2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

2 days Melbourne, Australia

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See more of the Great Ocean Road and spend two full days touring one of the world's most scenic coastal roads. Traveling in a comfortable 11 seater mini bus, there will be plenty of stops made along the Great Ocean Road and you will get the opportunity to spot kangaroos and koalas in the wild, see multiple waterfalls and take in the amazing scenery, with enough time allowed to enjoy all fo the highlights along the way. PLEASE NOTE: Roundtrip transport from Melbourne, the local guide, all national park fees are included. Overnight accommoation is at an additional cost.
Itinerary

Day 1: Melbourne - 1st Stage Great ocean road (Surf Coast)

Stop At: Point Danger Lookout, The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria Australia
The start of the Great ocean road
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bells Beach, 86 km (53 mi) SW of Melbourne; 25 km (16 mi) S of Geelong; 5 km (3 mi) SW of Torquay, Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia
Ocean lookout,

look for kangaroos
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 1200 Great Ocean Rd, Bellbrae VIC 3228, Australia
Sample some of the local chocolates
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Loveridge Lookout, Anglesea VIC 3230, Australia
Ocean lookout looking over the beach
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Split Point Lighthouse Tours, 13 Federal St, Aireys Inlet VIC 3231, Australia
Take a closer look at the lighthouse and enjoy some great ocean views
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aireys Inlet Skate Park, Main St Opposite the Bottom Shops, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
Quick bathroom stop
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Memorial Arch at Eastern View, 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Eastern View VIC 3231, Australia
See the memorial arch

Read about the soldiers and building of the road

Take a walk on Fair haven beach
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Erskine Falls Access Rd, Lorne VIC 3232, Australia
Take the step down to the Erskine waterfalls.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lorne Beach, Mountjoy Parade, Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia
Lunch time, enjoy the beach and the local shops
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sheoak Falls, Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia
Take the amazing walk to the Sheoaks waterfalls
Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Mount Defiance Lookout, Great Ocean Road, Separation Creek, Wye River, Victoria 3234 Australia
Enjoy the view along the winding great ocean road.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lone Sailors Grave, Separation Creek VIC 3234, Australia
Visit the grave of a sailor.

Take a walk on the rocks.

See if you can spot the remains of the ship wreck
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kennett River Family Caravan Park, 1-13 Great Ocean Rd, Kennett River VIC 3234, Australia
Time to look for koalas and parrots in the trees
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mariners Lookout Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
The best lookout along the Great ocean road
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Bay Eco YHA, 5 Pascoe St, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia
The end of day one.

Time to explore the village.

Take a walk or swim at the beach.

Spend the night at Apollo Bay.
Duration: 15 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: • Apollo Bay YHA
• Free dorm bed in a shared room
• Upgrade to private room $88
• Welcome to source own accommodation


Day 2: Apollo Bay- 2nd and 3rd Stage Great ocean road (Green Coast and Shipwreck Coast) - Melbourne

Stop At: Mait's Rest, 17km west of Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia
A early walk through the rain forest
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Castle Cove, Great Ocean rd, Glenaire, Victoria Australia
Enjoy the stunning view over the ocean
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Yatzies, 5225 Colac-Lavers Hill Rd, Lavers Hill VIC 3238, Australia
Morning tea and bathroom stop.

Enjoy the gardens and the parrots
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gibsons Steps, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
Take the steps down onto the beach to view the first 2 rock formations
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Rd & Booringa Rd, Princetown VIC 3269, Australia
It is now time to take a walk along the board walk to view the 12 apostles.

Helicopter flights over thew apostles are available at an extra cost.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Enjoy 2 lookouts plus take the step down into the gorge.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, Port Campbell foreshore, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
Lunch time

explore the village, enjoy the beach
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Arch, Great Ocean Rd, Port Campbell VIC 3269, Australia
Another great lookout
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, Great Ocean Rd, Peterborough VIC 3270, Australia
Visit the famous London Bridge.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Grotto, Great Ocean Rd.,, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
Take the steps down into the Grotto
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Peterborough Beach, 7 Irvine St, Peterborough VIC 3270, Australia
See where the Curdies river meets the ocean.

