Great Ocean Road Adventure 1-Day Tour from Melbourne

  • No booking or credit card fees
Downloading...

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's great drives. See Otway National Park, as well as Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell. The Great Ocean Road is also known as the Ship Wreck Coast, and it never fails to impress.

Highlights
  • Marvel at the views from West Gate Bridge and along the Surf Coast
  • Feast on Aussie-style Bush Billy tea, lamingtons, vegemite and crackers
  • Stop at the picturesque Apollo Bay
  • See the fern gullies and eucalypts at Otway National Park
  • Visit Port Campbell and view the many wonders of the "Shipwreck Coast"
  • Walk the beach and see the Twelve Apostles from the water's edge
  • With convenient hotel pick-up option and free WiFi on coach

Description

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's great drives, a dramatic, powerful, dangerous and majestic coastline, also known as the Shipwreck Coast. Your day on the Great Ocean Road extends from Geelong through Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay.

After your lunch stop you continue on through the Otway National Park to the rugged beauty of the Twelve Apostle National Park and the Twelve Apostles themselves - are there really twelve?

Proceed to Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell, shaped by the wild Southern Ocean this coastline will not fail to impress. Got your camera?

Highlights

  • Views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from West Gate Bridge

  • Enjoy an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers - old fashioned hospitality

  • Spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road

  • Surf beach resort of Lorne

  • Precipitous coastal cliffs, long sandy beaches and rolling surf

  • River inlets and fern gullies

  • Stop at picturesque Apollo Bay for lunch (own expense) - perhaps a walk along the beach

  • Otway National Park - fern gullies and eucalypts make up this beautiful Australian rainforest

  • Port Campbell National Park's rugged coastline, "The Shipwreck Coast"

  • Huge stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles from the boardwalk lookout

  • You may take an optional helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (own expense)

  • Tom & Eva and Razorback - grand architecture carved by surf

  • Loch Ard Gorge - site of the tragic shipwreck of the "Loch Ard"

  • Port Campbell - holiday resort and fishing village

  • This powerful coastline provides scope for stunning photography

  • Return directly to Melbourne enjoying an on-board Australian movie "All The Rivers Run - 1"

  • See the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from West Gate Bridge."

Please Note

  • *Beach access may be closed at times due to beach erosion and unsafe sea conditions.

  • **The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • Bring a windbreaker and walking shoes.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

Includes

  • Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers

  • On-board Movie

  • On-board Wi-Fi

  • General admission (all attractions included)
Select travel date Please choose your date Can I change my date after booking? Enter number of travelers Choose your option View details and schedule Starting at BEST PRICE GUARANTEED ADD TO CART You will receive your confirmation and voucher by email. Special Promo off Yes! * You can change your date after booking. Once confirmed, you will receive a voucher with all the information about your activity including the provider's local contact details, which you can contact if you have any question or if you need to change the date. We will try our best to accommodate your request. *Subject to availability. Fees might apply. Please check our terms and conditions for more information. Please provide number of traveler(s). Please select option package. Please provide number of traveler(s) and select an option Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Day Trip Without Lunch
Great_Ocean_Road (9)

Duration: 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers On-board Movie On-board Wi-Fi General admission (all attractions included)

Schedule

  • 07:45-08:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels or Check-in at Federation Square East

  • Travel to the Great Ocean Road

    The tour will start from Federation Square and will proceed to Winchelsea, Victoria where you can fuel up for the adventures ahead with an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea, including lamingtons, crackers and Vegemite (for the brave!). Then, travel to the Great Ocean Road via the Forrest and Skenes Creek.

  • See Apollo Bay and Time for Lunch

    Stop at the panoramic Apollo Bay, a serene and small coastal town in southwestern Victoria. Guests who selected the Lunch Plan will have a 2-course meal at the Apollo Bay Hotel. Guests who did not select the lunch plan can explore the numerous eateries along the main street.

  • Explore Great Otway National Park

    Stretch your legs with a walk through Great Otway National Park, a wild rainforest where you can wander through fern gullies and eucalyptus groves.

  • Visit Port Campbell National Park, the Shipwreck Coast

    See the dramatic scenery of Port Campbell National Park's beautiful coastline and stop at some of the best spots, including The Twelve Apostles, Gibson Steps, Razorback, and the two limestone stacks known as Tom and Eva named after the two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck in 1878.

