Multi-day trip

Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Otway Overnight Tour

Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Otway Overnight Tour

Activity provider: Autopia Tours

From US$ 241.70 per person

Take a journey of pure wonder and great memories as you uncover the real Great Ocean Road over 2 days. Take an Indigenous tour exploring the culture and history of the Gunditjmara people, and stop and breathe beneath the giant Redwoods of Otways Forest.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide


  • Discover the treasures of the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
  • See the enormous limestone monoliths from the Gibson Steps Beach
  • Relish "Instagrammable" moments as you wander amongst the tallest trees in the world in the Redwoods Otways Beech Forest
  • explore the hidden Loch Ard Gorge
  • Be amazed by the iconic Twelve Apostles
Full description
Day 1: Melbourne to Port Campbell (D) You'll begin your tour with a drive through the ancient lava fields of Western Victoria on your way to the country seaside town of Warrnambool. You'll take a detour to Tower Hill on the way, to explore Australia's most recently extinct volcano which is bursting with wildlife. Following that, take a guided walk with Worn Gundidj, learning about the traditional lifestyle of Australia's indigenous people, bush tucker, medicine, and the skills of the boomerang. You'll then drive the Great Ocean Road "backwards", starting with Shipwreck Coast and its icons such as the Bay of Islands, The Grotto, and London Bridge, with time to explore the village of Port Campbell. Try some locally made beers from the Sow & Piglets Brewery with dinner, before finishing off your day at the 12 Apostles for sunset. Day 2: Great Ocean Road to Melbourne (B) The second day starts off with a climb down the stairs onto the beach at Loch Ard Gorge, well before the crowds arrive, for a unique take on this ever-so-popular attraction. It's then off for a stroll along a section of the Great Ocean Walk and down to the beach level at the Apostles at Gibson Steps before retreating into the Otway rainforest. Hidden in a place most don't venture, the Redwoods of the Otways will simply amaze as you admire the tallest and second-tallest species of trees in the world side by side. It's then back on the road to continue the breathtaking coastal drive with quality stops in the townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne to soak in the Aussie beach town lifestyle. You'll have time to check out the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery for some delicious treats, as well as one of the most popular surf beaches in Australia, before heading back to Melbourne at around 7:30PM.
  • Overnight tour to/from Melbourne
  • 1 night's accommodation at Port Campbell Hostel with shared bathroom facilities
  • 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
  • Indigenous culture tour including bush tucker and boomerang throwing
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Guided bush walks
  • Guaranteed Australian wildlife sightings
  • Modern air-conditioned bus
  • Professional driver/guide with commentary
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Spending money
  • Travel insurance is not including, but highly recommended
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at the Immigration Museum, on the corner of Market St and Flinders St, Melbourne at 7:35AM. If you wish to be collected from an alternative pickup location, please contact the reservations team at +61 39393 1333.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Cash
  • Daypack
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Please notify if you have any special dietary requirements at least 48 hours prior to departure
  • Itinerary stops may change slightly depending on weather conditions, special events, and road closures
  • It is kindly requested that all passengers bring a water bottle on tour, there are refill stations provided
  • The vehicles are modern with non-reclining seats and seat belts
  • Minimum group size is 6 passengers; with a maximum group size of 24 passengers
  • A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks included in this itinerary

Product ID: 352451