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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

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  • Drive the most scenic stretch of the world-famous Great Ocean Road
  • Spectacular photo ops: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Apollo Bay
  • Look and learn: live commentary as you travel so you don’t miss anything
  • Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip bus transportation from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Tour
Great Ocean Road day trip from Melbourne
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Overview
If you take only one road trip in Australia, it has to be the Great Ocean Road—a dramatic coastal route running along the south coast of Victoria. This tour is ideal for those short on time, taking in the GOR highlights in just one day and stopping at the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Apollo Bay, and Port Campbell.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned bus, leave the city behind and set out along the south coast of Australia to drive the famous Great Ocean Road.
Pass by Bells Beach, host of the annual Rip Curl Pro (a World Surf League surfing competition), and enjoy dazzling ocean views as you follow the winding coastal road. Make a stop in Apollo Bay, one of the most photographed bays along the route, and enjoy some free time to breathe in the sea air and purchase lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to another must-see landmark, the Twelve Apostles, the dozen rock pillars that stand just offshore. As you walk along the sea cliffs, you have an incredible view over the rocks, but you can also climb down to the beach for a closer look.
Back on the bus, listen to your guide’s live commentary as you approach Shipwreck Coast and learn how this notorious stretch earned its ominous name. One of the highlights here is Loch Ard Gorge, named after the 19th-century British ship Loch Ard that was wrecked along the coast, leaving only two survivors.
The final stop of the day is in Port Campbell, a picturesque seaside resort where you have some free time to browse the shops for souvenirs or enjoy a coffee by the seafront.
On return to Melbourne, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very enjoyable day,tour guide was very informative about all aspects of the tour. Pick up and drop off was very convient. Would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Maryann V
Reviewed 23 February 2019

We had a great day on The Great Ocean Road tour with AAT Kings in January. Our guide, Joe, was excellent--wonderful personality, charming, friendly and knowledgeable. It is a lot of driving, but the scenery is superb! Recommend you sit on the left side of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Great view. The only con is the long driving, while this is unavoidable if you want to cover most signs of the great ocean road, then I do think this coach tour is the most convenient way for those who don't drive by themselves. (Melbourne...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Lin W
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Had a full day on the great ocean road with Gray line tours the driver /Adrian was excellent with every detail about trip and was very good with all information about all the places we were to visit the trip was excellent the 12 apostle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I strongly recommend AATKings for your tours in Australia. I booked the Great Ocean Road tour from Melbourne. When almost all the other travel agencies were full, I found a place in this agency, the night before the tour started. It was really easy to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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I think that it will be too hard for the kids.....the excursion is too long for kids and too many places with stairs for stroller....
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