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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Tour

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours
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From US$ 90.16 US$ 81.15 per person

Booked 14 times yesterday

Experience the Great Ocean Road and its incredible landscapes. See koalas and birds, take a rain forest walk, discover the 12 apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, and have morning tea on Torquay surf beach.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • See for yourself why this is one of the world's most spectacular coastlines
  • Visit native koalas and parrots in their natural habitat
  • Take a guided forest walk where you will see some of the worlds tallest trees
Full description

After being picked up from your Melbourne CBD accommodation, explore the world famous Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour. Follow along in many different languages via the app so you won't miss a thing.

Spend the day in an airconditioned vehicle not only exploring the coastline features but also seeing first hand koalas and birds in their natural habitat. Take a guided forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. Morning tea is also included. Stop at Torquay Surf Beach to experience firsthand the iconic beaches and coastal views. You will also be within clear viewing distance of the world-famous Bells Surfing Beach. Take coastal photos and smell the fresh seaside air. Refresh with morning tea before heading to the Pole House. Enjoy a roadside photo opportunity of the most photographed house on Great Ocean Road. Suspended 40 meters above the ground by a singular concrete column, its unique architecture maximizes the stunning coastline view. Snap a selfie at the iconic Great Ocean Road sign and send it to your friends. Then see koalas and parrots in their natural habitat. Your experienced guide will take you to the best viewing spots. Stop at a location along the Great Ocean Road and take in the iconic coastline vista at Cape Patton. Head then to the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase lunch from the many restaurants and cafes on offer. You can also walk around the coastal town or even take a swim in the beach if the weather suits. Follow your guide on a forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. You will also take in the wonderful fresh natural smells the trees have to offer. At the Gibson Steps, tide and wind permitting, you will be able to see some of the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. You will feel like you can reach out and touch them. Take your time to check out the world-renowned 12 Apostles. An awesome sight with fantastic photo opportunities. See for yourself why these limestone beauties are known all around the world. The final touring stop is at Loch Ard Gorge. Witness firsthand this magnificent formation of rocks and rolling sea. Enjoy ground-level viewing that will excite you with the natural glories it possesses. See the unique jagged razorback formation and then the Island Archway. The original archway collapsed in 2009, however, two striking stacks remain, standing nearly as tall as the Apostles. Purchase dinner from one of the many restaurants and cafes in Colac.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Loch Ard Gorge visit

    • Port Campbell National Park visit

    • The Twelve Apostles, Victoria visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Hot drinks

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

  • Equipment
    • App

Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If you are a solo traveler, are booking last-minute, or aren't in the CBD/city area, you will be assigned a convenient centrally-located meeting point instead of hotel pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 267 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Jack is the best tour guide I've ever met for so many different tours that I'd joined before! We have a very very fun and enjoyable tour because of him! Compare to the other tour that we joined (Bunyip tour - even though they got more likes; that tour is also in slightly larger group), this company gave us a much better and exciting experiences for our visit. Jack is so passionate that he explained every interesting facts along the journey, that the 3hrs distance doesn't feel like a long journey at all. The tour lead us to many local insiders stops with good views. Had a morning tea at Torquay Beach, good recommendation for lunch choices in Georges, gave us all the pre alerts what good views to look outside of our coach in 2min, drove along the Great Ocean Road, had all the explanation learnt in Great Otway National Park, and of course with the stunning view in 12 Apostles and Lord Ard Gorge. So glad to join this tour!!

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December 1, 2022

Most of the time was spent travelling from one place to another in the bus which is to be expected from a 1 day tour. Our guide was sick on the day so our bus driver had to step in instead. Although not as well-versed as a guide would have been, he was very jolly and pleasent man who tried to make everyone enjoy their trip. We stopped by Torquay Bay followed by a pit stop to spot some wild koalas before heading off for lunch. Afterwards, we visited the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk, 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

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November 29, 2022

It was a great experience with all the beauty of the country side. Great way to spend the day if you enjoy nature and the beautiful coastline. We got to spot koalas in their natural habitat, walk through a rain forest, witness the beauty of the ocean around the apostles. Our guide was great, pointing out photo opportunities and giving us neat little tit bits of the history that went along with the sights. Overall a great day. Thank you so much for the experience!

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November 22, 2022

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