On this popular small group tour, you'll spend two days immersing yourself in the beauty of the coastline along the Great Ocean Road. The tour is great value and includes overnight accommodation in Apollo Bay and a visit to the 12 Apostles limestone sea stacks.

AUD $244pp

2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 6.30am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and St Paul’s Cathedral
Duration: 2 days/1 night

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5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘We chose to do a two-day tour because we didn’t want to be rushed. We definitely made the right choice. There are so many beautiful sights along the way that a one-day trip wouldn’t be enough time to appreciate them fully. Our driver was punctual and very well organised. He gave us enough information about each stop to provide some context, without being overly chatty. We had lots of stops so we didn’t spend hours in the bus without a break. The Great Ocean Road is a must-see and I would highly recommend this tour.’ Marmiker

Tour highlights

  • See all the key sites along the Great Ocean Road over two amazing days
  • Visit the region’s best known coastal towns, including Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne
  • Encounter plenty of wildlife, including koalas and kangaroos
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in beautiful Apollo Bay
  • Explore the Great Otway National Park
  • See the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard, London Bridge and more
  • Maximum group size: 22.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • CBD and St Kilda hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Frequent sightseeing stops at points of interest
  • Morning tea, fresh fruit and bottled water each day
  • National park entry fees
  • Overnight dorm-style accommodation in Apollo Bay. Upgrades are available at an additional cost.

Pricing

Shared dorm-style accommodation: AUD $244pp

Accommodation upgrades
Double room (based on two people sharing): Add AUD $77 per room
Family room (based on four people sharing: Add AUD $77 per room
Single room (single occupant only): Add AUD $127 per room

Standard prices apply to adults and children. This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four. To book an accommodation upgrade, please follow the prompts.

What you can expect

There is so much to see and do along Victoria’s magnificent Great Ocean Road and this small group 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne takes in all the key sights at a relaxed pace. Take your time over the course of two amazing days to see and do it all, and spend a night in charming Apollo Bay as part of the experience. The tour is suitable for all ages.

You’ll travel in a small air-conditioned vehicle, which allows access to several spots the larger tour buses can’t go. The tour schedule has been designed specifically to stay ahead of the day-tripping crowds. [More]

This 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne gets underway early. Hotel pick-ups completed, you’ll depart the CBD at 6.30am to get the jump on the larger tours.

Your first stop is the picturesque surfing town of Torquay – the official start of the Great Ocean Road. Here you’ll have the chance to spot kangaroos at famous Bells Beach, before continuing along the picturesque coast.

Other highlights of day one include a visit to the lighthouse at Aireys Inlet, a waterfall walk, and wildlife spotting at Kennett River. The pretty town of Lorne offers plenty of delicious options for lunch.

You’ll arrive in beautiful Apollo Bay in plenty of time to explore and have a swim, before checking into your overnight accommodation at the YHA. Enjoy dinner at one of the many eateries in town, and perhaps take an evening stroll along the beach.

On day two it’s another early start, but well worth it to enjoy the fabulous rainforest walk at Maits Rest without the crowds. You’ll also visit Castle Cove and Lavers Hill, before you get your first amazing sight of the 12 Apostles sea stacks. From there, you’ll visit all the key natural attractions at Port Campbell National Park – including Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

The tour returns to Melbourne via the inland route, arriving in the CBD at around 6.30pm.

This 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne is absolutely packed with amazing experiences. It’s a great way to see everything the region has to offer, without feeling rushed or overpowered by crowds.

Guest reviews

  • Amoral1950 (25/6/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    We had a great time. Booking a small group was perfect for us. There were four other ladies in the group and they fitted in perfectly. We couldn't have asked for a better tour. Would do it again or would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy this part of Australia.

  • Marmiker (14/3/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    We chose to do a two-day tour because we didn't want to be rushed. We definitely made the right choice. There are so many beautiful sights along the way that a one-day trip wouldn't be enough time to appreciate them fully. Our driver was punctual and very well organised. He gave us enough information about each stop to provide some context, without being overly chatty. We had lots of stops so we didn't spend hours in the bus without a break. There were only three of us on the tour and we had lots of room in the bus. I think the maximum is 11 people which would be a bit cramped, but for us it was great. The Great Ocean Road is a must-see and I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Malaika1987 (31/12/2017) - Via TripAdvisor

    I did the two day and one night Great Ocean Road trip just after Christmas and it was super. Our driver Phil was very knowledgeable, utterly professional and a very good driver. He is an asset to the company. We set off very early and always stayed ahead of the rest of the tour groups. We took in some lovely stops that other tours don't go to so we often had them to ourselves. There was a little confusion over accommodation in Apollo Bay but that was sorted out. It was the holiday season, so was rather noisy. Ear plugs are a good idea!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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Accommodation is provided at the Apollo Bay Echo YHA, which is clean and comfortable. The basic tour price includes dorm-style accommodation, but upgrades to double, twin or family rooms are available. Please follow the prompts when you make your booking.

Hotel pick-ups are generally between 6 and 6.30am.

Please pack lightly but appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear. Bed linen is provided but please bring a towel. There will be an opportunity to swim (weather permitting).

This tour operates in all weather conditions.