Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

Experience the best of the Great Ocean Road including a spectacular sunset

Our Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour is your opportunity to enjoy one of Australia’s most spectacular views at the perfect time of day. The scenic journey in our bus along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself and the perfect prelude to the main event. Idyllic coastal scenery, mysterious local history, and world-famous sights, the essential ingredients for an unforgettable Great Ocean Road one day trip.

Sunset at the Twelve Apostles
Explore the Surf Coast
Visit Loch Ard Gorge

What You’ll Do

Departing Melbourne at around 10.00 am, we enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as we cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest 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 towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beachside towns and powerful swells.

We make a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road.

At the township of Kennett River, we break for lunch (at your own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalyptus trees to locate local koalas in their native habitat. There is a large koala population here and numerous sightings are guaranteed. From here, we travel onwards through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park.

Our first stop is 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 Spring 2023 (i.e. September-November) 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.

As the sun approaches the horizon we make our way to our final sightseeing destination. Prepare to be amazed by the majestic monoliths of the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colours of the sky and the land transform in the evening light.

We break up the homeward journey with a dinner stop (at your own expense) in the regional town of Colac. We then continue on, enjoying views of the illuminated city as we again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne.

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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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour


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