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Great Ocean Road Tour

The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometer coastal road trip in Australia. Embark on a breathtaking journey to witness the grandeur of the 12 Apostles, where the journey itself is as stunning as the destination. You’ll pass through the stunning landscapes of the Surf Coast, Otway Rainforest, and Shipwreck Coast, as well as charming seaside towns. You might catch glimpses of koalas dozing in eucalyptus trees. Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking display of Australia’s natural wonders on this incredible trip!

Embark on a journey of awe-inspiring wonder with our Great Ocean Road tours, where you’ll witness the natural splendor of this iconic road and be left breathless by the stunning vistas of the 12 Apostles. The majestic limestone stacks, carved and molded by the fierce Southern Ocean, stand tall yet fragile. Their future stability hangs in uncertainty, adding to the allure of their natural beauty. Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking views of the coastline and the soothing sound of the waves caressing the pillars – an experience that will stay with you forever!

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Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Great Ocean Road with day tours and trips departing from Melbourne

Our Great Ocean Road tour departs from Torquay in the morning. Embark on a tour that will leave you breathless as you witness the stunning views of the Southern Ocean from majestic cliffs and untouched beaches. Koalas can be spotted snoozing in the trees around Kennett River and surfers take advantage of the famous breaks along the Surf Coast. The road heads inland into the Otway Rainforest, where towering trees and lush tree ferns can be seen. As we return to the coast, tales of tragedy along the Shipwreck Coast are shared. The highlight of the day is the impressive 12 Apostles. Prepare to be awestruck as you stroll along the cliffs and gaze upon the breathtaking views of this iconic attraction and the pristine, untouched beaches below.

There are many options for day trips to explore the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Our most popular option is the 1 Day Great Ocean Road & 2 Apostles Tour. This tour includes a stop at Kennett River to see koalas and a guided walk in the Otway Rainforest. For a comfortable drive, we suggest the large coach tour with Wifi, reclining seats, and a toilet onboard. To avoid crowds, the Boutique tour is the best option. This tour travels in a small group and goes in reverse along the Great Ocean Road to arrive first at the 2 Apostles.

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Experience the ultimate Melbourne adventure with our tour package featuring two breathtaking day tours – the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island – plus an exclusive pass to the stunning Melbourne Skydeck. The tour lasts for two days, is available for small groups, and features sightseeing, hiking, bush walks, and wildlife viewing. The price starts at $248.

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and uncover the hidden gems of Melbourne with our exclusive package, which includes access to the breathtaking Melbourne Skydeck and two of the most sought-after day tours – the magnificent Great Ocean Road and picturesque Phillip Island.

Phillip Island Tours offers a unique experience for visitors to the Great Ocean Road with the option of exploring indigenous animals in their natural habitats. A highlight of the tour is a visit to the Penguin Breeding Grounds at Phillip Island, where you can witness the famous Penguin Parade. Here, you can observe thousands of little penguins returning from their daily fishing trips and waddling up the beach in search of their burrows. By taking a Phillip Island Tour, you can appreciate the beauty of Australia’s indigenous wildlife while learning about their natural habitats and conservation efforts.

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This tour offers a one-day journey along Australia’s scenic Great Ocean Road, featuring a visit to the well-known 12 Apostles landmark. The tour includes sightseeing, hiking, and wildlife viewing, and is available as a small group experience starting at $99.

 Experience the beauty of Australia’s coastal scenery by taking a drive along the stunning route and stopping to see the renowned 12 Apostles landmark.

The great ocean road tour is an amazing experience, providing breathtaking coastal views and relaxed coastal drives. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of Australia’s most picturesque coastal towns and sample their unique culture. You’ll also be able to spot some of the iconic Aussie animals in their natural habitats. With its spectacular landscapes and diverse wildlife, this trip offers the perfect opportunity for travelers to explore and appreciate the beauty of Australia’s south coast.

From $ 99


The Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour is a one-day small group tour that includes sightseeing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Experience the ultimate adventure with our tour, where you’ll witness the stunning beauty of world-famous surf beaches, marvel at the breathtaking 12 Apostles at sunset, and get up close and personal with Australia’s unique wildlife! The tour is currently available for booking starting at $139.


Experience the most breathtaking views on the Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour, where you’ll witness the beauty of native Australian wildlife, catch some gnarly waves on popular surf beaches, and marvel at the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles as the sun sets before your very eyes.

From $ 139


This two-day tour offers the opportunity to fully experience the popular landmarks and attractions of the Great Ocean Road, including hiking, budget-friendly options, beaches, and wildlife. It is a best-selling sightseeing option for those interested in exploring the area in a small group. The tour is currently available starting at $299.

 It is recommended to spend two days exploring the landmarks and attractions along the Great Ocean Road at a leisurely pace.

From $ 299


great ocean road trip from melbourneEmbark on an unforgettable adventure along the Great Ocean Road with your nearest and dearest, with the added bonus of customizing your very own private tour! It includes sightseeing, hiking, bush walks, and beach visits, and is available for one day. The tour is a best seller and costs $1000.


