk pines. Browse the boutiques and galleries, or stop for afternoon tea (own expense) at one of the town's many cafes.

Relax on the return trip to Melbourne, returning to the city at around 7:30pm.
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Inclusions for Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure From Melbourne

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • National Park fees
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Exclusions for Great Ocean Road Day Trip Adventure From Melbourne

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Itinerary:

Hotel Pickup Info:

7:45 a.m. - AAT Kings Office – Corner Flinders and Russell Streets
7:05 a.m. - Adara East Apartments
7:25 a.m. - Adina Grand Apartments
7:15 a.m. - Atlantis Hotel
6:50 a.m. - Bayside Eden
6:50 a.m. - Bayview on the Park
6:50 a.m. - Como Hotel
7:20 a.m. - Crown Metropol
7:15 a.m. - Crown Promenade
7:20 a.m. - Crown Towers
7:25 a.m. - Crowne Plaza Hotel (at top of ramp)
7:05 a.m. - Downtowner On Lygon
7:00 a.m. - Hilton Southwharf
7:30 a.m. - Holiday Inn Flinders
7:20 a.m. - Hotel Sophia
7:30 a.m. - Ibis Hotel Therry Street
6:00 a.m. - Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
7:00 a.m. - Ibis Swanston Street
7:35 a.m. - Intercontinental Hotel (Collins St Entrance)
7:25 a.m. - Kings Street Backpackers
7:10 a.m. - Langham Hotel
7:05 a.m. - Magnolia Court
7:40 a.m. - Mantra on Russell
7:20 a.m. - Mantra on the Park
7:30 a.m. - Marriott Hotel
7:10 a.m. - Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
7:35 a.m. - Mercure Grand on Swanston (Reception Desk)
6:55 a.m. - Mercure Pullman Albert Park
7:10 a.m. - Mercure Treasury Gardens
7:35 a.m. - Mercure Welcome (Reception Desk)
7:10 a.m. - Miami Hotel
7:35 a.m. - Novotel Collins
6:40 a.m. - Novotel St Kilda
7:35 a.m. - Oaks on Market
7:25 a.m. - Park Hyatt
7:05 a.m. - Pullman on the Park
7:15 a.m. - Radisson Flagstaff
7:40 a.m. - Rendezvous Hotel
7:30 a.m. - Rydges Melbourne
7:00 a.m. - Seasons Botanical
7:15 a.m. - Sofitel Hotel
7:20 a.m. - Stamford Plaza
7:05 a.m. - Travel Inn Carlton
7:05 a.m. - Travelodge Docklands
7:10 a.m. - Vibe Savoy
7:20 a.m. - Windsor Hotel
7:00 a.m. - YHA Metro (Corner of Howard and Courtney Street)

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

A small amount of walking is involved

Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Children 7 years and under cannot be seated in the front two rows of the vehicle and must be seated behind a protected seat

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Lot of travelling involved but worth every minute of it. Spectacular views from the ocean rd and the 12 apostles were amazing.

  • I like your driver. He is a conscientious man. I love him very much.

  • Our driver (Peter) was just fantastic. And I'm pretty sure that trip has been amazing mainly because of him.
    We saw koalas, kangaroos and beautiful locations.

  • An awesome day tour with lovely tour guide Richard!!!! Absolutely worth doing it !!! If I had a chance to do it again, I would definitely go for it !!! Fresh air, big and comfortable bus, knowledgeable tour guide- what can be better ?! The tour starts quite early and ends at approximately 8-9 pm! During this time , you will have plenary of time to enjoy the food at the cosy places on the shore , buy all sorts of souvenirs, enjoy the unbelievable scenery and take as many great shots as your memory on the phone or camera allow to!!!

  • It would be great if considering the amount of money you pay just for transport they could make smaller groups and not big buses and also stop a little bit more along the way as you won't have to wait for so many people.

  • Such a great great trip! Our guide was really knowledgeable, funny and pleasant. The sites are BEAUTIFUL. Well worth the time and money!

  • This is very well organised tour. Awesome driver who is tour guide at the same time, knows so many things. Timing is prerfect during the whole tour. Really recommend it! Worth it.

  • Great Trip, professionally managed, timed to cover the spots for all. Overall a great trip... You may want to consider that its a full day around 11-12 hrs to and fro Melbourne city !!

  • Excellent! The tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout the journey. Superb!

  • Great sights and well paced

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