Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

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From $105.37

214 reviews   (4.59)

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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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Travel along the Great Ocean Road on a day trip from Melbourne. This iconic stretch of coastal road is famous for its surf beaches, koalas, rainforest, the Shipwreck Coast and of course the spectacular 12 Apostles. Explore the stunning Loch Ard Gorge and marvel at the views from all the best lookouts within the Port Campbell National Park. Wander through seaside towns such as Apollo Bay as well as have time to explore other beautiful beaches and walks.

What's Included

Admission to Great Ocean Road National Park

Air-conditioned coach travel

Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild.

Expert driver guided tour experience

Live tour commentary spoken in English

Roundtrip transportation to and from Melbourne

What's Not Included

All Meals

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and children do not travel free, protective seats are available on request at the time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not suitabled for wheelchairs, prams or stroller accessible, please do not bring on tour as you will be asked to leave at the hotel.
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

We depart from Melbourne at 7:35am sharp, and head over the Westgate Bridge towards the surf coast capital. It's recommended guests eat breakfast before the tour as we don't stop until mid-morning.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Anglesea Visitor Information Centre
Once we have left Melbourne, we head down to the Surf Coast, passing through gorgeous seaside townships such as Anglesea, Lorne and Airey’s Inlet, we stop along the way for some morning tea and to breath in the fresh sea air whilst spotting surfers out on the water, with the proximity to Antarctica you will learn why this is great surf but also why wet suits are a necessity!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
A monument to mark the original starting point of the Great Ocean Road.

After some photos at the iconic Memorial Arch and a lesson on the history of the soldiers who built this road and dedicated it to their fallen comrades, we will wind through more stunning views (of course stopping for pictures!)

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

A welcome lunch break is taken in Apollo Bay at the end of the surf coast, you'll have plenty of time to explore this seaside community and eat from one of the many local cafe or pubs (at own expense).

Once you have explored Apollo Bay, grabbed any souvenirs you wish to buy, or tasted some delicious ice cream then it is back on the bus to head inland to the Green Coast.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Loch Ard Gorge
Also in the National Park we head down to Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks, hear the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva and then head down to the beach to look for the caves. This is also where you will find rock formations such as Island Archway, Razorback and the ‘Salt and Pepper Shakers’ too.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles
Once out of the trees and back by the Southern Ocean we arrive in Port Campbell National Park, home to the iconic 12 Apostles. We will spend about 40mins at the Apostles where 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Abdullah_G, 14-12-2022
It was a beautiful experience
Loved the rain forest, and the whole landscape. It so green and full of life. The tour guide was explained a lot of stuff. And we had a great time. Too bad the weather was unpredictable, but that's how Melbourne is
The view of the 12...
JenningW, 13-12-2022
The view of the 12 Apostle was magnificent couple with the experience of strong wind that nearly blows you off. It was a trip worth every penny spend. I would strongly recommend anyone who visit Melbourne to experience it.
Absolutely fabulous, great value for money thanks!
Amanda_S, 10-12-2022
Great views and wildlife!! Great tour guide! Craig from wildlife tours so funny and entertaining. Mathew, great co pilot!!
It was a great experience...
Chetan_B, 10-12-2022
It was a great experience all together!!! Mark our driver/tour guide guided us all through the journey and big thanks for him.
Best day
Rachel_H, 10-01-2023
Steven our tour guide made our journey! Was such a fun day, it is a long day but Steven made it very interactive!
Rachel_M, 09-01-2023
The whole experience was amazing. Well worth booking! Great places along the way and an excellent tour guide.
Victorian Jewel.
Cihat_M, 04-01-2023
…. Great experience. The tour guide was well spoken and very professional. Provided great insight along the way and breaks in between was well timed at great locations.
Getting close to nature
Karen_K, 01-01-2023
Seeing the koalas and the rainforest walk which was calming. Perhaps there can be one less stop so there is more time for meals.
Great Ocean awesome road trip
sadabs3, 30-12-2022
From boarding to complete journey was phenomenal, all thanks to Danny. Stopped in all major places of great Ocean road.
Gorgeous but Missed Opportunity
David_Y, 19-12-2022
I am very glad we went on the tour as we were not comfortable driving on the wrong side of the road. However, be aware...its a long day...13 hours....mostly spent on the bus. The bus holds 40 people so is small and very luxurious. There are stops to get out and walk around to break up the long bus ride. The actual apostles were beautiful as were the beaches we walked to. There was a nice nature hike foe 1.5 Kilometers that was also enjoyable. I gave it an average score primarily as we had hours on the bus where the guide could have been sharing with us all kinds of information about the history of the area, the current lifestyle of the people that live in the area. What type of farming is done in the area. The origination and existence of the apostles, etc. Instead he played music and just advised us of upcoming stops. I would recommend the tour as it was worth seeing the Apostles as it was gorgeous, but bring along your own entertainment and do your homework ahead of time.

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