Which is the Best Great Ocean Road Tour?

The Great Ocean Road has long been regarded as a top tourist attraction for those visiting Victoria and it’s no surprise why that is so! With quaint towns, a dramatic coastline and native wildlife, the Great Ocean Road have all one could want in a truly Aussie holiday. As the Great Ocean Road is around 243 kilometres long, our tours ensure that you visit all the major attractions including seeing the 12 Apostles which you visit no matter which tour you choose from. The reason why we have multiple Great Ocean Road tours is to cater to every type of traveller, whether that be for those who want a small bus tour for a more intimate experience, those who want to travel in the comfort of a large coach, catch the 12 Apostles at sunset or even spend a few days really exploring the coast and surrounds.

Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Tour

This tour operates daily and carries a maximum of 24 people. You depart in the morning and begin your journey to the Great Ocean Road where you’ll visit your first attraction for the day- Memorial Arch. On this tour, you’ll also take two easy bush walks where you might spot some friendly native animals such as koalas and beautifully coloured birds in the ancient Otway Rainforest. We stop in Apollo Bay for lunch where you can purchase some lunch, maybe fish and chips? This tour then covers all the essential must-see attractions along the coast such as the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and either London Bridge or Gibson’s Steps before you make your way back into Melbourne.

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Large Coach- Great Ocean Road Tour

This tour is much like our standard Great Ocean Road & Twelve Apostles however the major difference is that you’ll be on a luxury coach with reclinable seats, a toilet and free Wi-fi at your disposal. It also doesn’t stop for any bushwalks but stops off at all the top attractions like the 12 Apostles, Gibsons Steps, Shipwreck Coast and Island Arch to name a few. As it’s a long day, this option may be better suited for those whose main priority is to travel in comfort, and prams can be stored on the bus, with infants under 2 travelling free when sitting on the lap of a parent. For lunch, we’ll stop in beachy Apollo Bay where you can grab something to eat before heading back on your way.

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Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour

The appeal of this tour is that the route taken for most Great Ocean Road tours is done in reverse meaning that you avoid most of the crowds that are usually found at each of the attractions. This tour is conducted on a small bus and runs daily so you can take this tour on whichever day you please. This is the only Great Ocean Road day tour that includes a morning tea and lunch which consists of rolls, cold meats, and salads. You even have the option of upgrading to add a helicopter flight whilst on this tour.

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Great Ocean Road Sunset Spectacular

Seeing the 12 Apostles at any time of the day is a breathtaking sight but add in a beautiful sunset and the view is a magical one. Starting around 11 am, you’ll be collected from your pickup location in Melbourne CBD and whisked out on to the Great Ocean Road where you’ll visit the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie for a delectable chocolate tasting. Afterwards, you’ll make your way to Memorial Arch, stroll along the beach and take a bushwalk to view some native wildlife. Lunch is a stopover in Apollo Bay where you can purchase something from the many options there, and then it’s on to the ancient Otway Rainforest for a guided tour. Finally, you’ll head to the 12 Apostles as you watch the sunset behind them and then it’s back to Melbourne just after a quick dinner stop where you can purchase some food. Due to the small bus, we don’t carry children under 2 so we recommend taking the Great Ocean Road Large Coach tour.

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2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour

This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the Great Ocean Road in depth. This tour only operates on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and holds a maximum of 21 people. It includes morning tea, park entrance fees, wildlife viewing, dormitory accommodation at the Port Campbell Hostel, breakfast and a BBQ feast dinner in the price of the tour. If you’re wanting to upgrade to a private room, you can do so by paying an extra fee on the day of the tour however you’ll need to let us know when you book. This tour includes seeing Lorch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, the famous Bells Beach as well as the London Bridge to name a few.

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2 Day Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Tour

For those who were wanting to experience two of Australia’s major natural attractions, this tour conveniently combines them together. After choosing to go on either a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, your day begins around 7 am where you’ll head out of Melbourne and spend the day along the Great Ocean Road. Here you’ll see many of the iconic coastal landmarks and stop at Kennett River for some koala spotting. Day two includes a breakfast to begin and then you make your way to the seaside towns of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. You’ll cross the ferry over to Sorrento, where you can browse for a while or maybe even try their famous Vanilla Slice. It’s also on day two that you’ll meet animals at the Australian Wildlife Park and head to the Penguin Parade. Dormitory accommodation at the Bells Backpackers is included in the price of the tour however you can upgrade to a motel if you so choose. Plus, if you’re wanting to take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles, here’s your chance to do so.

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2 Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Tour

For those who want to see the coast and the nature side of Victoria, this tour operates on Monday, Thursday and Saturday (and on Tuesday’s in summer), with a maximum group size of 24 people. Dormitory accommodation is included in the price of the tour however you can upgrade to a motel if that’s more your style of accommodation. On the first day you’ll explore the iconic sights of the Great Ocean Road, with lunch included and on the second day after breakfast, you’ll head to the Grampians National Park for breathtaking views and a hike through the mountains.

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