Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

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Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island
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Travel along the Great Ocean Road, see Phillip Island's little penguins and visit your favorite Melbourne city sights! This super saver combines Melbourne's top experiences by taking you to the Twelve Apostles on a Great Ocean Road Classic tour, and to see the parade of cute little penguins on a separate Phillip Island day tour. Finally, choose to visit one of Melbourne's premier attractions - Melbourne Star Observation Wheel OR Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium OR Eureka Skydeck 88 with your included Melbourne Attractions Pass.
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In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
20 hours
Operates:
Daily
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, Great Ocean Rd 689/721 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria Australia

Hear memorable stories at Memorial Arch about the engineering feat that ended decades of isolation for the regions coastal communities.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cape Otway Lightstation, Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway, Great Otway National Park, Victoria VIC 3233 Australia

Take the winding staircase to the top to capture a memorable photo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The world famous 12 Apostles - see these enormous limestone stacks from the viewing platform.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

The history of the infamous Shipwreck Coast is revealed on the beach at Loch Ard Gorge.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912 Australia

Experience the magic of Moonlit Sanctuary & see wombats, koalas, kangaroos & much more!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Churchill Island, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

Explore this historic landmark & see the local sheep shearing & working dogs in action.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Nobbies, 1320 Ventnor Rd, Phillip Island, Victoria Australia

Explore the boardwalks to enjoy panoramic coastal views

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

Come and watch the Penguin Parade at dusk. See these amazing creatures in their natural environment.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Lunch (Phillip Island)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned 24-seater touring vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Churchill Island
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (available for purchase)

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You may choose a pickup from the available list or the following locations: Immigration Museum (400 Flinders Street) or Regent Theatre (191 Collins Street). Pickup is only available from the listed hotels.

Your pick up information for both tours including exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

Returns To

• Great Ocean Road classic tour returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm
• Phillip Island Penguin Parade begins at dusk and concludes after the penguins have crossed the beach. This event can last up to 2 hours, depending on the number of penguins and the seasonalityTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All revenue generated by the Phillip Island Nature Park benefits penguins and conservation
  • The Parade is an outdoor experience so please dress warmly. You must wear sturdy footwear (slip on shoes or high heels not permitted)
  • Photography and video are NOT PERMITTED at the Penguin Parade
  • Children aged 5-13 years are not permitted on the Penguin Plus, Penguin Skybox and the Private Penguin Parade. Children 4 years and under are not allowed on this tour.
  • Please note: these are two separate day tours. You MUST take the Phillip Island tour within 7 days of the Great Ocean Road tour; book the Great Ocean Road tour for the day you prefer, and then contact the local tour operator directly to book the second tour (contact info will be printed on your confirmation voucher)
  • Melbourne Attraction Pass is valid to use over a period of six months with a single entry for each attraction
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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

