Great Ocean Road Explorer - 1 Day

Great Ocean Road Explorer

Travel with us on a stunning day trip from Melbourne, following the famous Great Ocean Road tour to Apollo Bay, 12 Apostles and more!

Highlights
• Great Ocean Road
• Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers
• Apollo Bay
• The Twelve Apostles
• Scenic Walk
• Loch Ard Gorge
• Port Campbell

Great Ocean Road Explorer

Great Ocean Road Explorer

The tour today is filled with wonderful places, spectacular views and natural wonders. So, sit back and relax while getting expert input on all the main landmarks along the way with your Driver Guide.

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road runs along the spectacular southeastern coast between Torquay and Warrnambool for 243 kilometers. It was constructed between 1919 and 1932 by returned soldiers as an Australian National Heritage listed route. The path winds along the coast through beautiful scenery and takes you to several important landmarks and natural wonders.

Apollo Bay

The gorgeous seaside town of Apollo Bay sits at the foothills of the Otways. Apollo Bay is a vibrant holiday destination in summer, surrounded by rolling green hills and the ocean. You can relax and enjoy lunch in one of the many cafés and restaurants here or join us at the Apollo Bay Hotel (own expense) for some great food and local hospitality.

The Twelve Apostles

The rugged splendor of the Twelve Apostles approaching is just stunning. Up to 45 meters high, these impressive limestone rock formations are the products of erosion that started up to 20 million years ago. As you take in the great spectacle of this natural wonder, Your Guide will share the past of its fascinating evolution. If you find that you can only count 8 Apostles and not 12, test the knowledge of your Driver Guide as to why!!

Scenic Walk

There are several walks that provide closer access to the shoreline around the site of the Twelve Apostles. You will absorb the grandeur of this iconic location from the cliff top viewing area and take some photos.

Loch Ard Gorge

Now you are going to explore the stunning Loch Ard Gorge and hear about the ill-fated ‘Loch Ard’ English ship that landed on nearby Muttonbird Island in 1878. Within 15 minutes, the ship sank, bringing all but two of the 54 passengers and crew on board with it. A striking example of the process of erosion, the survivors came ashore and took shelter at what is now known as Loch Ard Gorge.

Port Campbell

You can now take a well-earned break at Port Campbell, a beautiful little seaside village. This little sanctuary, sheltered by cliffs and Norfolk pines, has a colorful and lively personality. At one of the cafés or bakeries, you can treat yourself to afternoon tea to tempt you to homemade treats (own cost). There’s plenty here to tempt you. You can also enjoy a walk around the boutique shops and galleries.

  • Enjoy beautiful views of the skyline of Melbourne as we walk across the West Gate Bridge
  • Take a morning tea break at Anglesea town on the surfing coast.
  • Stretch your legs at Apollo Bay and catch a bite to eat.
  • Find our way to the rainforest inland at Otway National Park
  • For a different view of the majestic rock stacks, we can walk down Gibsons Steps to the beach.
  • Get snap-happy and marvel at the 12 Apostles’ famous stone monuments, Loch Ard Gorge, Tom & Eva and Razorback
  • Fancy an optional ride over the Twelve Apostles by helicopter?

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