Here are the best Great Ocean Road Tours from Melbourne – Choose the most authentic experience for you!
For locals and for visitors to Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road is one of the most spectacular road trips one can undertake. We are so lucky to have this iconic landmark within driving distance from the city and with our Great Ocean Road tours we want to share it all with you!
Even if you only have one day we can show you the secret hidden gems as well as the awe-inspiring highlights of this world renowned coastal drive.
A full selection of Great Ocean Road Tours available from Melbourne
Whether you’re a solo traveller or a bigger group of family or friends, our friendly and informative tour guides will make sure you have the trip of a lifetime! We cater for a variety of group sizes, because we want to share the beauty of the Great Ocean Road!
In addition, we also offer a free app with translations and transcribes for non-English speakers. We want to make sure that we provide the most authentic and unique experience for everyone.
With so many tours to choose from we hope that the following info helps you decide the best Great Ocean Road tour that is right for you…
Our tour options
Our 1 day Great Ocean Road and Rainforest Tour is the most popular and it is not hard to understand why! In one day we take in the Surf Coast with its sandy pristine beaches, the lush green rainforest of the Otways and the wild and rugged Shipwreck Coast, home to the 12 Apostles and many a dramatic story! This is a full day tour (and we mean full!) with pick ups around 7-8am and returning to Melbourne by about 8-9pm. Be prepared for a road trip to remember.
On the other hand, our One Day Reverse Great Ocean Road Tour is perfect for those wishing to take the road less travelled. On the Reverse tour we cover all the same itinerary points of the Great Ocean Road and Rainforest tour (including the rainforest!) but in reverse.
This means that we drive for a bit longer in the morning, inland through country roads to come out on the Shipwreck Coast at about 11am, we then explore Port Campbell national park, including the 12 Apostles, with far fewer other buses around. Due to the more remote location at this end of the road we have a fresh sandwich lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the stops along the way, if you are happy to avoid the crowds and have lunch on the go, then this will probably be the tour for you! We then come back to Melbourne in an easterly direction taking in the Green Coast and the Surf Coast along the way.
During the summer months our Sunset Great Ocean Road Tours have a later departure of around 10-11am and takes you along the highlights of the Great Ocean Road including an extra stop at the GOR Chocolaterie. You will not stop and walk around the rainforest on this tour but we will still drive through the majestic Eucalyptus forest of the Green Coast.
The 2 day Great Ocean Road and Philip Island Tour combines the two most popular day tours into one action packed adventure. After a full day exploring the Great Ocean Road in Reverse to avoid the crowds, we stay overnight in the seaside town of Queenscliff. The next morning we take a ferry across the bay where dolphins can often be spotted, and we head up the Mornington Peninsula to continue on to Phillip Island where you will have plenty of time to check out a range of Australian wildlife and watch the world famous Penguin Parade.
The 2 day option includes the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park with the night’s accommodation included in the Town of Halls Gap, where as our three day tour includes a night in the town of Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road at the end of day one and then Halls Gap in the Grampians for night two.
The standard accommodation included in the price of all our multiday tours is dorm accommodation in local backpacker hostels, we share in rooms of 6-8 people and will always be sharing with only people from our tour, no sleeping out in swags!
If you prefer a private room then upgrades to a hotel private or Motel with en-suite are available to book.
Questions? Contact our Great Ocean Road Bus Tour experts today
By now you should be ready to book your perfect Great Ocean Road Adventure with Wildlife Tours, but of course if you have any questions our friendly reservations team are on standby to assist and help make sure you have the best tour possible!
If you’d like to contact us about the best Great Ocean Road tours and trips, you can reach out to us by calling +613 9393 1300, by emailing [email protected], or by using our online contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with all the information you need about our Great Ocean Road bus tours!