  • Stop by Loch Ard Gorge

    The last spot of the day will be a visit in the Loch Ard Gorge, where the tragic shipwreck of the Loch Ard happened, along with the fishing village of Port Campbell, where you can pick up snacks. If you want, you can opt to take a helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (additional fee required).

  • Return Trip to Melbourne

    Travel back to Melbourne while watching an onboard Aussie film entitled "All the Rivers Run - 1". Catch a glimpse of the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from the West Gate Bridge.

  • 19:30

    Drop-off at Select Hotels or Federation Square East

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Day Trip With Lunch
Great Ocean Road

This plan includes a premium two course lunch at the Apollo Bay Hotel.

Duration: 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers On-board Movie On-board Wi-Fi Lunch General admission (all attractions included)

Schedule

  • 07:45-08:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels or Check-in at Federation Square East

  • Travel to the Great Ocean Road

    The tour will start from Federation Square and will proceed to Winchelsea, Victoria where you can fuel up for the adventures ahead with an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea, including lamingtons, crackers and Vegemite (for the brave!). Then, travel to the Great Ocean Road via the Forrest and Skenes Creek.

  • See Apollo Bay and Time for Lunch

    Stop at the panoramic Apollo Bay, a serene and small coastal town in southwestern Victoria. Guests who selected the Lunch Plan will have a 2-course meal at the Apollo Bay Hotel. Guests who did not select the lunch plan can explore the numerous eateries along the main street.

  • Explore Great Otway National Park

    Stretch your legs with a walk through Great Otway National Park, a wild rainforest where you can wander through fern gullies and eucalyptus groves.

  • Visit Port Campbell National Park, the Shipwreck Coast

    See the dramatic scenery of Port Campbell National Park's beautiful coastline and stop at some of the best spots, including The Twelve Apostles, Gibson Steps, Razorback, and the two limestone stacks known as Tom and Eva named after the two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck in 1878.

  • Stop by Loch Ard Gorge

    The last spot of the day will be a visit in the Loch Ard Gorge, where the tragic shipwreck of the Loch Ard happened, along with the fishing village of Port Campbell, where you can pick up snacks. If you want, you can opt to take a helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (additional fee required).

  • Return Trip to Melbourne

    Travel back to Melbourne while watching an onboard Aussie film entitled "All the Rivers Run - 1". Catch a glimpse of the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from the West Gate Bridge.

  • 19:30

    Drop-off at Select Hotels or Federation Square East

Excellent whistle stop tour. The driver & tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and really entertaining.

Joanne

Read our 9 review(s)
Why City Discovery?
  • Easy booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • Reschedule anytime
  • Best price guaranteed
  • 24/5 Customer support
Secure & simple payments

All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.

Schedule

  • 07:45-08:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels or Check-in at Federation Square East

  • Travel to the Great Ocean Road

    The tour will start from Federation Square and will proceed to Winchelsea, Victoria where you can fuel up for the adventures ahead with an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea, including lamingtons, crackers and Vegemite (for the brave!). Then, travel to the Great Ocean Road via the Forrest and Skenes Creek.

  • See Apollo Bay and Time for Lunch

    Stop at the panoramic Apollo Bay, a serene and small coastal town in southwestern Victoria. Guests who selected the Lunch Plan will have a 2-course meal at the Apollo Bay Hotel. Guests who did not select the lunch plan can explore the numerous eateries along the main street.

  • Explore Great Otway National Park

    Stretch your legs with a walk through Great Otway National Park, a wild rainforest where you can wander through fern gullies and eucalyptus groves.

  • Visit Port Campbell National Park, the Shipwreck Coast

    See the dramatic scenery of Port Campbell National Park's beautiful coastline and stop at some of the best spots, including The Twelve Apostles, Gibson Steps, Razorback, and the two limestone stacks known as Tom and Eva named after the two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck in 1878.

  • Stop by Loch Ard Gorge

    The last spot of the day will be a visit in the Loch Ard Gorge, where the tragic shipwreck of the Loch Ard happened, along with the fishing village of Port Campbell, where you can pick up snacks. If you want, you can opt to take a helicopter flight over the shipwreck coast (additional fee required).

