Day 1 : 1 Day Great Ocean Road & Rainforest Experience
Travel with us along the Great Ocean Road spanning 192 kilometres from Anglesea to the Port Campbell National Park along Victoria’s southern coastline. We make our way to our first highlight, the Memorial Arch. Listed as a National Heritage, the war memorial archway is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Stop for a photo in front of the Great Ocean Road sign before we begin winding our way along one of the greatest coastal roads in the world. We will be keeping our eyes out to spot Australian wildlife throughout the day. If you’re lucky enough, you may see some Kangaroos and listen to the songs of lovely birds native to Australia such as Kookaburras, King Parrots, Yellow Robins, Fairy-Wrens, and much more. We will visit the quaint coastal town of Apollo Bay in southwestern Victoria. Located on the east side of Cape Otway, Apollo Bay is a natural resort town where you can explore its rich rainforests filled with waterfalls, streams, lush vegetation, and exotic wildlife. We will stop here for lunch at your own expense. Enjoy a cafe dining experience or a picnic down the beach – the choice is yours. Explore the Great Otway National Park with your tour guide and learn about this incredible ancient rainforest. Witness towering centuries-old eucalyptus trees, thousand-year-old lush ferns, magnificent wetlands, a variety of native birds, and many different species of wild animals. Be mesmerized by the famous 12 Apostles and soak in the splendor of the rock formations’ allure and magnificence. Let the towering cliffs dwarf you as the raging waters of the surf pound on the rocks below. Witness the changing colours of the sky and sea as the sun slowly sinks behind the giant limestones. You can see the Gog and Magog from the viewing platform at the 12 Apostles with views of Gibson Steps in the distance. An incredible highlight of your Great Ocean Road Tour. Get lost in the natural beauty of Loch Ard Gorge while learning from our tour guide some history of the area’s famous shipwrecks. There had been over 200 shipwrecks between Port Fairy and Cape Otway. Hear the harrowing story of two young survivors of the Loch Ard Ship Wreck in 1878. Marvel at the formations of Island Archway, Razorback and the Salt and Pepper Shakers. As we head back to Melbourne, we will have a stop in the town of Colac for dinner at your own expense. This Great Ocean Road Tour includes all entry fees. Our friendly, hospitable, and informative tour guide will point you to some interesting sites and facts and will entertain you with stories and tales. We have a modern air-conditioned bus with an experienced driver to pick you up and drop you off at your inner-city hotel.