Terry is the best tour guide! This trip is super valuable and Terry was guiding us to the best place to take photos and where to find the penguins!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
100% definitely recommend this trip to get the most out of the Melbourne area! Was sooo cool to see the Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles then to go to Phillip Island. Was awesome stopping at the Wildlife Sanctuary along the way.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Arrangement is great, tour guide is friendly, drives fast and safely. Two attraction tickets is also awesome. Highly recomment this tour.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Amazing views and excellent tour guides ( Chris and Courtney with Bunyip tours). The koala encounter and kangaroo feeding was fun and the Penguins are so tiny and so cute! Viewing the sunset on The Great Ocean Road is so fantastic! We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed both trips. Thank you!
• Submitted 23 Apr 2019
Both tours and our guides were amazing. The 12 Apostles and the Ocean drive was great. But what we loved the most was all the Australian animals we got to see like Koalas, Walabees and of not to forget the penguins.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2018
Tour guides for both tours were terrific. I have enjoyed this tour and definitely worth going with Viator.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2018
Thanks Steve and Bear (Chris) for friendly, humorous and informative guided tours of the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island! The Great Ocean Road tour is a really long road trip but with gorgeous breathtaking views of the coastline. The highlight of the Phillip Island tour was certainly the last stop at Penguin Parade where we waited in the cold windy night for the little penguins to emerge from the sea and head to their burrows inland. [make sure you’re well-covered to keep warm including maybe a muffler!] Bear/Chris - thanks for the briefing on safety in the vehicle and what tourists shouldn’t be doing (treading on the burrow-filled hills; why we shouldn’t photograph the penguins etc) - it was a very informative overall tour on Australian wildlife! Encouraged by your briefing earlier, I helped stopped a tourist for using flash photography on the poor little penguins. Great tips for getting up close to the penguins too! Even managed to catch penguins mating in the open as a result! Lol! Hahaha! Hat-tip and kudos to Bear/Chris for quick action on our vehicle that had a leak midway and quickly getting a replacement vehicle for a smooth bus changeover without affecting our tour schedule. Three cheers for Bunyip!
• Submitted 24 Oct 2018
It was really interesting and also the price is very good. The small group was really comfortable and we visited everthing what it can be do in that 2 days and also the 2 tickets, Eureka Skydeck and Sea Life are perfect.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2018
These tours were excellent. Kurt was our tour guide for the penguins and Chris for the Twelve Apostles. Lots of information was provided with music breaks in between on our small buses. One was for around 28-30 and the other 24. Both lunches were tasty and timely. Ample restroom stops made. We bought the underground viewing for the penguins tour and enjoyed seeing them up close. No sounds came underground but what a chorus of calls when we came up from the penguins
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
After you had purchase this package, the bun yip tour will sent email to you to double confirm the date you wish to attend for Philips island. The free Melbourne attraction pass you may either collect it on their local office or on the first day of great ocean road trip. The tour guide is very informative, the view along the road trip is great for great ocean road. Throughout the tour before to the main spot, the tour will also stop by a lot of stopover for you to enjoy the scenery. If you are visiting Melbourne, this package is definitely a most commercial and economic choices you have. Everything goes smoothly and i enjoy it throughout the journey. Thanks Viator, a reliable day tour provider.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2018
We enjoyed this trip to the Great Ocean Road.There is a lot of traveling in the coach because of the distance. The scenery is rugged and beautiful. We stopped and seen Koalas in the wild. The driver was on the lookout all the time and if he could he would stop if he seen anything. We seen an Echidna at the side of the Road. The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed Phillip Island. The farm was great with the displays. I would have liked a little more time to look around the house too. The scenery was beautiful. It was good to go on the board walks to try and see the penguins . The setting and scenery was fantastic. The penguins were adorable. It was amazing to see them all come in from the sea and return to there young. I could not stop watching them. The driver again was very knowledgeable and friendly. Because I booked two tours together we also got free Aquarium and Skydeck tickets which we appreciated and really enjoyed. Thank you
• Submitted 20 Apr 2018
The great ocean road day trip was a very long day. The coast is beautiful but if youve been up the California coast its about the same. Lots of stops along the way for pictures. Really enjoyed the twelve apostles and the story behind them. The bus was not the most comfortable for the long trip The day spent with Chris H, aka bear was fantastic. He is a great tour guide. Throughly enjoyed this tour. Watching the penguins was so fun. We did the ranger guided tour which was worth the extra cost as they provided binoculars and headsets for the tour. With the ranger you got a more detailed explanation of the penguins trip back to the beach. The day was long but so worth it. We also went to an animal conservatory and got to have our pictures taken with a koala. One suggestion is all your guides should follow Chriss example in ensuring everyone is back on the bus in time. No one wanted to wear the donkey hat. Wish he had been on the ocean road tour as we had to wait three times for different groups to get back to the bus.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