  • Return Trip to Melbourne

    Travel back to Melbourne while watching an onboard Aussie film entitled "All the Rivers Run - 1". Catch a glimpse of the spectacular evening lights of Melbourne from the West Gate Bridge.

  • 19:30

    Drop-off at Select Hotels or Federation Square East

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Centrally located hotels in Melbourne Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 19:30:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Centrally located hotels in Melbourne Time: 08:00:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 19:30:00

Price & Options

View details and schedule Free Not Available onwards To

Notes

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity.

Reviews

Excellent whistle stop tour. The driver & tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and really entertaining.

Joanne

We recommend this tour to everyone, it is a great experience! My wife and me arrived in Australia some 10 days ago, and this is ou...r wedding trip which we decided to start in Melbourne. would like to share my impressions about this agency and our trip to the Great Ocean Road. Our friends who were here in Australia last year have recommended this agency and this trip to us as one of the most beautiful in Melbourne. So we have booked a trip directly from a the website, without any hassle, quick and easy. This is a one day trip which started early morning near the Federation square. We have been greeted by oureply guide and driver Paul. He explained shortly what awaits us on this nice trip. He was excellent. During the whole day he was giving us a lot of interesting information about the history of the city, life in Melbourne, and some little known things about Australia. So thanks to Paul, we have learned a lot in a very easy and funny way. During our trip on the Great Ocean Road, we made quite a lot of stops and enough time to take interesting photos of all important things. We have seen a lot of beautiful beaches and the cherry pick of the tour was a 12 apostles. We also had a great opportunity to picture several koalas on trees because Paul stopped safely when we spotted them! more

Ivan

a really good day. fantastic day

jennifer

It was a geeat trip. The driver was extremely knowledgable and personable. We would recommend this trip to everyone.

ROBERT

For fellow travelers, it is a MUST Tour that you should spend your money for. It is a lifetime experience and worth every penny!...r />
We would like to take an opportunity to share our priceless experiences regarding this tour. We are newly-wed couple from Malaysia. We came across this tour when we are trying to search for Great Ocean Road Tour via Google. The tour price is considerably reasonable and importantly it has almost covered all interesting places in the Great Ocean Road. Honestly, we were doubtful in the beginning, as we have never tried the tour before this, but all doubts had gone away on the tour day when we saw the bus waiting for us punctually as promised. We were first assembled at the Federation Square East, our meeting point for this tour and the place was easy to find without hassle.

We were started our journey around 8 am with early morning drizzle. Along the journey we have been explained by our friendly and chatty tour guide, on some historical backgrounds of certain significant landmarks and interesting places around Melbourne City.

We had a tea break around 10am in the small city for a refreshment before going further uphill and entering Great Ocean Road. Very famous Australian black tea and Lamington cake were served. That was our first time tantalising our tastebud with this biscuit and we have absolutely fallen in love with it. For those who have no ideas about this cake, it is made from sponge cake coated with chocolate and rolled in desiccated coconut. Trust me, you should give a try. It is absolutely a mouth watering snack to taste for.

After a few hours on the bus, we came across Eucalyptus trees alongside the road and guess what, we were lucky enough to spot on a basketball size of wild koala, hugging on the branch of Eucalyptus tree! It was a fascinating experience to see it "live". We were also had a chance to see a few wild kangaroos hoping around the bushes. Chances of seeing natural safari of wild Australian animals along the journey are really great experience for us.

We were then stopped for our lunch at a small beautiful town called "Appolo Bay". We were having a set of fish and chips in one of the restaurant alongside the road. The price is quite reasonable and affordable,around $9 AUD each and the fish was absolutely fresh and delicious. They have a variety of foods for you to choose from, for example, noodles, pizza, salads and many more. If you got an extra time you can spend your time at the beach seeing people surfing while waiting for the bus to move on to the next journey.

The journey then continued with the absolutely amazing breathtaking views along the Great Ocean Road. We stopped by at few main attractions such as 12 Apostles, Shipwreck, London Arch and many other iconic places. We had also given a chance to go near the beach to feel the fresh wind of Southern Ocean and watching the rage of the waves from the distance.

After lots and lots of beautiful pictures (till our storage media has already full) we were sadly leaving Great Ocean Road and heading back to Melbourne.

On the way back to Melbourne, the tour guide has played a movie named "Oddball".The movie is based on a true story about Middle Island and the dog protecting penguins sanctuary in Australia.

