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West Gate Bridge: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

1. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

Discover the beauty of Port Campbell National Park on this day trip from Melbourne. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned coach and enjoy a refreshing morning tea. Stop for pictures viewpoints, take a stroll at Apollo Bay and admire the 12 Apostles limestone stacks. Enjoy morning views of Melbourne city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge, at just under 1.5 miles (2.6 kilometers). Embark on one of the world’s greatest drives to tour the Great Ocean Road. Take in a scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road. Stop for photos opportunity the Memorial Arch at Eastern View as well as at Kennett River, home to a large population of cute and cuddly wild koalas. A sighting is almost guaranteed as they munch away on Eucalyptus leaves. Marvel at Apollo Bay and walk around the famous coastal town. Afterward, follow the Great Ocean Road away from the water and into the mountains. Proceed through the spectacular Otway Ranges and stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool, temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Continue to Port Campbell National Park, with its iconic array of rock formations. Visit Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps, and be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. Take advantage of a dinner stop on the journey back to Melbourne at the township of Colac. Enjoy a scenic view of the illuminated city as you cross Westgate Bridge on the way home.

Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

2. Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

Climb aboard a pleasure boat with a sundeck for a cruise along the Yarra River in Melbourne for a narrated tour. Glide past landmarks including the Polly Woodside, West Gate Bridge, Southgate, Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Park, Herring Island, Botanic Gardens, and more. Cruise past beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, bars, and parks. Catch some sun on the sundeck or enjoy the views from the inside cabin. Enjoy a round-trip journey that allows you to really enhance your knowledge of what is known as one of the "most livable cities in the world." Travel both down river and up river to see highlights such as the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex, West Gate Bridge, a 19th-century sailing ship, the Polly Woodside, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. Admire up river landmarks, such as Princes Bridge, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Government House, Olympic Park, Herring Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Arts Centre Melbourne, and National Tennis Center where the Australian Open is played.

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Full Day Tour

3. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Full Day Tour

On this full-day Great Ocean Road Adventure you’ll drive through the coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne that are popular with surfers. You’ll also pass world-famous Bells Beach, home to the World Surfing Championships. Towering limestone cliffs, sweeping white beaches, and stunning forest scenery will take your breath away. This is truly one of the world's great scenic coastal drives. You’ll see the impressive results of massive natural erosion. Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest, existing side by side. See the amazing 12 Apostles, the limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms. As you pass by Loch Ard Gorge you’ll hear the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard. Explore Port Campbell National Park. Learn about the 50 ships that were wrecked along the rugged coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge. Visit the popular coastal town of Apollo Bay for an afternoon tea break (at your own expense). Travel through the Otway National Park and see the fern-filled gullies, river inlets, and lush rainforest that are home to a number of native animals On the return drive, you’ll see the spectacular lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge.

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

4. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

Leaving Melbourne city in the late morning, drive over the West Gate Bridge and begin your journey to the Great Ocean Road, starting along the Surf Coast. Stop at the Great Ocean Road Chocolatiers for free samples of their delicious creations. They also boast award-winning ice cream so you can start your tour off in proper holiday mode. Lunch can be purchased here at your own expense, or you are welcome to bring your own food to eat on the bus.  Enjoy the views of the "Round the Twist" lighthouse before stopping to take a picture with the Great Ocean Road sign at Memorial Arch. As the road twists and turns, your journey will continue along the coastline with stunning views. Your next tour stop will be to spot some koalas in their natural habitat, among the eucalyptus trees. As you pass through the seaside town of Apollo Bay, the road takes you away from the coastline and into the Otway Rainforest. Those ocean views will return though, as you reach the coastline again on the rugged Shipwreck Coast. Listen to the tale of the Loch Ard and take a walk down onto the sands of the gorgeous Loch Ard Gorge. As the sun sets over the Southern Ocean, your tour will arrive at the Twelve Apostles.  Having soaked in the beautiful views you will head back to the bus for our return journey. Stop for dinner (at your own expense) in a country town along the way. Relax and take in the countryside as the city lights of Melbourne begin to appear on the horizon.

Melbourne: Nighttime Private City Tour with Transfer & Stops

5. Melbourne: Nighttime Private City Tour with Transfer & Stops

Melbourne Drive by Night is a unique sightseeing tour proposition since it's a low cost, great introduction to the beauty of Melbourne after dark. Sit back, relax and enjoy Melbourne in a private tour, as we cruise around for 2 hours at night with stops for photo shoots and exploring. This tour begins with a you being picked up by your driver and guide in a luxury vehicle. You will be chauffeured through various locations around Melbourne that have been specially selected to give you the opportunity to experience a diverse array of scenery within 2 hours. We will drive along the Formula 1 track before heading through East Melbourne past the historic churches and Princess Theatre to make our way through the elegant Collins Street. Leaving the Melbourne CBD we head through the centre of Docklands stopping by the Stadium for a photoshoot of the area. Making our way to historic Williamstown we go deep into Melbourne Ports for an amazing night-time experience. On return we drive over the West Gate Bridge from which you will see all of Metropolitan Melbourne in lights. This tour is not simply about seeing great views and lit up skylines, but also to visit the parts of Melbourne which offer the best experience at night. There will be multiple stops and breaks to provide plenty of opportunity to walk around and take photos.

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What people are saying about West Gate Bridge

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based on 1,363 reviews

“A Rave for Dave”. 20.9.2022 They said you would enjoy it , Oh yeah, ( I thought) Absolutely loved it it, got better and better as the day went on, sparked by a very enthusiastic” Rave for Dave”, Commentary on tour, very informative and very well presented “a Rave for Dave”. He drove all day and half the night, not a bad word in sight “a Rave for Dave” Got us all home safe and sound, “a Rave for Dave “ so if you’re thinking about going on the Great Ocean Road Tour, we hope you get Dave so you too can Rave. A wonderful day ….THANK YOU. Ron & Raewyn McAullay

The weather wasn’t great but the tour was absolutely brilliant and was made this good by Lucy our tour guide no matter the weather she really made it upbeat and gave us the best tour I’d definitely book again if she was going to lead it. Highly recommend!!!

Chris, our guide from Go West Tours was very amazing, funny and creative and made the whole trip much more fun. The itinerary was very well planned and very much on time. Overall it was a great experience and will definitely come back for more.

Good cruise allowing opportunities to get some great photos with helpful staff and amusing, informative commentary.

It was a scenic route. Tour guide was excellent and on time.