Description

Travel in style to one of the most iconic destinations in Australia with this Boutique Great Ocean Road Day Tour. You’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes vehicle with a maximum of just 11 passengers on-board.

This tour offers a wonderfully intimate day out, showcasing the best coastline views as well as iconic locations including the Great Ocean Road, Great Otway National Park and 12 Apostles.

  • Small group comfort luxury touring (11pax)
  • National Hertiage Listed Great Ocean Road
  • Morning tea on Anglesea beach
  • Historic Memorial Arch, Aireys Inlet, Cape Patton Lookouts
  • Australian wildlife spotting along the Great Ocean Road
  • Bush walk through Great Otway National Park
  • Explore Loch Ard Gorge and Island Archway
  • 12 Apostles Visitor Centre and Lookout
  • Mutton Bird Island, Razor Back & Salt Pepper Shackers
  • Inner Melbourne hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional driver/guide with live commentary
  • Luxury Mercedes air-conditioned custom built minivans
  • All National Park fees
  • Australian wildlife spotting
  • Freshly brewed coffee for morning tea
  • Gourmet restaurant lunch in Apollo Bay

Your tour host will pick you up at your accommodation to begin your small group adventure along the Great Ocean Road. Travelling towards your first stop keep your eyes out for wild kangaroos before arriving at the gateway to the great ocean road, Anglesea where we will enjoy a gourmet morning tea on the beach (weather permitting).

Journey through Aireys Inlet past the Split Point Lighthouse before arriving at the Memorial Archway built in 1939, marking the gateway to this famous drive that winds and hugs the coastline and cliff faces. Take the opportunity to get a postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road sign hung from the Memorial Arch. Make your way down to the beach for your first coastal walk, keeping your eyes out for wild koalas and learn how to spot them in their natural habitat. Continue towards Cape Patton the highest elevation of this morning’s drive, the last section of the Great Ocean Road was complete in 1940.

At the time, it was considered an engineering feat of the modern world supported by thousands of tonnes of boulders. Stop for an incredible photo opportunity before making our way to Apollo Bay. On arrival to the seaside town of Apollo Bay we will escort you to our reserved table at a local restaurant to enjoy our freshly prepared lunch. All dietary requirements will be catered for and after lunch you will have the option to explore Apollo Bay with its gift shops and cafes with time to buy an ice cream or wander to the beach.

After lunch in Apollo Bay we make our way across the Great Otway National Park heading towards your next stop a beautiful bush walk through a temperate rainforest showcasing an ancient world once known as Gondwana. Here you will see one of the best living examples of what dinosaurs would have seen 180 million years ago. We will also discover the amazing Mountain Ash the 2nd largest species of tree in the world reaching heights of over 300 feet.

Be amazed by the wild Shipwreck Coast and world famous 12 Apostles Lookouts are next, where you will see the row of limestone stacks lined up one behind the other. A thrilling way to see the 12 Apostles formations is from a helicopter! Scenic flights depart from the 12 Apostles visitor centre at an additional cost (may not be available during peak periods).

Loch Ard Gorge is next. Dripping with maritime history you’ll hear stories of bravery & historic tall ships bringing to life these dramatic coastlines. As you descend into the gorge be mesmerised by the scenes of one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. You’ll then round out an exceptional day with time to explore Island Archway, Salt and Pepper Shakers, The Razorback and Mutton Bird Island. The journey back to Melbourne is approximately 2.5-hrs travel time with a stop along the way for restrooms and an opportunity to purchase a quick meal before arriving back in Melbourne approximately 8:30pm.

Meal(s) included : Lunch

Departs: Main pick up is at 7:20am from the Westion Hotel, 205 Collins St, Melbourne.

Please contact us for a number of pickup points throughout Melbourne.

Ends: Melbourne approximately 8:30pm.

Departure Dates: Daily except December 25th

  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection – hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Money for dinner and souvenirs
  • Weather proof jacket for the cooler months
  • Money for dinner and souvenirs
  • Small day pack to ensure all our guests relax in comfort
  • Camera

Our tours are running with reduced capacity to ensure that social distancing can be followed on tour. Hand sanitiser and masks will be provided and all staff have undergone extensive hygiene training.

1 Tree Planted

We will plant 1 tree to offset your Carbon footprint!

Accounting for 1 day of food and waste, plus 600km travelled by minibus, your Carbon Emissions reach approximately 0.2 tons

This is a free service and doesn’t cost you a penny! This donation is made on your behalf, and for FREE, by The Mindful Travel Co.

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Important Information

Age Recommendation: 6 – 80 years

Age Restriction: Not suitable for infants or children under 6 years

Group Size: 4 – 11

Fitness Requirements: Basic level of fitness required

Dietary/Medical Requirements: Please advise us of any special dietary requirements food allergies or medical conditions at time of booking.

Luggage Restrictions: Small Day Pack (one day tour) as space is limited and we wish to ensure all our guests’ comfort

Additional Info: None

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