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Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sightseeing Day Tour

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Discover the scenic natural beauty of Australiaʼs coastal gems along the Great Ocean Road on a day trip from Melbourne. Marvel at panoramic vistas of the ocean and the 12 Apostles rock formation.


  • Early departure to avoid the crowds
  • Visit the iconic Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road
  • See koalas in natural eucalyptus homes
  • Stroll through a ancient rainforest
  • Journey to Shipwreck Coastʼs famous landmarks: 12 Apostles & Loch Arch Gorge


Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Great Ocean Road, immersing yourself in breathtaking scenery and rich history. Our tour begins with an early departure, allowing you to experience the beauty of this iconic coastal drive while avoiding the crowds. Our first stop is Anglesea, a picturesque coastal town. Take a moment to stretch your legs and recharge with a coffee break, or indulge in a delicious breakfast at your own expense. Feel the refreshing ocean breeze and energize yourself for the adventure ahead. Continue along the Great Ocean Road and visit the Memorial Arch, a historic landmark that commemorates the soldiers who built this incredible coastal route after World War I. Capture the essence of its rich history and admire the towering arch, a must-see spot along the way. As we venture further, be prepared to be captivated by the scenic drive that hugs the coastline, offering breathtaking views of the ocean. Enjoy the ever-changing landscape and feel the serenity of this coastal masterpiece. Next, we arrive at Kennett River, renowned for its incredible wildlife encounters. Keep your eyes peeled for adorable koalas nestled among the eucalyptus trees, while vibrant parrots and kookaburras fill the air with their calls. Witnessing Australia's unique fauna in their natural habitat is an experience like no other. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Maits Rest. Take a leisurely stroll through lush greenery, winding paths, and ancient trees. The peaceful ambiance and vibrant wildlife create the perfect nature escape, allowing you to reconnect with the wonders of the natural world. For lunch, we make a stop at Lavers Hill, where you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the local regional cafes (at your own expense). The highlight of the tour awaits at the world-famous 12 Apostles on Australia's Shipwreck Coast. Marvel at the towering limestone stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. Experience the raw power of the crashing waves, witness mesmerizing sunsets, and be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonder. Finally, we conclude our adventure at Loch Ard Gorge. Named after a tragic shipwreck, this coastal marvel features towering cliffs, a serene beach, and a rich history. Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty, feel the untamed energy of the ocean, and reflect on the enduring spirit that resonates within the gorge. Join us on this unforgettable tour along the Great Ocean Road, where early departures and carefully chosen destinations ensure a remarkable experience that will leave you with cherished memories of this breathtaking coastal landscape.


National Park fees Roundtrip transport to and from selected pickup locationʼs Informative & friendly tour guide

Important Information

  • All bookings are allocated to pickup outside the Mail Exchange Hotel - 688 Bourke Street @ 6:30am. Guests must be waiting at the pickup point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup. Alternative Pick-Up Points ‒ If you'd like to update your pickup location, simply send us an email at least 72 hours before the tour departure, and we'll gladly confirm the new pickup with one of the below.
  • 6:00 Mercure Melbourne Southbank (Formally Travelodge) - 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
  • 6:10 Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • 6:15 Her Majesty's Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne

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