Great Ocean Road (12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and London Bridge) 1-Day Tour

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From $76.57

33 reviews   (4.06)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The Great Ocean Road is undoubtedly a photographer’s delight with its impressive coastline to drive along and unmatched scenery that takes your breath away. Consistently rated highly as one of the world’s greatest picturesque coastal drives, this day tour will impress!

Tour Highlights:
• Spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road
• Enjoy free chocolate and ice cream tastings at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
• Historical Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road
• Famous surfing beach break in Lorne
• Spot some cute koalas along the way
• Enjoy lunch in the seaside town of Apollo Bay (own expense)
• Loch Ard Gorge - site of the tragic shipwreck of the “Loch Ard”
• Port Campbell National Park
• Huge stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles
• London Bridge, highlighting the ever-changing structure of the coast

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Friendly and informative driver/guide

National Park fees

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 85

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please provide us with your email address so we can send you the tour confirmation
  • Service animals allowed

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Great Ocean Road
After we depart the city, we’ll head straight for the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road to begin our journey along this spectacular coastal drive. We will also pass a few popular seaside towns on the Great Ocean Road, including Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne. It is an approximately 90-minute drive from Melbourne to Torquay and an approximately 50-minute drive from Torquay to Lorne via Anglesea.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Passing through the seaside town of Torquay.

• Admission Ticket Free

Passing through the seaside town of Anglesea.

• Admission Ticket Free

Enjoy free chocolate and ice cream tastings. Watch the art of chocolate making – from the hand crafting to hand packing – and say hello to European Chocolatiers.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
Take the opportunity to capture a moment under the historic Memorial Archway marking the beginning of the Great Ocean Road.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Passing through the quaint seaside resort towns of Lorne and Wye River. It is an approximately 60-minute drive from Lorne to Apollo Bay.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kennet River Koala Walk
Count how many koalas you can spot and enjoy spending time with some of Australia’s native parrots, lorikeets and even kookaburras.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Apollo Bay
Stopping in the seaside township of Apollo Bay, with time to grab a bite to eat (own expenses). It is an approximately 100-minute drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell National Park.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Otway National Park
Passing through Great Otway National Park.

• Admission Ticket Free

Port Campbell National Park
Once out of the trees and back by the Southern Ocean, we arrive at Port Campbell National Park, home to the iconic 12 Apostles.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles
You will enjoy free time to take in the views from every angle, walk along the boardwalks, and get the perfect pictures of this wild and rugged coastline.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gibsons Steps
Go down and walk on this amazing beach. Be dwarfed by the 70-meter high vertical cliffs and marvel at Gog and Magog, the nicknames given to the giant limestone stacks rising up out of the sea.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Loch Ard Gorge
Afterwards, you’ll move on to Loch Ard Gorge, shrouded by impressive limestone cliffs. You can take a walk and check out the local attractions, including the Archway, the Razorback, and Dumpling Pots. You’ll also get to learn about Australia’s most famous shipwreck while you’re here.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Amazing experience
David_O, 28-11-2022
Great experience, amazing view and scenic of all the great ocean road.
The tour guide have a good knowledge and is friendly.
We enjoyed the trip
Great tour and good value.
danbP3810JO, 21-11-2022
Great tour that we would highly recommend. Beautiful landscapes supported by an informative guide and experienced driver. This was a good value for the cost.
Thanks Michael for the wonderful experience
sakshikatare, 07-01-2023
Trip on 31/12/2022 to Great Ocean Road with TripAdvisor was amazing and unforgettable. Would love to refer my family & friends.

Guide (Michael) was so helpful throughout the trip.

Thanks for the wonderful experience
Excellent service and highly recommend!
Fiona_6789, 06-01-2023
Excellent service and highly recommend! Our driver Mick was AWESOME! Excellent service that is accommodating the needs of the passengers. Worth every cent.
Wonderful experience
tiffanylS9271CV, 05-01-2023
We had a wonderful experience with this tour. As expected, great customer service was provided by our driver. I will recommend the tour to my friends and will book another tour with Extragreen Holidays again.
Mick takes you to the Ocean
AndRomag, 04-01-2023
It’s such a great day trip. Mick (driver) is a kind, keen, nice and entertaining guy: he made a nice tour in a wonderful day. 10/10
Great experience
JoeY1024, 04-01-2023
I had a great ocean road day tour with Extragreen holidays last week, and had great experience with them. The whole tour is not rushed, multiple stops along the whole trip with fantastic sceneries. Will definitely recommend if you want to see great ocean road!
Great day activity
Thijs_S, 13-12-2022
First stop was very touristic but at the other stops you really get a grasp of the beautiful coastline without having to rent a car yourself. I would prefer more quick stops to ser the view though. Instead of the chocolate factory for instance
Great tour, very comfortable ride
Rosa_S, 11-12-2022
My American friends loved the scenery, bus was very comfortable and had big windows so the view whilst driving was awesome.
Amazing guide
Victor_L, 22-11-2022
Simon was amazing and really good at the whole trip. He told us a lot of stories from the places we had been and was really kind to all of us!

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