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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour From Melbourne

Our Great Ocean Road sunset tour is your opportunity to enjoy one of Australia’s most stunning views at its most beautiful time of day. The scenic journey in our bus along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, the perfect prelude to the main event.

Our Great Ocean Road sunset tour is your opportunity to enjoy one of Australia’s most stunning views at its most beautiful time of day. The scenic journey in our bus along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, the perfect prelude to the main event.

Departing Melbourne at around 10.00am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length. We pass by and learn a little about Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong, as we make our way towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beach side towns and powerful swells.

We make a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road.

The scenic journey 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. We make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.

At the township of Kennet River we break for lunch (own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalypts to locate some of the local koalas in their native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed.

From here we travel onwards through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park.

Our first stop here is the stunning Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.

As the sun approaches the horizon we make our way to our final sightseeing destination. You will be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colours of the sky & the land transform in the evening light.

We break up the homeward journey with a dinner stop (own expense) in the regional town of Colac. We then continue on, enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne.

With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

- What Will You Do

- The scenic journey along the famous Great Ocean Road
- Visit & view the beaches of Victoria’s famous Surf Coast
- Spot the abundant koalas while strolling in the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest
- Drive through the Great Otway National Park
- Explore the icons of the Port Campbell National Park
- Arrive at the 12 Apostles in time to enjoy memorable sunset views
- Marvel at the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge & hear the famous tale of shipwreck survival

- What Is Included

- Guided tour to Great Ocean Road (Small group tour with a maximum of 24 guests)
- 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, Lunch and Dinner
- Gratitudes (optional)

- 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 Go West Tours’ 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- •$135 per adults & $115 per child •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- •$120 per adult & $100 per child •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

2 reviews

  1. Amazing day out

    Went on the Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour with my aunt.
    Philip was our super friendly tour guide.
    What an amazing day we had, the weather was awesome and the sights are stunning. To see the 12 apostles at sunset was a magical experience and the memories will last a long time. The sunset was so beautiful, we both enjoyed the whole day out immensely.
    Can’t forget seeing the lovely koalas in the trees too.
    Thanks again, Paul from UK and Jill from W.A.

  2. Beautiful day down the Great Ocean Road

    Had a great day with Juliet on the sunset tour. We had a small group (11 people) and it was lovely. Everyone was on time and we saw wild koalas, wallabys, etc. The day was beautiful and we saw a great sunset. Juliet is knowledgeable and friendly (she is very funny too) – can’t ask for a better guide!

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Price per person:
- Adult (16 to 120): 120.00 
- Child (1 to 15): 100.00 

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- Duration: 12 hours
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