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, Thursday & Saturday
Returns: Approximately 9:00pm (Winter), Midnight (Summer) (*Peak Season)
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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 omitted 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."
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I took a 2 day tour to Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island and I would highly recommend that to everyone. The scenery was fantastic and you get to see wild wallabies and koalas too.If you are taking any of their tours I highly recommend you find out if your itinerary includes any animal sanctuaries or nurseries. You will very likely go to an Australian animal sanctuary which is included in the tour price. You will get to pet and feed wallabies and other animals. Don't pay for kangaroo/wallaby encounter at Melbourne zoo if you are taking these tours. It will save you about $30.If you are taking a 2 day tour keep in mind that the accommodation is going to be a backpackers hostel so make sure to have towel and warm clothes (in winter) with you.Even though the weather might be good I highly recommend you be prepared for sun, rain, and wind.
My husband and I took the 2 day Great Ocean Road/Phillip Island Tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Driver/Guide Tim picked us up right on time at our hotel and and we began our tour in a van with 5 other people. I cannot include enough positive comments about the knowledge, interest and care Tim showed for our group. He went out of his way to make sure all of our expectations and needs were met. I thought we would be stopping at restaurants along the way to have snacks and meals. However, a real highlight for me was that he truly wanted us to experience the Aussie way of life so we picnicked and had casual take out meals in picturesque locations. He even cooked a typical Australian breakfast for us! I loved it! Throughout the trip, he shared detailed history of this wonderful country and fascinating stories about its culture. He also searched the roadsides carefully to assure we would get to see some of the wildlife firsthand. Our hotel for the night was very moderate, 1960's, but very clean and the management was more than accommodating. We took our tour in November and at times, it was very cold during parts of the trip so I wished for a jacket and gloves. I also wish I had worn hiking/athletic shoes. Overall, I will cherish the memories of this fabulous outing thanks to our fabulous guide!