the 12 Apostles
Private Great Ocean Road Tour
Take a journey in comfort and style and experience our designer Private Great Ocean Road Day 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.
SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY
Travelling 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.
return luxury transfers
hotel pick up door to door
national park fees
private tour guide
Tours depart daily from Melbourne
departs at 7:30am
returns at 8:30pm
comfort & style
Our Mercedes Benz vehicles are designed with style and comfort in mind. Combined large windows this is truly a first class travel experience.
Travelling with your very own private guide allows you to curate your itinerary and make minor alterations as you travel.