Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Tour

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From $73.05

28 reviews   (4.64)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 13 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour visits all the famous and not so famous sites along the Great Ocean Road.

Departing Melbourne we head towards the Great Ocean Road. We make a number of stops in the morning as we snake along the Great Ocean Roads clifftop drive. Including having morning tea on the beach, amazing scenic photo stops and nature walks to view Koalas and the colorful king parrots.

We stop for lunch in the delightful coastal town of Apollo Bay for your chance to explore the town and purchase lunch. After lunch we drive through the Otway Ranges and take a walk through an ancient rain-forest.

Its then onto the shipwreck coast to view the stunning 12 Apostles. One of Australia's most iconic tourism attractions, the 12 Apostles, are spectacular. Our final stop on the Great Ocean Road is Loch Ard Gorge. Head down the stairs and explore the gorge, its sandstone cliffs, amazing beach and sea cave.

We head back to Melbourne stopping at the town of Colac for some refreshments.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Aussie inspired morning tea

Comfortable Mid Size Coach

National Park Entry Fees

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Please bring you own water bottles, we discourage the use of single use plastic bottles

You can purchase dinner at the town of Colac

You can purchase lunch at Apollo Bay

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Beach Stop to enjoy a walk on the beach and some Aussie favorites for morning tea.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Beach Stop to enjoy a walk on the beach and some Aussie favorites for morning tea.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
The official Start of the Great Ocean Road, the Memorial Arch is a great spot to get a picture to remember your day.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kennet River Koala Walk
Take a stroll and spot the local koala population in your natural habitat.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Apollo Bay
Lunch Stop in this quaint bohemian coastal town

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mait's Rest
Take a guided walk through the Otway Rainforest where enormous Mountain Ash Gum trees tower about a canopy of tree ferns.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Twelve Apostles
The star of the tour, view the 12 Apostles as they jut from the Southern Ocean

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Loch Ard Gorge
View more rock formations, sea caves, the amazing Loch Ard Gorge beach and the Gorge itself.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Stop at the town of Colac for dinner

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great Ocean Road Tour
snoopstar999, 13-12-2022
A fantastic tour with an enthusiastic host (Luke) who's knowledge of Australia is unbelievable. I think everyone was shocked at first with the commentary, there was so much, but by the end we really warmed to Luke. The tour itself was extremely long - 14 hours (be warned). There was a stop for lunch and dinner. Plenty of toilet stops - don't stress about that. A few windy roads (if you are prone to travel sickness). The last stop was the best - Loch Ard Gorge (better than the 12 Apostles). We had 45 mins but there is so much to look at, so don't waste time here. Great value for money.
Gorgeous views and fantastic company!
212brynb, 09-12-2022
We had a fantastic time. This is truly an incredible area of the world and is a must visit if you have a day off in the area! Luke was a wonderful guide who brought both a ton of knowledge and humor to our day, as well as some great local tunes. There’s certainly a lot of driving, but it’s beautiful even when in the bus, and it’s absolutely worth it to see the incredible coastal sights (and some koalas)! Overall, I’d highly recommend this trip to anybody looking to fit all these amazing spots into a single day. Thank you to Luke for an iconic trip and keeping us safe, entertained and informed!
Great tour drive and a wonderful experience!
Pacman_r8, 05-12-2022
The whole tour was a smooth and comfortable journey, started early at 7.10am at our pick up point and ending roughly around 8.30pm when we were dropped off. Our driver/tour guide Cameron was very informative throughout the journey, as he explained the history of locations that was easy to grasp and understand. Kudos to his driving skills too, navigating through the twisty bends with relative ease and at quick yet reasonable speeds whilst keeping passengers safe.

A few stops were made before reaching our ultimate goal, such as the Koala bear viewing, some stops for picture taking, lunch at Appollo Bay town and a quick tour at a National Park. The highlight of the day, The 12 Apostles, was breathtaking. We were given 45 minutes here and another 50 minutes at the Loch Ard Gorge. Do note, wind was very strong here. Pls bring your windbreakers/thick jackets.

All in all, a highly recommended tour no thx to the professionalism of our driver and tour guide Cameron!
Amazing Tour
supriyat1989, 11-01-2023
Enjoyed this tour fully...Guide was also good, providing the good information about places and cuisines...Properly managed as per time. Also other tourists are punctual..
Fun tour with an excellent guide!
seanbatch, 06-01-2023
Really impressed with this tour. Plenty of time spent at each stop to explore and take photos. The guide, Luke, was really friendly and charismatic. He ensured that everyone enjoyed themselves, while being very knowledgable and informative throughout the tour. Thanks for a great experience!
Great Ocean Road
Ciara_O, 04-01-2023
Cameron was an exceptional guide and shared a lot of knowledge during the tour. It was a great day out and the history that Cameron shared around the different places we visited was very interesting. I would recommend this to everyone, great value for money!!
Great Ocean Road Tour and 12 Apostles Tour
DanielXu1973, 31-12-2022
The weather was extremely hot on 27 Dec 2022, everyone didn't spent too much time out side at Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles. But we had a fantastic time with this day tour. The driver/tour guide was very nice and friendly. The overall experience was very good. Great value for money.
Bus is medium and thanks Kelly our guide
Herman H, 29-12-2022
This is a great day tour, you only need to sit until the destinations while the driver as well as the tour guide will explain everything on your way. Bus is medium size and fit more than 20 persons, Kelly our tour guide and driver really tried her best in serving our journey, she even insisted on entering some spots that weren't compulsory. Thank you to tripadvisor and sightseeing tours AU and Kelly have brought us through this great experience.
Very good trip, all...
Narita_H, 20-12-2022
Very good trip, all activities could deliver as plan, and the tour guide is gentle, understandable and supportive.
Maria_M, 13-12-2022
The excursion is too long, excellent driver. I wish to make less stops and spend more time in the 12 apostles.

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