There are many options for day trips from Melbourne during your visit. The Yarra Valley wine tour industry is growing, the penguins at Phillip Island continue to delight people and the Mornington Peninsular is supplying a different view on the many different facets of Melbourne.
However, among the many great Melbourne day trips, the obvious stand-out is still a Great Ocean Road tour. This is one of the best Melbourne day tours as it offers so much. While some people are just doing a 12 Apostles day trip from Melbourne, they are missing some great scenery along the Great Ocean Road.
I understand time is an issue for many travelers, so we created a shorter day trip along the Great Ocean Road. By leaving before 6am and returning before 5pm, we are giving you more time to see the most important parts of the Great Ocean Road, including extra time at the 12 Apostles.
By fine-tuning our tour and concentrating on the Great Ocean Road, leaving earlier than the other Melbourne day tours and using a small bus (10 seats) we provide an excellent Great Ocean Road tour. In our first two years of operation, we were awarded a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor.
The average international traveler spends three days and two nights in Melbourne so selecting some your day tours can be difficult to fit in timing wise. That is where we decided to return our tour by 5pm so you can still make use of the evening. Dinner, see a show, take a flight, visit the penguins at St Kilda or go to a sporting event.
How do we fit in a whole Great Ocean Road day trip by 5pm? By leaving early we have all the stops to ourselves. We can get 8-10 people in and out of the bus quickly and still take enough time to enjoy the scenery. Many day tours are use buses with 25 seats or more and they are limited in where they can stop and it takes much more time to get on and off. Traffic is also lighter when we are on the road.
While the Great Ocean Road features some lovely rain forests, we skip the rain forest walk in favour of spending more time at the 12 Apostles.
We hope this helps you select your Melbourne day tours. Enjoy your stay in the best city in the world (at least, it is to us).