Great Ocean road day tour from Melbourne

per person
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    Memorial Arch, the official beginning of the Great Ocean Road
  • Kennett River parrot.jpg
    See some of Australias colourful parrots at Kennett River
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    Spot some snoozing koalas as you travel through the Otways
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    Take a walk through ancient rainforest in the Otways
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    Walk the various boardwalks to get different views of the 12 Apostles
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    Marvel at the huge limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles lookout
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    Take a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles
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    Get the sand between your toes at Loch Ard Gorge


Enjoy a tour along one of the world’s best scenic drives and be blown away by the magnificent 12 Apostles.

The Great Ocean Road winds over 200kms of spectacular coastline with incredible ocean views, ancient rainforest and an abundance of unique Australian wildlife. If you are lucky in winter you might even spot the odd whale passing by! After an early morning morning departure your first stop will be at a surf beach to enjoy the fresh ocean air and enjoy a complimentary morning tea. Then this is where the Great Ocean Road starts, a quick stop at the Memorial Arch for a photo then onto those incredible ocean views!

Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife! Don't worry if you miss them while you are on the road as you will get to meet some snoozing koalas and brightly coloured birds, who certainly aren't shy, at Kennett River. 

After a lunch stop in the charming seaside town of Apollo Bay you will get a chance to get some quality time off the bus to stretch your legs on a walk through ancient rainforest. 

Upon arrival at the 12 Apostles you will be awestruck by the mighty limestone stacks and intrigued by the stories of the shipwreck coast at Loch Ard Gorge. For a bird’s eye view, add on a 15 minute helicopter at the 12 Apostles (this may reduce your viewing time at the 12 Apostles main lookout).

As the sun sets, you will make a stop to purchase dinner to prepare for the return drive to Melbourne via the inland route.

If you would like to take your time along the Great Ocean Road upgrade to the hop on/hop off tour. You will be dropped off at Apollo Bay YHA after lunch. Explore the charming seaside town, stay at our eco friendly hostel and rejoin the tour after lunch the following day.

What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool weather clothing. 

When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section


  • Morning tea
  • Wild Koalas and Wildlife viewing
  • Restaurant lunch - enjoy a delicious lunch in Apollo Bay
  • 12 Apostles
  • National Park entry fees

Tours depart

Daily 7am 9pm


From 01/04/2017 until 31/03/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Child (0-12 years) 0 $85
Adult 0 $119
Adult hop on/hop off tour + 1 night multishare at Apollo Bay YHA 1 $159
Adult + 2 nights multishare at Melbourne Metro YHA 2 $169
Adult + helicopter flight 0 $264

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