Great Ocean road 2 day tour

Start 2020 with a summer road trip on the Great Ocean Road. With the beautiful summer weather and plenty of time to swim and enjoy the beaches there is no better time to explore this region!

This 2 day Great Ocean Road trip allows you time to truly explore and enjoy the stunning scenery, native wildlife and beautiful beaches this area has to offer. You will visit an ancient volcano, lush rainforest, towering sea cliffs and most importantly have time to chill out or swim at the beaches!


Day 1: Departing Melbourne you will travel in the reverse direction to the other Great Ocean Road trips to avoid the crowds. The first highlight of the day is Tower Hill, a sunken volcano home to loads of kangaroos, koalas and emus. Then it's onto the Great Ocean Road where the amazing coastal views begin. See the Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, The Grotto and London Bridge. As the day is coming to an end you will head up to the 12 Apostles for an amazing sunset experience. Overnight: Port Campbell

Day 2: Start the day at Loch Ard Gorge where you will be surrounded by the towering sea cliffs and learn about the rich maritime history of the shipwreck coast. Then it's back to the 12 Apostles where you have the option of adding on a helicopter flight (additional cost $145). Next it's Gibson’s Steps to see the Apostles from the beach and admire their magnificent size. You will get a chance to stretch your legs on a walk through ancient rainforest at Maits Rest then stop in the charming seaside town of Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense). Great scenery all afternoon as you wind your way back towards Melbourne.

What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, toiletries, rain jacket, camera, swimwear, towel, spending money and a sense of adventure!


  • 1 night multi-share at Port Campbell hostel
  • BBQ dinner
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • Option to add on 2 discounted nights at Melbourne Metro YHA
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Departs Day Departure time Returns
Melbourne Monday & Thursday *Saturday in summer 7:40am 7pm
*Saturday departures are in summer travel period only starting from November
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From 04/09/2018 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Tour only 1 $235
Tour + 2 nights @ Melbourne Metro YHA 3 $275
From 09/01/2020 until 28/02/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
SUMMER SALE - Tour only 1 $199
SUMMER SALE - Tour + 2 nights @ Melbourne Metro YHA 3 $239
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Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages.

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Amendments within 48 hours of commencement will be treated as a cancellation, and you will need to make a new booking.
Each amendment (not cancellation) after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person per amendment, in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator.

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  • A minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
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This YHA Travel and Tours product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
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Last updated 9th January 2020

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