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Great Ocean Road Day Tour

Take your time to experience this majestic coastal drive on a Great Ocean Road Day Tour with Oceania Tours. Travel from Melbourne with your small group and let us show you the best hiding spots for koalas and kangaroos in the wild. Cap the day off with a visit to the famous 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Language:
English (German, Italian, Spanish also available)
Duration:
11 hrs
Start: End:
Min: 2 adults
Max: 11 people
Departures:
Daily (English)

Itinerary

Experience this majestic coastal drive in style with your small group and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world famous route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting itinerary and we will allow for plenty of photo opportunities.

To begin, your expert Oceania Guide will collect you from your Melbourne hotel to commence your fabulous road trip.

Your first stop will be at the striking Split Point Lighthouse where you can take in the awe-inspiring scenery. You will have time to stroll along the wild beaches or otherwise, stop for a coffee (at own cost).

Your next stop will be at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. It offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can stop for lunch (not included).

Following this, Oceania provides exclusive access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk, located at the iconic Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge where you can have close encounters with koalas, kangaroos and native birds. Importantly, as a passenger on our Great Ocean Road Day Tour, you will be contributing to the Conservation Ecology’s conservation programs to protect the local tiger quolls, koalas and unique flora of the region.

A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Finally, your Oceania guide will transfer you back to the comfort of your hotel in Melbourne.

 

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof clothing

 

Eco Tourism Australia Logo with geckoThis tour is certified with Ecotourism status with Eco Tourism Australia

 

Highlights & Inclusions

  1. Small group touring
  2. Expert guide with extensive local knowledge
  3. Hotel pick up and drop off
  4. Access to exclusive forest walk to see koalas and kangaroos in the wild

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s truly spectacular coastal drives.

This famous route begins 90 minutes from the centre of Melbourne. It continues for 400 kilometres from Torquay, winding alongside the wild Southern Ocean until Nelson on the South Australian border.

Significantly, It is the home of surfing with the International Pro Competitions each year at Bells Beach. Furthermore, the limestone spires of the 12 Apostles have helped to put this region on the world map.

 

The Otways

In the Otways, you will find some of Australia’s best rainforest scenery. Walk amongst the towering tall trees and lush foliage.

On your Great Ocean Road tour with Oceania, you will visit the giant tree ferns at Maits Rest to experience a pristine rainforest paradise.

The Great Otway National Park covers the coastline from Torquay to Princetown and up into the hinterland. You will discover rugged coastlines alongside tall forests and ferny gullies.

 

The Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge

By travelling with Oceania Tours on our Great Ocean Road Day Tour, you will benefit from unique access to the Great Ocean Road Eco Lodge and the Conservation Ecology Centre in Cape Otway.

The centre’s mission is to protect and undersand the flora and fauna of the Otway Forest. Importantly, their vision is for an Otways once more vibrant with wildlife.

We also operate a 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour where you can stay overnight at the Eco Lodge and thus enjoy a truly unique and natural experience in the Otways Forest.

 

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