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Full-Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: St Paul's Cathedral, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

    We depart Melbourne nice and early to avoid all the traffic and other tour buses.

    We have a big day ahead of us.

    Duration: 1 minute

    Pass By: Cafe La Hoot, 1 Willis St, Winchelsea VIC 3241, Australia

    Travel through a little country town

    Stop At: McDonald's Colac, 261 Murray St, Colac VIC 3250, Australia

    We stop at the town of Colac for a bathroom and coffee break.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Arch, Great Ocean Rd, Port Campbell VIC 3269, Australia

    Our first stop on the Great Ocean road

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: London Bridge, Great Ocean Rd, Peterborough VIC 3270, Australia

    Visit the famous London Bridge

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, Port Campbell foreshore, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

    This is another bathroom stop.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia

    Enjoy 2 lookouts plus take the step down into the gorge.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Twelve Apostles - Visitor Facility, Great Ocean Rd & Booringa Rd, Princetown VIC 3269, Australia

    It is now time to take a walk along the board walk to view the 12 apostles.

    Helicopter flights over thew apostles are available at an extra cost.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yatzies, 5225 Colac-Lavers Hill Rd, Lavers Hill VIC 3238, Australia

    Time for lunch.
    Enjoy the gardens and parrots while eating lunch (own cost)

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Mait's Rest, 17km west of Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia

    A walk through the rain forest

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Apollo Bay Information Centre, 100 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia

    travel through the coastal holiday town of Apollo Bay

    Stop At: Cape Patton Lookout Point, Great Ocean Road, Kennett River, Victoria 3234 Australia

    Ocean lookout and photo opportunity

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kennett River Holiday Park, 1-13 Great Ocean Rd, Kennett River VIC 3234, Australia

    Time to look for koalas and parrots in the trees

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lorne Beach, Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia

    enjoy the beach and the local shops

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Memorial Arch at Eastern View, 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Eastern View VIC 3231, Australia

    See the memorial arch

    Read about the soldiers and building of the road

    Take a walk on Fair haven beach

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Anglesea Visitor Information Centre, Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria 3230 Australia

    Travel through holiday villages

    Pass By: Aireys Inlet Skate Park, Main St Opposite the Bottom Shops, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia

    Travel through holiday villages

    Stop At: Bells Beach, 86 km (53 mi) SW of Melbourne; 25 km (16 mi) S of Geelong; 5 km (3 mi) SW of Torquay, Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia

    Ocean lookout,

    look for kangaroos

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

    Arrive back into Melbourne around 6.30pm

    Duration: 1 minute
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St Pauls Cathedral/Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup from most accommodation in Melbourne city and St Kilda.

    We only drop off in Melbourne city.

    If coming from the suburbs our main pickup point is St Paul's cathedral, Finders Street.

    Pickup will be in front of St Pauls Cathedral, Flinders Street.

    Please be ready 5 minutes prior to your pickup time. Bus might be slightly late due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances. Small white mini bus with company logo "Around And About"

    (This is on the corner of Swanston Street, Opposite Federation Square, and diagonally opposite Flinders street Station)
    Departure Time
    6:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • National park fees
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Adult pricing applies for all travelers
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was unbelievable. The views along the Great Ocean Road are breathtaking. Walter was lovely and went out of his way to make our day more than we could have ever imagined. We saw parrots, koalas and TONS of kangaroo. I could not have asked...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank TravellingCanadian5
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Absolutely loved the Great Ocean Road Tour. Walter was very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank missellieneous
    Reviewed August 6, 2019

    I normally don't do group tours (I shudder when those groups of 50 following the aloft umbrella stream past) and this one-day tour was EXACTLY the opposite of that. I was very pleased!!! The tour is in a van that seats 11, small and tidily...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank allinky
    Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

    Had a great time with my dad on this tour! Driver was very nice and informative. The tour did not disappoint as we were able to see and do what we wanted to do and so much more! The head start was a good idea...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Zee4808
    Reviewed October 24, 2018

    Walter is an excellent guide. Professional and knowledgable. Had a terrific day viewing sights along the ocean road and seeing koalas, kangaroos and parrots. Great idea to leave early to stay ahead of crowds. Our best tour in Australia!

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank NorthStar814635
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    April 10, 2019|
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    Response from carjcon |
    This tour leaves earlier in the day and stays ahead of the big tour buses and traffic. We went in a quieter time of year (oct), but there were still crowds. We weren’t happy when the morning alarm rang, but were grateful... More
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    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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