From penguins and Apostles to kangaroos and rainforest, this tour combines our two most popular day tours into one action packed adventure. After a full day exploring the Great Ocean Road we stay overnight in the seaside town of Torquay and join in an Aussie BBQ with new found friends. On day two we take the Searoad Ferry across the bay as we make our way to Phillip Island in search of Penguins!
Departs: 7:00am-8:00am Monday, Wednesday (*Peak Season), Thursday & Saturday
Returns: Approximately 9:00pm (Winter), Midnight (Summer) (*Peak Season)
Day 1 - Great Ocean Road:
Westgate Bridge: Great views as we depart Melbourne
Colac Park: Meet and greet over Morning Tea
Twelve Apostles: View the almighty 12 Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge: Be surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs
Gibson steps: Walk on the beach and be dwarfed by the 12 Apostles
Rainforest: Guided bushwalk through the ancient Otways Rainforest
Apollo Bay: Cute seaside town, stop for some refreshments
Kennett River: Spot wild Koalas, Kookaburras and Parrots
Split Point Lighthouse: Famous for Aussie TV show ‘Round the Twist’
Torquay: Surfing capital of Australia! Surf shops and factory outlets
Tasty Aussie BBQ or Pizza Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner in Torquay
Day 2 - Phillip Island:
Delicious Breakfast: Wake up to a delicious breakfast.
Surf Beach: Watch surfers and take a morning beach walk
Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove: Cruise through scenic seaside towns
Ferry Ride: Lookout for seals and dolphins as you cruise from Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Ferry
*Sorrento Beach: Take a walk and explore the rockpools (time permitting)
Australian Wildlife Park: Koalas, Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, Tasmanian Devils and various birdlife; a photographers dream!
Woolamai: Be blown away by the rugged surf beach
Grand Prix Track: Take a look at where the action happens
*Swan Lake: Wander and spy wetland birds and wallabies from the hidden observation platforms (time permitting)
Nobbies, Seal Rocks and The Blowhole: Gaze across the rough headland and spot seals sunbathing
Summerlands: Observe the thunderous surf beneath the sheer cliff faces
PENGUIN PARADE: Watch the magic as the world's smallest penguins appear out of the surf!
*Please note: Itinerary may vary slightly depending on group size, group pace and other external factors beyond our control. Activities noted with * This symbol are subject to daylight hour restrictions and will be ommitted if time does not permit.
Morning tea, Accommodation, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, wildlife viewing, all park entry fees, friendly informative guide, Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry ride & courtesy inner city pick up and drop off service
What you need to bring:
Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, a rain jacket, a towel & toiletries and insect repellent.
Pricing and Package Deal Discounts!
Stay overnight along the Great Ocean Road:
a) Tour With Hostel Dorm Accommodation: $275 per person
b) Tour With Hostel Twin/Double/Single (no ensuite): Extra $100 per room
c) Tour With Motel Twin/Double/Single (with ensuite): Extra $175 per room
** All Accommodation upgrades are subject to availability
a) 12 Apostles helicpoter flight: $145
b) Penguins plus viewing platform: Adult: $30, Child: $25
** One discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with another offer
James, United Kingdom
"My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island Tour. A busy two days, jam packed with stunning views and phenomenal experiences, it was well worth the money spent (I would have paid more!). Daryl, our tour guide was welcoming, informative and kept us all entertained along the way. The coach was clean modern and luckily on this occasion there was only 10 of us on the tour, so plenty of space to stretch out."
Base Backpackers (17 Carlisle St) St Kilda @ 7:10am
Cosmopolitan Hotel (2-8 Carlisle St) St Kilda @ 7:10am
Discovery Melbourne (167 Franklin St) Melbourne @ 7:04am
Exford Hotel (199 Russel St) Melbourne @ 7:24am
Habitat HQ (333 St Kilda Rd) St Kilda @ 7:06am
Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St) Melbourne @ 7:45am
King Street Backpackers (197 King St) Melbourne @ 7:30am
Pegasus Apartment (206 A'Beckett St) Melbourne @ 7:06am
Regent Theatre (191 Collins St) Melbourne @ 7:24am
Space Hotel (380 Russel St) Melbourne @ 6:58am
The Nunnery (116 Nicholson St) Melbourne @ 6:55am
Urban Central (334 City Rd) Southbank @ 7:32am
YHA Melbourne Central (562 Flinders St) Melbourne @ 7:35am
YHA Melbourne Metro (78 Howard St) North Melbourne @ 6:50am
* If you cannot find your desired pickup location, please contact our office for a more exhaustive list of locations.* IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR PICK UP LOCATION AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE TIME. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND DO NOT PANIC IF YOUR BUS IS RUNNING A FEW MINUTES LATE. IF YOUR BUS HAS NOT PICKED YOU UP WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF YOUR DEPARTURE TIME, THEN CONTACT OUR OFFICE ON 03 9393 1300