Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne with Helicopter Option

Day Trips & Excursions in Apollo Bay

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Travel down the Great Ocean Road and see the Twelve Apostles on this small group tour from Melbourne. Be awestruck by the natural beauty as you're taken through the surf coast region of Victoria. Stop at an iconic Lighthouse for amazing views of the coastline and along the way look out for the local wildlife including koalas, king parrots and sulphur crested cockatoos. Take in the cool climate rainforests as you travel through the Otway Ranges before arriving at the world famous 12 Apostles. To make your Great Ocean Road Day Trip epic, choose to include a 15-minute helicopter flight over the twelve apostles and take in the spectacular sights from the air.
In the morning you will be met by your guide to join your Great Ocean Road small-group tour. Being a small-group tour means there is plenty of time to get out and explore nature at its very best. Your guide will keep you informed along the way with commentary of the highlights. After departing Melbourne, travel West to the start of the Great Ocean Road with your first stop at Split Point Lighthouse where you can enjoy amazing views over the coastline. Hear the stories at the Memorial Arch about the engineering feat that ended decades of isolation for coastal communities of the Great Ocean Road. As you pass through the iconic seaside villages of Angelsea, Lorne and Apollo Bay you will gain an insight into the laid back lifestyle the Australian surf coast has to offer. Enjoy a cafe lunch in Apollo Bay. Journey through the luscious surrounds of the Otway ranges and take a walk in the Otway rainforest with its fern gardens and giant trees up to 300 years old. Discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and be intrigued by the tale of the shipwreck at Loch Ard Gorge. Be awestruck by the majesty of the Twelve Apostles and descend the Gibsons Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks. You also have the option to incude a 15-minute helicopter flight for the opportunity to see the Twelve Apostles, Shipwreck Coast and Port Campbell National Park from the air. On this tour you will experience some of the best scenery Victoria has to offer, from stunning coastal vistas, to rolling hills and pastures of the hinterland. The Great Ocean Road will have you gasping at every turn.

What’s included

  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 15-minute helicopter flight (if selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Otway Lightstation

What’s not included

  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch


  • All entrance fees included
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point