Overall, we spent almost 12 precious hours with Great Ocean Road Tour.

It is not always about the destination but it is a jouney that counts the most.

Happy Holiday!

Warmest Regards,
Rus & Helm
Malaysia
more

RUSMIZAN

This tour is a long day (picked up at 7:30am, returned at 9:30pm) but worth every minute. The Great Ocean Road is stunning and we... saw every one of the Road's best sights along the way. There are a lot of sights to fit in but the time at each location was just right.
The tour was operated by Gray Line tours and I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were extremely efficient and well organised and our driver James was just amazing. He told us so history and information along the route that he must have been exhausted by the end of the day. James obviously loves his job and went to great lengths to make everyone feel comfortable. He also made sure everyone was delivered safely home to the door of their hotel if that is what they wanted.

I only had the week-end to see Melbourne and the surrounding area and I am so pleased I chose this trip....lunch was lovely too.
more

Patricia

Beautiful scenery, however a 14 hour day.

Barry

My partner and I just spent three days in Melbourne so we decided to spend one in order to see one of the most famous views of Aus...tralia: the Twelve Apostles. I have done this excursion with my partner and we liked it, nonetheless, we think it could be improved.
With this tour you have the opportunity to do more than one stop along the Great Ocean Road while the guide -which is also the driver of the bus- gives you information and fun facts. The bus was really comfortable and they do the pick-up and drop off which is also really convenient. Peter was our tourist guide and he was really good giving historical facts. Nonetheless, we would have loved to have more information of what to do in -for what for us was the most important stop: the one that gives you the opportunity to see the Twelve Apostles. In that stop you have one hour. Once you get off the bus you have three options: 1. Go along the path to see the views from above or 2. Go down to the beach or 3. A helicopter view +some time to do something else. You can’t do the three things; actually, you CAN’T do both things (the first one and the second one) and have time to enjoy it, we did it and it was exhausting regardless of being 25 and 28 years old!! We would have loved to have more time there because we wanted to walk amongst the rocks on the beach and feel how big they are. When we read the tour in google, it was said that we would have time to go to the beach and have a walk… but it wasn’t in this stop, it was in the next one (but that stop -even though it is amazing- isn’t were the Twelve Apostles are; it is in Loch Ard Gorge!
Therefore, we would have loved to have a schedule for the whole day stating “exactly” how much time we would have in each stop and what you could do in each of them. If we are saying this, again, is because our main interest to do this excursion was to enjoy the Twelve Apostles and we just had one hour there (to see it from above with the views and from below in the beach). We spend 25 minutes on the path to see the views of the twelve apostles and then we decided to take the walk to go down to the beach. The walk is quite long (about 15-20min) so we only had 5 minutes on the Twelve Apostles beach. We took two photos from there but it was impossible to have time to go further on and be “beside” the rocks that form the Twelve Apostles for us (even though there was plenty of people there walking among the rocks because we saw it from the path above). Apart from that, we would have loved to do the helicopter view as well but it was also in this stop, making it IMPOSSIBLE to do the three things altogether.

Apart from that, as we were saying the tour is good. You have more than one stop along the Great Ocean Road. You have enough time to eat (we didn’t include the lunch on the tour and you have quite a few restaurant options there), the bus is really comfortable and the guide was good. During the tour they put a video to give you extra information about the road (it didn’t work properly) and in the end, going back to Melbourne they put the movie “Oddball” on the bus, to make it more enjoyable.
Overall, we would rate this tour a 6.5 out of 10 and that is because we liked it but we think some clarification during the tour would allow you to plan ahead.
more

laura

We enjoyed the trip. Scenery was fantastic and coach driver was very informative. However the trip was somewhat spoilt with the pr...esence of a young baby on the coach who was crying most of the journey which actually drowned the coach driver's commentary. I really don't think this type of trip is appropriate for young babies. Perhaps for 6yrs onwards? more

Janet

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Book now from Adults Children Infants Age above Traveler Travelers travelers Requires Must be accompanied by All Ages SALE off more less SALE %percentage_off%% OFF Show more Show Less Please choose the currency you want to use to finalize your checkout. You will be charged
Lowest Tour Prices
Reschedule Anytime
Instant Confirmation
24/5 Customer Support

Deals in your Pocket Never miss a deal while traveling

Please wait...