Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour with 12 Apostles, Gourmet Lunch

Day Trips & Excursions in Apollo Bay

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Inspiring one day travel experience to the Great Ocean Road,  Great Otway National Park and 12 Apostles. Travel in style in luxury small group vehicles with only 11 people max on-board, allowing a wonderful guided experience to best showcase incredible coastlines, koalas and Australian wildlife. Maximize your time in Melbourne whilst creating lasting memories with your loved ones.
Your tour host will pick you up at your accommodation to begin your small group adventure along the Great Ocean Road. Travelling towards your first stop keep your eyes out for wild kangaroos before arriving at the gateway to the great ocean road, Anglesea where we will enjoy a gourmet morning tea on the beach (weather permitting).Journey through Aireys Inlet past the Split Point Lighthouse before arriving at the Memorial Archway built in 1939, marking the gateway to this famous drive that winds and hugs the coastline and cliff faces.  Take the opportunity to get a postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road sign hung from the Memorial Arch. Make your way down to the beach for your first coastal walk, keeping your eyes out for wild koalas and learn how to spot them in their natural habitat.Continue towards Cape Patton the highest elevation of this morning’s drive, the last section of the Great Ocean Road was complete in 1940. At the time, it was considered an engineering feat of the modern world supported by thousands of tonnes of boulders. Stop for an incredible photo opportunity before making our way to Apollo Bay.On arrival to the seaside town of Apollo Bay we will escort you to our reserved table at a local restaurant to enjoy our freshly prepared lunch. All dietary requirements will be catered for and after lunch you will have the option to explore Apollo Bay with its gift shops and cafes with time to buy an ice cream or wander to the beach.After lunch in Apollo Bay we make our way across the Great Otway National Park heading towards your next stop a beautiful bush walk through a temperate rainforest showcasing an ancient world once known as Gondwana.  Here you will see one of the best living examples of what dinosaurs would have seen 180 million years ago. We will also discover the amazing Mountain Ash the 2nd largest species of tree in the world reaching heights of over 300 feet. Be amazed by the wild Shipwreck Coast and world famous 12 Apostles Lookouts are next where  you will see the row of limestone stacks lined up one behind the other.  A thrilling way to see the 12 Apostles formations is from a scenic helicopter flight!  (conditions permitting.Loch Ard Gorge is next. Dripping with maritime history you'll hear stories of bravery & historic tall ships bringing to life these dramatic coastlines. As you descend into the gorge be mesmerised by the scenes of one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. You'll then round out an exceptional day with time to explore Island Archway, Salt and Pepper Shakers, The Razorback and Mutton Bird Island.

What’s included

  • All National Park fees
  • Australian wildlife spotting
  • Gourmet restaurant lunch
  • Freshly brewed coffee for morning tea
  • Inner city Melbourne hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver/guide with live commentary
  • Luxury transport air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group intimate touring experiences (11 pax)

What’s not included

  • Dinner (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Scenic helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles (available for purchase, weather permitting)


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local