From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & Rainforest Full-Day Trip

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Experience the world-famous Great Ocean Road with tales of shipwrecks and years past, panoramic vistas around every corner and of course the best views of the majestic and iconic 12 Apostles.

Highlights

  • View the magnificent 12 Apostles
  • Take a stroll through an ancient rainforest
  • See koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees
  • Drive along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads
  • Walk along the famous Surf Coast beaches and sands

Description

Begin the day with an early start leaving Melbourne city where you will drive over the Westgate Bridge towards the Great Ocean Road - one of the few places where the destination and the journey are the same things. Once you arrive at the Great Ocean Road, enjoy morning tea along the Surf Coast at your first stop, a perfect way to meet your fellow travelers and your guide for the day. As you wind along this iconic road, each twist and turn reveals new spectacular views of the rugged coastline and into the Otway Ranges that lie inland. To hear the history of the road and its workers as you make a stop at Memorial Arch, also known as the Great Ocean Road sign. Keep your eyes peeled for Australian Native Wildlife as we pass through quaint yet popular holiday resort towns. Make your way to the historical town of Apollo Bay for a bite of lunch. Stroll the streets, meander the main beach, or try some unique and award-winning ice cream. After lunch, the road ventures away from the coastline and into the heart of the Otway National Park. Embark on a guided walk through the crisp, fresh air of an ancient rainforest. A truly magical part of the day as you're immersed among ferns and the world's second-tallest species of tree. The journey continues through the rainforest before reaching the Shipwreck Coast, where you will find some of the biggest attractions for the day. Hear about the coastline's most famous shipwreck before stepping down into the gorge at the center of the story of the Loch Ard ill-fated journey. Be towered by the sheer limestone cliffs that form the gorge as you stand on the beach or step into the cold waters of the Southern Ocean at the bottom before reaching the major attraction - the 12 Apostles. View these ginormous limestone monoliths formed by hundreds of years of erosion as they stand high and strong against the forces of nature. A true sight to behold and a perfect way to cap off the day before making your way back to Melbourne for the night. 

Includes

Transportation by air-conditioned bus National park fee Guided rainforest walk (fitness level easy) Wildlife sightings Driver/guide Translation app available for download in 10 different languages

Important Information

  • This terrain is not suitable for mobility-impaired travelers, wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely secured within a child protective seat. They are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking
  • 1 bag weighing 5-7 kg is allowed per person due to limited storage space in the vehicle
  • The activity provider reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary schedule during seasonal weather fluctuations and/or during park closures

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