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Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne provided by Bunyip Tours

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Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles tour from Melbourne
Duration:
10–13 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
24
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Catch a sunset at the Twelve Apostles on a Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne along a gorgeous stretch of coast. Pass picturesque towns, watch for koalas at Kennett River, and stroll beautiful beaches. The departure is perfectly timed to catch “golden hour” light on the coastal cliffs and limestone pillars of the Twelve Apostles. With pickup and drop-off in Melbourne, this tour makes for a hassle-free day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Chance to see koalas in their native habitat
  • Enjoy live commentary onboard and a free audio translation application
  • Convenient round-trip transit from select Melbourne hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel, or at a central meeting point, then board a climate-controlled coach for the Great Ocean Road, among Australia’s most beautiful drives. When you reach the coast-hugging road, keep your camera ready as you pass panoramic views of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs that plunge into the ocean. Watch for koala bears in Kennett River and enjoy views of the green Otway Ranges while approaching Loch Ard Gorge, then catch the day's grand finale at Twelve Apostles, whose rock formations turn rosy at sunset. When the light fades, climb back aboard the coach and relax during the return trip to Melbourne, where this tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Chance to see koalas in their native habitat
  • Enjoy live commentary onboard and a free audio translation application
  • Convenient round-trip transit from select Melbourne hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel, or at a central meeting point, then board a climate-controlled coach for the Great Ocean Road, among Australia’s most beautiful drives. When you reach the coast-hugging road, keep your camera ready as you pass panoramic views of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs that plunge into the ocean. Watch for koala bears in Kennett River and enjoy views of the green Otway Ranges while approaching Loch Ard Gorge, then catch the day's grand finale at Twelve Apostles, whose rock formations turn rosy at sunset. When the light fades, climb back aboard the coach and relax during the return trip to Melbourne, where this tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
Exclusions
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
10–13 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 9am-10am (Apr-Oct) or 10am-11am (Nov-Mar) depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 10pm-midnight depending on the season.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Inclusions
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Twelve Apostles
Exclusions
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 9am-10am (Apr-Oct) or 10am-11am (Nov-Mar) depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 10pm-midnight depending on the season.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–13 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 13, 2021
A note from Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne
We have been closely monitoring recommendations from the Australian Government & World Health Organisation (WHO) & have enhanced our cleaning procedures and implemented precautionary measures to ensure the highest levels of safety.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Anglesea
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Loch Ard Gorge
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Twelve Apostles
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Barbara C
2 contributions
Very scenic trip and Mike C did a great job providing us with interesting information and stopping to see adventures as we encountered them. Loved seeing the Koalas! We had a great tour group and bus was very comfortable. Thank you Mike C. for making the the trip wonderful!
Written February 10, 2020
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Jessiminne K
9 contributions
Friends
Paul was wonderful, you can tell he enjoys what he does. He was cheerful and very insightful. A great sense of humor. The busses were not over crowded the trip was broken up into nice manageable chunks of time. Overall very happy I got to partake on this tour!
Written February 27, 2020
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Piaget
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
It was a long day but the scenery was marvelous! Great value for money. Tour guide, Eric, via Go West tours did a great job.
I just wish there was more leg room in the bus for tall people like me- same problem for most buses.
Written July 13, 2022
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Dennis M NZ
1 contribution
Couples
Great trip with heaps of good information and photo opportunities provided by Mike C. Really enjoyed the Loch Ard. Loved Koalas in the wild, Mike even spotted an Echidna. Tour group very friendly. All appreciated Mike taking our photos.
Written January 27, 2020
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On behalf of all of us at Bunyip Tours, I would like to thank you for sharing this great review about our tours! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with Mike. We will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Enjoy your rest of your stay and please come visit us again soon!
Written January 30, 2020
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Andrew M
31 contributions
12 hours appeared to be a long time stuck in a little bus, but, it was anything but boring or tiresome.
Chloe was our guide, driver, tea maker and little pearl of wisdom. Fantastic and funny explanations with hints along with great suggestions of the best places to view the sights from.
If Chloe suggests something then you just know it is worth the try, even down to the best pie and ice cream.
The day itself was marred by a little low cloud and some mist at the 12 Apostles but it did not detract from the great views, the weather stayed dry until the drive back to Melbourne.
Plenty of stops with photo opportunities are on the trip so always have the camera ready.
Be prepared for some steps down to a couple of beaches but worth the trouble especially at Gibson steps, Shipwreck Cove is worth the walk.
The hunt was on for a Koala, which is not a bear, was taken on by all and when one was spotted the cameras were well used.
Very highly recommend Bunyip tours and if Chloe is your guide and driver then you know you will be in for the best day out.
Written February 14, 2020
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45traveller
Ottawa, Canada35 contributions
We used a company called Autotopia and had the privilege of a wonderful driver named Tara. Aside from the 90 minutes it took to get out of Melbourne - talk about sprawl, the trip was great. We were on the road together for twelve hours, and packed more into that than one can imagine. The roiling Bass Strait, the beautiful temperate rain forest, complete with beech trees, koalas and king parrots, the great vibe of the seaside Apollo Bay, the wonderful stories of how & why each area got its colourful name, and of course the Apostles - a sight to behold. Oh, and did I mention the chocolatieri? Gourmet chocolate & ice cream! If you only have a day to see the Great Ocean Road, do this trip. You don’t even have to get up at the crack of dawn to do it. And ask for Tara to be your driver. You will have a blast.
Written February 6, 2020
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Alleniec
Makati, Philippines29 contributions
Couples
We were able to see all the spots we wanted to see! We saw 4 koalas along the way and stopped to take photos. Mike, our tour guide, made sure we covered everything and gave concise and interesting information for each spot. He also knows when to take a break and let us rest! The seats in the van were comfortable too!
Written January 26, 2020
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We would like to thank you for your recommendation & for this amazing review. This made our day! Hearing that you had great experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your recommendation means a lot to us and we will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Thank you for choosing Great Ocean Road Tour with Bunyip Tours and we look forward to your next visit with us!
Written January 30, 2020
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Amanda H
2 contributions
This tour was amazing and everything you could ever wish for! Nice views and a lot of new places. Our guide, Adrian, did this tour even better because of his amazing stories and how happy he was all the time! He made this tour 10 times better. We all had a good time in the bus and that was all thanks to Adrian!
Written January 8, 2020
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振宇 呂
2 contributions
Friends
This is the first time I join a tour in Australia. special morning tea, amazing landscape, and nice guide - Adrian. Really thanks Adrian a lot. Let me have a amazing day.
Written March 2, 2020
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It's so nice to hear you enjoyed our tour to the Great Ocean Road. Yes, I agree it is an amazing landscape. We will share your feedback with our team and be sure to pass in on to Adrian. I know he will be pleased to know he helped to enhance your experience and enjoy the day! I hope the rest of your travels in Australia were just as memorable and hope to see you again on your next visit.
Written September 8, 2020
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katie11994
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Solo
I booked the Great Ocean Sunset Tour with Bunyip and it turned out to be the worst tour I have done so far in Australia.

