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Itinerary
After morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, travel in a comfortable minivan southwest to reach the Great Ocean Road.

Visit highlights such as Split Point Lighthouse, a nature reserve and pristine beaches. Take a walk in a eucalyptus forest at the Conservation Ecology Centre to look for koalas, kangaroos and native birdlife in their natural habitat. Learn about the center’s conservation work that protects wildlife such as koalas and tiger quolls, the biggest remaining marsupial carnivore in mainland Australia. Stop in the pretty town of Apollo Bay to purchase lunch from one of the town’s excellent cafes and restaurants.

Top off your day by visiting the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, both located within Port Campbell National Park. Learn about the geology that shaped limestone rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles, and hear about the Shipwreck Coast and the sinking of the English ship Loch Ard in 1878.

Throughout the day, you'll have plenty of time for photo ops of rugged cliffs, churning waves and charming seaside towns along this scenic stretch of Victoria’s coast. Hear about the region from onboard commentary provided by your knowledgeable driver-guide, and keep an eye out for whales and dolphins offshore, and Australian native animals including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and bandicoots. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.
Locations visited
Twelve Apostles
The Great Ocean Road
Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours
Overview
Embark on a thrilling journey along Australia’s most famous coastal drive – the Great Ocean Road. Set out from Melbourne for an 11-hour tour by air-conditioned minivan, stopping along the way at the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Keep your camera to hand as you spot kangaroos and koalas on a rainforest stroll and admire the dreamy landscapes of Port Campbell National Park, including the iconic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience and includes hotel pick-up.
Highlights
  • Small-group full-day tour along the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne
  • Spot koalas and kangaroos in the wild at a nature reserve
  • Visit the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge in Port Campbell National Park
  • See highlights such as Apollo Bay, Split Point Lighthouse and a eucalyptus forest
  • Get great photo ops of remote beaches and rugged sea cliffs
  • Hear informative onboard commentary from your driver-guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more customized experience
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great ocean road trip

We had a great trip - I would recommend this tour to anyone. Plenty of stops, opportunities for viewing and taking photographs. Small group ( we had 4 in our group) made it very personal and Robert our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. He...More

Thank Morag M
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Great tour - highly recommend

Frank was our tour guide and seemed to know everything about Melbourne and the area. True wealth of info. Saw Koala's up close as well as many birds, kangaroos and wallaby's. The coast drive is amazing with a lot of great sights. Well worth the...More

Thank trekrider2300
Sebastian_Oceania, Owner at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for the review. Yes Frank is certainly an expert in so many areas. We are very glad that you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Beautiful coastal drive with interesting stops and return inland through rolling countryside

Family of 5 enjoyed their day out on the GOR. Beautiful views, frequent stops, great company with Robart our guide. Feeding parrots and kangaroos close-up added an extra special touch. Delicious lunch in Apollo Bay Hotel.

Thank saporovsky
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review for your family's day out on the Great Ocean Road with us. Feel free to add some photos to our page! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Really amazing tour!

Honeymooners here. We lucked out and had only one other person with us so it was almost a private tour. Robert was our driver and tour guide and was amazing! He gave excellent information about Australia in general, took photos of us at all the...More

Thank Joe_Mich_19
Sebastian_Oceania, Propriétaire at Oceania Tours & Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review of Robert and Oceania Tours. It sounds like you made the most of your semi private tour! Also to let you know, we are currently reviewing where we stop for lunch along the way to ensure that this...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Must see

This is one of the fantastic tour that I have joined during my visit to Australia. It is a long day but definetly worth it. Breath taking views that you will see during this trp . Highly recommend it.

Thank figenb2017
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