This is also the last bathroom stop on the Great ocean road
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bay of Martyrs, Great Ocean Road, Peterborough, Victoria Australia
Another great view
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bay of Islands, Peterborough on Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool, Victoria 3268 Australia
Last lookout along the Great ocean road
Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Timboon Fine Ice Cream, 1A Barrett St, Timboon VIC 3268, Australia
Travel through the dairy town of Timboon

Pass By: Colac Visitor Information Centre, Corner Queen & Murray Street, Colac, Victoria 3250 Australia
Travel through the town of Colac

Stop At: Cafe La Hoot, 1 Willis St, Winchelsea VIC 3241, Australia
Time for a bathroom break and leg strech
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3008 Australia
Make into Melbourne

Enjoy the rest of your stay in Melbourne Victoria Australia
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Included

  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dorm bed in a shared room at Apollo Bay. (options to upgrade to private room or welcome to book your own accommodation)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Excluded

  • Food and drinks
  • Overnight accommodation. See accommodation options below. The local operator will book this for you.
  • We stay at Apollo Bay Echo YHA.(we do use other providers if this is fully booked) Free dorm bed in a shared room is included You are welcome to upgrade to the following at a extra cost of $77 per room. Private Double room (sleeps 2) Private Twin room (sleeps 2) Private Family room (sleeps 4, double bed and 1 set of bunk beds) This would be suitable for triple share. You are also welcome to source and book alternative accommodation in Apollo Bay village. (own cost) All rooms have shared bathrooms, toilet and kitchen and lounge area. Must bring own bath towel If fully booked we make use of other backpackers in Apollo Bay. Please let us know your accommodation choice when you make the booking.

Departure Point

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait on front of St Paul's steps

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (warm jacket, rain jacket, comfortable walking shoes)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • All passenger to wear seat belt while traveling
  • All ages are welcome
  • If you are a solo traveller (1 person) contact us for availability.
  • Variety of walks
  • Longest walk 40 minutes
  • Some walks have steps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • plenty of easy lookouts
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Around And About is following all recommendation and local laws regarding the Covid-19 situation.

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7 Reviews

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Gary H February 2020

Excellent experience. Walter, owner of the “Around And About” tour, was our driver and guide, who did an excellent job of showing and explaining the wonderful sites along the way. We were glad we also had plenty of opportunities, at the many stops, to get out, take photos, and do some nice 20-30-minute walks at many of the stops. Sites included coastal scenery, waterfalls, seeing kangaroos and Koalas, beach areas, etc. The youth hostel in Apollo Bay was nice, clean, no problem to use the community bath down the hall. Dinner at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in Apollo Bay was a positively-memorable experience, including the beer and kangaroo steak. We appreciated Walter’s attentiveness. An entirely pleasant trip.

De Ana W December 2019

We did this tour during it’s busy season (Christmas). Walter was our guide and although he insisted upon starting earlier (we left St Paul’s at 5:45am when the stated departure was at 6:30) we understood why once on The GOR. The traffic was terrible and we seemed to be one step ahead everywhere - as we were leaving each stop, cars and buses would come piling in. This meant we had most stops to ourselves and had ample time at each stop. Walter was very kind and considerate and made our tour informative and fun. We highly recommend this tour. It could not have been better.

Jacques L May 2016

Very beautiful trip. I highly recommend it to everybody. In our case the first day was all sunny while the second was rainy. In both cases, however we enjoyed the days. Our guide was also very knowledgeable. The sceneries were out of this world and certainly not what we are used to see in our home country.

Angela W May 2016

Wonderful! Much better being in a small group - not so much time wasting waiting for fellow passengers getting on and off which happens on a coach. Walter was great, very knowledgable and fun. Would definitely recommend.

Torben H December 2015

This tour was amazing! It was exactly as advertised and we couldn't have been more happy. Walter, our guide and driver, was excellent- very knowledgeable and sensitive to our interests. If you want to experience the natural beauty of this part of the world in depth, take this tour!

Corita Biddy A March 2016

Loved this tour - the scenery speaks for itself and the small group tour maximised the time and interaction with our driver. Couple of small criticisms: Would have appreciated a more substantial breakfast/morning tea on first morning - bikkies and an apple at around 8am didn't quite fit the bill after being collected from hotel at around 6am. No facilities for breakfast at 5am when staying in hotel so would have been more than happy to pay for own brekky at first stop. Accommodation at backpackers hotel in Apollo Bay was also low standard - paid for unit which was pretty grubby - perhaps other options could be offered. Despite these minor complaints - thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the GOR is as spectacular as everyone says it is.

Siu Wai Penny L April 2018

Guide/driver is impatient.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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