Melbourne

Full-Day Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Sunset Tour from Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia
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From USD 85.57

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 13 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience the spectacular scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road on this full-day guided tour from Melbourne. Admire postcard-worthy vistas around every turn of the coastal road, and pass through charming port towns along the way. Learn the fascinating and tragic history of Australia’s jagged ‘Shipwreck Coast’ when you visit the Loch Ard Gorge, site of a famous wreck. Your journey comes to a dramatic climax when you arrive at the Twelve Apostles geologic wonder just as the sun sets (seasonal and weather dependent).
  • Great Ocean Road day tour from Melbourne with special sunset viewing
  • Enjoy the stunning coastal views and long golden beaches
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views while passing through the towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell
  • Step down to the beach at Gibsons Steps, the gateway to the Twelve Apostles

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Leaving later than other Great Ocean Road tours means this tour culminates in a spectacular coastal sunset.

What's Included

  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • WiFi on board
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 9am-10am (Apr-Oct) or 10am-11am (Nov-Mar) depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 10pm-midnight depending on the season.

What To Expect

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. See it all in a new light on this rewarding full-day tour. Your informative guide picks you up in an air-conditioned coach at your Melbourne hotel. From there, make your way out of the city, passing through the bustling port town of Geelong and the famous surf spot of Torquay.

Once out on the coast-hugging Great Ocean Road, you are treated to breathtaking views and constantly changing scenery, from expansive sandy beaches to rugged cliffs dropping straight down into the sea. Pass the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay, and Port Campbell. Keep a sharp eye out for wildlife along the way. You’re likely to spot koalas in their native habitat at the lovely Kennett River.

Admire the greenery of the Otway Ranges as you approach the notorious Loch Ard Gorge. Climb down a steep staircase to stand on the beach where the sole survivors of a shipwreck washed up in 1878. 

The grand finale of your tour awaits at the Twelve Apostles—a natural geologic wonder created by the erosion of cliffs over millennia, leaving a cluster of limestone pillars jutting majestically out of the ocean. Arrive in time to witness this jaw-dropping sight bathed in the fiery hues of the setting sun. Once the light has faded, hop back in your comfortable coach and relax on the return drive to Melbourne.

Anglesea

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kennett River

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Loch Ard Gorge

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Twelve Apostles

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Large bags, strollers, prams, baby capsules, luggage & walkers cannot be brought on board
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Traveller Tips


It's definitely worth the drive along the ocean road because the scenery is beautiful, but renting a car and doing it yourself seems like a better way to go.
Lunch is at 11:00 am, and dinner is after we come back which is 10 pm.
This is my second time to the 12 Apostles and the sunset view is definitely much better than going in the afternoon (IMO).

