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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3181GOWEST1
Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Travel by comfortable minicoach on this majestic stretch of Victoria’s coastline, taking in Kennett River, Apollo Bay, Great Otway National Park, Port Campbell National Park, Gibson's Steps, the Twelve Apostles and more. Enjoy frequent stops for views of stunning white-sand beaches and towering cliffs, plus leisurely walks to see koalas and other native wildlife. You even have the option to take a scenic helicopter ride. Small-group tour ensures a customized experience with your expert guide.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
After morning pickup at your hotel, get comfortable on your deluxe minicoach and head southwest along the scenic coast. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary about the sights as you travel.

About one hour into your journey, travel through Torquay, a beach town known for its surf culture and as the start of the Great Ocean Road. Next, enjoy a morning tea break at a beachside location before continue another hour to Kennett River where you take a short walk in eucalyptus forest to look for koalas and colorful parrots.

Further along, at the foot of the Otway Ranges, have lunch in the beautiful town of Apollo Bay. Then enjoy free time to explore the shops and marina or take a dip in the water.

Your next stop takes you into Great Otway National Park for a leisurely stroll at Maits Rest. A wooden boardwalk leads through lovely fern gardens and rain forest, with giant trees up to 300 years old.

Hop back on the bus to visit Port Campbell National Park, known for offshore rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles. Here you have the option to upgrade and take a 15-minute helicopter ride along the magnificent coastline. From the air, you get an amazing perspective on Gibsons Steps, the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Next, drive to your final destination, Gibson Steps. An area of cliffs on the south coast of Australia.

Your return journey includes a stop for dinner (at own expense) and stunning views of the lights of Melbourne as you cross the West Gate Bridge.

Translation of key tour information in 13 languages is provided on specially configured iPods. Enjoy free WiFi onboard your minicoach, making the return drive a perfect time to upload photos or email friends about your fantastic day on the Great Ocean Road.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Melbourne hotel
Departure Time:
7am

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Duration:
14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:30pm

Pricing information

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Tour Only
Code: TON

Great Ocean Road Tour

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USD $99.30
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Tour & 15 Minute Heli Flight
Code: T15MIN

Great Ocean Road Tour and Scenic Helicopter Flight. Flight time approximately 15-minutes in duration

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USD $210.07
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road, Melbourne

Inclusions:
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Helicopter tour (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio guides available in Mandarin, German, and French, among other languages
  • Vehicles hold a maximum of 24 passengers
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter flights. Maximum weight not to exceed 299 pounds (136kg)
  • A fee of AUD$20.00 applies for infants if taking the helicopter option. This must be paid direct to the guide on the day of travel.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • All touring vehicles are fitted with free WIFI
Voucher Info
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Valerie C, July 2016

This was a fabulous all-day trip. I didn't feel like we were rushed through the various locations nor did I feel like we stayed too long. Our Go-West tour guide, Damon, was knowledgeable and took great care of the group of 24. Highly recommend this to everyone.

Reviewed by: Stephanie K, July 2016

Hands down the best excursion I've ever done. Spectacular views, amazing company, a perfect group size and Lizzie was fantastic! I liked this tour so much that I booked a secondary tour with the same company for the Yarra Valley. This company are so knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. I can't recommend them enough

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