One thing has to be on your agenda when you’re considering a vacation to Melbourne or the greater Victoria area, and that is the Great Ocean Road trip. Book a seat on our Great Ocean Road bus tour leaving from Melbourne and explore this enchanted region of Australia the Go West way! The Great Ocean Road is regarded by many as the top tourist attraction in Victoria.
Firstly As we leave Melbourne and cross the Westgate Bridge to head towards the Great Ocean Road, we take in the expansive views of the city and Port Phillip Bay. With a length of slightly under 2.6 kilometres. We pause for our first opportunity to view the beach just outside of Torquay. and to take advantage of a free cup of morning tea. With your knowledgeable driver-guide providing an educational commentary about the road’s history and its significance in Australian mythology, we leave Torquay and travel along the Great Ocean Road.
The Great Ocean Road’s picturesque drive in and of itself is a delight. As we take in some genuinely stunning coastline landscape, with fresh perspectives emerging at every turn. We stop at several beautiful locations, including, of course, ones for pictures. near Eastern View’s Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch.
We take a brief detour through the fragrant eucalyptus forest in the township of Kennet River. to find a few local koalas in their natural habitat. Because of the area’s dense koala population, frequent sightings are certain! Here, we also get the chance to feed the diverse local bird population. With King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas always eager for a handful of sunflower seeds.
After there, we continue on to Apollo Bay, where we will stop for lunch. accompanied by yet another photo stop at Cape Patten. After lunch, we continue along the Great Ocean Road inland and across the mountains. The breathtaking Otway Ranges are passed by as the excursion continues. After that, we pause to take a stroll around Maits Rest’s cool temperate rainforest. Here, the party is led through the forest by our guide. Here we stop to learn a little about the old rainforest species and the tallest flowering trees in the world.
After that, the journey continues to the renowned Port Campbell National Park. With its recognisable collection of rock formations. The towering monoliths of the Twelve Apostles will astound you. Additionally, we have the option to fly in a helicopter from this location. For those who choose not to fly, Gibsons Steps offers an additional stop. Visitors can descend the stairs to Gibsons Shore below for views of two of the Twelve Apostles from the beach.
The centre of the Shipwreck Coast is a little further down the road. This is the Loch Ard Gorge, where 52 people perished. And only two people made it out alive after the Loch Ard sank in 1878. Your tour guide will describe the Loch Ard mythology, bringing the gorge to life. in a manner you never anticipated. On the way back to Melbourne, a dinner break is made. Before taking in a breathtaking vista of the city at night as we travel back home and over the Westgate Bridge.
Wear proper clothing for the weather at all times.
A re-fillable water bottle and snacks
In hot weather, wear a hat and sunscreen.
Winter: Wear layers and warm clothing because coastal winds can make the weather rather chilly.
A swimming suit if you wish to go swimming
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