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Great Ocean Road Trip Tour from Melbourne

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Take a breath and enjoy a relaxed and unhindered view of the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge all before lunch, beating the traditional afternoon rush. En route let us take you on a journey inland, reaching Port Campbell National Park to marvel at the iconic limestone stacks in the morning. Spend the afternoon with your expert Driver Guide, meandering along the winding Great Ocean Road in a high-set vehicle so you're not missing out on any of the spectacular coastal scenery, the Otway Rainforest and seaside townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne.
  • Drive the most scenic stretch of the world-famous Great Ocean Road
  • Spectacular photo ops: Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and Apollo Bay
  • Look and learn: live commentary as you travel so you don’t miss anything
  • Hassle-free: hotel pickup and round-trip bus transportation from Melbourne
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Melbourne hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned bus, leave the city behind and set out along the south coast of Australia to drive the famous Great Ocean Road. See the Twelve Apostles, the dozen rock pillars that stand just offshore. As you walk along the sea cliffs, you have an incredible view over the rocks, but you can also climb down to the beach for a closer look. Back on the bus, listen to your guide’s live commentary as you approach Loch Ard Gorge, named after the 19th-century British ship Loch Ard that was wrecked along the coast, leaving only two survivors. Next up is a stop at Port Campbell for a lunch break. (Lunch is own expense). Afterward, make a stop in Apollo Bay, one of the most photographed bays along the route, for tea (own expense). Lastly, make a stop at the famous London Bridge for a photo op. On return to Melbourne, cross the West Gate Bridge. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional expert Local Guide
  • Your local guide will bring you to the best lookouts and photo stops along the Great Ocean Road
  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air conditioning and restroom
  • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • Beat the crowds and arrive at the Twelve Apostles before other tour groups!
  • No staring at bushes and missing out on spectacular views on high set luxury vehicles
  • Stop at the beautiful seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay
  • Sightseeing at Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge- not just the famous Twelve Apostles
  • Japanese and Mandarin Audio commentary available- must be requested at time of booking
  • Your expert guide will bring you where you may see koalas in the wild
  • Food and drinks- stop for lunch (own expense) throughout the day
  • Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children 17 yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Japanese and Mandarin language devices must be requested at time of booking. Please call the supplier to confirm. Availability not guaranteed
  • Weather on the Great Ocean Road is unpredictable, please come prepared for all weather
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. Note: There is limited access at Loch Ard Gorge due to the staircase, however there are other lookouts available.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good 12hr outing overall and great tour guide and heaps of stops for pics and refreshments. This is a must do!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Phillip S
aatkingsaustralia, AAT Kings Marketing at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Phillip S, Thanks for leaving us a review of your trip, we love that its short, sharp and shiny. The Great Ocean Road is certainly a must do experience for Melbourne travellers. Safe travels,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DON’T pay more if you think you’re gonna get better services! It’s not true! It is VERY AWFUL: I requested for a hotel pickup from Park Hyatt Melbourne available from the drop-down list of hotels pickup service offered by AAT Kings. They did not send...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Juthaporn S
Reviewed 15 August 2019

A long drive to the Great Ocean Road but so worth it! The scenery was incredible! Happy the bus had wi-fi, because the drive was almost 3 hours from Melbourne. But so worth it to be able to see some incredible sights. Stopped for lunch...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Barb A
Reviewed 30 May 2019

I very much enjoyed this one day tour. Our driver/guide Steve was very knowledgeable and helpful. All the scenic spots we went to worth the visit. The overall timing at each spot was sufficient, didn't feel rushed, though we were just on a one day...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Besy L
Reviewed 17 May 2019

Very enjoyable day,tour guide was very informative about all aspects of the tour. Pick up and drop off was very convient. Would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Maryann V
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31 May 2019|
Response from Besy L | Reviewed this property |
No, the gathering place is at Federation Square, corner of Flinders and Russell. If you are staying in a hotel, they will arrange pickup from hotel.
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