Drive along one of the world’s most inspiring roads on a full-day tour of Australia’s Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Follow the twists to see dramatic rock formations, meet a colony of koalas, and marvel at ancient eucalyptus trees.
What to Expect
Depart Melbourne over the magnificent Westgate Bridge for the start of this scenic full-day drive of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, and enjoy awesome views of the Docklands and city skyline as you leave.
Continue through the western suburbs of Melbourne, followed by fertile agricultural plains. Pass the busy industrial city of Geelong to join the coast near the popular seaside resort of Anglesea, looking out for wild kangaroos on the local golf course.
At Lorne, the road clings to the coastline, twisting and turning to reveal spectacular ocean vistas at every bend. Stop for morning tea, before driving through the Kennett River area, where a colony of wild koalas lounge in the trees. A sumptuous lunch awaits at Apollo Bay, before driving along the Shipwreck Coast, following a winding trail through the lush temperate rainforests and ancient eucalyptus trees of the Otway Ranges.
Pass through sheep and cattle country to reach the mighty Twelve Apostles rock stacks as they soar from the swirling waters of the Southern Ocean. Venture further west to Loch Ard Gorge, where the towering cliffs and sandy beach were the scene of one of Victoria’s most tragic shipwrecks. Listen mesmerised as your guide tells the full story.
En route back to Melbourne, drive inland through dairy farms for another perspective of this awe-inspiring landscape.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
- Morning tea
- Café lunch
- All entry fees