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Great Ocean Road small group tourActivity ID16183240
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Available from 05-24
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Firstly, we depart Melbourne a bit later than most of the other tours that head down the Great Ocean Road from our convenient central pick up location. After all who really wants to be part of a coach convoy, or spend hours driving around the city picking up other passengers? Our aim is to be well behind all the crowds in the big busses. This also gives you time for a leisurely breakfast in Melbourne and to get to our central pick up point.
The action starts in the beautiful coastal town of Anglesea, which is also the beginning of The Great Ocean Road, just over an hour’s drive south west of Melbourne.
Here we stop for morning tea by the beach. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and cake all included.
Now it’s time to travel one of the most scenic and famous roads in the world. You will stop at the memorial arch as well as many other scenic photo opportunities along the way.
Visit Lorne and stop at Teddys lookout for stunning views of the coast line (one of those stops that only a small bus can access).
Your guide is also an expert at spotting local wildlife and along the way will find wild Koalas and always be on the lookout for wild Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and some of our colourful parrots and birds.
You will stop in Apollo Bay for lunch where you get time to explore one of the Australia’s most beautiful coastal towns.
Lunch is up to you, dine in or take away from one of many fine cafes, restaurants, fish and chip shops or famous Apollo Bay bakery with its award winning scallop pies.
Or if you prefer, bring your own lunch for a picnic on the beach.
In the summer months you can even bring bathers and a towel for a dip in the Southern ocean.
Next your guide will take you for a Rainforest walk amongst some of the oldest and tallest ecosystems on earth – the Great Otway National Park cool climate rainforest.
Finally we reach the spectacular Port Campbell National Park, home of the the world famous and breathtaking 12 Apostles.
You will also have time to explore Loch Ard Gorge, where ocean water tumbles through sheer limestone cliffs and go for a walk on the beach at Gibson steps.
During the winter months, witness the sunset over the Southern Ocean.
We then head for home inland via the western district farming town of Colac where we sit down to dinner at a traditional Aussie country pub (included) before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Melbourne.
Itinerary
Duration: 13 hours
Departure Time: 8:30 AM
Departure Point: Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne.
Return Details: We will drop you back at your accommodation in central Melbourne, the Docklands or Southbank. Just tell your tour guide on the day where you are staying.
Inclusions

Convenient central pick up location

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Driver/guide

Live commentary on board

Local guide

Aussie Pub Dinner

Morning tea with freshly brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate cake and buscuits

Small-group tour, maximum of 11 guests

National Park fees included

Return transfers to your Melbourne accommodation

Dinner

Coffee and/or Tea

Entry/Admission - Port Campbell National Park

Entry/Admission - Great Otway National Park

Exclusions

Lunch at own expense. Many options to choose from in Apollo Bay

Change & Refund Policies

Free cancellation at or before 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use

Cancellations made after 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use will incur a cancellation fee of 100 %

Partial cancellation of this booking is not permitted

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Children must be aged 4 to 14 to receive child fare
Due to local seating legalities, Infants (0 to 3yo) can not be accepted on tour
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

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