The Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest touring roads in the world. It has rugged coast lines and spectacular scenery with many photo opportunities. At Ocean Road Tours you have more photo opportunities. You Depart Early to miss the crowds and this means an earlier return. During our tour you will see Kangaroos and Koalas in the WILD and hand feed Native Birds, look for Whales, Dolphins and Seals in the Great Southern Ocean.
You will hear stories including, the history of the great ocean road, how the coast line was formed and the story of the Loch Ard shipwreck, to name a few. Join our experienced guides in conversations about Australia and its Indigenous people. How life was like during the 1800’s and 1900s’ in Australia and Melbourne and many more fascinating subjects.
Our pickups start at 0600 so we stay in front of all the other tours and have most of our photo stops to ourselves. You will travel over the Westgate Bridge and along the Princes Highway to Geelong, where we stop for a delicious Olivers’ organic Coffee and a toilet break. You begin your Adventure on the Surf coast section of the Great Ocean Road via Torquay . Kangaroos are found near Bells Beach and surfers are often seen at Point Addis, one of our many stops on the Coast and a view of the Port Phillip Bay Heads.
You will coast through Anglesea on your way to Aireys Inlet where you will see the Split Point Lighthouse. Fairhaven is just around the corner and some of the coastlines most spectacular coastal homes, including the world famous Pole House, are in view along with the spectacular Fairhaven beach. Memorial Arch is next for a photo stop of the Great Ocean Road Sign.
Your journey continues over Big Hill and a beach view stop awaits in Lorne. Stunning coastal views are the order as you travel through Separation Creek and Wye River stopping at Kennett River where you can Hand Feed King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas. Koalas at Wongarra are often a highlight and another photo stop. Hold your breath as you visit Cape Patton Lookout and get that camera out again. You will see beautiful Apollo Bay as you marvel at the Giant Mountain Ash trees towering more than 100 meters above the ground. Stunning Mountain views are in abundance as we head to Lavers Hill for our Home Cooked Cafe Lunch.
Sit back and enjoy a selection of Home Cooked Meals for Lunch at your Cozy Mountain Café. You may wish to take home local preserves, artwork or handmade apparel, a post card or jewelry from The Shoppe. . We finish off the Otway Ranges with a short drive befitting any Australian bush location.
Awaiting you after lunch is the Stunning Twelve Apostles. Visiting the viewing platform, the famous views and history will get you so close you can almost feel the ancient structures and coastline. Gibson Steps can take you down to the beach for an amazing view of some of the Apostles A short ride along the road will get you to Loch Ard Gorge, where you will have plenty of time to explore, the Razorback and Natural Arch walkway, the Shipwreck Walkway with views into Loch Ard Gorge and even a stroll on the beach to visit Tom Cave plus the magnificent Limestone Stalactites. Time to head back The drive back inland to Melbourne takes you through farmland and magnificent views of the Victorian Volcano Region , the Colac Lakes and historic towns of Colac and Winchelsea arriving back to Melbourne around 6:00pm.
A step and hand rail makes for easy entering of the bus is also a feature. It has 240v power, so we installed a fridge to give you cold bottled water for free during the day. For Morning Tea we offer Coffee and Tea with Aussie snacks.
What is included in an Ocean Road Tour?
We think 8 people maximum is a great group size. And most people like a bit of comfort during their Ocean Road Tours. So we bought a brand new bus (Nov 2015). It is Air-Conditioned with High Backed Contoured seats and has all the safety features including ABS and Electronic Stability Programming.
Our lunch stop is at a cosy cafe in the Otway Mountains. A selection of Delicious Home Cooked meals is on offer including Tea and Coffee. Check out our Facebook page for more lunch menu details.
Your Breakfast Box contains a selection of, a Muesli Bar, Fruit Juice, Yoghurt, Serve of Fruit, Muffin & a surprise Treat.
Your lunch menu includes; Giant Beef Burgers, Steak Sandwiches, Barramundi & Salad, Pie & Sauce, Frittata & Salad and Quiche & Salad and Tea or Coffee
* All efforts to maintain the content of the Breakfast Box and the Lunch menu are taken, however content may change due to availability of products.
** Please advise us if you have any food allergies when you book your day tour.
n.b. Our tour consists of selections from our promoted items, timing, weather, tides and availability can influence our selections.