2 DAY GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOUR
|TOUR OPERATES||Monday, Thursday, Saturday (October – May)|
|TOUR DEPARTS||7:30 AM|
|TOUR RETURNS||Approximately 6:30 PM on day two|
|TOUR TYPE||Small Group Tour|
We only work with high quality, experienced and reliable tour operators. You will receive information about the operator of this tour in a confirmation email once you have completed your reservation.
See The Great Ocean Road the right way with a two-day tour along this wonderful coastline. Get the boring inland drive over and done with on the first day of the tour, as we head straight for the far end of the Great Ocean Road. Then admire the spectacular scenery at an enjoyable pace as we meander our way back towards Melbourne in the opposite direction to most of the crowds. We stay overnight in Port Campbell and enjoy the beauty of the 12 Apostles at sunset AND in daylight. It’s definitely worth taking the extra time on the 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour!
Day 1 (Dinner)
We depart from Melbourne and head straight to Tower Hill on the western side of the Great Ocean Road. You can gaze out the window and admire rural Victoria, or you can catch up on some sleep before we get to the good part. Once we arrive in Warrnambool, we will head to Logan’s Beach where we can keep an eye out for the whales that frequent the area (June — October). We pick up supplies for a picnic lunch and head to Tower Hill where you can be sure to meet some of the local wildlife.
After lunch, we begin our journey along the awe inspiring Great Ocean Road. Be blown away by the dramatic coastline as we visit the Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs, the Grotto and London Bridge. We will get to the Twelve Apostles in time to watch the sun sink behind the horizon. Once the sun sets, we stay on to keep an eye out for cute Little Penguins as they come ashore from their day out feeding at sea. Finally, we head back to enjoy a home-cooked dinner at Port Campbell Hostel with your new friends from the 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour.
Day 2 (Breakfast)
Waking up in Port Campbell means we can head straight to Loch Ard Gorge and enjoy this pristine beach before the crowds of day tours get here. Then we will make our way back to the Twelve Apostles to view them in the bright light of day before we begin the drive back to Melbourne. Along the way, we will stop at the Gibson Steps, where you can view the impressive limestone monoliths from the beach. We’ll stretch our legs again with a walk in the Otway Rainforest, grab lunch in Apollo Bay and spot some koalas at Kennett River. We keep following the road to Torquay to see some surfers in action at Bells Beach. Finally, we will finish the day up in Melbourne, having enjoyed our time on the 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour.
Hotel pick-ups are available from the designated location listed below.
Please note: the times listed below are an approximate time of pick-up, the exact time will be shown on your confirmation email.
|Base Backpackers St Kilda||17 Carlisle Street, St Kilda||7:00am|
|Central YHA||562 Flinders St, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Cheap AZ Office||111 Barkly St, St Kilda||7:00am|
|Coffee Palace||24 Grey St, St Kilda||7:05am|
|Habitat HQ||333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda||6:55am|
|Hotel Discovery||167 Franklin St, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Immigration Museum||Cnr Flinders & Market Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Melbourne City Backpackers||Cnr King St and Little Bourke St||7:30am|
|Metro YHA||78 Howard Street, North Melbourne||7:40am|
|Nomads Industry Hostel||196 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Urban Central||334 City Road, Southbank||7:15am|