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Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Anglesea Visitor Information Centre, Anglesea, VictoriaOnce we have left Melbourne, we head down to the Surf Coast, passing through gorgeous seaside townships such as Anglesea, Lorne and Airey’s Inlet, we stop along the way for some morning tea and to breath in the fresh sea air whilst spotting surfers out on the water, with the proximity to Antarctica you will learn why this is great surf but also why wet suits are a necessity!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, VictoriaA monument to mark the original starting point of the Great Ocean Road.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!)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Apollo Bay Information CentreA welcome lunch break is taken in Apollo Bay at the end of the surf coast, with your choice from a large menu at a local cafe being freshly prepared for you. The cafe we visit can cater for a wide range of diet requirements, so if you are Veggie, Vegan, Gluten free, Jain, Dairy free, Lactose Intolerant, or even just a little fussy we have you covered but please do advise any requirements at the time of booking so we are prepared!*Note for tours departing from 1st April 2019 and beyond lunch will not be included in your tour price. We will offer you the opportunity to pre-purchase your lunch at a special price with our partner cafe or you may wish to find your own lunch at the many food outlets available in Apollo Bay – (45mins Lunch Break)Once you have explored Apollo Bay, grabbed any souvenirs you wish to buy, or tasted some delicious ice cream then it is back on the bus to head inland to the Green Coast.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Great Otway National Parktill on the Great ocean Road but now continuing up into the lush green Otway’s we drive through towering Eucalyptus trees until we arrive at a patch of Cool Temperate Rainforest. You will be amazed at the difference in scenery as we take a walk through the tree ferns and, marvel at the ‘ancient relics’ – the Myrtle Beach trees that provide perfect canopy shade and originate from when Australia was part of a super continent known as Gondwanaland. Breath in the fresh air before we take a relaxing drive out to the dramatic Shipwreck Coast!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Twelve Apostles, Princetown, VictoriaOnce out of the trees and back by the Southern Ocean we arrive in Port Campbell National Park, home to the iconic 12 Apostles. We will spend about 40mins at the Apostles where you will enjoy free time to take in the views from every angle, walk along the boardwalks, and get the perfect pictures of this wild and rugged coastline.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, VictoriaAlso in the National Park we head down to Loch Ard Gorge, site of one of Australia’s most well know shipwrecks, hear the dramatic tale of Tom and Eva and then head down to 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’ too.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: WWI MemorialAfter a full day of exploring we say goodbye to the Great Ocean Road and turn back inland to drive back to Melbourne via country roads. We pass through farmlands en route to the country town of Colac, here you can grab a quick bite for dinner (at own expense) if you wish as we will arrive back home in Melbourne at approximately 7:00pm.Duration: 30 minutes

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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Departing Melbourne at around 10am (April to October) or 11am (November- March), we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length.Pass by and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as you make your way towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.Take a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road.The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as you absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. There will be plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.At the township of Kennet River, break for lunch (own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalypts to locate some of the local koalas in their native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed.From here, travel onwards through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park.The first stop here is the stunning Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. You'll have time to explore here, with morerock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.As the sun approaches the horizon head to the final sightseeing destination. You will be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colours of the sky and the land transform in the evening light.The homeward journey is broken up with a dinner stop (own expense) in the regional town of Colac. Continue on, enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as you again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne.With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

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Small-Group Sunset Great Ocean Road Experience from Melbourne

If you are a person that does not appreciate getting up at the crack of dawn to head out on tour or are looking for the best photo opportunity along the Great Ocean Road, then why not leave after the crowds and travel the Great Ocean Road on this Sunset Experience, leaving from Melbourne at approximately 11:00am and returning around midnight. This tour includes all the major highlights as a normal day tour except leaves the city a few hours later, heading out over the Westgate Bridge towards Geelong . First stop will give you the opportunity to stretch your legs, walk the beach and check out the spectacular coastal views before stopping for a photo opportunity at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. Visiting the brand new and stunning Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, where you enjoy the delicious complimentary chocolate samples. Drive through the popular seaside townships of Torquay, Anglesea, Wye River, Lorne, stopping along the way to go Koala spotting in the wild. Explore the Otway Rainforest admiring some of the tallest trees in the world whilst you cool off hidden from the harsh Australian sun. Learn of tragic tails of the Shipwreck Coast and take a dip in the cool waters of Loch Ard Gorge. Arriving at the 12 Apostles just in time to make your way down to the boardwalk to watch the sunset upon the limestone rock formations.  To see the sky light up with an a-ray of glorious colors, but make sure you have your camera at the ready to capture that picture perfect postcard shot. Before heading back to Melbourne in the dark.

