This tour is very detailed with more time to visit more spots, first day includes Mount Leura Lookout, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve you might see Koalas or Emus, first night stay at Warrnambool and see the fantastic light show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Second day, The Great Ocean Road, including Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Maits Rest Rain Forest Walk and stay at Lorne or Anglesea. Third day with a late start we take the ferry across Port Phillip Bay from Queenscliff to Sorento. Then travel to Phillip Island and see the Penguin Parade at dusk before returning to Melbourne.
Day one, pick-up from your accommodation at Melbourne or Geelong, you travel towards Warrnambool, stopping along the way at Mount Leura lookout and Hopkins Falls. You will then go to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve to view some koala, emu, and kangaroo. Explore this massive volcanic feature by taking one of the five self-guided walks. Each has a different theme. Spot some local wildlife and learn about the Aboriginal heritage of the area at the Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre. Visit Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, which is a maritime museum and outdoor village. The village provides a glimpse into the maritime lifestyles and trades of the 1870’s era, the peak of Australia’s maritime heritage. Visit Logan's Beach for whale watching (June to September). Almost every year between June and September, female southern right whales return to the waters of Warrnambool’s Logan's Beach to calve. They can be viewed from a specially constructed platform. At Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs, there will be dinner. At dusk we go to the Light show at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village. Day 2, We drive along The Great Ocean Road, visiting Port Campbell National Park; Twelve Apostles; London Bridge, a natural bridge formed by a gradual process of erosion, before it fell down in 1990; Loch Ard Gorge, another natural formation that has also been a popular television and film location; and much more. On to Maits Rest rainforest walk. If you like beautiful ferns and lush rainforests this rainforest walk will delight you, complete with boardwalk. View koalas and parrots at Kennett River before arriving at your accommodation at Lorne.Day Three, Pick up about 10.00 am we go to Teddy Lookout, Memorial Arch, Anglesea Kangaroo tour, Point Addis, Point Lonsdale Lookout see Port Phillip Heads, take the ferry from Queenscliff across to Sorento. Drive to Phillip Island, at dusk we see the Penguin Parade before returning late to Melbourne.