Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Full-Day Trip from Melbourne

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From $105.37

97 reviews   (4.61)

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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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Our Great Ocean Road tour is a must-do coastal destination to visit when coming to Melbourne. We spend the day twisting and winding along the spectacular Great Ocean Road enjoying awesome coastal photo opportunities. Along the way stop to see cuddly koalas in the wild.

Enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives as you travel on the world-famous National Heritage-listed Great Ocean Road Tour. See the abundance of Australian wildlife, whilst checking out the magnificent surf beaches, and walk among the ancient rainforest, before arriving in the afternoon to witness the marvel of these gigantic limestone stacks known as the 12 Apostles located in Port Campbell National Park.

There is no word to express the beauty of the Great Ocean Road Tour!

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Live commentary on board

National Park fees

Professional driver/guide

What's Not Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

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

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Only a small day pack per person with no more than 5 kg is permitted
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Child fare prices apply from 0 to 12 years old. Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant protective seats are free of charge and must be requested at time of booking
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation as part of covid safe travel plan.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Our vehicles are not wheelchair, prams or child stroller accessible please refrain from bring on tour.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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

Our tour begins at 7:35am leaving Melbourne we head over the Westgate Bridge towards Geelong.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Travel along the majestic Great Ocean Road from Anglesea. We will be keeping our eyes out to spot Australian wildlife throughout the day. If you’re lucky enough, you may see some Kangaroos and listen to the songs of lovely birds native to Australia such as Kookaburras, King Parrots, Yellow Robins, Fairy-Wrens, and much more.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
We make our way to our first highlight, the Memorial Arch. Listed as a National Heritage, the war memorial archway is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Stop for a photo in front of the Great Ocean Road sign before we begin winding our way along one of the greatest coastal roads in the world.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kennett River
Koala spotting in their natural habitat

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Apollo Bay
We will visit the quaint coastal town of Apollo Bay in southwestern Victoria. Located on the east side of Cape Otway, Apollo Bay is a natural resort town where you can explore its rich rainforests filled with waterfalls, streams, lush vegetation, and exotic wildlife. We will stop here for lunch at your own expense. Enjoy a cafe dining experience or a picnic down the beach – the choice is yours.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Great Otway National Park
Explore the Great Otway National Park with your tour guide and learn all about this ancient rainforest. See centuries-old eucalyptus trees, thousand-year-old ferns towering over a warm temperate rainforest terrain, a variety of native birds, and wildlife of all kinds.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Be mesmerized by the famous 12 Apostles and soak in the splendour of the rock formations’ allure and magnificence. Let the towering cliffs dwarf you as the raging waters of the surf pound on the rocks below. Witness the changing colours of the sky and sea as the sun slowly sinks behind the giant limestones. You can see the Gog and Magog from the viewing platform at the 12 Apostles with views of Gibson Steps in the distance. An incredible highlight of your Great Ocean Road Tour

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Loch Ard Gorge
Get lost in the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge while learning from our tour guide some history of the area’s famous shipwrecks. There had been over 200 shipwrecks between Port Fairy and Cape Otway. Hear the harrowing story of two young survivors of the Loch Ard Ship Wreck in 1878. Marvel at the formations of Island Archway, Razorback and the Salt and Pepper Shakers

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A day of fun
Jo2dejesus, 12-12-2022
Thanks to Charlie, ww haf a wonderful trip - one off the bucket list. I highly recommend this tour, it was fun and informative.
Day long scenic trip
Marilyn_M, 07-12-2022
This was a very long, but awesome trip. Wes, our driver/guide, was fantastic. He imparted a lot of history and information along the way and made sure he did lots of rest stops. The scenery was out of this world!!
Outstanding Great Ocean Road adventure
Donna_A, 28-11-2022
The tour was outstanding and full
Of surprises! It exceeded my expectations and visually was stunning, but the thing that made the trip extra special for me was the tour guide ‘ Brit’. She was amazing, full of energy but paced everything just right, she was full of fun but also incredibly knowledgeable and her music playlist for the journey was fantastic! She made the trip extra special! Great day
Wonderful day with amazing scenery and wildlife
520brc, 28-11-2022
We really enjoyed this trip today with our driver/guide Keelie, who kept us entertained all day with information and stories about the locations themselves and the places we passed through on our way there. The absolute highlight was spotting a koala in the wildlife park.
Breathtaking views and hours of fun.
Anthony R, 12-01-2023
Fun packed day traveling the Great Ocean Road. Comfortable 28 seat bus with a friendly and extremely knowledgeable driver/guide Maj. Incredible scenery and history. It is a 12 hour tour that is packed with the best that Melbourne has to offer. Highly recommended for the adventurous traveler.
Enjoyable full day trip.
jennypennini, 03-01-2023
A very enjoyable day from start to finish. Would highly recommend seeing this part of Australia, stunning!
Great Ocean Road Day Trip with kids.
jund279, 31-12-2022
The guide is knowledgeable and humorous. Thr journey is full of interesting stories about Victoria people and animals.
It was a nice tour but...
Reeli_L, 04-12-2022
It was a nice tour but too big group together. Too much time to enter and leave the bus at the stops. It was said it will be a small group tour but we had 40 people in a big bus.
The guide was also a driver. Would be better to have a driver and a guide separate people.
Air conditioner didnt work properly.
Stops were nice. We also saw a coala!

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