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.

An unforgettable sunset at The Twelve Apostles

Explore the Surf Coast & the famous Great Ocean Road

Admire the extraordinary beauty of Loch Ard Gorge


Adult (16+): $149
Child (0-15): $129


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12 Hours

Max 24

  • Visit the beaches of Victoria’s famous Surf Coast
  • Scenic journey – including photo stops – along the spectacular Great Ocean Road
  • Spot wild koalas while strolling in the sweetly-scented eucalyptus forest
  • Lunch break (own expense) in one of the Surf Coast’s charming townships
  • Drive through the towering forests of the Great Otway National Park
  • Marvel at the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge & hear a famous tale of shipwreck survival
  • Spectacular rock formations including the Razorback & the collapsed Island Archway
  • View two of the Apostles from beach level at Gibsons Steps (time permitting)
  • Watch the sky’s colours change as the sun descends behind the 12 Apostles 
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 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.

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 Tour

On all of our tours, meal breaks are made at appropriate times and 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.
We don’t allocate any specific time to swimming, as most of our guests don’t want to swim during their tour, but whenever the tour stops at a beach location you can have a dip. Please speak to your guide on the day as they will be able to advise you of the safe locations to swim. If you’re keen to swim, feel free to bring your swimming costume and a towel with you on the day in case the opportunity arises.
We make a dedicated visit to the town of Kennett River where a colony of wild koalas live nearby. Koalas can be found in the eucalyptus forest surrounding the town every day of the year! Kangaroos, while very populous in the area, are not guaranteed. You may spot them bounding through the fields, so keep your eyes peeled!
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 make a dinner break of about 30 minutes duration in the regional town of Colac. Guests can purchase meals from several local eateries here.
This tour typically arrives back in Melbourne at about 8:45 pm. Upon arrival back in the city, your guide will drop off guests in the most efficient manner they can manage.

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Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour


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