Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour From Melbourne

Overview

This Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour is your opportunity to enjoy one of Australia’s most spectacular views at the golden hour. The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself and the perfect prelude to the main event.

Highlights

  • Visit a eucalyptus forest for guaranteed sightings of wild local koalas in their native habitat
  • See the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park
  • Marvel at the beauty of Loch Ard Gorge – the heart of the Shipwreck Coast
  • Enjoy an unforgettable sunset at the famous 12 Apostles
  • Enjoy the scenic panoramas of the Great Ocean Road coastal drive

Key Information

Important Information

• Each tour group is limited to a maximum of 24 guests • No prams or strollers are permitted • We can provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge with prior reservation. Please leave a request at check-out with the age of your child • The time at which this tour returns to Melbourne varies seasonally. In the winter months the tour may return as early as 20:30, but in the summer months the return time may be as late as midnight. If you have commitments that will be affected by a late return time, please be sure to check the expected return time before making a booking

Description

On this 12-hour tour, you’ll travel the Great Ocean Road, a scenic coastal drive along Australia’s south-eastern coast, culminating in a sunset visit to the 12 Apostles. Departing Melbourne at around 10:00, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the city and Port Phillip Bay as you cross the Westgate Bridge, Australia’s longest at just under 2.6 kilometers in length. Learn a little about Victoria’s second-largest city, Geelong, which you’ll pass by as you make your way down towards the Surf Coast, with its enchanting beachside towns and powerful swells. You’ll make a brief stop at the town of Anglesea, for a chance to walk alongside the beautiful Anglesea River, before continuing the scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road. The scenic journey along the Great Ocean Road is a highlight in itself, as you absorb some truly amazing coastal scenery, with new views being revealed around every bend. You’ll make plenty of scenic stops, including of course a photo opportunity at the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch at Eastern View. At the township of Kennett River, you’ll break for lunch (own expense) with an opportunity to stroll among the sweetly-scented eucalypts to locate some of the local koalas in their native habitat. The koala population here is particularly strong and numerous sightings are guaranteed. From here you’ll travel onward through the Otway Ranges to the Shipwreck Coast and the iconic rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park. Your first stop here is the stunning Loch Ard Gorge where 52 lives were lost and only 2 souls survived the wreck of the Loch Ard in 1878. Your guide will recount the legend of the Loch Ard, bringing the gorge to life in a way you never imagined. Take time to explore here, with more rock formations to see, including the Razorback, the Dumpling Pots, and the delightful Island Archway. As the sun approaches the horizon you’ll make your way to the final sightseeing destination. You’ll be awestruck by the majestic monoliths of the 12 Apostles. Enjoy a genuine spectacle watching the colors of the sky and the land transform in the evening light. Break up the homeward journey with a dinner stop (own expense) in the regional town of Colac. Your journey then continues, allowing you to enjoy a stunning view of the illuminated city as you again cross the Westgate Bridge on the approach to Melbourne. With drop-off right back to your inner city accommodation, you’ll remember this day as a true highlight of your Australian holiday.

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