Ride Tours 2 Day 1 Night Great Ocean Road

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Fast facts

  • Begins September 2022
  • Departs Melbourne from 7am returns Melbourne 7 pm onwards
  • Includes 1 breakfast 1 Dinner
  • 1 Night mixed dorm accommodation included
  • This tour is backpacker style 18 to 35 years

Ride tours takes you on a spectacular 2 day 1 night adventure travelling along the Great Ocean Road. Visiting sights such as the 12 Apostles Loch Ard Gorge and many more.

Touring with Ride Tours is not just great value for money. But a great way to meet new friends travelling along one of Australia’s stunning coastal drives.

The Great Ocean Road is listed by the Australian National Heritage and with spectacular sights, landmarks, and history – including the World famous Twelve Apostles limestone formations.

With Ride tours, we drive the road in the opposite direction. Starting from the south-west coast and working back towards Melbourne. Which allows us to avoid the crowds and we get the boring part of the drive out of the way first. Saving the best of the Great Ocean Road to last.

A two-day tour means we can take our time along the way, so that you will never feel rushed. The only thing we have is to ensure we arrive on time at the Twelve Apostles for sunset.

This tour will be running at the start of September 2022 so book now to get in early.

Day 1

  • Ride tours depart Melbourne and head to Victoria’s south-west coast (three-hour drive). Stopping for morning tea along the way, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided
  • Arrive at Logans BeachWarrnambool, a fantastic surf beach (year-round) and also a place to see whales nurse their young (winter treat)
  • After shopping for lunch in Warrnambool, we head to Tower Hill, a large, ancient, sunken volcano in a National Park, home to koalas, kangaroos and emus
  • We drive for 30 mins to the Great Ocean Road and stop to look at the amazing sights (if the weather allows, we have plenty of time for a swim at one of these spots):
  • Bay of Islands
  • Bay of Martyrs
  • The Grotto
  • London Bridge
  • Then we head to the Twelve Apostles for a sunset viewing experience
  • After sunset, we wait for around 30 minutes to see the Little Penguins returning from their day’s fishing to their nests below the cliffs
  • It is an easy 10-minute drive to the Port Campbell Hostel, where we will have dinner (in summer, dinner is before the sunset trip to the Twelve Apostles

Day 2

  • We leave around 8 am, after breakfast, and drive 10 minutes to beautiful Loch Ard Gorge, the scene of a tragic shipwreck and a heroic rescue
  • After that, it’s back to the Twelve Apostles to see them in daylight – here is your opportunity for a helicopter flight (optional but highly recommended at $145 for a 15-minute flight)
  • Then it’s off to Gibson’s Steps to see one of the Apostles from the beach
  • A beautiful one-hour drive through the Great Otway National Park takes us towards Maits Rest, where we will do a guided rainforest walk
  • We stop for lunch in the seaside town of Apollo Bay
  • In the afternoon, we wind our way along the Surf Coast towards Bells Beach, driving the original stretch of the Great Ocean Road that hugs the ocean all the way (about two hours of stunning scenery) – we may see some surfers at Bells Beach
  • Back to Melbourne (one and a half hour drive up the highway), arriving from 7.00 pm onwards

Inclusions

  • Ride tours includes accommodation hostel is in a mixed dorm room
    (to upgrade to a private room, contact us for prices and availability)
  • Dinner (let us know if you have dietary requirements)
  • Buffet continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • National Park entry fees
  • Friendly and experienced guide

Dont forget to bring

Please limit your luggage to one soft pack or bag, no more than 5 kg, as we don’t have room for lots of luggage.

Dress appropriately for the seasonal weather and bring snacks, a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, swimmers, towel and a jacket.

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