This amazing combo deal will drive your Melbourne holiday budget further! Book a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour ($135) and a Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour ($139), and receive free entry to two top city attractions. Choose from Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel or SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck.

AUD $274pp

Great Ocean Road and Penguins Tour Combo with Two Free Melbourne Attractions
Runs: Daily
Departs at: Seasonal — please check your booking confirmation documents for your confirmed departure times
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Duration: GOR 13 hours (approx.)/Penguins 12 hours (approx.)

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Editor's summary:

‘We all love a good travel deal and they don’t come much better than this! Tick off two of Melbourne’s signature experiences — a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour and a Phillip Island Penguins Tour — and receive free entry to two amazing city attractions. There’s no catch. Your attraction tickets are free of charge!’

Tour highlights

  • Tick off two of Melbourne’s top experiences and get free entry to two top attractions as part of this combo offer
  • See the stunning Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles sea stacks at sunset
  • Watch the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island
  • Enjoy a delicious Aussie-style lunch on both tours
  • Get free entry to Melbourne Zoo and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel or SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck
  • Maximum group sizes: Penguins — 27/Great Ocean Road — 24.

What's included

  • Guided tours with commentary
  • Pick-up and drop-off at selected CBD hotels
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guides
  • Phillip Island Penguins tour — Transport, morning tea, lunch and entry to the Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and Penguin Parade (General Viewing seating — upgrades available)
  • Great Ocean Road tour — Transport, morning tea, lunch and all national park entry fees
  • General admission to your choice of two attractions — Melbourne Zoo and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel or SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck.

Pricing

Adults/children: AUD $274pp

This package has one standard price for adults and children. These tours are not suitable for children under the age of four.

What you can expect

This fabulous Great Ocean Road and Penguins Tour Combo offer is your opportunity to see two of Victoria’s most famous natural attractions — and get FREE entry to some of Melbourne’s top city attractions as part of the deal!

Book a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne (AUD $135pp) and a Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour from Melbourne (AUD $139pp), and receive free entry to your choice of:

  1. Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (valued at AUD $73) OR
  2. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck (valued at AUD $62). [More]

There’s no catch! You simply pay for the two tours (AUD $274pp) and receive the attraction tickets for free!

Your two day tours must be taken within seven days of each other. Your attraction tickets will be distributed on the day of the first tour and are valid for six months.

Here’s what you can expect on each of the amazing tours that are part of this Great Ocean Road and Penguins Tour Combo deal.

Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

This superb Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne with Lunch provides an experience every visitor to the Victorian capital longs for — the chance to see the magnificent 12 Apostles sea stacks bathed in the soft light of sunset. This truly is an iconic day out!

Your day begins with a sleep-in and pick-up from selected CBD hotels between 9 and 11am depending on the season. The tour heads west from the city towards Geelong and your first stop of the day – an exclusive visit to Narana Indigenous Cultural Centre. Here you’ll enjoy a didgeridoo performance and the opportunity to spot emus and kangaroos in the grounds. No other Melbourne tour to the Great Ocean Road offers a stop here. You’ll also enjoy a hearty café-style lunch.

Then it’s time to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Great Ocean Road. Every bend reveals a spectacular new vista. See golden beaches, dramatic windswept coastline and the lush swathes of rainforest that form the Great Otway National Park. There are regular stops and incredible photo opportunities throughout the drive. At Memorial Arch you’ll learn the emotive story of the construction of the road by returned WWI service personnel.

You’ll drive through the scenic towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay, and enjoy a walk through the rainforest at Maits Rest. There’s even the possibility of seeing koalas in the wild!

The tour continues to work its way west — with stops at Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk on the beach and look up at the soaring coastal cliffs. Finally, you’ll arrive at Port Campbell National Park — home to the world-famous limestone sea stacks known as the 12 Apostles. Formed over millions of years by the pounding ocean, the opportunity to view these monoliths at sunset is an exquisite one. You’ll need a fully charged camera, so come prepared!

Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour

This Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour from Melbourne is a friendly and relaxed way to enjoy the spectacle of Phillip Island’s famous little penguins returning home at dusk after a day of fishing in Bass Strait, and get up close and personal with regional Victoria’s countryside and native wildlife as part of the deal!

Selected CBD hotel pick-ups completed, you’ll set off for Phillip Island in air conditioned comfort. You’ll enjoy the wonderfully scenic drive southeast towards the Mornington Peninsula, and your knowledgeable local guide will point out places of interest along the way. You’ll learn lots of interesting historical facts about the small rural towns you pass through.

Your first stop on this Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour from Melbourne is the famous Moonlit Wildlife Sanctuary – home to all manner of furry and feathered native Australian wildlife. You’ll have time to feed the kangaroos and meet the koalas in a pristine bushland setting.

Next, enjoy a scenic drive along Westernport Bay to magnificent Phillip Island, then across the bridge to Churchill Island to visit the fascinating Churchill Island Heritage Farm. This is a chance to step back in time to the 19th century and learn about traditional farming practices, or just take a stroll and meet the farm animals.

The final stop on this Phillip Island Penguins, Wildlife Park and Farm Tour from Melbourne is the Penguin Parade Visitor Information Centre for the main event! Here you’ll take your seat in the General Viewing area to watch the little penguins returning up the beach at dusk. Upgrades to Penguin Plus seating or the Guided Ranger Tour option are available. Simply follow the prompts when booking.

At the appointed time you’ll make your way back to the bus for the return trip to Melbourne, and drop-off at your original pick-up point.

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

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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

Your two tours must be taken within seven days of each other. Your attraction tickets will be distributed on the day of the first tour and are valid for six months. If your preferred tour dates are not available we will contact you to work out the best date combination.

Penguin viewing upgrades
* Penguins Plus seating: Adults and children $30.00pp
* Penguins Plus seating with access to underground viewing area: Adults and children $45.00pp
* Guided Ranger Tour with beachfront seats: $60.00pp (12 years old and above only)
Select the upgrade you want when you book. All upgrades are subject to availability.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear. You will be seated in the open air to watch the Penguin Parade. Please note that no photography of the penguins is permitted.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.