Great Ocean Road Small Group Eco Tour

Explore This World-Famous Stretch Of Spectacular Coastline With Us!

Come and explore Victoria’s Surf Coast and more must-see destinations near Melbourne. Enjoy a 12 Apostles tour, visit picturesque cities and townships along this world-famous coastline, and soak up the history of sites like the Loch Ard Gorge. There’s much more to the Great Ocean Road than just the photo opportunities, come and see for yourself!
Visit The Twelve Apostles
Koalas In The Wild
Visit Beaches On The Surf Coast

Adult (16+): $155.00
Child (0-15) : $135.00


Pick ups
7am – 8am

12-13 Hours

Max 24

  • Enjoy a complimentary morning tea at a beachside location on Victoria’s Surf Coast
  • Scenic journey – with photo stops – along the spectacular Great Ocean Road
  • See koalas in their natural habitat in the eucalyptus forests of the Kennett River township
  • Lunch break (own expense) in the charming coastal township of Apollo Bay
  • Guided walk through the Otway Ranges ancient cool temperate rainforest
  • View the iconic Twelve Apostles in the Port Campbell National Park
  • Visit Loch Ard Gorge & hear the story of the tragic shipwreck of 1878
  • View the collapsed Island Archway & the Razorback
  • Descend to beach level at Gibsons Steps to view 2 awesome limestone stacks 
What You’ll Do

Great Ocean Road tours are a highlight for most on their visit to Melbourne and our high-quality vehicles and excellent guides will make this a day to remember. Departing Melbourne at around 8.00 am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest bridge at just under 2.6 kilometres in length. We pass by and learn a little about Victoria’s second-largest city, Geelong, as we make our way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beachside towns and powerful swells.

In Torquay, we stop for our first opportunity to visit the beach and to enjoy a complimentary morning tea. Departing Torquay, we set out along the Great Ocean Road itself, as your experienced driver-guide provides informative commentary about the road’s history and its place in Australian folklore.

The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as we absorb some spectacular coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. We make plenty of scenic stops, including, of course, a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View.

At the township of Kennett River, we make a brief detour into the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest to locate some of the local koalas in their native habitat. There is a large koala population here and numerous sightings are guaranteed! We also have an opportunity to see colourful local birdlife, including crimson rosellas and king parrots.

We then continue towards our lunch stop in Apollo Bay with another photo stop at Cape Patton on the way. After lunch, we follow the Great Ocean Road away from the ocean and into the mountains. The tour proceeds through the impressive Otway Ranges, where we stop to enjoy a stroll in the cool temperate rainforest. Here our guide accompanies the group through the forest, where we stop to learn a little about the world’s tallest flowering trees and other ancient rainforest species.

And then it’s onwards to the world-famous Port Campbell National Park and its iconic array of rock formations. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Here we also have the opportunity to take to the air with an optional helicopter flight (from $165 per person).

For those guests who don’t take to the air, a further stop is possible at Gibsons Steps. Here, guests can descend the steps to Gibsons Beach below for beach level views of two of the Twelve Apostles.

Just down the road is the heart of the Shipwreck Coast, the Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. We take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots and the delightful Island Archway.

We have been advised by Parks Victoria that access to the gorge at Loch Ard Gorge will be closed until some time in early 2024. The closure is due to dangerous cliff movement near the Upper Lookout, which could cause a collapse.

We will still be visiting this location, as there are many other interesting & spectacular viewpoints around the area above the gorge.

A dinner stop is made on the journey back to Melbourne before enjoying a stunning view of the illuminated city as we cross the Westgate Bridge again. With drop off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

FAQs for the Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

On all of our tours, meal breaks are made at appropriate times an we always try to make sure that there are opportunities to select for a range of meal providers. You will always be able to access vegetarian and gluten free options as well.
Our Sunset Great Ocean Road day tour leaves Melbourne a few hours later than the Great Ocean Road tour and offers spectacular views of the 12 Apostles at sunset. It also has fewer stops as time is shorter. Great Ocean Road Day tour
  • Pickups are between 7 am – 8 am
  • Morning tea included
  • Includes rainforest walk at Maits Rest
  • Arrives back in Melbourne between 9 pm – 9:30 pm

Great Ocean Road Sunset tour:
  • Pickups are between 9 am – 10 am (April-October) and 10 am – 11 am (November-March)
  • No meals are included but we make stops along the way for you to buy food
  • Does not include rainforest walk at Maits Rest
  • Arrives at the 12 Apostles at sunset for an amazing photo opportunity
  • Arrives back in Melbourne between 9 pm – midnight depending on the month
As the time that the sun sets changes significantly during the course of the year, our return time throughout the year also varies significantly.
On an indicative basis, this tour returns at approximately the following times:
  • Nov – Feb: midnight
  • March: 11:30 pm
  • April: 10:30 pm
  • May – Aug: 9:30 pm
  • September: 10:00 pm
  • October: 11:00 pm
We do not encourage the feeding of wild animals as it can be harmful to their natural behaviour and well-being. Often, the food used is the equivalent of junk food resulting in an unhealthy diet and, in some cases, making the animals sick. Animals that have been regularly fed by humans come to expect it and in the long term, this reduces their ability to forage for food.
We do not include meals on this tour, but there are opportunities to purchase meals at appropriate times throughout the day. Guests are also welcome to bring food with them if they prefer.

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