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The Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Tour

The ​Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Tour

Adult rate (13yrs old +): A$190
Child rate (3-12 yrs old): A$145
Infant rate (0-2 yrs old): A$95

Departure: 7:30-8:00   Return: ~19:30

Tour Details: ​

  • Experience the Great Ocean Road with it's fantastic coastline and beaches

  • See wild koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitats

  • Explore the Otway National Park with it's eucalyptus and fern trees 

  • Marvel at the ​natural limestone rock formations of the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge 

Tour Conditions: 

  • Payments are generally collected prior to day of the tour ($5 card surcharge for visa/mastercard payments collected on day of tour).

  • Lunch is at own expense ($15-25).

  • Tour begins with a minimum number of four participants.



​​*Note: Below tour times are an approximate. During peak holiday season, to avoid crowds, we may run the tour in reverse visiting the 12 Apostles first 


Melbourne City Hotel Departure, 7:30-8:00

  • A local guide from Mr. John Tours will pick you up from your city hotel or designated pick-up point. 


Bells Beach, Normal Course: 9:30, Reverse Course: 18:00

  • Firstly, we hit the road and head out on past Geelong, the 2nd largest city of Victoria and arrive at 'Bells Beach'. This popular surf beach is home to the 'Rip Curl Classic Pro' - the longest running surf tournament in the world. Most busiest in April during tournament season we hope to catch a surfer or two doing their thing!


Anglesea Golf Course, Normal Course: 10: 00, Reverse Course: 17:30

  • Next up, we drop into Anglesea Golf Course hoping to spot a roo or two. These kangaroos have been a part of the town's landscape for thousands of years. Estimated to number about 300 or so, they roam across the immaculately kept fairways and greens, and, perhaps surprisingly, this unusual combination of grazing wildlife, greenkeeping and golf balls works extremely well.


Memorial Arch & Statue at Eastern View, Normal Course: 10:30,Reverse Course: 16:45

  • Here, we visit the Memorial Arch & Statue at Eastern View which commemorates the work of returned WWI soldiers who built the 241km stretch of Great Ocean Road between 1919 and 1932 to complete the world's largest war memorial. Take a photo or two and learn about the 3000 soldiers who had the gruelling task of building the road by hand, often by cliff edges, connecting the many isolated seaside towns, fuelled by typical Australian mateship and camaraderie.


Lorne or  Teddy's Lookout, Normal Course: 11:30, Reverse Course: 16:15

  • A stop at Lorne a seaside town on the Great Ocean Road. We eiter take some time to visit Lorne Beach, a popular surfing spot, or the many shops and cafes on Mountjoy Parade, or Teddy's Lookout, one of the best views on the Great Ocean Rd, with sweeping takes over the St. George River and the coast. The town is known for its arts community, including institutions like Qdos ARTS, with its gallery and sculpture park.

Kennett River, Normal Course: 12: 15, Reverse Course: 15:30

  • Kennett River, offers a safe beach (patrolled during the peak season) and is known as a reliable break for the more experienced surfer. However, the area is most famous for its local native wildlife - Koalas, King parrots, Rosellas and Kookaburras. We take a leisurely walk up Grey River Road,  to get to know our local furry neighbours a little better :).

Apollo Bay, Normal Course: 13:15, Reverse Course: 13: 45

  • Apollo Bay is a coastal town and major tourist destination with a population of about 1,800 which swells during the summer months. It is home to the annual Apollo Bay Seafood Festival, Winter Wild and the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. In winter to spring, southern right whales come to the area mainly to breed, to bear their calves, and to raise them in the warmer, calm waters of South Australia during their migration season. We stop here for our lunch break today.


Twelve Apostles, Normal Course: 15:15, Reverse Course: 11: 30

  • Lastly, we make our way to Port Campbell National Park and one of the most famous natural attractions in Victoria, 'the 12 apostles'. The 12 Apostles are a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Seven of the original eight stacks remain standing at the Twelve Apostles viewpoint, after one collapsed in July 2005. The Twelve Apostles were formed by erosion. The harsh and extreme weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually erode the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then become arches that eventually collapse, leaving rock stacks up to 50m. These are the world's tallest limestone stacks.

Loch Ard Gorge, Normal Course: 16:10, Reverse Course: 12: 15

  • The Loch Ard Gorge is one of the best-loved stop-off points along the Great Ocean Road with a picturesque gorge, home to a smooth, pearlescent bay and an inlet of clear, blue water. Though it looks like something out of a storybook, Loch Ard has an interesting and colourful history that spans back to 1878, and one of the most famous shipwrecks on the Southern Coastline. The British migrant ship "Loch Ard " was travelling to Melbourne and breached on nearby Muttonbird Island and of the 54 passengers onboard the ship, only two people survived. Refer to the many signposts to learn about this Titanic tragedy ilst dipping your toe in the crystal blue waters and taking a photo or two.


Return to Melbourne, 19:30

  • We will drop you off at your designated hotel/drop-off point.


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