Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne
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Take a breath and enjoy a relaxed and unhindered view of the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge all before lunch, beating the traditional afternoon rush. En route let us take you on a journey inland, reaching Port Campbell National Park to marvel at the iconic limestone stacks in the morning. Spend the afternoon with your expert Driver Guide, meandering along the winding Great Ocean Road in a high-set vehicle so you're not missing out on any of the spectacular coastal scenery, the Otway Rainforest and seaside townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne.
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In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

See the amazing Twelve Apostles – limestone stacks rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean. Call in at the Visitor Information Centre
• Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery from various viewing platforms

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia

See Loch Ard Gorge and be swept away by the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the schooner, Loch Ard
• Witness a fabulous spectacle of massive natural erosion. Contrasts abound between rugged coast and verdant rainforest living side by side

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Port Campbell National Park, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

Stop for a lunch break in Port Campbell (own expense)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, 95-119 B100, Apollo Bay VIC 3233, Australia

View the popular coastal township of Lorne, and stop in Apollo Bay for afternoon tea (own expense)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, west of Port Campbell on Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia

Quick photo stop at London Bridge, one of the most popular attractions on the Great Ocean Road.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Melbourne Central, Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

See the spectacular night lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge on your way back to Melbourne.

Itinerary subject to run in reverse, at the discretion of AAT Kings.

Inclusions

  • Professional expert Local Guide
  • Your local guide will bring you to the best lookouts and photo stops along the Great Ocean Road
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air conditioning and restroom
  • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • Beat the crowds and arrive at the Twelve Apostles before other tour groups!
  • No staring at bushes and missing out on spectacular views on high set luxury vehicles
  • Stop at the beautiful seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay
  • Sightseeing at Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge- not just the famous Twelve Apostles
  • Japanese and Mandarin Audio commentary available- must be requested at time of booking
  • Your expert guide will bring you where you may see koalas in the wild

