Things to do in Melbourne

The best Great Ocean Road one day tour from Melbourne

34 reviews

  • 13 hours in total

  • Entrance tickets, transports included

  • Pick up in central Melbourne

What To Expect

Escaping the bustling Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road day tour will show you the most stunning coastal drives of Southern Australia with long sandy beaches, oldie rainforests, charming seaside villages and dramatic limestone cliffs. With more stops and extra inclusions provided in this best day tour, you are about to have unforgettable experiences in Australia.

Make your first stop at one of the most popular surfing destinations on the Great Ocean Road, where you will have mellow morning tea and watch some skillful surfing performances on site. From here, visit the historic Memorial Arch to learn about the origin of the Great Ocean Road and have your beautiful photo opportunities taken before passing through the quaint town of Lorne and Anglesea.

Visit Kennett River and challenge yourself to spot cuddly koalas in the wild. Your local guide will help you have an up-close and personal experience of Aussie wildlife where you can spend time playing with native parrots, lorikeets, or even kookaburras.

At noon, head to the scenic town of Apollo Bay to have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and have a guided walk through the rainforest at Great Otway National Park, where you will find many of the tallest ancient eucalyptus trees in Australia.

Discover Port Campbell National Park and arrive at the Shipwreck coast where you will find yourself surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and stunning views of Loch Ard Gorge as well as learn about its the tragic tales.

Keep walking down from Gibson's Steps to the beach, you are about to arrive at the highlight of this trip - the world's famous natural wonder Twelve Apostles - a group of gigantic limestone stacks that rise up out of the ocean. Walk along the lookouts for heavenly views and amazing photo opportunities.

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Itinerary

  • Visit the famous surf coast of Great Ocean Road
  • Pleasant bushwalk along Kennett River and get the best view to spot koalas and many of other native species in the wild.
  • Have lunch at the picturesque seaside town of Apollo Bay.
  • Visit Great Otway National Park on a guided eco-tour to experience the majestic of ancient rainforest and admire towering eucalyptus trees
  • Marvel at legendary rock formations of Twelves Apostles at Port Campbell National Park
  • Explore the Shipwreck Coast and marvelous Loch Arch Gorge

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at designated locations in central Melbourne (other locations can be inquired after confirmation)
  • Air-conditioned mini coach
  • National parks entrance fees
  • Morning tea
  • Tasty local lunch
  • Private local guide

What's not included

  • Other food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
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Plan your trip

Standard Group
  • Instant confirmation
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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US$81  per person

Reviews

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Booked this tour at last minutes. Still able to receive good...
Booked this tour at last minutes. Still able to receive good services from the lovely local guide, Mark. He messaged us in prior to arrange the pickup time and location, took care of all our needs and well introduce about each site we visit. Love the beautiful nature of Great Ocean Road and friendly people of Australia! 
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Alexander M.
5 months ago
Jean was truly the best tour guide we have ever met. She was...
Jean was truly the best tour guide we have ever met. She was really kind, humorous and informative. The sites were absolutely gorgeous and we had a great day exploring every place. Having lunch at Apollo Bay was worthwhile with scenic views and tasty Aussie food. Totally worth every penny for this trip! 
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Yosef J.
5 months ago
This one day trip to Great Ocean road was amazing and Jack,...
This one day trip to Great Ocean road was amazing and Jack, our local expert was really funny, nice and knowledgeable. He explained everything well and clear that we did want to spend more time to learn about Australia’s cultures. So interesting! 
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Isabel L.
5 months ago
My wife and I booked this tour three days before our arrival...
My wife and I booked this tour three days before our arrival but the local guide was so nice and caring that he contacted us and clearly explained important things before the trip. We did have great time visiting natural wonders and watching cute koalas in the wild. Highly recommended to everyone! 
Alicia T.
6 months ago
I really enjoyed this one day trip in Great Ocean Road with...
I really enjoyed this one day trip in Great Ocean Road with the informative local guide Mark. He explained many things thoroughly but in a very interesting and charming way. We were all attracted to the sites and the stories behind them. Will definitely book another tour with Mark!!! 
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Alex B.
6 months ago

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