2 Day Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Tour $265

2 Day Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Tour $265

2 Day Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Itinerary

The 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour combines both of Melbourne’s most popular one day tours, with an overnight stop at Bells Beach Backpackers, in the coastal resort town Torquay.

Day One (lunch, dinner)

Heading out of Melbourne we travel over the Westgate Bridge to Colac Park for some morning tea. We start the tour of the Great Ocean Road at the 12 Apostles, taking in the beautiful collection of limestone stacks just off shore, along the Shipwreck Coast. Climb the Gibson Steps to take a walk along the beach (time permitting), view the Archway, The Razorback and the Dumpling Pots. Hear the tragic history as our guide retells the tale of Australia’s most famous Shipwreck – The Loch Ard Gorge.

Take a guided walk at Mait’s Rest through a very rare, ancient, cool temperate rainforest at the Otway National Park, and then on to the cute seaside town of Lorne for some lunch. Spot some koalas, kookaburra and parrots at Kennett River and go for wander along the pier, exploring the township of Lorne. Visit the Split Point Lighthouse, made famous by the TV show ‘Round the Twist’. Have a delicious Aussie BBQ for dinner at our accommodation for the night – Bells Beach Backpackers.

Day Two (breakfast)

Wake up to a delightful breakfast to start the second day of this Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. Head out to watch some surfer’s catching waves at the world famous Bells Beach. Cruise through Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove before boarding the Queenscliff to Sorrento Ferry – keep an eye out for Seals and Dolphins who find their home in Port Phillip Bay.

Visit an Australian wildlife park and come face-to-face to koalas, kangaroos, emus, wombats and an abundance of birdlife. Be blown away by the rugged surf beaches of Phillip Island, as we travel across the bridge to check out the giant surf at Woolamai Beach. Take a look at where all the action happens at the Moto Grand Prix Track. Do some seal spotting at Seal Rocks, check out the new marine centre at the Nobbies and stroll the boardwalk to view the majestic rocky coast. Then the highlight of the second day – The Penguin Parade. This magical procession of little penguins coming ashore is an unforgettable experience.

Book your Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island Tour today!

Operates: Monday, Thursday & Saturday

Departs: 7:00am

Returns: 9:00pm (Winter), 12 midnight (Summer)

Adult: $265

Please note: from April 1st 2018 the days of operation will change to Monday, Wednesday & Friday

  • Morning tea
  • Dormitory accommodation
  •  Meals as indicated
  • Wildlife viewing
  • All park entry fees
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry ride
  • Melbourne CBD or St Kilda pick up/ drop off
Location Address Time
Base Backpackers 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda 7:10am
Bayview on Eden 6 Queens Rd, Melbourne 6:45am
Bayview on the Park 52 Queens Rd, Melbourne 7:00am
Claremont Hotel 189 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 6:50am
Crown Promenade 8 Whiteman St, Melbourne 7:35am
Exford Hotel Cnr Russell St & Little Bourke St, Melbourne 7:25am
Habitat HQ 333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda 7:15am
Hilton South Wharf 2 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne 7:45am
Holiday Inn Melbourne Cnr Spencer St & Flinders Lane, Melbourne 7:35am
Hotel Discovery 167 Franklin St, Melbourne 7:05am
Ibis Hotel Therry St 15 – 21 Therry St, Melbourne 7:00am
Immigration Museum Cnr Flinders St Market St, Melbourne 7:45am
Melbourne City Backpackers (was King Street Backpackers) Cnr King St & Little Bourke St Melbourne 7:30am
Miami Hotel 13 Hawke St, Melbourne 6:50am
Nomads Industry 196 A’Beckett St, Melbourne 7:05am
Nomads St Kilda Beach Cnr Grey St & Jackson St, St Kilda 7:05am
Rydges Carlton 701 Swanston St, Carlton 6:55am
Space Hotel Cnr Russell St & McKenzie St, Melbourne 6:55am
St Paul’s Cathedral Cnr Flinders St & Swanston St, Melbourne 7:15am
The Nunnery 116 Nicholson St, Fitzroy 6:55am
Travelodge Docklands 66 Aurora Lane, Docklands 6:45am
Travelodge Southbank 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank 7:40am
Urban Central 334 City Rd, Southbank 7:30am
Windsor Hotel 111 Spring St, Melbourne 7:20am
YHA Central 562 Flinders St, Melbourne 7:35am
YHA Metro 78 Howard St, North Melbourne 6:50am

Helicopter Ride: Take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles (additional $145)

Penguins Plus:  Upgrade to the superior Penguins Plus viewing platform for a more personalised viewing experience. Limited to 300 people, this viewing platform provides a closer look at the Penguins on Parade. Its design was inspired by the natural elements of the surrounding landscape and mirrors the coves of Phillip Island’s spectacular southern coastline. Cost – $28 per person.

Please Note: Penguins Plus upgrades are limited during Australian school holidays and from late December to the end of January and cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation Upgrades

Hostel Upgrades: Upgrade to a twin / double room – no ensuite (extra $50 per person) or a single room – no ensuite (extra $100 per person). Accommodation at the Bells Beach Backpackers at the coastal town of Torquay.

Motel Upgrade: Upgrade to a single / twin / double room – with ensuite (extra $175 per room).

Please note accommodation upgrades are very limited over the summer months and cannot be guaranteed. It would be wise to contact us prior to booking to check the availability of private rooms

 

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