Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road Tour - Voted one of the best coastal touring experiences in the world

 

Fresh, Salty air fills you with adventure, Iconic landscapes loom and a sense of grandness, of freedom, sweeps in. The Great Ocean Road, where nature's drama unfolds at every turn.

 

A coastal sanctuary of contrasting natural beauty, where unexpected hinterland waterfall walks reveal dappled lush forests at the edge of lively salt washed villages, and rugged oceanic splendour and raw seascapes draw you along with superb wines, fine dining and relaxed unwinding; fabulous flora, fauna and fantastic fun along the way.

 

Great Ocean Road Discovery Tour

 

Discover some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Australia, dramatic coastline, ancient rainforests, and abundant  local wildlife in the Great Ocean Road region.

 

The Great Ocean Road, which officially starts at Torquay, was built by ex World War 1 soldiers as a memorial to their fallen colleagues, This world renowned road is as magnificent for its history as it is for driving pleasure.

 

See the dramatic rock sculptures of the 12 Apostles,and the many viewing points along the Great Ocean Road affording spectacular vista's of the Southern Ocean, watch Southern Right Whales from the shoreline.

 

Stop off along the Great Ocean Road at the small town of Kennett River, or on the road to the Cape Otway Lightstation, these are some of the best places in Australia to see Koala's in the wild, best viewing in the late afternoon to see them more active, eating leaves, grooming or seeking new food trees, as they sleep throughout most of the day.

 

Discover the tragic shipwreck history of Victoria's Southern Ocean coast of the Great Ocean Road.

This treacherous section of the coast, named the Shipwreck Coast, has claimed more than 180 ships in its colourful Maritime Heritage.  Learn about the tragedy of the Loch Ard Shipwreck near Port Campbell in 1878, one of the most infamous of Victoria's shipwrecks.

 

Take in spectacular views from top of mainland Australia's oldest lighthouse,

 

the Cape Otway Lightstation, 90 metres above the wild Southern Ocean, This Lighthouse guided sailing ships bound for Port Phillip through the narrow entrance to Bass Strait, which the old mariners referred to as the Eye of the Needle,

 

The Great Otway National Park stretches along the coast from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The Park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the North, the Park features tall forests, ferny gullies and magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes.

 

Immerse yourself in some of Australia's best rainforest scenery in the Great Otway

 

National Park, Walk amongst tall tree's, ancient plant life and among giant tree ferns or experience the full beauty of the rainforest on the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk.

 

The Tree Top Walk, the longest and the tallest elevated walk of its kind in the world, at 600 metres long and 30 metres above ground level. A 45 metre high lookout is ascended by a spiral stairway to emerge amongst the crowns of the giants of the forest, the Mountain Ash tree, Australia's tallest tree.

 

Discover high waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park's narrow valleys, ranging from the impressive Triplet Falls, this magnificent waterfall has 3 broad cascades set in a ferny rainforest of stately Myrtle Beech tree's.

 

The section of the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Apollo Bay is known as the Surf Coast.

Along the way are iconic surf beaches, most famously Torquay and nearby Bells Beach, home to the Rip Curl Pro professional surfing event.Through Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River, Kennett River and Apollo Bay there are many surf beaches to encounter.

 

Highlights

 

Scenic tour of Geelong

Morning tea at Lorne or Port Campbell

Apollo Bay / Port Campbell / Lorne / Wye River / Aireys Inlet / Anglesea / Torquay

Wildlife: Koalas, Kangaroos, Birdlife

Great Otway National Park: Temperate Rainforest, Cape Otway Lighthouse

Port Campbell National Park: 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge

London Bridge (in daylight savings season)

Triplet Falls

Otway Fly Tree Top walk

Breathtaking lookouts

4WD Experience

Surf Coast's breathtaking scenery

Personal Eco guide

 

Prices and Departures

 

Ex Ballarat Adult $205 per person   Child $115 per child (6-15yrs)

Departs 7am Daily

 

Ex Melbourne  Adult $232 per person  Child $142 per child (6-15yrs)

Departs 7am Daily

 

Return Rail/Coach Fare Included (Melbourne customers)

Melbourne customers travel to Geelong Railway Station by

train to be picked up for your tour.

 

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to booking

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