'Purple Apostles' Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

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Tour description

Join our 'Purple Apostles' Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour and be amazed by the beautiful twilight colours setting over the 12 Apostles. A later departure from Melbourne will allow for less crowds and each the spectacular lookouts along your journey of the Great Ocean Road. Visit the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and sample locally made chocolates and enjoy a coffee in their cafe (own expense). Stop and see Koalas in the wild before exploring the quaint seaside village of Apollo Bay. After your incredible views along the coast make your way to the 12 Apostles Coastline. Visit famous sights such as Gibsons Beach and Loch Ard Gorge before finding your best position to watch an magical sunset at the 12 Apostles.

This tour is perfect for those who would prefer a later start to the day and miss the normal tourists crowds found heading out earlier. Depart the city at a civil time of 11am, and wind your way along all the main sights fair behind the main the tourist crowds. You will arrive at the Twelve Apostles in time for the sunset, have your cameras ready for an undisturbed view! Stop in at the Great Ocean Road Chocolatiers for some free samples of their delicious creations, they also boast award winning Ice Cream so you can start your tour off in proper holiday mode! Lunch can be purchased here at own expense or you are welcome to bring your own food to have on the bus. After some photos at the iconic Memorial Arch and a lesson on the history of the soldiers who built this road and dedicated it to their fallen comrades, we will wind through more stunning views (of course stopping for pictures!) Along the journey you will be making stops to look for Koalas hanging out in the wild, as they are exactly that, wild, we cannot guarantee where they will show up, but our knowledgeable guides know all the best spots. Next you travel to the Port Campbell National Park you will head down to Loch Ard George. This is the site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks. Learn of the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva and then take time on the beach to look for the caves. This is also where you will find rock formations such as Island Archway, Razorback and the ‘Salt and Pepper Shakers’. As the last rays of the lowering sun are still in the sky you will walk out to the Twelve Apostles.Walk the boardwalks and breath in the fresh air coming up from the Southern Ocean as the sun slowly sets behind these breathtaking Limestone Rock formations. Once the sun has dropped purple clouds glow over the striking vista.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Our tours are conducted in English. If you require translated tour commentary, download our FREE App “Tour Translations of Australia” before travel! Available in Google Play & Apply App Store, available in 10 languages.

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Meals