Our private tour allows for customization, providing the opportunity to explore the Great Ocean Road with companions of your choosing.The Great Ocean Road is a stunning stretch of Australian coastal scenery, offering amazing views and beach vibes. Along the way, you can take in ancient rainforests and pristine beaches as well as enjoy the rugged coastline which is home to many unique Australian animals. Every turn offers a new stunner view, making it an unforgettable experience for visitors.

No visit to the Great Ocean Road is complete without a swim in one of its many crystal-clear oceans. Along the way, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches and coves to explore, providing an ideal spot for a refreshing dip.

From $ 1000


great ocean road day tripsEscape to a natural wonderland with our two-day tour, where you’ll discover breathtaking beaches, stunning coastal cliffs, exhilarating waterfalls, and enchanting bushland. And the best part? You’ll spend the night in the magnificent Grampians! The tour is classified as an adventure and best seller and includes hiking, bush walks, beach visits, and wildlife sightings. The duration of the tour is two days, and it is available for booking now starting at $395.

This package includes a 2-day trip to explore beaches, coastal cliffs, waterfalls, and bushland, with accommodations in the Grampians.

From $ 395


This tour on the Great Ocean Road has a maximum group size of 12 and a reverse itinerary to avoid crowds at the 12 Apostles. It includes sightseeing, hiking, walking on the beach, and observing wildlife. The duration is one day and it is a small group, boutique tour. The price starts at $118 and it is currently available.

The group size is limited to 12 travelers for a reverse itinerary that avoids crowds at the 12 Apostles.

The Great Ocean Road Tour is a full-day tour that will take you on one of the most scenic drives in the world. You’ll be amazed by the impressive views of the majestic monoliths and lush rainforest as well as magnificent views of the ocean. As you drive along, you’ll witness beautiful views of both coastlines, while taking in all of the amazing scenery. The journey will be an unforgettable experience and you’ll leave with a newfound appreciation for this stunning part of the world.

From $ 118


Experience the Great Ocean Road in a unique way by taking a reverse tour of the 12 Apostles. This tour offers sightseeing opportunities, kid-friendly activities, hiking/bush walks, beaches, and wildlife sightings. The tour lasts for one day and is available as a small group tour starting from $160.

Unleash your inner explorer and beat the crowds by taking the road less traveled on the Great Ocean Rd – start your adventure at the majestic 12 Apostles!

From $ 160

This tour offers a 2-day journey from Melbourne to Adelaide, including activities like traveling on the Great Ocean Road, hiking in the Grampians, and learning about the local Indigenous culture. The tour is classified as Adventure Hiking/Bush Walk Beach Wildlife, lasts for 2 days, and is available for booking now starting at $395.

Embark on a thrilling adventure of the senses with the Great Ocean Road, Grampians hiking, and the immersive education of Indigenous culture.



great ocean road day tour melbourneThis tour offers a three-day trip from Melbourne to Adelaide, with stops at the Great Ocean Road and Grampians, including overnight accommodations. The tour includes hiking, beach visits, and wildlife viewing. Prices start at $565 for a small group tour.

Don’t rush through the Great Ocean Road and Grampians! Take a breather and treat yourself to some cozy accommodation along the way.

From $ 565


This 3-day tour from Adelaide to Melbourne offers the opportunity to explore Victoria’s country landscapes, including the Grampians and the 12 Apostles. The tour includes hiking and bush walks as well as wildlife viewing and is available now for a budget-friendly price of $565.

Explore the natural beauty of Victoria’s countryside, including destinations such as the Grampians and 12 Apostles.

The Great Ocean Road Tour offers spectacular views and coastal routes, with tons of walking tracks, iconic shipwreck coast, and sky-high rainforests. This stunning stretch of coastline is full of diversity, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to lush green rainforests and calm bays. The breathtaking beauty and variety of nature make the Great Ocean Road a must-see destination for anyone looking to explore Australia’s natural beauty.



This tour takes you from Sydney to Perth, allowing you to experience the natural and cultural attractions along the south coast. The tour includes hiking, beach, and wildlife activities, and lasts for 14 days. It is currently unavailable.

Embark on a journey of wonder and beauty as you explore the natural and cultural gems nestled along Australia’s stunning southern coast, linking two of its most iconic cities.

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This tour starts in Perth and ends in Melbourne, covering beaches, national parks, and other attractions over a 13-day period. It is a small group adventure tour that includes hiking, beach activities, and wildlife encounters. Currently, the tour is unavailable.

The trip begins in Perth and ends in Melbourne, with opportunities to explore beaches, national parks, and other destinations along the way.



best great ocean road toursEmbark on an epic 15-day adventure from Perth all the way down under, where you’ll discover stunning beaches, have up close and personal wildlife encounters, and even go sandboarding before reaching the ultimate destination – Sydney! The tour offers adventure, hiking, bush walks, and beach experiences. It is a small group tour and is currently unavailable. Prices are not specified. This 15-day journey involves beach visits, wildlife sightings, and sandboarding, culminating in arrival in Sydney tour .



