• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Discover the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne on this 12-hour tour by coach that allows you to soak up the beauty of one of Australia’s most stunning stretches of coastline. Be wowed by the Twelve Apostles, learn about the tragic history of Loch Ard Gorge, stop in Port Campbell, and enjoy photo ops of the rugged scenery throughout the day.

Highlights

  • Great Ocean Road day tour by coach
  • Photograph the scenery on the drive from Melbourne to Geelong and along Victoria’s rugged coast
  • Hear the history behind Loch Ard Gorge on the Shipwreck Coast
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles and the seaside town of Port Campbell
  • Listen to commentary provided by a guide
  • Don’t miss one of the world's great coastal road trips

What You Can Expect

Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road

As you depart Melbourne, your 12-hour tour on the Great Ocean Road begins with the drive out of the city and to the coast, passing by sights, such as Bells Beach, where the World Surfing Championships have been held. Continue along Victoria’s southern coastline to Apollo Bay, a seaside resort destination.

Stop in Apollo Bay to buy lunch (own expense), and then continue your tour to the Twelve Apostles, the major natural landmark of the Great Ocean Road. These craggy limestone pillars that jut up from the water were formed from over millions of years of erosion. Hop off your coach for a little walk along the top of the bluffs, or you can walk down the beach trails for more views of this wild and windy spot.

Next, head to Loch Ard Gorge, where you’ll stop to hear the history of this location known as the Shipwreck Coast. Listen to the story of the Loch Ard, a British ship that wrecked in 1878 with only two survivors, who managed to make their way to shore. 

Then continue to your last stop of the day, the seaside village of Port Campbell. Admire its picturesque setting surrounded by Norfolk pine trees and cliffs, and explore the local shops and galleries if you wish.

Your tour ends with the return drive to Melbourne.

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Asma C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Breathtaking views! Roger, our guide was absolutely awesome, very curteous and thorough! Overall, it was a fantabulous experience!

Animesh India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Superb tour. The drive is absolutely wonderful!!

Mobin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Nice experience

Jan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great!

Bruce S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

On time pickup and departure from Melbourne. Will provided an interesting and informative commentary throughout the near 12 hour tour. All aspects of the tour were put together and gave a great overview of this Australian area.

marek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great !!!

Paul M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Delightful day highly recommend this trip.

Marsha N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great scenic tour for the day. Nice to see less congested areas of Australia.

ADRIENNE M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fabulous day. Our driver suggested doing the itinerary in reverse as it was summer holidays. Kudos to him, sorry I cant remember his name. He regaled us with local history pointing out several sites along the route and explaining how The Great Ocean Road came to be. We even saw koalas in the wild! Doing the tour in reverse turned out to be a great decision because we got to enjoy The Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge with relatively few tour buses. It is amazing what the force of nature created! The southern Australian coastline is truly spectacular! The lunch stop in Port Campbell was perfect with lots of places to grab a bite to eat and lots of opportunity to take photos. My advice is to dress for the weather it was only 16 and drizzly even though it is summer and sometimes the windy roads were a bit much.

Ruj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very nice and should come to visit it. If you have available time, i recommend helicopter tour !!

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