Settle into your deluxe coach and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience along Victoria's majestic Great Ocean Road. Explore the region in comfort and be treated to a delicious included two-course lunch at the Apollo Bay Hotel.

AUD $202pp

Deluxe Great Ocean Road Coach Tour from Melbourne with Lunch
Runs: Daily
Departs at: 8am
Departs from: Selected Melbourne CBD hotels and Federation Square
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘Whilst apprehensive about spending 12 hours on a bus, I was amazed at how good this tour was — thanks in large part to our excellent driver/guide David and the amazing scenery. I highly recommended this tour if, like us, your time in Victoria is limited and you wish to see more than just downtown Melbourne.’ Petern156

Tour highlights

  • See the picturesque beaches of the renowned Surf Coast — home to famous Bells Beach
  • Soak up the stunning coastal views along the Great Ocean Road
  • Enjoy a delicious premium two-course lunch at Apollo Bay Hotel
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Great Otway National Park
  • Take in the views of the 12 Apostles sea stacks from the clifftop boardwalk.

What's included

  • Guided group tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach transport
  • CBD hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board your coach
  • National park entry fees
  • Premium two-course lunch.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $202pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $101pp

There is no charge for children under the age of four, however spare seats are subject to availability on the day of your tour.

What you can expect

This Deluxe Great Ocean Road Coach Tour from Melbourne with Lunch will help you make the most of your visit to one of Victoria’s most beautiful coastal regions — home to the iconic 12 Apostles. Settle into your deluxe coach and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime journey, as your driver navigates the twists and turns along this iconic route. Learn the history of the road, stop at various vantage points for photo opportunities, and enjoy a delicious included two-course bistro lunch. The day culminates with your visit to Port Campbell National Park and the 12 Apostles limestone sea stacks. Magic!

Once CBD hotel pick-ups have been completed, this Deluxe Great Ocean Road Coach Tour from Melbourne with Lunch will get underway. It will be a day you’ll remember for years to come. You’ll head west from the city on the Princes Freeway towards Geelong — Victoria’s second largest urban centre. From there it’s a short drive to the official start of the Great Ocean Road, which stretches for 243 kilometres from Torquay to Allansford and took 13 years to build. Its construction provided work for returned service personnel from the Great War and the unemployed of the Great Depression. When completed in 1939, the entire road was dedicated as a memorial to the fallen soldiers from WWl. [More]

Make sure your camera is fully charged because there are so many incredible moments to capture throughout the day — including endless views of the dramatic coastline from your raised coach vantage point. Experience the serenity of the Great Otway National Park’s lush rainforest. Explore quaint seaside resort towns — each with its own character. Enjoy an included two-course premium lunch at the Apollo Bay Hotel. Finally, explore the incredible Shipwreck Coast — home to the majestic 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

The following are all highlights of this fabulous day out:

  • Enjoy stunning views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay from the West Gate Bridge
  • See the picturesque beaches of the renowned Surf Coast — home to famous Bells Beach
  • Soak up the stunning coastal views along the Great Ocean Road
  • Explore the quaint township Lorne — home to the famous Pier to Pub swim
  • Enjoy a delicious premium two-course lunch at Apollo Bay Hotel
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Great Otway National Park
  • Travel along the infamous Shipwreck Coast within Port Campbell National Park
  • Take in the views of the 12 Apostles sea stacks from the clifftop boardwalk
  • Explore Loch Ard Gorge and learn the dramatic story of the Loch Ard shipwreck
  • Visit the fishing village of Port Campbell — a popular resort and fishing village
  • Enjoy an Australian movie on the relaxed return journey to Melbourne.

This Deluxe Great Ocean Road Coach Tour from Melbourne with Lunch ends with drop-off at selected CBD hotels.

The itinerary provided may change due to weather conditions and operational requirements.

Guest reviews

  • Michael V (22/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Like most visitors, we stayed at a few places in Australia which means there is not much time at each one. This tour is a very long day but it needs to be to include everything on the itinerary. Everything went very smoothly from the early morning pick up to the early evening drop off. Lunch was excellent and seeing koalas in the wild a treat. The birds were amazing. The guide was superb. Thank you for a wonderful day.

  • Visitor589 (18/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Our host/driver Adrian was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and informative. The sites and stops were all amazing. We investigated quite a few brochures before deciding on this tour and we’re glad we did. Don't miss this tour.

  • Petern156 (12/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Whilst apprehensive about spending 12 hours on a bus, I was amazed at how good this tour was — thanks in large part to our excellent driver/guide David and the amazing scenery. I highly recommended this tour if, like us, your time in Victoria is limited and you wish to see more than just downtown Melbourne.

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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This tour operates in all weather conditions.