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From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

1. From Melbourne: Coastal Highlights, Forest, Wildlife Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation in Melbourne CBD, explore the world-famous Great Ocean Road on this full-day tour. Spend the day exploring the coast. See koalas and birds in their natural habitat and go on a guided forest walk to see some of the tallest trees in the world. See the iconic coastal favorites such as the Torquay Surf Beach, Loch Ard Gorge, 12 Apostles, and Gibson Steps, with plenty of photo opportunities provided along the way. With the exception of lunch and dinner, all of the below is included in the price of the tour. Torquay Surf Beach Stop here to get your first taste of the stunning coastal scenery. You will be able to view the world-famous Bells Surfing Beach. Take some great coastal photos and smell the fresh seaside air. Morning tea Included with the tour. Great Ocean Road sign Snap a selfie at this iconic location to send to your friends and family. Koalas and Parrots Witness koalas and colorful parrots in their natural environment. Your experienced guide knows just where to go. Apollo Bay lunch stop Stop at the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase your lunch from one of the many restaurants and cafes on offer. Walk around the coastal town or even take a swim on the beach if the weather suits. Guided Forest Walk Go on a forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. You will also take in the wonderful fresh natural smells the trees have to offer. The Gibson Steps Here (tide and wind permitting), see some of the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. Seeing these amazing rock formations is a truly incredible experience. 12 Apostles Take your time to view the world-famous 12 Apostles, an awesome sight with fantastic photo opportunities. Find out firsthand why these limestone beauties are known all around the world. Loch Ard Gorge The final stop, and perhaps the best, is Loch Ard Gorge, a magnificent formation of rocks by the sea. Ground-level viewing will provide you with an optimal viewing angle. Dinner Stop Stop at Colac on the way home, where you can purchase dinner from one of the many restaurants and cafes. After dinner, return to your CBD hotel.

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Private Guided Tour by Car

2. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Private Guided Tour by Car

After being picked up from anywhere in Melbourne in your private vehicle, explore the world-famous Great Ocean Road in this full-day tour. Follow the tour with commentary in a wide variety of languages via the local partner's website app. Start your tour at Torquay Surf Beach, to get your first breath of fresh sea air and look at the iconic beaches and coastal views. You will also be in clear viewing distance of Bells Surfing Beach. Enjoy morning tea on site. Then, move on to the next stop to take captivating photos at the iconic Great Ocean Road sign. Take another guided wildlife tour to see koalas and colourful parrots in their natural environment. Stop at the coastal town of Apollo Bay where you can purchase your lunch from the many restaurants and cafes. You can also walk around the coastal town or even take a swim in the beach if the weather suits. Next, go on a guided forest walk where you will see some of the tallest trees in the world. Take in the fresh smell of the trees. Then, tide and wind permitting, take your time viewing the 12 Apostles from sea level on the beach. Feel as if you could reach out and touch these renowned limestone rock formations from your proximity. Witness Loch Ard Gorge, the grande finale of the tour. Observe this magnificent formation of rocks and rolling sea from ground level to appreciate the power of nature. On the way home, stop at Colac where you can purchase dinner from many restaurants or cafes. After dinner, your driver will return you to your centrally located hotel.

Melbourne: Private Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour

3. Melbourne: Private Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour

Explore the main highlights of the Great Ocean Road on a private guided tour with the flexibility to customize to suit your preferences. Depart from your chosen Melbourne hotel in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Be greeted by your guide, who will whisk you off towards the start of the Great Ocean Road. First, stop at Bells Beach, one of the world's most famous surfing beaches and home of the Rip Curl Pro. Continue on to Split Point Lighthouse with a great vantage point over gorgeous deserted beaches for that perfect holiday photo moment. Pass the historic Memorial Arch where your guide will explain in detail the history behind the road, followed by a search of the Kennet river area for wild parrots and famous koala population. Stop for your lunch in the pretty coastal township of Apollo Bay, where you can sample some of the local delicacies such as the Scallop Pie. After lunch, transfer to the Great Otway National Park for a walk around a magnificent ancient Rainforest. Afterward, head to Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge, before arriving at the Twelve Apostles, where you will have the chance to upgrade your tour by taking a personal helicopter joy flight over the rock formations below. Finally, climb back into the vehicle and journey back to your Melbourne hotel via scenic farming townships.

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What people are saying about Apollo Bay

We were very satisfied with this tour. Our driver/ guide was such a friendly/nice gentleman. Along the way he never failed to impress us with all the information. He was super nice, offered his help many times in taking our pictures. Never rushed us, always checking on us to make sure we were all good. Would surely recommend this tour.

I had such a great time visiting the Great Ocean Road! Got to see so many different beaches especially the 12 apostles which was beautiful! Also really enjoyed Matt's jokes and commentaries - he was very informative and knowledgeable about the different places. Can't recommend it enough!

Great hosting. Perfect balance of sights, commentary and stops/breaks for food. The banana bread was a lovely touch too. I would highly recommend this tour to others. 10 out of 10.

Amazing day with a very friendly Tour guide that took us to heaps of great places too see. Would definelty recommend !!

Fantastic The host was very friendly The 12 apostles is the best part of the trip, so many great views