2-Day Great Ocean Road Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Torquay

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See more of the Great Ocean Road and spend two full days touring one of the world's most scenic coastal roads. Traveling in a comfortable 11 seater mini bus, there will be plenty of stops made along the Great Ocean Road and you will get the opportunity to spot kangaroos and koalas in the wild, see multiple waterfalls and take in the amazing scenery, with enough time allowed to enjoy all fo the highlights along the way. PLEASE NOTE: Roundtrip transport from Melbourne, the local guide, all national park fees are included. Overnight accommoation is at an additional cost.
Day 1: Depart MelbourneMeet your guide at St Paul's Cathedral at 615am for a 6:30am departure, leaving Melbourne early to avoid the traffic and crowds. The Great Ocean Road is divided into three stages. On the first day, you will cover stage one, the Surf Coast. The first stop for morning tea on the Torquay foreshore. After Torquay travel thorough Bells Beach to see kangaroos and enjoy some amazing ocean views and more surfers. We then travel Anglesea stopping at the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, before heading to view the Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. After the lighthouse it is your first chance to take a walk along the magnificent Fairhaven Beach situated at the Memorial Arch for some great photo opportunities. Then it is time for a walk down to the Erksine Falls, the largest falls in the region. After visiting the falls you'll head into Lorne for a lunch break. Browse in the local shops, take a walk on the beach and if the weather is good, there is time for a swim in the ocean. After lunch (at own expense) take a walk to the second waterfall for the day. You'll then travel along the winding road, rounding right next to the ocean stopping at various ocean lookouts, before heading to Kennett River to look for wild koala and parrots. Continue to Apollo Bay, stopping at Mariner’s Lookout, before being dropped off for your overnight accommodation (at own expense). Day 2: Apollo Bay to MelbourneWe departing Apollo Bay at 7.am. Today you will travel through stage 2 of the Great Ocean Road, Otway Forrest and stage 3, shipwreck coast. On the first stop of the day is a walk through the rainforest, to view some giant trees and wonderful ferns. After stopping at an ocean lookout head up to Lavers Hill for morning tea. It is then time to farewell the forest and continue towards the shipwreck coast to view the famous 12 Apostles. Visit Gibson steps, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback and Island Archway. At the 12 Apostles for an extra fee you can experience a discounted helicopter flight. It is then time for lunch (at own expense) at the local village, Port Campbell. After lunch continue along the Great Ocean Road stopping at all six remaining lookout points, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Peterborough, Bay of Martyrs, and Bay of Island. Finally it is time to head back to Melbourne. Travel north through Timboon and dairy farm country and join the Princess Highway just before Colac. We travel along the Princess Highway, arriving back in Melbourne at approximately 6.pm.It is recommended that you come prepared with the following: Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen Rain jacket (just in case) Warm clothes (just in case) Bathers and Towel Comfortable walking shoes Camera (spare battery and memory card - you will need it)

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Morning tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup 
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Dorm bed in a shared room at Apollo Bay. (options to upgrade to private room or welcome to book your own accommodation)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks Overnight accommodation. See accommodation options below. The local operator will book this for you.
  • We stay at Apollo Bay Echo YHA.(we do use other providers if this is fully booked) Free dorm bed in a shared room is included You are welcome to upgrade to the following at a extra cost of $77 per room.
  • Private Double room (sleeps 2)
  • Private Twin room    (sleeps 2)
  • Private Family room (sleeps 4, double bed and 1 set of bunk beds) This would be suitable for triple share.
  • You are also welcome to source and book alternative accommodation in Apollo Bay village. (own cost)
  • All rooms have shared bathrooms, toilet and kitchen and lounge area.
  • Must bring own bath towel
  • If fully booked we make use of other backpackers in Apollo Bay.
  • Please let us know your accommodation choice when you make the booking.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Melbourne Meet your guide at St Paul's Cathedral at 615am for a 6:30am departure, leaving Melbourne early to avoid the traffic and crowds. The Great Ocean Road is divided into three stages. On the first day, you will cover stage one, the Surf Coast. The first stop for morning tea on the Torquay foreshore. After Torquay travel thorough Bells Beach to see kangaroos and enjoy some amazing ocean views and more surfers. We then travel Anglesea stopping at the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, before heading to view the Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet. After the lighthouse it is your first chance to take a walk along the magnificent Fairhaven Beach situated at the Memorial Arch for some great photo opportunities. Then it is time for a walk down to the Erksine Falls, the largest falls in the region. After visiting the falls you'll head into Lorne for a lunch break. Browse in the local shops, take a walk on the beach and if the weather is good, there is time for a swim in the ocean. After lunch (at own expense) take a walk to the second waterfall for the day. You'll then travel along the winding road, rounding right next to the ocean stopping at various ocean lookouts, before heading to Kennett River to look for wild koala and parrots. Continue to Apollo Bay, stopping at Mariner’s Lookout, before being dropped off for your overnight accommodation (at own expense).
Day 2: Apollo Bay to Melbourne We departing Apollo Bay at 7.am. Today you will travel through stage 2 of the Great Ocean Road, Otway Forrest and stage 3, shipwreck coast. On the first stop of the day is a walk through the rainforest, to view some giant trees and wonderful ferns. After stopping at an ocean lookout head up to Lavers Hill for morning tea. It is then time to farewell the forest and continue towards the shipwreck coast to view the famous 12 Apostles. Visit Gibson steps, the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback and Island Archway. At the 12 Apostles for an extra fee you can experience a discounted helicopter flight. It is then time for lunch (at own expense) at the local village, Port Campbell. After lunch continue along the Great Ocean Road stopping at all six remaining lookout points, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto, Peterborough, Bay of Martyrs, and Bay of Island. Finally it is time to head back to Melbourne. Travel north through Timboon and dairy farm country and join the Princess Highway just before Colac. We travel along the Princess Highway, arriving back in Melbourne at approximately 6.pm. It is recommended that you come prepared with the following: Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen Rain jacket (just in case) Warm clothes (just in case) Bathers and Towel Comfortable walking shoes Camera (spare battery and memory card - you will need it)
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