From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours
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From US$ 92.62 per person

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Experience the Great Ocean Road with its incredible landscapes; visit koalas and birds, and enjoy a forest walk to see some of the world's tallest trees.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • See for yourself why this is one of the world's most spectacular coastlines
  • Visit native koalas and parrots in their natural habitat
  • Take a guided forest walk where you will see some of the worlds tallest trees
Full description

After being picked up from your accommodation in Melbourne CBD, explore the world-famous Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour. Spend the day exploring the coast. See koalas and birds in their natural habitat and go on a guided forest walk to see some of the tallest trees in the world.

See the iconic coastal favorites such as the Torquay Surf Beach, Loch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, and Gibson Steps, with plenty of photo opportunities provided along the way. With the exception of lunch and dinner, all of the below is included in the price of the tour.

Torquay Surf Beach

Stop here to get your first taste of the stunning coastal scenery. You will be able to view the world-famous Bells Surfing Beach. Take some great coastal photos and smell the fresh seaside air.

Morning tea

Included with the tour.

Great Ocean Road sign

Snap a selfie at this iconic location to send to your friends and family.

Koalas and Parrots

Witness koalas and colorful parrots in their natural environment. Your experienced guide knows just where to go.

Apollo Bay lunch stop

Stop at the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase your lunch from one of the many restaurants and cafes on offer. Walk around the coastal town or even take a swim on the beach if the weather suits.

Guided Forest Walk

Go on a forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. You will also take in the wonderful fresh natural smells the trees have to offer.

The Gibson Steps

Here (tide and wind permitting), see some of the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. Seeing these amazing rock formations is a truly incredible experience.

12 Apostles

Take your time to view the world-famous 12 Apostles, an awesome sight with fantastic photo opportunities. Find out firsthand why these limestone beauties are known all around the world.

Loch Ard Gorge

The final stop, and perhaps the best, is Loch Ard Gorge, a magnificent formation of rocks by the sea. Ground-level viewing will provide you with an optimal viewing angle.

Dinner Stop

Stop at Colac on the way home, where you can purchase dinner from one of the many restaurants and cafes. After dinner, return to your CBD hotel.

  • Roundtrip airconditioned transportation
  • Morning tea
  • Tour of koalas and parrots in their natural habitat
  • Guided forest walk
  • Coastal highlights tour
  • Lunch and dinner
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If you are a solo traveler or are booking last-minute, you may be assigned a centrally-located meeting point instead of hotel pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

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This tour was amazing. The guide, Matt, was very knowledgable and had a sense of humour. I managed to see a lot of places in one day which was great and I would highly recommend this tour. The tour bus was also very comfortable and group size was perfect. I had enough time on each stop to take photos and enjoy the view.

August 3, 2022

An absolutely incredible trip! Terry (our guide) was kind, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. And he’s a fantastic photographer. The bus itself could be a bit more comfortable, but we got to see so many beautiful places that you don’t care quite so much. Thanks for a wonderful experience! Will book with this company again.

July 23, 2022

Had the best time at this fantastic day trip ! Along with our guide, Matt, who made it extremely enjoyable ! Highly recommend this tour as it covers numerous breathtaking scenic sights such as 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and even spotted Koalas ! Enough time was given to capture photos. Informative background and history to the places visited were provided too.

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July 22, 2022

Product ID: 387203