Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne

Badge of ExcellenceMelbourne, Australia

From USD 101.94

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


Discover some of Australia’s most photographed landscapes on this full-day tour of the famous Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Stop for refreshments near Anglesea, spot wild koalas along the way, and purchase lunch in the seaside town of Apollo Bay. After lunch, enjoy a walk through Great Otway National Park, learn how the notorious Shipwreck Coast earned its name, and marvel over natural landmarks like the 12 Apostles and the pristine beach of Loch Ard Gorge.
  • Full-day tour of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge
  • Stop for lunch overlooking the famous Apollo Bay
  • All entrance fees and travel in an air-conditioned touring bus included
  • Experience a temperate rainforest walk in Great Otway National Park
  • Observe Australian wildlife in its natural habitat

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This classic Great Ocean Road is ideal for travelers who want to see it all while keeping costs low.

What's Included

  • Admission to Great Ocean Road National Park
  • Australian wildlife sightings, in the wild.
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Expert driver guided tour experience
  • Live tour commentary spoken in English
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Melbourne
  • All Meals
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Immigration Museum
    400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Our default pickup location will be Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, corner of Market St, Melbourne @ 7:35am. If you would like to arrange an alternative pickup point, please contact our reservations team on +61393931300.

Start time

07:35 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants and children do not travel free, protective seats are available on request at the time of booking
  • Not suitabled for wheelchairs, prams or stroller accessible, please do not bring on tour as you will be asked to leave at the hotel.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 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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Traveller Tips