A long day but well worth it. The twelve apostles is a spectacular sight and the penguin parade is a must see. I would recommend taking the private guided walk at the penguin parade. We got very close to the activity and our guide was extremely informative. We were provided with binoculars and headsets.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2018
It's my first time coming to Melbourne and this package provides great tours and information. The Tour guide and Driver for our Great Ocean Road is Fiona and she is very professional and knowledgeable. The scenary is good and we got to take a few stop for photographs. Enjoyed lunch at the Cape Lighthouse with great view. The tour to Phillip Island is excellant! We got to stop by Conservatory and Koala Park to see the Wallabies and Koalas on our way. The Little penguins are adorable and worth the hours wait for them to return home after sunset. Regarding to the Attraction Pass, I picked the Sealife Aquarium and Eureka 88 Skydeck. The Sealife Aquarium is fun even for adults. I was amazed by the Mega Croc, the King penguin, the Geetoo penguin and the huge Stingray. I love the ease to move from one area to another with the Indoor map. The aqaurium provides you with Station Numbers that you just need to follow and you will finish walking the entire acquarium in about 2-3 hours. A great place for tourists and family and kids to visit. The Eureka 88 skydeck has 360 degree view of the Melbourne city. It's very nice to view the city from above. You can see different architechtures and feel the vibrant and moderness of the city and at the same time, the history aspect of it. I love all the tours and attractions and highly recommended for first-time visitor to Melbourne.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
The Melbourne Super Saver pass is terrific value. Our tour guide Thursday Jan. 18, pretty sure named Rob to Phillip Island, Moonlit Sanctuary, Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre was terrific. Moonlit provided the best possible close up experience with a Koala, a highlight of highlights and more than well worth the extra fee to pet and take numerous photos. Phillip Island is a must see and incredible experience. We paid for the V.I.P. Upgraded tickets, but not needed to have great visibility to the penguins for anyone on a budget. Our terrific tour guide Rob went out of his way to make sure our special needs daughter enjoyed everything about the day. He even arranged for her to pet a working sheep dog and fed a Clydesdale horse while on Churchill Island. On tour guide Fiona on January 21 to Great Ocean Road was also an outstanding professional and made the long day as enjoyable and informative as possible. Even though the day included rain and was mostly overcast, the Great Ocean Road is a must see tour and Fiona made it special. One suggestion to Bunyip Tours who managed both excursions, please upgrade your tour buses. I would have happily paid significantly more for this package with more comfortable buses. Lastly, make sure to use your bonus Melbourne Attraction Passes. The Eureka Sky Tower is wonderful experience and my family enjoyed the Aquarium passes while I was spent another day at the Australia Open Tennis tournament.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
It was much better than i expected
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018
Picked up on the corner near our hotel. Long day, but so worth it. The guide gave an amusing informed commentary throughout. With some great stops and sights Highly recommended.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2018
we lived this tour. we all had a great time. saw some amazing views. the company were professional and helpful. would recommend.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2018
Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Melbourne! Great Ocean Road - this does involve a lot of travel, but is more than worth it for the stunning coastline. We were also taken to see some Koalas in the wild! Our tour guide Dale was excellent and provided us with recommendations on dinner options on our return to the city. Penguin parade - the visit included a visit to the Moonlit sanctuary - offering the chance to see lots of Australian wildlife close up including kangaroos, Churchill farm and a koala sanctuary. No words really do justice for the penguin parade - you just need to see it. Again we had an excellent knowledgeable guide in Chris. Really appreciated the complimentary hotel collection and drop off.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
Amazing and informative guide.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
Excellent trip- guides were very professional and caring for the comfort and safety of the passengers. They were knowledgeable and shared a lot about the history and stories about the places visited. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
wonderful and worth.
• Submitted 08 Dec 2017
Amazing. Long day but worth it. Guide was informative friendly.
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
An amazing tour. You get to see so much along the drive. It's a long day but well worth it.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017

In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
20 hours
Operates:
Daily

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