the 12 Apostles
Great Ocean Road Tours
Take a journey in comfort and style and experience our designer Great Ocean Road Tour. Our professional tour hosts provide door to door service from your hotel, in-depth guided commentary at each highlight whilst taking exceptional care of your every need throughout your day.
PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY
As your Great Ocean Road tour travels towards your first stop keep your eyes out for wild kangaroos before arriving at the gateway to the great ocean road, Anglesea where we will enjoy a gourmet morning tea on the beach (weather permitting).
Journey through Aireys Inlet past the Split Point Lighthouse before arriving at the Memorial Archway built in 1939, marking the gateway to this famous drive that winds and hugs the coastline and cliff faces. Take the opportunity to get a postcard shot of the Great Ocean Road sign hung from the Memorial Arch. Make your way down to the beach for your first coastal walk, keeping your eyes out for wild koalas and learn how to spot them in their natural habitat.
Continue towards Cape Patton the highest elevation of this morning’s drive, the last section of the Great Ocean Road was complete in 1940. At the time, it was considered an engineering feat of the modern world supported by thousands of tonnes of boulders. Stop for an incredible photo opportunity before making our way to Apollo Bay.
On arrival to the seaside town of Apollo Bay we will escort you to our reserved table at a local restaurant to enjoy our freshly prepared lunch. All dietary requirements will be catered for and after lunch you will have the option to explore Apollo Bay with its gift shops and cafes with time to buy an ice cream or wander to the beach.
After lunch in Apollo Bay we make our way across the Great Otway National Park heading towards your next stop a beautiful bush walk through a temperate rainforest showcasing an ancient world once known as Gondwana. Here you will see one of the best living examples of what dinosaurs would have seen 180 million years ago. We will also discover the amazing Mountain Ash the 2nd largest species of tree in the world reaching heights of over 300 feet.
Be amazed by the wild Shipwreck Coast and world famous 12 Apostles Lookouts are next where you will see the row of limestone stacks lined up one behind the other. A thrilling way to see the 12 Apostles formations is from a helicopter! Scenic flights depart from the 12 Apostles visitor centre at additional cost (may not be available during peak periods).
Loch Ard Gorge is next. Dripping with maritime history you'll hear stories of bravery & historic tall ships bringing to life these dramatic coastlines. As you descend into the gorge be mesmerised by the scenes of one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. You'll then round out an exceptional day with time to explore Island Archway, Salt and Pepper Shakers, The Razorback and Mutton Bird Island.
The journey back to Melbourne is approximately 2.5-hrs travel time with a stop along the way for restrooms and an opportunity to purchase a quick meal before arriving back in Melbourne approximately 8:30pm. Reflect on your small group Great Ocean Road tour and share your experiences on your socials.
**MBT reserves the right to alter this itinerary at anytime due to seasonal times, extreme weather and tour participant capabilities.
luxury private chartering
door to door vip service
national park fees
restaurant lunch and
expert professional driver
maximum group size 12 people
vip upgrade experiences available
price on request
flexible booking dates
custom designed itineraries
our team of experts are online
Tours depart daily from Melbourne
departs at 7:30am
returns at 8:30pm
comfort & style
Our Mercedes Benz vehicles are designed with aftermarket reclining seats. Our long wheel base vehicle allows us to offer extra leg room which compliments our high ceilings for a first class travel experience.
boutique sized groups
Travelling in small boutique groups of eleven people allows us to help you discover the hidden wonders of the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula whilst showcasing the feature highlights of each region.