This 5-day tour, which is currently unavailable, takes you on an epic journey from Adelaide to Sydney. You’ll explore the Grampians, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, and Canberra while enjoying sightseeing, hiking, beach activities, wildlife sightings, and learning about history and culture. The tour is available in both small group and large coach options. Get ready for an unforgettable 4-day journey to discover the hidden treasures of the Grampians, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, and Canberra – a true adventure awaits!



This tour takes you from Sydney to Adelaide, passing through cities like Canberra and Melbourne, as well as various landscapes and wildlife along the way. The tour lasts for 4 days and is a small group type of adventure, including hiking, bush walking, beach, and city exploration. Currently, it is unavailable. Travel from Canberra to Adelaide while enjoying the stunning landscapes and wildlife of the area, with stops in Melbourne along the way.



This 12-day tour from Melbourne to Perth will take you along the South Coast, through cities like Adelaide and scenic areas like Esperance and Margaret River. Activities include hiking, beach visits, wildlife observation, and learning about local history and culture. The tour is currently unavailable for booking. This itinerary involves traveling for 12 days along the South Coast, visiting cities such as Adelaide, Esperance, and Margaret River.



great ocean tour melbourneThis tour offers a combination of urban and natural attractions as it takes you from Melbourne to Darwin. The tour includes adventure hiking, beach visits, wildlife encounters, and opportunities to explore history and culture. The tour lasts 11 days and is a small-group experience. Currently, the tour is not available. Prices vary. Embark on an epic adventure through the stunning cityscape of Melbourne to the rugged wilderness of Darwin, where urban charm meets untamed natural beauty. This tour offers a comfortable travel experience on a luxury couch, providing scenic views of the coast and opportunities for sightseeing, including kid-friendly beaches. The tour lasts for one day and is currently unavailable. Prices vary. Experience the ultimate in comfort and style as you embark on a journey of breathtaking coastal vistas from the plush seats of our luxurious coach. This tour offers a two-day exploration of Victoria’s popular locations, with an overnight stay in Queenscliff. The itinerary includes sightseeing, hiking, bush walking, beach visit, and wildlife observation. The tour is classified as a small group and is currently unavailable. The price is not specified. Experience two of Victoria’s renowned locations with an overnight stay in Queenscliff.


Can you provide recommendations for top destinations to visit on the Great Ocean Road?

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The following are considered the top attractions to see along the Great Ocean Road.

Discover the magic of the 12 Apostles on a journey from Melbourne - how long will your adventure last? 

The drive from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles takes about three hours. We prefer the scenic route along the Great Ocean Road, arriving at the 12 Apostles between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Reverse itinerary tours arrive at the 12 Apostles around 10:00 – 11:00 am and travel back along the Great Ocean Road with stops along the way. All tours take 12-13 hours in total.

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Can you provide information on the variations among the Great Ocean Road tours?

Our Great Ocean Road tours typically include stops at the 1 Apostles and follow a route that leads to arrival at this destination in the afternoon. One option for touring the Great Ocean Road is to visit the 12 Apostles in the morning and return to Melbourne, while another option is to leave mid-morning for a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour and arrive at the 12 Apostles in time for sundown. Additional variances consist of the number of individuals on the tour and the items included. Please review the tour pages for further details or speak with our reservations team for assistance in making a decision.

Can you provide information on the current weather conditions along the Great Ocean Road?

Experience the refreshing breeze of the coast while driving along the stunning Great Ocean Road – where the weather is a little cooler than in Melbourne, but just as charming. It is advisable to wear layered clothing and bring a jacket, even on warm days.

Is lunch included?

Our tours offer a designated time for lunch at your own cost, except for the Great Ocean Road Reverse Tour which provides a picnic lunch. Additionally, you have the option to bring your own snacks or lunch.

Please confirm if Great Ocean Road Tours operates during rainy weather and what is the cancellation policy. 

Tours are not affected by weather conditions. If necessary, please contact our office to cancel or make modifications to your reservation, as any changes may be subject to our terms and conditions.

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The tour highlights include the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Kennett River, London Bridge, Port Campbell National Park, Gibson Steps, and the Bay of Islands. Each location offers unique scenic views, opportunities for wildlife sightings, and a chance to experience Australia’s stunning coastal beauty.
The drive from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles typically takes about three hours. The entire tour duration, including the journey and stops along the Great Ocean Road, is approximately 12–13 hours.

Yes, there are various tour options. These include tours that visit the 12 Apostles in the morning and return to Melbourne, as well as Great Ocean Road Sunset Tours that reach the 12 Apostles by sundown. Tour variations also depend on group size and additional inclusions. It’s best to review specific tour details or contact the reservations team for more information.

The weather along the Great Ocean Road is generally a bit cooler than in Melbourne and can be quite variable. It’s advisable to wear layered clothing and bring a jacket, even on warm days, to adapt to changing weather conditions.
Tours operate regardless of weather conditions. If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please contact the tour office. Be aware that any changes might be subject to the tour’s terms and conditions.
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