This fabulous tour will take you on a journey of discovery along Victoria's world-famous Great Ocean Road. A cafe-style lunch is included, and the grand finale is your visit to the 12 Apostles sandstone sea stacks at sunset. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

AUD $135pp

Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne
Runs: Daily
Departs at: Seasonal — please check your booking confirmation document for your confirmed departure time
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

⟶ All Melbourne scenic day tours

Bonus Offer: Make a Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour booking in November or December 2018, and receive a free general entry ticket to Eureka Skydeck 88 for each participant! Simply follow the prompts when you book. Some conditions apply.

5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘This tour was unbelievably good! Our driver/guide was super nice and friendly. All the places we stopped at had breath-taking views, and the included lunch was delicious! There’s a particularly fun stop where you get to feed parrots, and if you’re lucky, spot some koalas in the wild. Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles were beautiful. Way better than anything I imagined. I would recommended this tour 100 percent.’ Ana

Tour highlights

  • Stop at Memorial Arch to learn about the history of the Great Ocean Road
  • Pay an exclusive visit to the Narana Indigenous Cultural Centre for a didgeridoo performance
  • Enjoy a café-style lunch
  • Spot koalas and other native wildlife
  • Walk down Gibson Steps for a view of the stunning coastline from the beach
  • See the world-famous 12 Apostles sea stacks at sunset
  • Maximum group size: 24.

What's included

  • Guided tour with commentary
  • Pick-up and drop-off at selected CBD hotels
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • All attraction and national park entrance fees.


Adults: AUD $135pp
Children (4 to 12 years): AUD $95pp

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of four.

What you can expect

This superb Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne 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. [More]

Next 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!

This Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne continues to work its way west. There are 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!

This Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne is the quintessential Victorian experience. Enjoy!

Guest reviews

  • AnaMedMX (3/8/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    This tour was unbelievably good! Our driver/guide was super nice and friendly. All the places we stopped at had breath-taking views, and the food that's included is delicious! There's a particularly fun stop where you get to feed parrots, and if you're lucky, spot some koalas in the wild. The last stop, Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, is beautiful. Way better than anything I imagined. Recommended 100%.

  • Mary (21/7/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    The Great Ocean Road was beautiful, but there were rain showers and strong cold wind gusts. The lunch was passable and the tea break was nice. The tour would have been better if there was more commentary along the way instead of just when we arrived at each destination. After lunch, the free time to shop was very nice.

  • Anna (18/7/2018) - Via TripAdvisor

    Wonderful day, picturesque landscape and a fantastic driver/guide Brett. I really recommend to do it. The driver was on time and he explained a lot of little tips and stories about the scenery. We had time to see and take pictures along the way. We had a nice lunch and time to have ice cream or coffee in Apollo Bay. We had a stunning day.

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.