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2-Day Camping and Surfing Great Ocean Road Trip from Melbourne

Day 1: (L,D)Start the day with pickup from one of the central locations pointed out to you (Federation Square, St Kilda, North Melbourne, or your CBD hotel). The small group will take turns constructing a playlist of music for the drive as you play games and enjoy plenty of banter along the way.Cruising through surf iconic towns such as Torquay, Bells Beach and Anglesea you will then have a 2 hour surf lesson with a surf school. It doesn't matter if you have never tried it before!You'll have lunch by the beach consisting of a choice of sandwiches, baguettes and wraps.Continue along the road stopping for any photo opportunities you like. Your guides will take you to the historic Great Ocean Road sign and a few beautiful beaches before arriving at Kennet River to see wild Koalas and birds which will fly into your hands!Your guides know of a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy a beer where you'll setup to see the sun start to set.One last stop at Apollo Bay for any last minute items before heading to your home for the night.... A 22ft Native American Teepee only 328-feet (100-metres) away from the beach. The Teepee site has bathrooms and toilets.Enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ, games, live music and general banter by the campfire in the middle of the Teepee as you sit back and relax or visit one of the local bars close by.Day 2: (B)The next morning enjoy breakfast and coffee before departing at 9am. Your tour guides will take you to another one of their secret spots, a field of hundreds of Kangaroos.Finally arrive at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge and take in the serenity.Dose off in the van as you head back to Melbourne (3 hours) returning in the CBD at approximately 5:30pm.

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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ocean Road Tours, Melbourne, VictoriaDay Tour of the Great Ocean RoadDuration: 11 hoursStop At: Bells Beach, Torquay, VictoriaNear Bells Beach we search for Kangaroos in the bushDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Anglesea BeachViews of Anglesea Beach from Various LocationsDuration: 5 minutesPass By: Fairhaven BeachViews of this magnificent beachStop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Lorne, VictoriaThe Great ocean Road SignDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Lorne Beach, Lorne, VictoriaToilet Stop and Beach ViewsDuration: 10 minutesPass By: The Great Ocean Road, Torquay, VictoriaTravel from Lorne to Apollo Bay with various photo stopsStop At: Lavers Hill Roadhouse TavernStop at Lavers Hill for lunchDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Twelve ApostlesTime visiting the 12 ApostlesDuration: 35 minutesStop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell, VictoriaTime visiting this stunning coastal viewing areaDuration: 45 minutes

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Great Ocean Road small group tour

Firstly, we depart Melbourne a bit later than most of the other tours that head down the Great Ocean Road from our convenient central pick up location. After all who really wants to be part of a coach convoy, or spend hours driving around the city picking up other passengers? Our aim is to be well behind all the crowds in the big busses. This also gives you time for a leisurely breakfast in Melbourne and to get to our central pick up point. The action starts in the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea, which is also the beginning of The Great Ocean Road, just over an hour’s drive south west of Melbourne. Here we stop for morning tea by the beach. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and cake all included. Now it’s time to travel one of the most scenic and famous roads in the world. You will stop at the memorial arch as well as many other scenic photo opportunities along the way. Visit Lorne and stop at Teddys lookout for stunning views of the coast line (one of those stops that only a small bus can access). Your guide is also an expert at spotting local wildlife and along the way will find wild Koalas and always be on the lookout for wild Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and some of our colourful parrots and birds. You will stop in Apollo Bay for lunch where you get time to explore one of the Australia’s most beautiful coastal towns. Lunch is up to you, dine in or take away from one of many fine cafes, restaurants, fish and chip shops or famous Apollo Bay bakery with its award winning scallop pies. Or if you prefer, bring your own lunch for a picnic on the beach. In the summer months you can even bring bathers and a towel for a dip in the Southern ocean. Next your guide will take you for a Rainforest walk amongst some of the oldest and tallest ecosystems on earth – the Great Otway National Park cool climate rainforest. Finally we reach the spectacular Port Campbell National Park, home of the the world famous and breathtaking 12 Apostles. You will also have time to explore Loch Ard Gorge, where ocean water tumbles through sheer limestone cliffs and go for a walk on the beach at Gibson steps. During the winter months, witness the sunset over the Southern Ocean. We then head for home inland via the western district farming town of Colac where we sit down to dinner at a traditional Aussie country pub (included) before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Melbourne.