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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Tour

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Tour

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours
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From US$ 95.11 US$ 85.60 per person

Experience the Great Ocean Road and its incredible landscapes. See koalas and birds, take a rain forest walk, discover the 12 apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, and have morning tea on Torquay surf beach.

About this activity

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Duration 13.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 Melbourne CBD accommodation, explore the world famous Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour. Follow along in many different languages via the app so you won't miss a thing.

Spend the day in an airconditioned vehicle not only exploring the coastline features but also seeing first hand koalas and birds in their natural habitat. Take a guided forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. Morning tea is also included. Stop at Torquay Surf Beach to experience firsthand the iconic beaches and coastal views. You will also be within clear viewing distance of the world-famous Bells Surfing Beach. Take coastal photos and smell the fresh seaside air. Refresh with morning tea before heading to the Pole House. Enjoy a roadside photo opportunity of the most photographed house on Great Ocean Road. Suspended 40 meters above the ground by a singular concrete column, its unique architecture maximizes the stunning coastline view. Snap a selfie at the iconic Great Ocean Road sign and send it to your friends. Then see koalas and parrots in their natural habitat. Your experienced guide will take you to the best viewing spots. Stop at a location along the Great Ocean Road and take in the iconic coastline vista at Cape Patton. Head then to the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase lunch from the many restaurants and cafes on offer. You can also walk around the coastal town or even take a swim in the beach if the weather suits. Follow your guide 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. At the Gibson Steps, tide and wind permitting, you will be able to see some of the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. You will feel like you can reach out and touch them. Take your time to check out the world-renowned 12 Apostles. An awesome sight with fantastic photo opportunities. See for yourself why these limestone beauties are known all around the world. The final touring stop is at Loch Ard Gorge. Witness firsthand this magnificent formation of rocks and rolling sea. Enjoy ground-level viewing that will excite you with the natural glories it possesses. See the unique jagged razorback formation and then the Island Archway. The original archway collapsed in 2009, however, two striking stacks remain, standing nearly as tall as the Apostles. Purchase dinner from one of the many restaurants and cafes in Colac.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Loch Ard Gorge visit

    • Port Campbell National Park visit

    • The Twelve Apostles, Victoria visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Hot drinks

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

  • Equipment
    • App

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • If you are a solo traveler, are booking last-minute, or aren't in the CBD/city area, you will be assigned a convenient centrally-located meeting point instead of hotel pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 450 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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i dont usually leave reviews but this trip was soo unforgettable. The guide was so knowledgeable and told us such interesting stories in a humorous way. The whole trip was entertaining and the sights was absolutely stunning. we went on a sunny summer day and the waters were soo blue and clear. We spotted a family of wild koalas as well. As a solo traveller, this tour was very fun and 10/10 would recommend! If you are dropping by in Melbourne, definitely come for this one!

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January 19, 2023

Clem was a phenomenal guide! Imagine having to navigate a bus full of people and tour guide at the same time, what a great skill. Just the right amount of humour and such descriptive guiding! I call her the Nigella Lawson of the touring world. Tour was great too, covered all the key areas of the Great Ocean road, with sufficient time at each location. Lunch was delicious and my favourite part was the rainforest reserve we went to. My tour mates were really punctual with the returning timings as well, which was a bonus. Only thing is, me and another pair of tourists were unable to contact anyone the morning of the tour, was we were waiting and we’re not sure if we were at the right location (as the road at the pickup location they had given us was closed due to construction). Would be great if we could have a emergency contact for the morning of pickup! Great for a one day trip!

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January 18, 2023

It was fun exploring the Great Ocean Road with other travelers. Well planned and executed apart from the heat wave on our travel day. We ran out of water, and the Aircon on the bus didn't work correctly. We were pretty exhausted from the heat and humidity. All the shops near the 12 apostles ran out of water and the next day I came to know that was one of the extreme hot days in that region.

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January 15, 2023

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