Go West 1 Day Great Ocean Road

From $135

Fast facts

  • Departs Melbourne 7am -8am returns approx 9 pm
  • Lunch not included can be purchased on the day
  • 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge

When you’re planning your trip to Melbourne or the greater Victoria region there is one thing that must be included on your itinerary – the Great Ocean Road tour. 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!

Firstly Departing Melbourne, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge to continue towards the Great Ocean Road. Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometres in length.

Just outside the town of Torquay we stop for our first opportunity to visit the beach. And to enjoy a complimentary morning tea. Departing Torquay we set out along the Great Ocean Road, as your experienced driver-guide provides an informative commentary about the road’s history and its place in Australian folklore.

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.

Koala Spotting

At the township of Kennet River we make a brief side trip into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest. To locate some of the local koalas in the native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed! We also have an opportunity here to feed the colourful local bird life. With Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots always keen for a handful of sunflower seeds.

Rainforset stroll

We then continue on towards our lunch stop in Apollo Bay. With another photo stop at Cape Patten on the way. After lunch we follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the spectacular Otway Ranges. Where afterwards we stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest at Maits Rest. Here our guide accompanies the group through the forest. Where we stop to learn a little about the world’s tallest flowering trees and the ancient rainforest species.

And then it’s onwards to the world famous Port Campbell National Park. And its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Here we also have the opportunity to take to the air with an optional helicopter flight.

For those guests who don’t take to the air, a further stop is possible at Gibsons Steps. Here guests can descend the steps to Gibsons Beach below for beach level views of two of the Twelve Apostles.

A further drive down the road is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast. And that is the 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. A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne. Before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again on the way home.

What to bring

  • Dress appropriately for all weather conditions
  • Snacks and a refillable water bottle
  • Warm weather: sunscreen and a hat
  • Winter: warm clothes and layers as coastal winds can make conditions quite cold
  • Swimming costume if you want to take a dip

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