I was picked up at 10:40 in the morning and arrived at Southern Cross Station (which was only a 15-minutes walk from my hostel) around 11:30. We then had to wait another 45 minutes for everyone to be picked up and arrive at Southern Cross Station.

Our guide was stressed from the beginning, making us feel uncomfortable throughout the day, giving only poor information on the Great Ocean Road or about the itinerary itself, skipping some stops without any information (e. g. Gibson Steps).

I felt all the time in a rush. Our first stop at the Memorial Arch was about 10 minutes, while it took everyone about 5 minutes to get off the bus. I assume that this is the stop, where we were supposed to put our feet in the sand at the beach, which only 1 person managed to do at our fist stop. Next stops was the Koala Café for about 20 minutes, then again long drive to the next stop. We had a lunch break at the beginning, which was included, but around 7 p.m. when it was time for dinner, we were told not to dine-in as we were running out of time for the sunset, so basically we stopped, ran to the restrooms, ran to the supermarket and went back onto the bus. We hadn't seen anything of the Great Ocean Road until then, most of the day sitting in the car, just passing by and were not given any relevant information so far. As the 12 apostles were supposed to be the highlight of the tour during sunset, our driver literally timed our drive that way, that we are JUST able to see the sunset, meaning, arrival at 08:05 to see the sun disappearing 15 minutes later. and we were rushing and rushing to get to that place (I wouldn't have minded to get there a little earlier) but then we also had a car break on our way to the 12 apostles, so we had to leave the bus and were asked to walk/run the last 500 meters if we want to see anything. Our driver did not notify us how we will be picked up, or where the next meeting point was. It was awful!!
At that point, probably everyone on our bus got angry and while we were walking, hurrying and running to catch a glimpse on the 12 apostles before it gets dark complaining about how to get the money back from that horrible tour.

At the end of the day, they managed to get another bus, somehow we were picked up later in the dark, we came back really late, everyone was tired and trying to get some sleep on the bus, but was woken up by our guide's comment: "24 people on the bus and now 11 different locations to go, we're unlucky until the end!". If someone had not felt miserable until then, after that comment, I assume everyone felt that way....

Absolutely not recommend that tour.

PS: I have written an email and tried to contact them via my travel agency hoping to get an apology or refund or voucher, but as they didn't react so far, I am writing this review after one week of waiting.
Written February 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We note that this guest travelled with Bunyip Tours before the business was sold and placed under new management in the second half of 2018. The new management team has made many modifications to the business, including upgrading the touring fleet and retraining of the on-road guiding team. We sincerely regret that these guests had the experience that they have described, but are pleased to say that the company's reviews since acquisition are on a significantly improved trajectory. We hope any potential visitor looking at this review in future will note that Bunyip Tours is a significantly improved organisation since the acquisition & might take this into consideration when choosing an operator for their Melbourne-based touring.
Written September 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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