Ultimate 2 Day Great Ocean Road From Melbourne

From $299

Fast facts

  • Departs Melbourne 6.30 am  returns Day 2 approx 6 pm
  • Free morning tea both days
  • Fresh fruit each day other meals can be purchased
  • Park entry included
  • 1 Night dorm accommodation included

Spend two full days travelling this breathtaking coastline to see The Great Ocean Road the correct way. During the winter, we search for kangaroos, koalas, and even whales.

The Ultimate 2-Day Great Ocean Road departing from Melbourne is the perfect way to experience this amazing coastal region. Traveling in a small group, spotting kangaroos and koalas, and getting those amazing Instagram pics as you travel the Great Ocean Road.

Ultimate Day 1

  • Depart Melbourne at 6.30 a.m.
  • Note: Pickup starts 45 minutes prior to departure time
  • (we stay ahead of the other buses, allowing you to enjoy the stops.)
  • Torquay and morning tea
  • Bells Beach – look for Kangaroos
  • Visit Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
  • Anglesea
  • Aireys Inlet: visit Split Point lighthouse and boardwalk
  • FairhavenBeach
  • Memorial Arch
  • Visit Erskine Falls
  • Lorne, lunch stop, explore the town, shops, beach & more
  • Visit Sheoak Waterfalls
  • Scenic lookouts along the road
  • Look for Koalas in the Kennett River area
  • Watch the wild parrots
  • Visit Mariner’s Lookout in Apollo Bay
  • Time to explore Apollo Bay – take a swim
  • Optional Otway Wildlife Wonders Dusk Tour (extra cost,see details below)
  • Apollo Bay – spend the night

Otway Wildlife Wonders Dusk Tour Optional Extra

Wildlife Wonders is a wildlife sanctuary that offers guests a unique glimpse into the wild Otways. Visitors enjoy a 90-minute guided walk through lush tree fern gullies, eucalypt woodlands and past spectacular ocean vistas, all with their unique inhabitants. Your conservationist guide will share with you the secrets of these plants and animals who call the Otways home. As the sun sets over the hills of the Otways, potoroos, bandicoots, pademelons and more are waking up and starting their active nights of feeding and foraging. And you can spot them as they emerge for the evening.

Includes: 90-minute walk with a conservationist guide through the Sanctuary; mezze plate of local delights; beer, wine or soft drink.

Age restrictions: For participants aged 10 and over. 

Ultimate Day 2

  • Depart Apollo Bay at 6.45 am
  • Maits Rest – temperate rain forest walk
  • Castle Cove
  • Otway Forest
  • Lavers Hill – morning tea
  • Gibson Steps
  • See the 12 Apostles
  • Helicopter flight available
  • Loch Ard Gorge, Razorback, Island Archway
  • Port  Campbell – lunch stop, beach and shops
  • The Arch
  • London Bridge
  • The Grotto
  • Peterborough
  • Bay of Martyrs
  • Bay of Island
  • Return back to Melbourne via Colac travelling through dairy farm country
  • Arrive in Melbourne at approx 6 pm

What To Bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Warm clothes (just in case)
  • Bathers
  • Towel
  • Camera (spare battery and memory card – you will need it)
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Accommodation Options

  • www.yha.com.au/hostels/vic/great-ocean-road/
  • Free dorm bed in a shared room is included
  • NOTE: Dorm beds are not guaranteed to be in the same dorm. Beds might be split over multiple rooms.
  • You are welcome to upgrade to the following at an extra cost of $99 per room
    • Private Double room (sleeps 2)
    • Private Twin room (sleeps 2)
    • Private Family room (sleeps 4, bedding configuration vary from room to room) This would be suitable for triple and quad share
    • All rooms have shared bathrooms, toilet and kitchen and lounge area
  • Must bring own bath towel
  • If fully booked we make use of other backpackers in Apollo Bay
  • You are also welcome to source and book alternative accommodation in Apollo Bay village (own cost)
  • Please let us know your accommodation choice when you make the booking

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