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$99.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne

After morning pickup at your hotel, get comfortable on your deluxe minicoach and head southwest along the scenic coast. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary about the sights as you travel. About one hour into your journey, travel through Torquay, a beach town known for its surf culture and as the start of the Great Ocean Road. Next, enjoy a morning tea break at a beachside location before continue another hour to Kennett River where you take a short walk in eucalyptus forest to look for koalas and colorful parrots.Further along, at the foot of the Otway Ranges, have lunch in the beautiful town of Apollo Bay. Then enjoy free time to explore the shops and marina or take a dip in the water. Your next stop takes you into Great Otway National Park for a leisurely stroll at Maits Rest. A wooden boardwalk leads through lovely fern gardens and rain forest, with giant trees up to 300 years old.Hop back on the bus to visit Port Campbell National Park, known for offshore rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles.Next, drive to your final destination, Gibson Steps. An area of cliffs on the south coast of Australia.Your return journey includes a stop for dinner (at own expense) and stunning views of the lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge. Translation of key tour information in 13 languages is provided on specially configured iPods. Enjoy free WiFi onboard your minicoach, making the return drive a perfect time to upload photos or email friends about your fantastic day on the Great Ocean Road.

$87.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

After pickup from your Melbourne or St Kilda hotel, leave the city heading over the Westgate Bridge bright and early to maximise your time on the Great Ocean Road.After just over an hour’s drive, the first stop will be on a popular surf beach near the town of Anglesea for morning tea (included). It is then a short drive before stopping at Memorial Arch. The arch commemorates the returned soldiers who worked on the construction of the 151 mile (243km) stretch of road following World War I. Continue along the Great Ocean Road taking in the spectacular ocean, beach and cliff views. Stop in the small town of Kennett River home to wild koalas. Your guide will help you spot them amongst the eucalyptus trees. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the seaside town of Apollo Bay.After lunch the road and the ocean part ways for the next few hours as you head into the Otway Rainforest. A short 30-minute guided walk will take you right into the heart of the rainforest. You’ll be dwarfed by some of the largest tree species in the world. Wind further through the forest and return to ocean and make a stop at the mighty Shipwreck Coast. Here you’ll spend a large portion of the day exploring the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps, all a short drive from one another. Your guide will share the tales of disaster, destruction and survival.After a long day, relax on the drive back to Melbourne and reflect on a great day spent on the Great Ocean Road.

$169.83 Day Trips & Excursions

Boutique 12 Apostles Great Ocean Road Walk with Gourmet Lunch a Full-Day Guided Touring Experience

Leaving Melbourne, we cross the West Gate bridge on our way to our first stop the seaside town of Angelsea for a chance to stretch your legs and grab a coffee.  From here we follow the Great Ocean Road past winding cliffs, before arriving at the Memorial Archway marking the gateway to this famous coastal drive. Here you have the photo opportunity to get that postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road sign, then make your way down to the beach for your first coastal walk. Next stop we will the beautiful and popular seaside town of Lorne. Head up to Teddy's Lookout, highly regarded as one of the best lookouts on the Great Ocean Road. Here, walk out to two stunning lookouts offering unique perspectives of the Great Ocean Road. Continue your journey along the most scenic part of this drive with a photo opportunity at Mount Defiance. Stop for an extended break from the road at Kennett River to spot for koalas, wild parrots and crimson Rosella's in the wild. An incredible wildlife experience where you can almost be guaranteed a koala sighting! Our lunch stop is in the pretty coastal town of Apollo Bay, where you’ll have time to explore the shops, beaches and purchase some lunch. Guests who choose the gourmet lunch option will be escorted to The Bay Leaf Cafe where guests can select from a hand-picked menu of local seafood and produce inspired dishes.  After lunch we drive through the Otway ranges and stop for a beautiful bushwalk 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. You will also discover the amazing Mountain Ash, the 2nd largest species of tree in the world reaching heights of over 300 feet. Then journey through the Ayre river wetlands making your way towards the amazing limestone coast and the 12 Apostles. Next, one of the highlights of the day and exclusive to Melbourne Boutique Tours, enjoy a hike along the Great Ocean Walking track for your first glimpse of the impressive limestone stacks standing strong in the thunderous Southern Ocean. Walk the last 500-meters of this inspiring trail offering stunning views of the 12 Apostles. The Great Ocean Walk then leads you to Gibsons Steps where you have the opportunity to make your way to the beach below towering sheer cliffs and marvel at the scale of the coastline. Then take some time to explore the network of boardworks with various vantage points overlooking the world famous 12 Apostles. Next take a walk down the steps onto the beach of Loch Ard Gorge, where you'll be mesmerized by one of the most beautiful and brutal beaches in Australia, the site of the shipwreck of the Loch Ard.  Finally we’ll make our way back to Melbourne with a stop off at Colac for a chance to buy some dinner on the return journey.

