The Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest touring roads in the world. It has rugged coastlines and spectacular scenery with many photo opportunities. At Ocean Road Tours you have more photo stops, travel in a genuine small group ( 8 ). You Depart Early to miss the crowds and this means an earlier return to see and do more things in Melbourne.
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 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 our many stops on the Coast.
During our tour you will see Kangaroos and Koalas in the WILD and look for Whales, Dolphins and Seals in the Great Southern Ocean. (seasonal)
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.
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 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. 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. Stunning Mountain views are in abundance as we head to Lavers Hill for our Home Cooked Cafe Lunch at Your Tour.
Sit back and enjoy a selection of Home Cooked Meals for Lunch, including Barramundi, at your Cosy Mountain Café. You may wish to take home local preserves, artwork or handmade apparel, a post card or jewellery 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. 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 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 by 5 pm.
Our lunch stop is at a cosy cafe in the Otway Mountains. A selection of Delicious Home Cooked meals is on offer . We supply Vegetarian and Vegan meals ( advise when making booking)including Tea and Coffee.
Your lunch menu includes; Giant Beef Burgers, Steak Sandwiches, Barramundi & Salad, Pie & Sauce, Frittata & Salad and Quiche & Salad, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals and Tea or Coffee
Your Breakfast/ Snack Pack contains a selection of, a Muesli Bar, Fruit Juice, Yoghurt, Serve of Fruit, Cheese and Crackers & a surprise Treat.
* 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.
What to Expect
Fun and Informative Commentary
Kangaroos in the wild near Bells Beach
Pt Addis Coastal View
Anglesea View of Pt Roadnight
Memorial Arch (Great Ocean Road Sign)
Lorne and Apollo Bay
Cape Patton Lookout (Spectacular Lookout)
Loch Ard Gorge
Extra Photo Stops
Selection of Home Cooked Meals for Lunch
See Volcanoes and Lake Colac (on the trip home)
8 people maximum is a great group size. (Unfortunately, we cannot carry children under 8 years of age or travellers over 130Kgs)
Selection of Home Cooked Meals for Lunch at a cosy cafe in the Otway Mountains
Breakfast/Snack Pack; selection of, a Muesli Bar, Fruit Juice, Yoghurt, Serve of Fruit, Cheese & Crackers a surprise Treat
Cold Water, Wi-Fi, USB Chargers, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Aussie Snacks
Our bus is Air-Conditioned with High Backed Contoured seats and has all the safety features including ABS and Electronic Stability Programming
All park fees and Taxes
Pick up Service
What you Should Bring and Wear
Travel clothing suitable for any weather conditions, as the weather can change during the day.