2 Day Great Ocean Road Otway Forest

Avoid the crowds as you explore and experience all the major attractions of the Great Ocean Road plus many more that most tours will miss in this relaxed and adventurous 2 day tour. Watch the sun set behind the 12 Apostles; stand amongst the two tallest tree species in the world; explore the inside of an extinct volcano; track down native Australian wildlife such as Koalas, Kangaroo, Emu and the elusive Echidna; walk a section of the Great Ocean Walk; stay in a brewery; experience the lifestyle of the Surf Coast and its famous beaches and we're only just scratching the surface of what this tour really offers.

Tour Highlights

  • Escape the crowds and enjoy the Great Ocean Road in a relaxed time frame
  • See the 12 Apostles at sunset
  • See iconic Great Ocean Road landmarks not seen on regular tours
  • Explore an extinct volcano full of native Aussie wildlife
  • Guided Indigenous history & bush tucker experience
  • Stay in a boutique Brewery (dorm share only) and drink some of their delicious brews
  • Walk a section of the Great Ocean Walk
  • See the enormous limestone monoliths and coastline from beach level at Gibson Steps
  • Instagrammable moments amongst the Redwoods of the Otways
  • Visit popular Surf Coast surf beaches
  • Search for whales (May-Oct)
  • Try the only Zip Coaster in Australia (optional add-on)

INCLUSIONS

  • 1 x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner
  • 1 night dorm share accommodation 
  • Indigenous history & bush tucker experience
  • Fun & informative tour guide & driver
  • Informative tour commentary
  • Australian wildlife, in the wild!
  • Inner city pickup & drop off
  • National Park fees

**This tour is operated by Autopia Tours

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Melbourne - Port Campbell

    We start this tour with a drive through the ancient lava fields of western Victoria on our way to the country seaside town of Warrnambool, making a detour to Tower Hill to explore Australia’s most recently extinct volcano bursting with wildlife. Take a guided walk with Worn Gundidj learning about the traditional lifestyle of Australia’s indigenous people, bush tucker and medicine. Drive the Great Ocean Road “backwards”, starting with the Shipwreck Coast and its icons such as the Bay of Islands, The Grotto and London Bridge with time to explore the village of Port Campbell. Try some locally made beers from Sow & Piglets Brewery with dinner before finishing off the day at the 12 Apostles for sunset.
    Meals: Dinner

    Accom: Port Campbell Hostel or similar

    Driving Distance: 340km

    Hike Distance: 2km

  • Day 2: Port Campbell - Melbourne

    The second day starts off with a climb down the stairs onto the beach at Loch Ard Gorge well before the crowds begin for a unique take on this ever popular attraction. It’s then off for a stroll along a section of the Great Ocean Walk and down to the beach level at the Apostles at Gibson Steps before retreating into the Otway rainforest. Hidden in a place most don’t venture, the Redwoods of the Otways will simply amaze. The tallest and second tallest species of trees in the world, side by side. It’s then back on the road to continue the breathtaking coastal drive with quality stops in the townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne to soak in the Aussie beach town lifestyle. Check out the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery for some delicious treats and one of the most popular surf beaches in Australia before the trip back to Melbourne around 6:30pm.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accom: N/A

    Driving Distance: 300km

    Hike Distance: 3km 

     

Details

  • What you need to bring?

    • Water Bottle - 1L
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect Repellent
    • Towel
    • Toiletries
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Camera
    • Flashlight
    • All-weather clothing
    • Money for snacks and meals not included
    • 1 x Small overnight bag
    • A sense of adventure!
  • What's Included?

    • 1 x Breakfast (Day 2)
    • 1 x Dinner (Day 1)
    • Indigenous history & bush tucker experience
    • Fun & informative tour guide & driver
    • Informative tour commentary
    • Australian wildlife, in the wild!
    • Inner city pickup & drop off
    • National Park fees
  • Pricing Options

    Basic dormitory style accommodation with shared bathroom – $340 per person

    Age Restrictions 18+

     

    Optional Add-Ons

    12 Apostles Helicopter Flight – $155 per person

  • Pickup Locations

    The default pickup location is: Immigration Museum – 400 Flinders St cnr Market St

     

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