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Great Ocean Road Small Eco Group Day Tour From Melbourne

A must-do day tour from Melbourne for anyone wanting to see the Great Ocean Road the right wayWhen you’re planning your trip to Melbourne there is one thing that must be included on your itinerary. Regarded by many as a tourist highlight of Victoria, book your place on one of our Great Ocean Road bus tours from Melbourne and experience this magical part of Australia the Go West way!

Our Great Ocean Road day tour is a full day trip spent exploring this truly majestic stretch of diverse coastline, taking in its amazing array of spectacular attractions. The scenic journey in our air conditioned bus along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend.

Experience the roaring surf, white sand beaches, rocky outcrops and towering cliffs. Our Great Ocean Road day trips make stops at numerous beaches, lookouts and other scenic spots allowing you an opportunity to take plenty of happy snaps, as well as to simply relax while enjoying the stunning views.

We visit an area on our Great Ocean Road day trip where the local koalas are particularly abundant, ensuring excellent koala viewing while enjoying a stroll amongst the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest. We’ll also meet some of our favourite feathered friends, as numerous colourful local parrots call the Great Otway National Park home.

Our tour’s lunch stop is at the foot of the Otway Ranges in the beautiful town of Apollo Bay, Australia. Your included lunch is provided at a local cafe, with time allowed to explore the shops and the marina or to have a dip in the bay itself.

After lunch our Great Ocean Road tour takes us into the mountains, where we take a stroll in the Great Otway National Park. Wonder at the intricate beauty of the ancient rainforest and marvel at the region’s towering native hardwoods, some of the tallest trees anywhere in the world.

Then of course it’s onwards to the Port Campbell National Park, where you’ll be awestruck by the world famous rock formations including of course the 12 Apostles, the sensational (but much underestimated) Loch Ard Gorge, as well as Gibsons Steps, for an opportunity to view two of the famous limestone stacks from sea level.

- What Will You Do

Your Great Ocean Road tour includes
A truly scenic journey along Australia’s most spectacular coastal route
The famous beaches of the Great Ocean Road’s Surf Coast
Visit the delightful coastal township of Apollo Bay
A guided eco tour in the Great Otway National Park’s cool temperate rainforest
Experience the tranquil beauty of the rainforest gullies
Towering eucalyptus trees
Wonder at the famous rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park
The awe-inspiring 12 Apostles
An opportunity to view two of the Apostles from beach level at Gibson’s Steps
Loch Ard Gorge – hear the story of our most famous shipwreck
Morning tea (coffee/tea/hot chocolate & cake)
Fresh café lunch (vegetarians catered for)

- What To Expect

Small group tour with a maximum of 24 guests
Panoramic views
Koalas in their natural habitat
Amazing rock formations
Scenic views of the Great Ocean Road

- What Is Included

Guided tour to Great Ocean Road
Morning tea
Cafe lunch
Admission fees
Complimentary Wi-Fi service on board
Roundtrip transport to and from your Melbourne city hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English

- What Is Not Included

Drinks and snacks

- Transfers

All guests MUST call and confirm travel details and provide a contact number at least 24 hrs prior to departure.
We offer hotel pickup from many different hotels located across inner Melbourne. If you would like to check if we collect from your accommodation, please contact us after booking.

- FAQ

What is our company's child policy?
We’re happy to welcome children on board our tours. Children’s prices are $20 less than our full adult fares and apply for all travellers aged 0-15 years. Child seats are available on request but must be booked in advance. If you would like a child seat made available for your child, please contact our office directly to confirm that we are able to provide a seat for your child.
How far should I book in advance?

To be reasonably sure of securing a seat, it is advisable to book at least 2-3 days before the tour. However, if you are later than this, it is still worth giving us a try, as provided we have availability we are able to take bookings right up until tour departure time.
Can I bring luggage on board the bus?

Our touring vehicles have minimal storage space, so any more than a small day pack is undesirable. Large bags, prams & strollers cannot be stored on board. If you need to bring along any more than this, please be sure to let us know at the time of booking, as it may be necessary to purchase an extra seat to accommodate your luggage.
Is much physical activity involved?

A moderate level of physical mobility is required for some locations on our tours. A number of the destinations are not accessible to those with limited mobility. Our tours do not generally involve long walks or trekking, but some locations have stairs or steep paths. For more information, please contact us.
How long are the current prices valid for?
Our currently listed prices and inclusions are valid until 31st March 2019.
Where can I be dropped off after the tour?
Our guides are pleased to drop our guests off at reasonable destinations in the St Kilda and inner city areas. Normal drop off points include hotels, hostels and transport hubs. If you live or are staying some way from the city centre, your guide will drop you off at a railway station or tram line on the route to your destination. Our tours return to the city well before public transport stops operating
Difference between Great Ocean Road Day Tour and Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
Our Sunset Great Ocean Road day tour leaves Melbourne a few hours later than the Great Ocean Road tour, offers spectacular views of the 12 apostles at sunset time, but also has fewer stops as time is shorter. Great Ocean Road Day Tour- •Pickups are between 7am-8am •Morning Tea and Lunch are included •Includes rainforest walk at Mait’s Rest •Arrives back in Melbourne between 9pm-9:30pm Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour- •Pickups are between 10am-11am (November-March) & 9am-10am (April-October) •No meals are included but makes stops along the way for you to buy food •Does not include Rainforest walk at Mait’s Rest •Arrives at the 12 Apostles at Sunset for an amazing photo opportunity •Arrives back in Melbourne between 9pm-midnight depending on the month

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Pricing

Price per person:
- Adult (16 to 100): 82.00 
- Child (1 to 15): 72.00 

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- Duration: 1 day
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