2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

Badge of ExcellenceMelbourne, Australia

From USD 203.43

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Venture beyond the tourist trail on this comprehensive 2-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Follow the iconic coastal route past windswept beaches, beautiful bays and dramatic natural landmarks. Visit the surf beach of Torquay; see the Erksine Falls; spot wild kangaroos, koalas and parrots on a bushwalk; and enjoy glorious views over Apollo Bay. After an overnight stop (own expense), continue along the Shipwreck Coast, and marvel over natural wonders like the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
  • 2-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
  • See the Erksine Falls, Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles
  • Spot kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy multiple photo stops at lookouts like the Arch and London Bridge
  • Travel by comfortable, air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dorm bed in a shared room at Apollo Bay. (options to upgrade accommodation)
  • Food and drinks
  • Overnight accommodation.Dorm bed in shared room, option to upgrade.
  • We stay at Apollo Bay Echo YHA.(we do use other providers if this is fully booked) Upgrade available

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
    Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Please be ready 5 minutes prior to your pickup time. Bus might be slightly late due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances. Small white mini bus with company logo "Around And About"

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please wait on front of St Paul's steps

What To Expect

Day 1

Melbourne - 1st Stage Great ocean road (Surf Coast)

15 Stops

Point Danger Lookout

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bells Beach

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Loveridge Lookout

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Split Point Lighthouse Tours

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Aireys Inlet Skate Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Memorial Arch at Eastern View

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Erskine Falls

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lorne Beach

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sheoak Falls

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Defiance Lookout

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lone Sailors Grave

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kennett River Family Caravan Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mariners Lookout

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

YHA Apollo Bay Eco

15 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: • Apollo Bay YHA • Free dorm bed in a shared room • Upgrade to private room • Welcome to source own accommodation

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Apollo Bay- 2nd and 3rd Stage Great ocean road (Green Coast and Shipwreck Coast) - Melbourne

17 Stops

Mait's Rest

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Castle Cove

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gibsons Steps

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Loch Ard Gorge

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Port Campbell precinct and foreshore

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

The Arch

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

London Bridge

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Grotto

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Peterborough Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bay of Martyrs

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bay of Islands

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Timboon Fine Ice Cream

Admission Ticket Free

Colac Visitor Information Centre

Admission Ticket Free

Cafe La Hoot

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Southern Cross Station

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Not included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (warm jacket, rain jacket, comfortable walking shoes)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • All passenger to wear seat belt while traveling
  • All ages are welcome
  • If you are a solo traveller (1 person) contact us for availability.
  • Variety of walks
  • Longest walk 40 minutes
  • Some walks have steps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • plenty of easy lookouts
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Awesome well organized experience
Mike_D, Oct 2022
Walter did a great job leading the small group of 6 on the Great Ocean Tiad for 2 days. Well organized, hit all the high spots, have great advice and tips. Could not be better. Weather didn’t cooperate but that’s not his fault. He helped us have a great time.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Thanks for taking time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your trip with Around And About. Our waether can be a pain sometimes, we are know to have 4 season in a day. Always best to come prepared with multilayers of clothes. Do you know that we have many more tour that you can choose from for your next getaway. Hope to see you aboard in the future. All the best from the Team at Around And About
Best Ocean Road Tour
Philip_W, Feb 2020
This is an excellent, comprehensive tour of the Great Ocean Road. Our guide Walter was funny and informative and showed us all the main sights. The departure times mean you see everything before other tours arrive and the over night stay at Apollo Bay is a great break from all the sightseeing.
Very Enjoyable 2-Day Great Ocean Road Tour
Gary_H, Feb 2020
Excellent experience. Walter, owner of the “Around And About” tour, was our driver and guide, who did an excellent job of showing and explaining the wonderful sites along the way. We were glad we also had plenty of opportunities, at the many stops, to get out, take photos, and do some nice 20-30-minute walks at many of the stops. Sites included coastal scenery, waterfalls, seeing kangaroos and Koalas, beach areas, etc. The youth hostel in Apollo Bay was nice, clean, no problem to use the community bath down the hall. Dinner at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse in Apollo Bay was a positively-memorable experience, including the beer and kangaroo steak. We appreciated Walter’s attentiveness. An entirely pleasant trip.
You won’t beat this tour!
whifflesnap, Dec 2019
We did this tour during it’s busy season (Christmas). Walter was our guide and although he insisted upon starting earlier (we left St Paul’s at 5:45am when the stated departure was at 6:30) we understood why once on The GOR. The traffic was terrible and we seemed to be one step ahead everywhere - as we were leaving each stop, cars and buses would come piling in. This meant we had most stops to ourselves and had ample time at each stop. Walter was very kind and considerate and made our tour informative and fun. We highly recommend this tour. It could not have been better.
Very beautiful trip. I highly...
Jacques L, May 2016
Very beautiful trip. I highly recommend it to everybody. In our case the first day was all sunny while the second was rainy. In both cases, however we enjoyed the days. Our guide was also very knowledgeable. The sceneries were out of this world and certainly not what we are used to see in our home country.
Wonderful! Much better being in a...
Angela W, May 2016
Wonderful! Much better being in a small group - not so much time wasting waiting for fellow passengers getting on and off which happens on a coach. Walter was great, very knowledgable and fun. Would definitely recommend.
Loved this tour - the scenery speaks...
Corita Biddy A, Mar 2016
Loved this tour - the scenery speaks for itself and the small group tour maximised the time and interaction with our driver. Couple of small criticisms: Would have appreciated a more substantial breakfast/morning tea on first morning - bikkies and an apple at around 8am didn't quite fit the bill after being collected from hotel at around 6am. No facilities for breakfast at 5am when staying in hotel so would have been more than happy to pay for own brekky at first stop. Accommodation at backpackers hotel in Apollo Bay was also low standard - paid for unit which was pretty grubby - perhaps other options could be offered. Despite these minor complaints - thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the GOR is as spectacular as everyone says it is.
This tour was amazing! It was...
Torben H, Dec 2015
This tour was amazing! It was exactly as advertised and we couldn't have been more happy. Walter, our guide and driver, was excellent- very knowledgeable and sensitive to our interests. If you want to experience the natural beauty of this part of the world in depth, take this tour!