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worth it
Mustafa_F, May 2023
The road trip itself was not that spectacular but the last two stops were excellent! Cloe, our tour guide was excellent!
The trip is well worth...
Jessica_H, Mar 2023
The trip is well worth the full day! Red was our tour guide and made the entire day 10 times better, the great ocean road is beautiful and the stops along the way are amazing, my only issue would be possibly some stops could be cut shorter but other than that a great experience
Great trip for a great price.
Marina_S, Mar 2023
On the way to 12 apostle, we had a nice lunch at very nice see side little town. And then we had very nice pizza for supper. Well also saw wild koala, echidna, wallaby. Driver was very nice and thoughtful,
Stunning experience
miriam_p, Aug 2022
A really exciting esperienze around beautiful landscapes and stunning beautiful nature on the Great Ocean Road. Thank Ross for your competent guide and funny facts
Great Ocean Road with the Great Tour Guide Aaron!
NurHafizah_A, Aug 2022
Most memorable experience during the journey was Aaron’s expertise in looking out for koalas in the environment during our break time and getting swamp with birds. Aaron is also very knowledgeable about the history of the great ocean road and the native wildlife. He is very entertaining and always have an interesting way to tell stories of the land making our experience a wonderful one!
Rush throughout the day
Alice_Y, Dec 2019
Since it was the Boxing Day, I understand that the schedule got a bit late and rush. The supplemental dinner was not good enough, especially when we had to pay and had dinner in the bus/streetside. The bus had very small seats, it’s suffered to sit in for 3hrs.
Excellent
Janet_T, Nov 2019
Amazing day! Out of this world! Thank you! Jake our tour guide and driver was wonderful! Thank you too!
Great location, top service.
Discover49305353170, Oct 2019
We absolutely enjoyed our Full Day Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Sunset tour. The driver was brilliant & very informative, we stopped at several places along the way to take time for photo opportunities. I would recommend & love to go back & do this tour again.
Bell's Beach
jhring46, Aug 2019
Beautiful scenery along the Coast, but The Apostle's at sunset was over-the-top! Driver was thoughtful but clever.
Excellent service
Alexies_G, July 2019
The staff especially the tourist guide was friendly, professional, entertaining! She look after us and make sure everyone is ok! I recommend it 100 percent I’ll definitely book again from this company! Alex
Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
micaelap352, Apr 2019
Great trip, excellent guide. The weather wasn't very good (low temp and high wind) but in the end that made the scenery more spectacular. Jake was knowledgeable, funny and took good care of us. Well done.
Worth it
Daniel_M, Mar 2019
Amazing trip, staff super friendly and well informed ( Nuddy & Terry(not sure about spelling)), all the time with information and the enough time to take pics. I will repeat with my family next time.
Great Ocean Road 12 Apostles Sunset Tour
Graham_D, Jan 2019
Great customer experience, chiefly down to a great bunch of folk, but importantly, our tour guide BEAR !!! He was excellent and kept the whole show on the road for 13 hours !!! Plenty comfort breaks and refreshment stops. Highly recommended, Graham (Scotland)
Worth the distance
Sheryl P, Dec 2018
We wanted to see the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles however wondered about our ability to survive the 12 hr day. The view is worth the trip. June was our guide and driver—he is just delightful! Friendly, knowledgeable of the sights and their history, and full of joy. June perfectly timed our sunset arrival at the 12 Apostles and as a bonus we were able to see many other beautiful places along the way. Lunch provided was good and refreshing. June provided ‘after sunset’ tea, coffee and cookies which hit the spot.Highly recommend this tour. Very long day however we’ll worth it. You can sleep the next day!
Fab trip!
Compass68971, Dec 2018
13 hour long day flew by getting off and on bus at great stops! Stroked kangaroos, saw wild koalas and brilliant sunset over 12 apostles. Ian was great chatting along with his co pilot 👨‍✈️ literally, my partner struggled with leg room on minibus luckily spare seat next to him.
Sunset Tour of the 12 Apostles
PeggyL637, Dec 2018
Ian was such a great driver and guide. Made tons of dad jokes which I enjoyed hahha! He also shared a lot about australian aborigines which made this tour very insightful as well. This is my second time to the 12 Apostles and the sunset view is definitely much better than going in the afternoon (IMO). Highly recommended!
Steve is the man! I'd definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
Andrew_R, Dec 2018
This was one of the highlights of my trip to Melbourne. The van they provided was spacious and our tour guide Steve was amazing! I went with two friends and we all would recommend this tour! A must if you are in the area!
Awesome
eleazarsamonte, Sept 2018
It's a good experience, it's a long long day trip but it's worth it. Wonderful experience. Bunyip with tour guide Jun.
A good way to explore!
Eva C, Aug 2018
You can enjoy everything along the Great Ocean Road by joining the Bunyip tour. Our tour guide Jun is very informative and helpful. It is a very long day which takes you almost 13 hours of ride. The experience is great with wonderful arrangement.
Go see 12 Apostles, which is...
Taylor_N, Aug 2018
Go see 12 Apostles, which is amazing, just make sure to avoid Duff Man who is not a good tour guide. He skipped stops in the listing, until the customers in the group corrected him. He also rushed the group through sunset at 12 Apostles and actually left before sunset. Given that this tour is emphasizing both the 12 Apostles and seeing that particular site at sunset to rush the group at that point was particularly irritating. Great scenery, bad guide.
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