$1066.96 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road

After pick up from your Melbourne city hotel or Federation Square, travel through the vast volcanic plains on route to Geelong where you have time to stroll along the beautifully transformed waterfront. The first stop along the coast is at Bells Beach, a famous surfing beach. The focus then turns to Australian native wildlife as you have the opportunity to observe Eastern Grey Kangaroos in the wild. You'll then begin traveling the very scenic, cliff-hugging section of the Great Ocean Road. While winding along, stop to view the ‘Arch’ while your guide shares the story of this memorial road. After lunch in Lorne, you'll stop at many scenic spots including Kennett River where you can see koalas and many colorful native birds in the wild. Take a 1-kilometer guided walk through a cool temperate rainforest gully to see the world’s tallest flowering plants and prehistoric plants. Your private self contained villa at Beacon Point Ocean View Villas is set high on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean. A great place to relax and unwind. Dinner tonight is at the iconic Chris's Restaurant. Day 2 starts with breakfast at Bay Leaf Cafe before a scenic drive through the Otway Ranges and onto the ‘Shipwreck Coast’. The first stop is at Castle Cove overlooking the Aire River valley. The 12 Apostles are Icons of Australia’s natural beauty. You'll arrive as the stacks are lit with the morning sun making them perfect for photos and crowd free. After hearing of the creation of the stacks and holding some of the limestone rock you can explore the boardwalks or brave a helicopter flight along the coastline (own expense). You'll then visit ‘Loch Ard Gorge’, the site of the most famous 19th century Australian shipwreck. While hearing the tale you will be able to see and hold some original artifacts from the ‘Loch Ard’.  Port Campbell is the lunch stop for today. After lunch, visit London Bridge, Bay of Islands and Bay of Martyrs. The journey then continues through Warrnambool and onto Tower Hill Game Reserve where you may have the chance to see koalas, kangaroos and emus. Continue through picturesque Port Fairy towards Mount Gambier, home of the ‘Blue’ crater lake. Check into your accommodation at ‘The Commodore’ in Mount Gambier where dinner and breakfast are included.  Day 3 starts with a drive through the Coonawarra wine region and a visit to the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves National Park for a cave tour with a local guide. Continue through another South Australian wine region of Padthaway to Keith for lunch. Visit the very popular tourist village of Hahndorf and Mount Lofty summit for impressive, birds-eye views of Adelaide and surrounds. Arrive in the Adelaide at around 6pm where your tour ends.

$180.17 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Great Ocean Road Tour

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)

$99.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles Small-Group Tour from Melbourne

Experience one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives! After leaving Melbourne early morning and passing the beautiful beach town of Torquay it is time for some morning tea at Southern Australia’s beautiful beaches. Twist and wind along the spectacular Great Ocean Road enjoying awesome coastal photo opportunities. See the lighthouse made famous from the TV series ‘Round the Twist.’ Along the way stop at Kennett River to see cuddly koalas in the wild.Travel to Apollo Bay for lunch (included), and if weather permits why not cool off in the magnificent Southern Ocean? After lunch stretch those legs whilst exploring an ancient rainforest, and admire some of the world’s tallest trees in the Otway National Park. Travel through rolling hills toward Port Campbell National Park and the breathtaking 12 Apostles. Learn about the tragic tales of the Shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. Check out the fallen London Bridge and the quaint fishing village of Port Campbell.Sit back, relax and reflect on an action packed day full of nature walks, wildlife, surf beaches, incredible rock formations and spectacular coastal views heading towards Melbourne. Stop in the township of Colac for dinner (own expense).