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1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and Rainforest Walk

1 Day Great Ocean Road Tour and Rainforest Walk

The Great Ocean Road tour is a guided scenic drive along Australia's spectacular coastline with jaw-dropping ocean views and ancient rainforests. Our small group day trip includes a visit to the iconic rock formations known as the 12 Apostles as well as time to explore other beautiful beaches and walks.

Departs: Daily – between 7:00am – 8:00am
Returns: Approximately 9:00pm





Morning Tea: On your Great Ocean Road tour, you will have a chance to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee at a picturesque stop.
Memorial Arch: Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch.
Beach Walk: Go for a stroll along one of the beautiful beaches and get some sand between your toes.
Lorne & Anglesea: Enjoy beautiful views as we drive through some popular seaside resort towns.
Coastal Views: Experience world class coastal views as we wind our way along the Great Ocean Road.
Wild Koalas and wildlife viewing: Go for a pleasant walk through the coastal town of Kennett River, see how many Koalas you can find! Get up close and personal with the friendly beautiful birds; Parrots, Lorikeets and look out for the famous Kookaburra.
Delicious Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch as we stop in the seaside town of Apollo Bay
Otways Rainforest: Take a guided bush walk through this very rare, ancient, cool temperate rainforest. At the Otways Rainforest you'll feel dwarfed as you stroll past some of the tallest trees in the world.
12 Apostles: One of the major highlights on our Great Ocean Road tour is the 12 Apostles. View the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty 12 Apostles.
Loch Ard Gorge: Find yourself surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, take a walk along the beach, view the Archway, the Razorback and Dumpling Pots. Hear the history, romance and heartbreak as our guides re-tell the tale of Loch Ard Gorge, Australia's most famous shipwreck!
London Bridge or Gibson Steps: Enjoy a short walk to one of these spectacular rock formations known as the London Bridge.

 *Itinerary is subject to change

Tour Includes:
Morning Tea, delicious lunch, park entry fees, free iPod language translation, wildlife viewing, a friendly & informative tour guide & inner city hotel pick up and drop off.

What you need to bring:
Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool clothing, rain jacket, camera and a sense of adventure!

Pricing & Package Deal Discounts:
A) Great Ocean Road and Rainforest 1 Day Tour including lunch - Adult: $119, Child: (0-12): $85
B) Book any other tour and save $10 off second tour, or receive a free Eureka Skydeck entry
C) Book 3 or more people and get $5 group discount per person
D) Helicopter flight over the 12 apostles - $145
E) Add-On Hop on Hop off (Stopover Option); Accomodation is not included- $40 extra per stopover (Max 5kg Soft Bag Limit)
D) Free iPod language translation

** One discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with another offer

Kyle G, Australia
"The tour was awesome. Got to spend time at all the major highlights of the Great Ocean Road! Tour guide was very helpful and nice. Would highly recommend as price is unbeatable."

Jacqie, Malaysia
"We had a wonderful time on this tour with a knowledgeable, friendly and interesting tour guide Rob R. The views are simply amazing!! A must visit!"

Sam, England
"We recently took part in the Great Ocean road tour. We liked that it is small group, giving us more flexibility and a nicer feeling than the larger coaches. The guide was friendly and informative."

Suria, Malaysia
"My trip to GOR with wildlife tours was good, about 23 passengers in the bus. Our guide Phil was telling few stories about the GOR and rate the tour as decent trip, nothing extraordinary or bad. The tour timing was good as the promised. The experience throughout the trip is priceless, beautiful beach, rocks, rainforest no words to describe."



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78 Howard St. North Melbourne


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116 Nicholson St. Melbourne


Space Hotel
380 Russel St. Melbourne


Discovery Melbourne
167 Franklin St. Melbourne


Pegasus Apartment
206 A'Beckett St. Melbourne


Habitat HQ
(333 St Kilda Rd) St Kilda


Base Backpackers
(17 Carlisle St) St Kilda


Cosmopolitan Hotel
(2-8 Carlisle St) St Kilda


Exford Hotel
199 Russel St. Melbourne


Regent Theatre
191 Collins St. Melbourne


King Street Backpackers
197 King St. Melbourne


Urban Central
334 City Rd Southbank


YHA Melbourne Central
562 Flinders St. Melbourne


Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St. Melbourne


Beautiful birds to see on our Great Ocean Road tour
The amazing Great Ocean Road in Victoria
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Detailed Itinerary of the Great Ocean Road tour

In one day you will experience Victoria's well-known secret. Explore with us and join the fun in this One Day Great Ocean Road Tour.

Enjoy the amazing coastline, stunning view of the ocean, and lush rainforests. Be wowed by the 12 Apostles -- the iconic rock formations off the shore of Port Campbell National Park in Victoria. Get lost in the beauty of this natural scenery. We will guide you along as you explore Australia’s beaches.

Prepare your sunscreen, rain jacket, cool and warm clothing, and a pair of comfortable walking shoes -- and of course, don’t forget your camera! The tour starts at 7 or 8 am and you’ll be back to your hotel by around 9 pm.

We will provide you with a complimentary morning tea, a sumptuous lunch, and a friendly tour guide who provides you with information about the area. Don’t worry about the park entry fees, they’re included in the Great Ocean Road tour package. We have iPod language translation for free to non-English speakers. We even pick you up from your hotel and drop you off in the same hotel right after the tour.

