Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road Day Trip and Phillip Island Day Trip from Melbourne

Southbank, Australia

From USD 268.07

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine the Great Ocean Road tour and a tour to Phillip Island in one package that offers great savings on these two popular full-day excursions from Melbourne. See beautiful beaches, native Australian wildlife, and landmarks such as the Twelve Apostles during the Great Ocean Road tour. Your Phillip Island day trip features the famous penguin parade along with time to explore Churchill Island, the Koala Conservation Centre, the Nobbies, and the coastal town of Apollo Bay.
  • Combo package: Phillip Island penguin parade and Great Ocean Road tour
  • Get the two most popular full-day excursions from Melbourne at a savings
  • See little penguins, koalas, and Australian fur seals up close
  • Discover the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Apollo Bay and other attractions on the Great Ocean Road
  • Travel with a small group limited to 12 participants, with hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Penguin Parade (regular viewing)
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Mercure Melbourne Southbank
    9 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will message you pick up time from specific hotels. *** Please note this is the time when we depart that hotel, you need to be there at least 5 minutes before that time ***

What To Expect

Expect to travel with a small group that is limited to 12 participants, with pickup and drop-off included from hotels in central Melbourne.

Choose the date for your Great Ocean Road tour when booking your combo package. Then reserve directly with the supplier for the Phillip Island tour, selecting a date that falls within the seven days of your first tour. Please note that accommodation is not included.

Great Ocean Road full-day tour:

Take in the scenery along Victoria's famous coastal route and go in-depth at several stops along the way. Stroll along long sandy beaches, and visit the critters that live in the wilderness. Walk into a eucalyptus forest to look for animals such as koalas, kangaroos and colorful birds. Stop in the picturesque town of Apollo Bay to purchase lunch at one of the excellent cafes or restaurants. At the end of the day, check out the striking rock formations and ocean scenery at Loch Ard Gorge and Twelve Apostles.

Phillip Island penguin parade:

Phillip Island is known for the penguin parade at dusk, but the journey there also provides great opportunities to see a range of animals. Visit the Churchill Island Heritage Farm to see a working farm and how early settlers lived, then stop into the Koala Conservation Centre to view koalas, wallabies and echidnas in their natural habitat. Next up, look for frolicking Australian fur seals at Seal Rocks as you walk along the Nobbies boardwalk. In the summer, have some leisure time in the town of Cowes before topping off the day by watching the little penguins waddling home to their burrows on Phillip Island.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Warm and waterproof clothes recommended for the Great Ocean Road day trip
  • Please note: accommodation is not included
  • Please note: these are two separate day tours. You MUST take the Phillip Island tour within 7 days of the Great Ocean Road day trip; book the Great Ocean Road day trip for the day you prefer, and then contact the local tour operator directly to book the second tour (contact info will be printed on your confirmation voucher)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.

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Amazing tours of Victoria!
brianmarklynch, Apr 2022
Both Sebastian and Fred, the 2 tour guides over the 2 days, were amazing and showed everyone a great time! Highly recommended for a trip outside of Melbourne to see some of the best of Victoria.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much Brian! We are very happy you enjoyed the tours. It’s so good to be able to show our beautiful state to our new friends from all over the world again!
Unmögliche Termin-Organisation und Uneinsicht!
Karina_S, July 2022
Unser Tourguide Fred war ausgezeichnet, freundlich, informativ, so dass wie einen guten Eindruck von Land und Leuten bekamen. Die Organisation der Tour war unmöglich. Wenn die Wahlmöglichkeit einer Terminänderung gegeben ist, sollte diese auch unmissverständlich funktionieren: Wir hatten den Termin um einen Tag vorverlegt und auch dafür die Bestätigung erhalten, wurden aber nicht abgeholt. Erst auf Nachfrage sagte man uns, dass es wohl einen Systemfehler gegeben hat - ohne irgendwelches Entgegenkommen. Wir verloren einen halben Urlaubstag dadurch! Erst auf nochmalige Darstellung wurde uns ein Upgrade bei der Pinguinshow gewährt. Am meisten ärgerte mich die Uneinsichtigkeit des Anbieters, der auch mit Gewährung des Upgrades keine Schuld eingestand - obwohl ich das geänderte Ticket in den Händen hielt. Das Upgrade bei der Pinguinshow entspricht nicht einem halben verlorenen Urlaubstag! Karina Sperl
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Karina, how unfortunate that you decide you give us a two star when we explained that Viator confirms things without our knowledge or agreement. We explained how the combo works and that we have to agree to the changes, and that even though Viator did confirm to you we were not aware of the change or couldn’t accommodate to your requested change. I’m sure every day of your vacation is important and we offered to upgrade you to penguin plus even though we were not at fault. Truly disappointed with your feedback, we are working under very difficult conditions with limited resources and did our best to compensate for the situation, clearly it wasn’t enough as you post this review weeks after the tour. Regards .