Day trip

Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Melbourne: 12 Apostles, Great Otways and Great Ocean Road

Activity provider: Hike and Seek

From US$ 138.43 per person

Admire the iconic 12 Apostles without the crowds, explore beautiful beaches, and get deep into the forest on this Great Ocean Road adventure. Spot koalas and shop in the picturesque town of Lorne.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the world famous 12 Apsotles before the crowds arrive.
  • Explore the stunning Gibson Steps, and capture photos of the iconic coast
  • Connect with nature on a hike to the magical Beauchamp Falls
  • Admire towering Californian Redwoods in the Redwood Forest
  • See koalas in their natural habitat
Full description

Discover the iconic 12 Apostles, see picturesque beaches, and make your way through the trees in Great Otways National Park and Redwood Forest on a minivan guided tour. Snack on local fruit and spot native koalas, as you explore this stunning part of Australia. Departing Melbourne early with your knowledgeable guide, head straight to the famous 12 Apostles before the masses of people arrive. Take a short stroll along the boardwalk and appreciate the stunning views. Continue to another spectacular scene, Gibson Steps, and walk down the 70-meter cliff-side pathway to the beach, where there will be plenty of time to take some incredible photos. Next, it’s back in the van to start a drive through the magical Great Otways National Park. Pull over and take a 3.5-kilometer (just over 2 miles) return hike through ancient rainforests to the dreamy Beauchamp Falls. With your energy restored, continue your tour along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Pass by Apollo Bay before reaching Kennett's River, where you'll get the chance to spot native koalas going about their daily routines.

Stop at the beautiful town of Lorne for 30 minutes to shop and explore at your leisure, or take a swim in the ocean. Finally, visit the historical Memorial Lookout and the surfer hotspot, Bells Beach, before concluding your tour back at the original meeting point.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Guided walks
  • Coffee and tea
  • Sweet vegan treats
  • Fresh organic fruit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the undercover taxi rank on St. Kilda Road, between Hamer Hall and the Arts Centre. The meeting point is approximately 200 meters/220 yards from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No bushwalking experience is required for the hike. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have some gentle hill sections and occasional steps
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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The trip was planned and done amazingly; very experienced, knowledgable, talkative tour leader, Jermey. He outlayed the plan, then has explained to the best about almost everything a pro could do. Apostles, Beaches, Koalas, Kangaroos, Rain Forests, Water Falls, Cockatoos, Light House, lunche and stop overs - all were delivered to perfection. Well done.

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March 2, 2022

Jeremy is an excellent tour guide. With a small group (maximum 8) of 5 we manage to spend some quality time at each attraction points. We also dipped our feet into the water down at the Gibson's Steps and walk along the beach. Wonderful view with pleasant experience. Really enjoyable. Thanks.

February 8, 2022

Great day out on the Ocean Road. We had stunning weather and Mick was an excellent guide. The small tour group of 6 people and the small tour bus was good and we saw much more than the 12 Apostles. Due to COVID there were no crowds and the side trips to the waterfall and redwood stands added to the trip plus the koala sighting at Kennet Beach. this is one of the few tours still running in Victoria ad deserve to succeed. the lunch and coffee stoops were at small independent stores and both were very good.

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May 26, 2021

Product ID: 237192