As you explore Australia’s Great Ocean Road, bring your passion and sense of wonder and adventure.

The following highlights will be reason enough to  join us on our One Day Great Ocean Road Tour:

The day would seem incomplete without tea or coffee. No worries! You will have our complimentary morning hot tea or coffee as you enjoy the picturesque view of the stop. The caffeine will set your mood for this great adventure.

Then we’ll bring you to the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch where you can take as many memorable photos as you can -- photos that you may post on your social media.

From the Memorial Arch, we’ll walk with you along one of Australia’s beautiful beaches. Feel the sand on your feet. Take a breath of the fresh, salty ocean breeze. Then we’ll drive you through the scenic seaside resort towns of Lorne and Anglesea. Drown yourself with wonder and amazement as you experience the stunning views while we're winding our way along the Great Ocean Road.

Count your wild koalas one by one and get your camera ready because we're going to have a walk through the coastal town of Kennett River. It is where the friendly parrots, lorikeets, and kookaburras greet you with colors and cuteness.

After the morning journey, we’ll have a stop in one of Australia's seaside towns, Apollo Bay, for a delicious lunch in one of the town’s finest restaurants. Enjoy the food and the flavor of Australia.

The afternoon itinerary is the main course of this Great Ocean Road tour package because we'll bring you to Australia's fabulous rainforest and rock formations.

We’ll guide you to a walk through the rare, ancient, and temperate Otways Rainforest. You will look up at some of the world’s tallest trees. Feel that you’re one with mother earth and realize how small and infinitesimal we are compared to the greatness of nature.

Save the best for last to our next destination which is the famous 12 Apostles. The mind-blowing rock formations serve as the main highlight of this Great Ocean Road tour and adventure. Prepare yourself to witness the mystery and beauty of limestone stacks and formations carved by nature itself.

Surround yourself with the limestone cliffs as you take a walk along the beach of Loch Ard Gorge. Enjoy the views of the Archway, the Razorback, and Dumpling Pots. Learn about the story of romance and heartbreak of Australia’s famous shipwreck as the tour guide retells the fateful tale.

We’ll end the day with a short walk to London Bridge or Gibson Steps, one of the eye-catching rock formations. This naturally formed bridge might have fallen down but its allure can still captivate your eyes. Catch the colorful clouds during the sunset, and capture great moments with your camera.

The cost of this Great Ocean Road tour package is a small price to pay for the great experience. At $119 ($85 for a child below 12 years old) for a day tour, it is reasonable. If you book for 3 or more folks you will get a $5 group discount per person. That’s fair enough. If you want to have a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles, you have to be willing to pay the cost of $145.

Have a wonderful tour with us in this One Day Great Ocean Road Tour package. The views are simply amazing and the natural scenery captivating. The experience will be unforgettable. We have friendly and informative tour guides, and the food, well, you'll be the judge. But the price is awesomely fair and reasonable.

* 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 pickup 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

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by Rachel B, Perth Australia on Great Ocean Road
1 Day Great Ocean Road & Rainforest Tour

 Excellent day trip! Bus is a little small, but it didn't take away from the day and the driver was fantastic and very knowledgeable. This trip is worth every penny.We were picked up in central Melbourne and had morning tea in a little town called Colac. First landmark we saw was the London Bridge where we stopped for 15 mins to take in the view, we then went on to Loch Ard Gorge where we had longer time to walk around, really beautiful spot. Then we headed to the 12 Apostles where we had an hour, we had lunch here and there was an opportunity to go up in a helicopter for those who had pre-booked. There is a steady walk around the cliffs to take in the views of the Apostles. It is a busy place with lots of posing and selfies!We then moved on to Mait's rest forest tour again an easy 30 min walk the guide was entertaining and new his stuff. The trees were amazing to see.We then had a toilet break at a seaside town and on to my favourite part of the day....Koalas! I got to see my first wild koalas on this trip. In fact one was sat on the crash barrier looking out to the ocean! Our guide said he had never seen anything like it before! At Kennett River there were also a lot of parrots which are clearly used to being fed as they were jumping on some of the other tourists.We then drove along the rest of the Ocean Drive Road and had a photo opportunity at the Memorial Park Gates. One last stop for pizzas in Torquay and back to Melbourne for about 7.30pm all in all a very memorable day and thanks to a great driver and tour guide. Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Melbourne and has a spare day. 

by Nicola K Edinburgh, United Kingdom on Great Ocean Road

 What a fantastic tour we had on the 6th December with Andrea (and Rob) who was training. He will be a lovely and very approachable tour guide when he is ready.A lot of people recommended doing great ocean road over several days. However we saw everything we felt the need to see on the day tour, it was more than sufficient.Throughout this time we had morning tea, stopped at several bays and beaches, a wildlife park, had a lunch stop, went to viewing points, did a rainforest walk AND saw the 12 Apostles. The day went by very quickly and although there were so many stops, we didn't feel rushed which was great.The highlight of our tour was definitely seeing the parrots and koalas in the trees. You can feed the parrots and get some amazing photos!We were picked up at 6.55am and didn't return in the CBD until 8.30pm! Andrea was extremely knowledgable about everything that we did and saw. I can thoroughly recommend it as something to do in Melbourne. 

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