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Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Ticket Pass from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Classic Tour:Start your Melbourne immersion with the road trip everyone's talking about! Follow the historical Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic coastal routes, as it winds along Victoria's southwest coast, passing long golden beaches, rugged sandstone cliffs and eucalypt-tree rainforest.Pass the beach resort villages of Lorne and Apollo Bay and take in panoramic coastal views from the Cape Otway Lighthouse. Hear the tragic tales of the Loch Ard Gorge and discover why this spectacularly wild part of Victoria is known as the Shipwreck Coast. Then, enjoy a traditional Australian barbeque lunch. The route also takes you among the soaring eucalypt trees of the Otway rainforest, and to the offshore sandstone stacks called the Twelve Apostles. Phillip Island Penguin Parade:On another day (within seven days of your Great Ocean Road tour), travel to Phillip Island to visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for a hands-on wildlife experience. Learn about the park's conservation efforts, hand-feed a kangaroo, see wallabies and wombats, or have the opportunity to get a photo taken with a koala. You'll also see flying possums and other cute Australian marsupial mammals.Next, you'll see sheep shearing and working dogs in action at the historic farm on neighboring Churchill Island before visiting the Koala Conservation Centre. Visit Phillip Island's wild and rugged surf beaches at Cape Woolamai, and see basking fur seals at Seal Rocks and the rocky outcrop known as the Nobbies.As dusk falls, get ready for the main event at Summerland Beach, as Victoria's largest colony of little penguins return home from a day of fishing at sea, waddling their way up the sands to their burrows.Enhance your penguin-viewing experience with a choice of upgrade options. Choose the Penguin Plus option to have a better view of the penguins from the comfort of an exclusive viewing area with private boardwalk. Or be warm and dry in a Penguin Skybox and watch the penguins from an elevated indoor viewing area while enjoying drinks and canapés. Choose the Private Penguin Parade for front-row seats on the sand with access to the penguins, joining an exclusive small group visit with a private ranger guide.Melbourne Attraction Pass:Then see the best of Melbourne, and save time and money with the Melbourne Attraction Pass. Choose to visit two of four Melbourne's premier attractions -- Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel OR SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88. Tickets are issued at departure of the Great Ocean Road Tour. The pass allows single entry to each attraction and is valid for six months from the date of collection.

$99.31 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles Sunset Day Tour from Melbourne

Start your day by traveling through Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, before heading south to the coastal town of Torquay, the gateway to the Great Ocean Road.Enjoy the breathtaking coastal views as you drive through the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and visit the Narana Cultural Centre. Enjoy a Didgeridoo performance and a walk through the native garden spotting emus and kangaroos and a cafe lunch. Wind along the coastal road stopping at scenic spots along the Surf Coast and Otway national park including Memorial Arch.Next walk through the Otway Ranges and see Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps on the western end of the Great Ocean Road before arriving at the world famous limestone rock stacks, the Twelve Apostles. Naturally formed by erosion, these limestone formations were originally caves and arches that collapsed due to the harsh weather conditions into the clear blue waters of Port Campbell National Park. Before returning to Melbourne, take in the gorgeous sunset over the spectacular coastline, which will no doubt be one of the many highlights of your day!

$308.23 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour from Melbourne

Witness the majestic beauty of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park, famed for its natural wonders. History buffs will enjoy hearing stories of the Shipwreck Coast and discovering the traditions and culture of the indigenous people, while nature lovers will revel in the great outdoors, with opportunities to see native plants and wildlife up-close in their local habitats. Day 1: Melbourne to Port Campbell (L) Depart from Melbourne and travel along the Great Ocean Road - Australia's greatest coastal drive. Visit the famed Torquay surf city, a beach town known for its surf culture. Be immersed in Aboriginal history with a stop at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre before exploring the famous Split-Point Lighthouse, first illuminated in 1891.  Drive through the lovely coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay and continue along the Great Ocean Road and see the Shipwreck Coast, where more than 50 ships met their peril against the rugged coastline in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The most famous was the wreck of Loch Ard, when only two out of 54 people survived and for which the Loch Ard Gorge is named. See the majestic 12 Apostles, a group of limestone rocks formed by the natural elements that jut straight up out of the water. Accommodation:Port Campbell Hostel Day 2: Port Campbell to the Grampians (B,D) Today, continue along the Great Ocean Road and explore the Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands known for its ocean views, rock formations and sheer cliffs. Then discover the sleeping volcano of Tower Hill, now a wildlife sanctuary, before arriving at the foothills of the Grampians. Next visit the Brambuk Cultural Center and discover the history and culture of the Indigenous people Accommodation: Asses Ears Wilderness Retreat Day 3: The Grampians to Melbourne (B) Explore the Grampians on a guided scenic nature walk (Wonderland, Venus Baths or the Balconies); cool off at Mackenzie Falls, see panoramic views of the park from Reeds Lookout and see birdlife and native animals roam free. Return to Melbourne in the early evening. For those who wish to continue on to Adelaide, there is an option to do this with an on board fee of AUD$30 (payable direct).

$169.20 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.

$1063 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.

$179.51 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)