You need to bring food to eat or if you are early you can buy food at the 12 apostles around 5pm.
It is good choice for people who do not have more time to spend on Great Ocean Road.
244 reviews
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Sariga_A, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful experience via this tour, one of the most memorable trip ever! Highly recommended. 😍
Izzy_R, Mar 2023
Very very disappointed with this tour. Tour guide was extremely uninspiring and didn’t really explain anything as we were driving along- felt more like a driver than a tour guide sadly. I didn’t leave the ocean road knowing much history or even where I really went to be honest. I was also sat next to a radiator which couldn’t be turned off (despite it being over 30 degrees that day) and every time my leg touched it I had to pull away quickly as it was burning me!! I did ask the tour guide/driver to have a look and he said it was fixed when it wasn’t, and he also didn’t check in with me again, making my day extremely uncomfortable. I am very disappointed in general. To be honest- I would recommend hiring a car and doing this trip yourself if you are able to- it will be much more pleasant. Also you can’t see very much if you aren’t sat on the left hand side of the bus so I felt bad for those passengers.
Fun adventure!
Linda_L, Mar 2023
Excellent trip, beautiful scenery, suggest taking food to enjoy exploring the town instead of waiting for lunch, only an hour stop so not a lot of time to do both. Snack food for dinner didn’t arrive back to city until 9 PM. Highly recommend trip!
The best of Melbourne coast
Angela_J, Mar 2023
From the pick up at 7.35 until drop off at 9pm the driver kept us informed every step of the way He was very knowledgeable , friendly and amusing Although the day was long we had numerous stops for sight seeing, toilets, food, walking and animal/ bird spotting The coach was very clean and comfortable I would certainly recommend this tour and tour company
Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles Day Trip from Melbourne
Praveen_D, Mar 2023
A very nice tour with a very friendly accommodating driver Wes.We managed to visit a lot of places in the allocated time and Wes was just amazing
Star of Melbourne
Nisha_D, Mar 2023
Tour guide, 12 Apostles, forest walk was nice though the water fall was not worth it. It’s a beautiful road trip. A great experience
Mind Blowing
martin_c, Mar 2023
Amazing trip to Apostles with a very informed driver/guide. Not only Apostles but also Rain Forest and Shipwreck Cove which no one should miss it is incredible. Best 12 hours in a long time.
Good trip with reservations
Robert_T, Feb 2023
Good trip but feel that there should be a choice of seats with the right hand side of coach bring cheaper. We sat on the right as all the left side was taken and did not get to see a lot of the spectacular scenery as we were on the wrong side of the coach and only got to see trees, bushes, houses and more trees until we had a stop.
Everything about the trip...
NIMMI_P, Feb 2023
Everything about the trip was great except for weather. The driver steve took extra care of all of us.
A full day of sightseeing
Rich_M, Feb 2023
The journey up ocean road was quite beautiful. I did not see it in the description but on the return they stop by a very old rain forest which was very interesting and beautiful as well. Nice little hike about 10 degrees cooler. The tour guide Greg or Craig cannot recall was very informative. Keep in mind this is a long day, they say 13+ hours and it will be all of that. I would recommend-sandals or other sock less footwear if you want to enjoy any of the beach stops.
Loud passengers
Charlotte_R, Feb 2023
The tour bus driver was great, but some people around us would never stop talking, so we missed a lot of information!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Charlotte, Sorry to hear you didn't have the most considerate passengers with you on our tour. Unfortunately that had a negative impact on your experience, but we still hope that you had a great day out on the Great Ocean Road and hopefully we'll see you again soon on one of our tours. Kind regards, Luis
The geography was...
jeanne_v, Feb 2023
The geography was breathtaking and very peculiar. Peter was very informative and fun! The entire trip went by really quickly!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Jeanne, Thank you so much for your kind words, Peter will be really happy to hear you enjoyed your Great Ocean Road Tour with him! We look forward to seeing you again soon on another tour with us :) Kind regards, Luis
Great day.
Richard_T, Feb 2023
Peter, the Guide & Driver, was very Good. He pointed out and explained sights along the way. He was also a cautious and safe driver. The 12 Apostles site was certainly the prime objective, and we're glad to have made the trip, but it fell short of the fare... 22 passengers times $150. each provided $3300. of revenue. There were other stops, primarily for rest rooms and 'buy your own meals'. But, renting a car, paying for gas, fighting thru city traffic, making a wrong turn, doubling back, being lost, buy a map, tortured by my wife, and being generally miserable (on prior "do it yourself" trips) has made me realize I was, and am, happy to have booked your trip. THANK YOU and Peter for a fine day.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Richard, Thanks a lot for your review, Peter will be really happy to hear you enjoyed your Great Ocean Road Tour with him! Hope to see you again soon on another tour :) Kind regards, Luis
Great tour
Gareth_D, Feb 2023
The tour guide was full of information and enthusiasm. This rubbed off and induced a very enjoyable adventure with spectacular scenery
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Gareth, Thank you so much for your nice review, we're glad to hear your driver was fun and knowledgeable! Hope to see you again soon on another tour! Kind regards, Luis
When disciples met apostles
Piter_S, Feb 2023
It was an excellent and also exhausted tour ... but so many list checked during the tour ... love it
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Piter, Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour! It is indeed a long day packed with bucket list viewpoints but we try to show you the best spots on the Great Ocean Road :) Kind regards, Luis
Marveleous Trip
Aslaan_S, Feb 2023
Such a Marveleous Trip. Lots of spectaculars in 1 day. We were not expecting to see all these beautiful places in this short period.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi there, So happy to hear you enjoyed the Great Ocean Road Trip with us! Hope to see you again soon one another tour :) Kind regards, Luis
Ocean Road Trip
PETER_A, Feb 2023
It was a great day out seeing the impressive beaches and towns of the Ocean Road. Craig our guide was brilliant. Fantastic to experience the 12 apostles and the Gorge. Would recommend for anyone visiting Melbourne
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Peter, Thanks a lot for your positive review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed the Great Ocean Road with Craig! Looking forward to seeing you again soon :) Kind regards, Luis
It was an amazing...
Yaroslavna_L, Feb 2023
It was an amazing experience !it's my second time!last time I was there during winter it was windy and fresh but the emotions are strong enough valuable.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi there, Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, and we would be happy to have you again on any of our tours if you decide to explore a bit more of the area! Kind regards, Luis
Do not hesitate
Gabriel_P, Jan 2023
Our guide was excellent. He took us everywhere and share lots of local culture, heritage and history. Couldn’t of asked for a better guide.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi there, Thanks a lot for your positive review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed the Great Ocean Road with us :) Hopefully we'll see you soon on another tour! Kind regards, Luis
Well worth it
MARY_B, Jan 2023
Great trip with Craig and Barry the platypus. 😊 The sights are excellent. Loved the 12 Apostles, but the real surprise of the day was Loch Ard Gorge which was terrific. Enjoyed the visit to Apollo Bay. Not so sure about the chocolate factory but their vanilla scones were excellent. Craig is a great tour guide- looked after everyone really well and gave us lots of interesting information about the sights and history. Recommend.