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks- stop for lunch (own expense) throughout the day
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children 17 yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Japanese and Mandarin language devices must be requested at time of booking. Please call the supplier to confirm. Availability not guaranteed
  • Weather on the Great Ocean Road is unpredictable, please come prepared for all weather
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. Note: There is limited access at Loch Ard Gorge due to the staircase, however there are other lookouts available.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Breathtaking views! Roger, our guide was absolutely awesome, very curteous and thorough! Overall, it was a fantabulous experience!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2018
Superb tour. The drive is absolutely wonderful!!
• Submitted 04 Aug 2018
Nice experience
• Submitted 16 Jun 2018
Great!
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
On time pickup and departure from Melbourne. Will provided an interesting and informative commentary throughout the near 12 hour tour. All aspects of the tour were put together and gave a great overview of this Australian area.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
Great !!!
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018
Delightful day highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 01 Feb 2018
Great scenic tour for the day. Nice to see less congested areas of Australia.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2018
This was a fabulous day. Our driver suggested doing the itinerary in reverse as it was summer holidays. Kudos to him, sorry I cant remember his name. He regaled us with local history pointing out several sites along the route and explaining how The Great Ocean Road came to be. We even saw koalas in the wild! Doing the tour in reverse turned out to be a great decision because we got to enjoy The Twelve Apostles, London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge with relatively few tour buses. It is amazing what the force of nature created! The southern Australian coastline is truly spectacular! The lunch stop in Port Campbell was perfect with lots of places to grab a bite to eat and lots of opportunity to take photos. My advice is to dress for the weather it was only 16 and drizzly even though it is summer and sometimes the windy roads were a bit much.
• Submitted 20 Jan 2018
Very nice and should come to visit it. If you have available time, i recommend helicopter tour !!
• Submitted 13 Jan 2018
A great tour that enables you to see the beautiful coastal towns of south Australia. A definite must.
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
Very pretty! Worth the long drive.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
My husband and I had a great time on this tour. Our driver Joe was informative, courteous and a general all round nice guy. Plenty of time was given at each stop. Good value and as it the Great Ocean Road was very busy we felt that it certainly beats driving yourself.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
Tour was well coordinated and executed. A long day. Since we visited during the Christmas to New Year break, every place along the road was crowded and felt that we didn't get enough time to take in the scenery. Felt a bit rushed. Richard was an excellent tour guide and a skilled driver. He managed to get us through overflowing parking lots without wasting a lot of time
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
Tour guide from AATKING was great - gave a lot of background history of what occurred and what is occurring. It is a must-see day tour for sure.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
It was a great tour even though it was raining throughout the day. Nevertheless, the rain stop for a while when we reached the 12 Apostles, which was a blessing. Our guide Richard from AAT Kings was a wonderful chap with his explanations throughout the whole journey. And not forgetting his dry humour which drew quite a lot laughter from us. definitely will recommend this tour to anyone who wish to explore the 12 Apostles.
• Submitted 10 Dec 2017
The highlight of our trip to Australia. Amazing scenery. Adrian, our driver/tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and he apparently enjoys what he does. A very pleasant day.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2017
Amazing highly recommended
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Very long but great day trip to see some of the most beautiful sites in Victoria. Tour is well organized with plenty of stops along the way. The drivers are wonderful and very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 23 Nov 2017
For such a long day spent largely in a vehicle with a bunch of strangers Adrian made the trip worthwhile even before you saw the magnificence of the 12 Apostles and the other amazing natural wonders of this tour
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
It was fantastic.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
The Great Ocean Road Trip Tour involves a lot of miles over 400 and a large number of hours approx. 15 but is well worthwhile. The sea views continue for miles and are absolutely spectacular. Tip: sit on the LEFT side of the bus for a closer look. The stops usually combine a fabulous look-out spot with a convenient bathroom opportunity not to be missed, since you never know when the next one will be offered!. Lunch is taken at Apollo Bay at around mid-day. We recommend the Apollo Bay Hotel over the driver's choice of George's Cafe. The service was good, the restaurant was light with good views, and the fish-and-chips was excellent. Our driver Paul Chilton was outstanding, and worked really hard to ensure an enjoyable experience for all his passengers. He had an excellent sense of humor and provided interesting information concerning the construction of the road by the Australian Army after WW1. He took the trouble to back up the bus after passing a koala on the road or wallaby so that we could all see it, and was a very attentive driver, narrowly avoiding a vehicle ahead at one stage which had braked suddenly. The Twelve Apostles rock-formation is obviously the star sight of the tour seen after lunch, but the London Bridge formation seen later is also memorable. Both should be photographed in video as well as still photography if your camera permits. Returning to Melbourne, Paul was careful to drop passengers off close to their hotels. This can take 30 minutes or so, depending on the distribution, but is definitely worth the wait. Overall, an excellent tour which is highly recommended for the memorable shoreline views that it includes. Obviously, you need good weather as we had, so probably a booking in the Australian winter months June thru August is more of a gamble. However, sometimes, as in our case, the sky can look gloomy in Melbourne, but an hour later when we reached the coast, the weather was delightfully sunny, and remained so throughout our tour. We went in late October. In terms of clothing, remember that there is nothing but Antarctica to the South of the Road, and the winds off the Bass Strait can be bracing! Consequently, a zip-up warm jacket is recommended, together with a stand-by scarf and gloves, plus an umbrella. Sturdy shoes are essential for the optional descent to a sandy cove towards the end of the trip.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2017
The driver Roger was fabulous !!! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and above all, courteous. After the tour, he even brought each of us to our requested drop off points nearest our hotels/ Airbnb in our case . The trip going and after the destinations was a good time to rest nothing much to see but once we got to each site, it was definitely worth the ride - once again, it made us think of Gods glory through His beautiful creations in nature !!! Just be sure to come prepared for a cold and very windy time - especially where the 12 apostles are- we were quite well clothed yet we were all shivering! We were also blessed to see a double rainbow , one on top of the other during the ride. The one in the bottom was a full/complete and radiating rainbow. Ive been traveling around the world for more than 40 years now, have seen many rainbows but never a complete one plus the bonus of a second complete one on top - albeit a less vibrant one.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017

In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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