2 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Melbourne

Overview

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.

5 stars

Kate

‘Our guide Walter was wonderful. His enthusiasm and timely commentary were well received. The hot drinks and snacks were perfect and came at great times. The coach and accommodation were fine. The stops provided us with spectacular views. We would recommend this tour to anyone.’

  • Duration:

    2 days/1 night

  • Runs:

    Daily

  • Departs at:

    7.30am

  • Departs from:

    Selected CBD hotels

Featured guest review

'Our guide Walter was wonderful. His enthusiasm and timely commentary were well received. The hot drinks and snacks were perfect and came at great times. The coach and accommodation were fine. The stops provided us with spectacular views. We would recommend this tour to anyone.' - Kate

Start Your Booking

$266.00
Clear
  • This tour offers pick-up from selected CBD hotels. There is also a central pick-up point at St Paul's Cathedral. If your hotel is not on the list, please add it manually and refer to your booking confirmation for your pick-up location and time.

    Reset options
Total: AUD $266.00
  • 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 Gorge, London Bridge and more.
  • 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 (upgrade to a twin, double or family room for an additional cost).

  • Kate

    Our guide Walter was wonderful. His enthusiasm and timely commentary were well received. The hot drinks and snacks were perfect and came at great times. The coach and accommodation were fine. The stops provided us with spectacular views. We would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • Marmiker – 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 – 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!

  • 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 Gorge, London Bridge and more.
  • 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 (upgrade to a twin, double or family room for an additional cost).
  • Guest Reviews

    • Kate

      Our guide Walter was wonderful. His enthusiasm and timely commentary were well received. The hot drinks and snacks were perfect and came at great times. The coach and accommodation were fine. The stops provided us with spectacular views. We would recommend this tour to anyone.

    • Marmiker – 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 – 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!

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.

 

Important notes

  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of six participants. Your booking may be listed as ‘pending’ initially (unless minimum numbers have already been reached), but we should be able to confirm the tour within a few days. Where a tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
  • Accommodation is provided at the Apollo Bay Echo YHA, which is clean and comfortable. The base tour price includes dorm-style accommodation, but upgrades to double, twin or family rooms with shared bathrooms are available. Double and twin rooms accommodate a maximum of two guests per room. Family rooms accommodate a maximum of four guests per room. All upgrades are ‘on request’. Once we receive your booking, we will confirm the availability of your upgrade as soon as possible. If an upgrade is not available and you decide not to proceed with your booking, you will receive a full refund.
  • 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.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
Your Cart
Your Cart Is Empty