12 Apostles Tour

Join this 12 Apostles tour and visit the famous collection of rock formations situated on the coast of Australia, specifically in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria. This surreal place that I am referring to now is in South Australia, just nearly visible as you pass through the fine road called “Great Ocean Road”. These rock formations are on a beach of almost a 3 kilometres stretch. Enjoy a 1-day journey along the Great Ocean Road on this wonderfully designed 12 Apostles tour. We journey to the 12 Apostles before any tourists buses arrive so you can enjoy this world-famous icon without the crowds. Lunch included in your one-day tour package.


12 Apostles Tour Highlights

  • The world famous Twelve Apostles
  • Loch Ard Gorge and the Shipwreck Coast
  • Bush walk through the Otway’s Rainforest
  • Koala and wildlife spotting
  • Surf Coast beaches, seaside towns and stunning coastal views
  • Historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch

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12 apostles tour

“I’ve just done the 12 Apostles tour through Wildlife tours and had an amazing time! As you visit the far end first the timing ends up being perfect, we beat the crowds and had perfect weather!” – Jonas C

Why you should Visit the 12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles were formed after the retreat of the ocean for almost 20 to 30 million years ago. Now, these amazing structures which came from the battles of erosion as caused by the rising of sea level have emerged beautifully. Formed for more than 10 million years ago, these rocks were initially part of a coastal monolith of which read more

Travel direct to the 12 Apostles

Your 12 Apostles tour will pick you up at your hotel or nearest meeting point before departing Melbourne at approximately 7:30am. Travel west through farming districts of Colac and Simpson making a comfort stop before arriving at the 12 Apostles at 11am. Arriving hours before the tourist crowds.

See the 12 Apostles & Loch Ard Gorge in the morning light

The most amazing and renowned photos of the 12 Apostles are taken in the morning light. All the best vantage points and lookouts at the 12 Apostles face west. With the sun behind your camera lense shining directly on the face of the rock formations will ensure you take the best photos and selfies possible. Your tour guide will show you the best read more

Full 12 Apostles Tour Itinerary

Once you have been wowed by the 12 Apostles we then make our way to Loch Ard Gorge. Loch Ard Gorge is an incredible Gorge with a stair case down to a beautiful beach. Your tour guide will bring this location to life re-telling a harrowing story of a shipwreck and two young souls who survived. To visit this location without the tourist crowds is quite spectacular. There can be up to 5000 tourists along this small section of coast in the late afternoon. Next we walk out to visit formations close by including ‘Island Archway’, the ‘Salt and Pepper Shakers’ and the ‘Razorback’. read more

Details

  • What you need to bring?

    • Water bottle
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Warm and cool clothing
    • Camera
    • A sense of adventure
  • What's Included?

    • Morning tea
    • Picnic Lunch
    • Park entry fees
    • Professional driver/guide
    • Pick up and drop off
    • A friendly & informative tour commentary
  • Pricing Options

    A) Reverse Great Ocean Road Day Tour includes lunch – $145 Adult (13+), $85 Child (0 to 12)
    B) Book any other tour and save $10 off second tour
    C) Book 3 or more people and get $5 group discount per person
    D) Helicopter flight over the 12 apostles – $145! (* subject to availability)

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

  • Pick up Times & Locations

    LocationsTime
    Main Meeting Point: Athenaeum Theatre 188 COLLINS ST MELBOURNE7:15am
    Newport Bus Interchange MASON STREET (OPPOSITE LEROY'S CAFE)6:20am
    YHA Melbourne Metro 78 HOWARD ST NORTH MELB6:50am
    Space Hotel 380 RUSSELL ST MELBOURNE6:58am
    Pullman Albert Park 65 QUEENS ROAD ALBERT PARK7:00am
    Ibis on Therry St 15 THERRY ST MELBOURNE7:00am
    Pegasus Apartment Hotel 206 A'BECKETT ST MELBOURNE7:06am
    Base Backpackers 17 CARLISLE ST ST KILDA7:10am
    Immigration Museum 400 FLINDERS ST (MARKET ST ENTRANCE) MELBOURNE7:10am
    Windsor Hotel 111 SPRING ST MELBOURNE7:19am
    Mercure Welcome 265 LT BOURKE ST MELBOURNE7:25am
    Vibe Savoy 630 LITTLE COLLINS ST, CNR SPENCER ST MELBOURNE7:32am
    Holiday Inn 575 FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE7:35am
    Crown Promenade Hotel 8 WHITEMAN ST SOUTHBANK7:40am

    * 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

Read a travellers story about the 12 Apostles tour

Australia is absolutely a place that I dreamed to see in my whole life. Did you hear about The 12 Apostles? Well, of course everyone knew the 12 Apostles as Biblical characters. But what I’m actually talking about is the 8 spectacular rock formations (It’s intriguing that there is only 8 when its call 12 Apostles) on the coast of Australia. Although it is still renowned as the 12 Apostles in the world, there are only 8 rocks left standing as the rest collapsed due to erosion.

I have an obsession with Australia and New Zealand. I don’t quite realize why but I am very lured to it. More so, these structures have only amplified my interest and curiosity for Australia. The structure has represented to be one of Australia’s main tourist destinations. Besides the attractions accessibility, the Australian Government has continued to support its funding in the development of observation platforms and transportation through helicopter to lift people and see this beautiful paradise on an aerial view.

I would do anything just to be able to be in this beach and walk right past the shadows brought by the colossal limestone stacks that is roughly about 45 metres tall. Can you even imagine how many beautiful photos will be made here?

I love how these structures speak so much of solitude. It makes me ponder about how similar man and life is with these. It’s confronting. Despite the wrath of waves, the destructing erosion, still it stands beautifully. It didn’t budge. Thanks to the water microorganisms and sand, it help the structures maintain its dominance. Soon, other limestone structures might collapse because of the continuing erosion. However, it is expected that a new form will be born coming from its remains.
I adore the hue of the sea form. It contrasts perfectly with the clouds in the sky. But I also like to witness, some black clouds hovering over strong waves forming into foams as it gets ashore and just be one with the serenity of the ocean.

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by Sally O on Wildlife Tours Australia
Loved this 12 Apostles Tour

This is a great tour, could not image spending any less time at the 12 Apostles. I highly recommend this day tour

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