Enjoy two of Melbourne’s most popular destinations with a 2-Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour for the penguin parade!
- See the world-famous Twelve Apostles
- Enjoy Loch Ard Gorge and the Shipwreck Coast
- Bushwalk through the Otway’s Rainforest
- Discover Surf Coast beaches, seaside towns, and stunning coastal views
- Visit the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch
- Explore the Australian Wildlife Park
- Enjoy the spectacular The Nobbies National Park
- Witness the beautiful Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Day 1: Melbourne – Great Ocean Road – Torquay
Get away with a ride down the Great Ocean Road from the city. At approx. 7:00 a.m., we will depart to Colac Park via the Westgate Bridge, where we will stop for morning tea and introduce ourselves to our fellow travelers.
Then you will come to the picturesque and all-powerful 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, renowned Great Ocean Road residents. We should stop on the Gibson Steps to stroll along the beach and take pictures of these wonderful attractions.
And back on the path for a guided bush walk to the Great Otway National Park. Then we go to Apollo Bay for lunch in this cozy coastal area. We’ll head to the wild Koalas, Kookaburras and Parrots River next up.
From here, we’re going to visit the Split Point Lighthouse to Torquay, Australia’s surfing hub, and our night home.
We will enjoy a great Aussie BBQ or pizza dinner here.
Day 2: Torquay – Phillip Island
We will end our trip along the Great Ocean Road on the second day. But first, we will walk the beach one last morning to watch surfers paddle out early in the morning.
Instead, we pass through the beautiful seaside towns of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove before taking a ferry to Philip Island, to visit the picturesque Mornington Peninsula for some time. Hold your heart open for dolphins and seals!
Instead, we will spend the afternoon in the Australian Wildlife Park, watching close-up and intimate Koalas, Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils, and assorted birds. We will be able to visit the beach of Woolamai and see the Grand Prix Course.
Then we’ll go to Nobbies, Seal Rocks to The Blowhole, and see the incredible rocky shoreline and seal colony. See the spectacular Penguin Parade display in the Visitors Center before going back to Melbourne in order to finish the ride.
Top attractions in Melbourne
Here are some top attractions in Melbourne you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Melbourne worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
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Melbourne and Australia travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Melbourne and Australia so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
Melbourne is Australia's second largest city and cultural capital, with buildings from the Victorian era and offering extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theaters, and large parks and gardens. Many of its almost 5 million residents are from diverse ethnic background as...
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Top hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Adelphi Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Melbourne CBD area. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. All...
Set in a prime location of Melbourne, Hotel Grand Hyatt Melbourne puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a high standard of service...
Pan Pacific Melbourne provides comfortable and trendy accommodation with Melbourne city, Port Phillip or Yarra River panoramic views. Guests can enjoy the finest amenities, including a fitness centre, and the...
Offering a restaurant, day spa, fitness center and indoor heated pool, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street.
Park Hyatt Melbourne, a 5-star hotel, offers an award-winning restaurant, premium accommodation and spa facilities just 1.5 km from the city center of Melbourne. The popular shopping area of Collins...
Set above the vibrant Southbank district of Melbourne, Crown Towers provides spacious, comfortable rooms with city and Port Phillip Bay views. Each space has original artworks and bathrooms in marble.
Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Melbourne
The peak season for flights to Melbourne is May, June and November. The low season for purchasing tickets is July, August and September.
Melbourne is served by these airports: Essendon Airport, Tullamarine Airport and Avalon Airport. Direct flights to Melbourne are offered by 24 airlines.
Melbourne and Australia attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Melbourne and Australia.