Duration: 2 days/1 night

4.5 stars

Editor's summary

On this popular 2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne, you’ll spend two amazing days immersing yourself in the majestic grandeur of Australia’s most iconic coastal landscape. This small group tour is great value and includes overnight accommodation in glorious Apollo Bay. You’ll visit picturesque coastal towns, explore the Great Otway National Park, and see the magnificent 12 Apostles. This experience is suitable for all age groups.


☆ 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.


☆ 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.

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.

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.

Pricing, dates and bookings

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.

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

Please make your booking below. Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address.

Important information

Once your booking is 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.

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. Please bring a bath towel. There will be an option to swim (weather permitting).

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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